This week's episode touches on something that all parents long to hear - a child's verbal expressions of love and pride for the parent. I know it can create tears ...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.
Minimal engagement, calm assessment, no immediate punishment or discussion, maintain control. These are the essentials to effectively dealing with any child who is behaving inappropriately, and especially for those children ...More »
A missing child. Fear, panic, seemingly hundreds of phone calls, 911 and a police car outside. Now add Asperger's to the mix. In this episode of Parenthood, Max gets tired ...More »