Category Archives: Aspergers

Asperger’s syndrome or Asperger disorder as it is sometimes refered, is an autism spectrum disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical (peculiar, odd) use of language are frequently reported.

I have two sons who have forms of Apserger’s and I myself have many Asperger’s traits.

Autism Awareness Month: Why I Don’t Post Links To Medical Research About Aut…

Autism Aware­ness Month: Why I Don’t Post Links To Medical Research About Autism There’s a huge amount of infor­ma­tion on the internet about medical research into the causes of Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism. I basi­cally never post about any of it. I have a few reasons for that. 1) I’m Not Looking For  A Cure Unlike certain outspoken groups I don’t take a posi­tion … Continue reading Autism Aware­ness Month: Why I Don’t Post Links To Medical Research About Aut…

Aspergers---Large Autism Awareness Month: Common Asperger’s Traits

The article I’m linking to provides a great summary of common traits exhib­ited by chil­dren (an adults some­times) with Asperger’s syndrome. It also provides links to more detailed infor­ma­tion for each one. Since it’s part of the autism spec­trum, Asperger’s can vary signif­i­cantly between indi­vid­uals. Not all of these traits will be present and those that are … Continue reading Autism Aware­ness Month: Common Asperger’s Traits

autism_symbol_by_smolderingremains-d4u7mh2 (1) Autism Awareness Month

I stum­bled on this idea for an alter­na­tive symbol to repre­sent Autism and I rather like the idea of some­thing this simple rather than the puzzle piece. I’m also not entirely happy with the symbolism of that puzzle anyway. http://​woohooligan​.deviantart​.com/​a​r​t​/​A​u​t​i​s​m​-​S​y​m​b​o​l​-​2​9​2​6​0​8​902 It’s a touchy subject appar­ently, as you can see from the comments on that page. People read … Continue reading Autism Aware­ness Month

socialization and autistic children Autism Awareness Month: Helping Children With Aspergers To Socialize

How signif­i­cant an issue this is will of course depend on the nature of your child’s autism. It being a spec­trum there are pretty much infi­nite vari­a­tions. The mistake I think we made as a family was leaving it as late as we did before the chil­dren really got a chance to socialize. It was more a case of circum­stances … Continue reading Autism Aware­ness Month: Helping Chil­dren With Aspergers To Socialize

maja_toudal_bubbles_thumb[1] Autism Awareness Month: Coping With High Functioning Autism In A Classroom Envir…

Autism Aware­ness Month: Coping With High Func­tioning Autism In A Class­room Envi­ron­ment I like this article for a couple of reasons. One is that it gives simple and prac­tical advice for older people with autism about how they can approach the class­room. And two it recog­nizes that they have a respon­si­bility in this too. They cannot simply sit … Continue reading Autism Aware­ness Month: Coping With High Func­tioning Autism In A Class­room Envir…

k-bigpic[1] And In Breaking News Vaccines Still Not Linked To Autism

Not that, you know, facts, are going to change anyone’s mind. Here is even MORE proof that vaccines don’t cause autism. So you can stop beating that undead zombie horse.The whole vaccine/autism “debate” is a zombie-horse that refuses to stay beaten to death. Writing today for Forbes, Emily Will­ingham continues to fight back the anti-vaxxers’ undead … Continue reading And In Breaking News Vaccines Still Not Linked To Autism

classroom tips for teachers with autistic students Teaching A Child With Aspbergers

This is an excel­lent list of suggestions/tips for how to approach teaching chil­dren with high func­tioning autism. Embedded Link 70 Tips & Tricks for Educating Students with Aspergers/High-Functioning Autism­Re­search has iden­ti­fied class­room char­ac­ter­is­tics that promote success for chil­dren with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism: indi­vid­u­al­ized instruc­tion, inter­esting curriculum, posi­tive rein­forceme… Eoghann Irving Overly opin­ion­ated owner and … Continue reading Teaching A Child With Aspbergers

father-son-talk about Aspergers Talking To Your Child About Aspergers

Here’s an inter­esting article on the impor­tance of discussing Aspergers with your child and making sure they have a posi­tive percep­tion of it. Embedded Link Explaining Aspergers to Your Aspie Moms and dads go through a range of emotions when given their youngster’s diag­nosis of Aspergers or High-Functioning Autism (HFA). Often times, brothers and sisters, grand­mothers and grand­fa­thers,… … Continue reading Talking To Your Child About Aspergers

Aspergers Misunderstandings

Chil­dren with high func­tioning autism often react differ­ently to other chil­dren. And that can lead to a lot of misun­der­stand­ings in a school setting. This video gives a nice rundown of the common misun­der­stand­ings.   Eoghann Irving Overly opin­ion­ated owner and author of eoghann​.com. You can get updated on his posts directly on the blog here or through … Continue reading Aspergers Misun­der­stand­ings The Strengths of Aspergers

A lot of posts about Aspergers and Autism focus on the prob­lems of dealing with them and how to help them. But it’s nice from time to time to remind ourselves of the posi­tive things that those with Aspergers or high func­tioning autism offer. Embedded Link The Strengths of Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism Aspergers and High-Functioning … Continue reading The Strengths of Aspergers