Parenting Tips to Help Your Aspergers Child or Teen
The advent of the internet has been an incredible boon for kids and teen with Asperger’s – it’s a place where they can go where they want, communicate at their own pace, and enjoy time away from the stresses of their normal life. Unfortunately, it’s also a place where bullies can reach them – especially […]
A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be. ~Douglas Pagels I had a friend. I’ll call him Jim (not his real name). We got along well, in the beginning. But over time, I noticed he had a sarcastic edge. He often made jokes, […]
Aspergers and Depression Aspergers and depression co-exist for many people on the autism spectrum. Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer, because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem. David D. Burns What do Hamid Karzai (president of Aghanistan), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian composer), Princess Diana (past princess of Wales) and […]
If you’re not sure what to talk about, remember the acronym FORD:
Family – Ask about their siblings, children, parents and/or friends.
Occupation – Ask about their job or school.
Recreation – Ask about what they enjoy doing outside of work/school.
She was blind. She was deaf. She was enraged. She was a problem child no-one wanted to deal with. Until, after a long series of teaching moments, Annie Sullivan taught Helen Keller how to communicate. Because of Annie Sullivan, Helen Keller learned not only to communicate, but went on to become one of the wisest […]