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 … Read More… Share on Tumblrvar dd_offset_from_content = 40;var dd_top_offset_from_content = 20;var dd_override_start_anchor_id = "";var dd_override_top_offset = ""; jQuery(document).ready(function($) { window.setTimeout('loadPinterest_105560()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadTwitter_105560()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadReddit_105560()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadGoogle1_105560()',1000);window.setTimeout('loadTumblr_105560()',1000); }); func­tion loadPinterest_105560(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $.getScript(''); }); } func­tion loadTwitter_105560(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-twitter-105560').remove();$.getScript(''); }); } func­tion loadReddit_105560(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-reddit-105560').remove();$('.DD_REDDIT_AJAX_105560').attr('width','51');$('.DD_REDDIT_AJAX_105560').attr('height','69');$('.DD_REDDIT_AJAX_105560').attr('src',''); }); } func­tion loadGoogle1_105560(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-google1-105560').remove();$.getScript(''); }); } func­tion loadTumblr_105560(){ jQuery(document).ready(function($) { $('.dd-pocket-105560').remove();$.getScript(''); }); }

Autism Awareness Month: Diagnosis of Asperger's/Autism As An Adult

This is a story that everyone should read. My own expe­ri­ence is similar and yet different. My son's diag­nosis brought a sharp focus for me on a lot of my own behav­iors. Things that I had largely dismissed as quirks, idio­syn­crasies or just plain stubbornness.Where things differ is that at 40 I have reached a point in my life where I am … Read More…

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 … Read More…
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 … Read More…

Autism Awareness Month: Socializing In Context

I love this article about the way that chil­dren with aspergers syndrome choose to socialize. Like many other things they do it based on their prior­i­ties, not the rest of soci­eties. This is defi­nitely some­thing we see at home and  it's some­thing of a battle at school where they are very big on partic­i­pa­tion, some­thing that … Read More…
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 … Read More…