I have just spent the last week in Chennai, India. Four of us from the Marcus Autism Center have been consulting for a small, wonderful school for children with autism ...More »
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.
Conflict is unavoidable in the family of a child with autism. If it's not heated debate between mom and dad over parenting methods then it's griping between siblings who often ...More »
I have been working with children diagnosed with Autism since I was 18 years old - work that I started because my best friend in high school had a sister, ...More »