Should I Tell My Child That S/He Has Asperger’s?

For the answer to this question, I turned to some information from Tony Attwood, a renowned expert psychologist in the area of Asperger’s syndrome. “The answer is a resounding ‘Yes.’” according to Dr. Attwood. After many years of clinical experience, he has found that explaining the diagnosis to the child with Asperger’s syndrome is extremely […]

Have You Discovered These Positive Characteristics of Children With Aspergers?

Positive Characteristics of Autism

Positive psychology is a breath of fresh air in the field of psychology. For too long, psychology followed a medical model, in which you are diagnosed with a condition, given a diagnosis, and then told about all the things that are wrong with you. Unfortunately, this thinking can spill over into the world of parents […]

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What Everybody Ought To Know About Relating on the Autism Spectrum

I remember watching a show called Northern Exposure.  One of the characters in the TV show was a “Bubble Man” who could not live outside his bubble because his immune system could not handle regular germs. I wonder how many individuals on the autism spectrum sometimes feel this way: allergic to the confusion that comes […]

Autism Aspergers: What Do You See In The Crystal Ball?

Here are some questions many parents have when they find out their child is diagnosed as being on the autism spectrum is, “Will he get married?”  “Will she live on her own?”  “Will s/he be able to get a job?” Is there a crystal ball you can peer into to predict how life will be […]