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Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome: Early Diagnosis Is Critical-Term Life

Why Are Girls Rarely Diagnosed with AS?Girls who have Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) are primarily different—not regarding the core characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but rather in their reaction to being different. Girls often use constructive coping and adjustment strategies to effectively camouflage their confusion in social situations and may achieve superficial social success...

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...

Bill Gates, Asperger’s Syndrome, and your gifted child

What do Bill Gates, people with Asperger’s Syndrome, and your gifted child have in common? Some would say agreat intellect coupled withdifficult social interactions. Rumors and anecdotal tales abound about the connection between various brain disorders and high intelligence – let’s take them one at a time. First, what is Asperger’s Syndrome? According to the...

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....

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...

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,...

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...

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...

Simply my take on living life as a female with Asperger’s Syndrome

“A ground-breaking theory suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s do not lack empathy – rather, they feel others’ emotions too intensely to cope.” “People with Asperger’s syndrome, a high functioning form of autism, are often stereotyped as distant loners or robotic geeks. But what if what looks like coldness to the outside world...

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