Category Archives: Asperger’s Syndrome

Newly Diagnosed Smorgasbord

A friend of mine recently – as in this morning – pointed me toward an article about Asperger’s Syndrome, written by a terrified mother. As she warned, it wasn’t one of those good articles.  It was a scary one full … Continue reading

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Both Sides Of The Coin

Recently, a young woman wrote to me concerning her relationship with an AS man. I know, I know, anyone who has read about relationships with Asperger’s partners hears a lot of venting and bashing and blaming.  It’s human nature to … Continue reading

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About That Special Topic Of Interest…

Walking Encyclopedias Living with our knowledgeable, eager-to-share, amazing AS loved ones can be both wonderful and a bit of a challenge. It’s wonderful to see them light up and sparkle.  To see them delight in their subject.  And to encourage … Continue reading

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Asperger’s Syndrome In Mothers And Daughters

As you may know, stepping outside of oneself and thinking of others doesn’t come naturally – or easily – to our kids.  It’s just a part of AS. And it’s a part that can be helped.  A skill that can … Continue reading

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What Moms Fear

Early on, I noticed something fascinating – or at least I found it so – about the other mothers of AS children. They wanted to know all about my marriage. Almost every single one of them was thrilled to meet … Continue reading

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How To Help… On The Sly

Many years ago, I knew a family with a child who obviously needed some special attention and extra help.  And she wasn’t getting it. This girl had many of the signs of Asperger’s Syndrome, including a monotone voice, sensory sensitivity, … Continue reading

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A New Year’s Resolution

Okay, so my Christmas holiday may have lasted a little longer than most… I’ve missed you all, and it’s good to be back.  I hope you’ve had a wonderful time (even if it is hard to remember back that far … Continue reading

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Can We See Asperger’s At A Young Age?

A lot of kids with Asperger’s Syndrome do not get diagnosed until they are much older, sometimes even in the teens.  Some are so high-functioning they never receive a formal diagnosis at all. But some of the signs are there … Continue reading

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Interest In One Subject

One of the hallmarks of Asperger’s Syndrome is the intense interest in one subject. When I first read a statement like this, it meant nothing to me.  After all, don’t we all get interested in things?  Go on photography kicks, … Continue reading

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Neologism and Other Fun Poetic Happenings

    Yes, our Asperger loved ones are often described as having “stilted, formal” speech patterns.  Their lack of slang and casual speech (all situationally appropriate, and thus more difficult for the socially challenged to decode) cause them to lean … Continue reading

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