Confessions of an Unashamed Asperger

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Oddest thing is that despite everything autism has done to shape me, I would not choose to be a normal person if the chance was offered to me. He doesn't have many friends but doesn't seem to need them either - he enjoys playdates but never asks for them - he is happy to play alone for hours. Does s/he come up to you spontaneously for a chat? 3. Asperger's syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder. There is a great deal of excellent material free for a registered user, and there are premium options, such as copying sheets and activities for payment of a fee.

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Making Autism a Gift: Inspiring Children to Believe in

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This is especially true when video games are in the bedroom. Visit www.abia.net.au for more information. The Autism Spectrum Center at Boston Children’s has a breadth and depth matched by few other medical centers. A mother's courage: talking back to autism [DVD] -- New York: First Run Features, 2010. Kathy's humorous book that highlights the unique qualities of individuals with Asperger's has us "down to a T".' 'They are independent, adventurous and bright but can often leave you utterly bewildered - a description that will have cat-lovers everywhere nodding in agreement.

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Autism and Martial Arts: A Guide for Children, Parents and

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Your doctor may want to observe your child at home and at school. Today's modern homes are inundated with multitudes of chemicals and fumes that can create neurological damage in the unborn and very young. Association National pour l’aide aux personnes atteintes du Syndrome Asperger, de l’Autisme de Haut Niveau, et des troubles envahissants de developement (TED). They didn't know how to help you, or even what you needed help with in the first place. But before and after hearing of her diagnosis, she'll still be the same person, she'll just have more information. sounds like it's time I don't know about Asperger's, but I will share that for our daughter ''Marie'', we'd suspected she had ADD, but we feared labeling her, over-diagnosing, etc....so we just decided she was quirky and special.

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The Asperger Couple's Workbook: Practical Advice and

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Diagnosis is problematic because of disagreements about criteria, but also because of a convergence between "macho" male characteristics and many traits associated with Asperger's. Her mother is once again moving Drea to another town and school — this time to her grandmother’s home in Bellingham, WA. I believe I have a duty to help educate the ignorant about autism and the best way to do that is to share our experiences, strengths and hope with others.

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Accessing the Curriculum for Learners with Autism Spectrum

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PubMed CrossRef Google Scholar Rapin, I., & Allen, D. To address the scarcity of information, this guide incorporates the ideas and successful practices of higher education professionals at postsecondary institutions who have worked with their universities to establish effective supports for students with ASD. Among the treatments that can help children with autism and Asperger's: * Medications – though not specifically for Asperger's, anti-anxiety drugs and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors can be helpful for symptoms.

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Autism Is...? (Autism Is...? Books) (Volume 1)

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For therapy, I used BIA, Behavioral Intervention Association, which I believe is used by several school districts now. Some of the ideas will be helpful, and some may not work for you. Indeed, it is hard to find a clinical account of autism spectrum conditions that does not involve the child being obsessed by some machine or another. People with autism may have coexisting physical health conditions and/or mental health problems that, if unrecognised and untreated, will further impair the person’s psychosocial functioning and could place additional pressure on families and carers.

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The Autism Matrix

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Given the daily challenges of raising a child with autism, it's easy for parents to lose themselves. This can be very useful for children on the autism spectrum as they struggle to understand normal social interactions. Housing — A range of housing options for children and adults with a variety of disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders. At the ruling in London, Wakefield was flanked by a small group of supporters, some of whom shouted in protest as the ruling was read out. For more information, visit the cookies page. ScienceDirect ® is a registered trademark of Elsevier B.

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Point to Happy: For Children on the Autism Spectrum by

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A good website maintained by a local parent is http://www.aspergersresource.org/. Children with high functioning autism or Asperger's Syndrome are "limited in brain areas that enable people to understand subtle cues," (Hoover, 2006, p. 1), and often misunderstandings, literal interpretation, and/or sensory over stimulation can lead to overreactions, irritability, a low frustration tolerance, tantrums, aggressiveness, appearing to have an explosive (or bipolar) temperament, self stimulation, anxiety, depression, or self injury (Mayes, 2008, p. 2).

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Facing Your Fears Child Workbook Pack (Set of 4)

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Till this day I think it was the best cure to help understand who I am, a question I repeated in my journal ever since I can remember. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 25, 81–104. CDC is committed to continuing to provide essential data on ASD, search for risk factors and causes, and develop resources that help identify children with ASD as early as possible. Bishop of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, Dr. It is possible to describe AS/HFA in value-free ways.

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Blue Bottle Mystery: An Asperger Adventure (Asperger

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Others, such as the Houston Independent School District, were reluctant to use the money to create recurring annual expenses like salaries. That is an example of a trait I admire in people with Asperger's syndrome, which is a tough determination to be true to their deeply held convictions. I never understood protocol, non-verbal rules or cues, so I resorted to a lot of introspection. Stobbe was great with our son Jake who has Autism.

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