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Caring for Michael 13 Rules of Survival with Asperger’s Disorder

You are the caregiver and they are the patient. It can be very easy to slip into their world. It takes a conscious effort to avoid. Do not get caught up in their craziness. Be the alpha dog, be strong, be kind and above all else, be consistent!  Michael will say, “The rules did...

10 Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome: Know the Signs

Asperger’s syndrome is part of the autism spectrum disorder, also known as ASD. According to medical experts, it is a mild form of autism and generally manifests without extreme mental disabilities. The main outward characteristics of a person with Asperger’s syndrome are poor social skills, lacking nonverbal communication, and being clumsy. Unlike other forms of autism,...

10 Things People with Asperger’s Syndrome Want You to Know

An estimated 68 million people are known to have Asperger’s syndrome, which was more recently folded under the umbrella heading of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the U.S. However, numerous researchers believe that this number is actually probably much higher because many adults with this condition have never been diagnosed. If you know, or suspect,...

29 Ways to Recognise Asperger Syndrome

Who can forget the moment when Susan Boyle first entered the public consciousness? One fateful Saturday evening in April 2009, saw a self conscious, plainly dressed, middle aged woman step into the spotlight in front of the clearly bemused panel of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judges. Simon Cowell exchanged a knowing glance with Amanda Holden. Piers Morgan...

Aspergers Adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder-Term Life

Aspergers adults with Generalized Anxiety Disorder go through the day filled with exaggerated worry and tension, even though there is little or nothing to provoke it. They anticipate disaster and are overly concerned about health issues, money, family problems, or difficulties at work. Sometimes just the thought of getting through the day produces anxiety. Generalized...

Autism Awareness Day 2016: What’s The Difference Between Autism And Asperger’s Syndrome?Term life

One in 68 children in the United States has autism spectrum disorder, a rate that has increased significantly since the 1980s, yet many people still do not understand the disorder. Diagnosis has changed since clinicians first recognized autism, becoming more fluid. This can add to the uncertainty surrounding the disorder, especially when people try to find...

Boy With Asperger’s Kisses His Mom For First Time After Adopting Loving Rescue Pit Bull-Term Life

A rescue dog became so much more than just a furry friend for one teen. Amanda Granados’ son Joey was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when he was 7 years old. Because of his disorder, the now-14-year-old, who lives in Los Angeles, has trouble with physical contact or showing affection. This all changed, however, when his...

Family appeal for information after son with Aspergers syndrome goes missing from Harrow

Connor Peel, 20, was last seen at Rayners Lane Tube station in the evening nearly a week ago A family are appealing for information that could help them find their 20-year-old son after he went missing in Harrow . Connor Peel, 20, was last seen between 6pm and 7pm at Rayners Lane Tube station on Thursday...

Life with Aspergers Adult Meltdowns and the Problems of Restraint

I was asked by a reader if I could write something about Adult Meltdowns.  This is my attempt.  It’s not terribly good because I find this topic very difficult to write about.  In children, meltdowns are sometimes incorrectly referred to as “tantrums”.  I’ve talked about the differences between a meltdown and a tantrum before...

Moving Past the “Asperger Syndrome” Label

Several years after the term “Asperger syndrome” was dropped from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), people still use the term. Colloquially, it suggests the symptoms of a milder, higher-functioning form of autism. But the latest edition of the manual, known as DSM-5, uses only one term — autism spectrum disorder....

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