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About Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger syndrome was first described by Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger in the 1940s, who observed boys who possessed normal intelligence and language development traits but were experiencing challenges with social and communication skills. Though it was classified as a separate disorder from autism in 1994, many professionals feel that Asperger syndrome is simply a milder form of autism; they use the term "high-functioning autism." Separate or not, it is a very real condition that can have a significant impact on affected families, like the fictional Bravermans of "Parenthood."
Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Click here to learn more about the organization.
"Are you telling me I'm supposed to bribe my student into learning?" This is one of the most irritating questions I get as I travel around my state working with ...More »
Most parents encourage and even push their children. We expect a good or best effort, politeness and a general conformity to social rules. Community and peer pressure aids parents in ...More »