This is a speech my wife Kathy gave at a benefit for The Help Group on December 6th, 2010. Not only is her speech a poignant account of our personal ...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.
Our son Frankie rarely seems to acknowledge the intense emotional dramas that sometime swirl around him. He does generally recognize that something is going on. But like Max, who witnesses ...More »
Filling out college entrance forms is a major step toward the fulfillment of dreams for high school seniors. This is especially the case now that public schools demand students choose ...More »