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Chasing the Rabbit A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum

In Chasing the Rabbit, Derek Volk’s soul-baring transparency offers a window into a world that will resonate deeply with the intensity, challenges and triumphs that parents of children on the autism spectrum know intimately, even though details will inevitably differ. Many memoirs have … Continue reading

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My own intense world Why I wish I had been diagnosed with Asperger’s as a child

My own intense world Why I wish I had been diagnosed with Asperger’s as a child If the Asperger Syndrome diagnosis had existed when I was a toddler, I probably would have qualified. I began reading at 3 years old; … Continue reading

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I have Asperger’s, I play violent video games — and I’m not going to shoot you

I have Asperger’s, I play violent video games — and I’m not going to shoot you In reality, I’m squeamish. I play video games, particularly shooting games, because they keep my hand-eye coordination up and help me think on my … Continue reading

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Singer Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger’s Diagnosis

Singer Susan Boyle Reveals Asperger’s Diagnosis  The singer Susan Boyle says she has Asperger’ssyndrome, and the diagnosis has given her a sense of relief. Asperger’s syndrome is a form of autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense … Continue reading

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Mexican man with Asperger’s syndrome wins court battle

Mexican man with Asperger’s syndrome wins court battle A 25-year-old Mexican with the autistic condition Asperger’s has won the right to make key decisions about his life without parental consent. Mexican legislation on people with disabilities was drafted with the … Continue reading

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You Do Not Have Asperger’s – What psychiatry’s new diagnostic manual means for people on the autism spectrum.

You Do Not Have Asperger’s – What psychiatry’s new diagnostic manual means for people on the autism spectrum. The autism community is a fractious bunch. We argue over the causes of autism, the best treatments, or even if it should … Continue reading

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I hired someone with Asperger’s — now what?

I hired someone with Asperger’s — now what? It’s true that there are a lot of benefits in hiring someone with Asperger’s. Research from Harvard Business School shows the strengths of people with Asperger’s and high-functioning autism make them especially well-suited for … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame Autism for Newtown

Don’t Blame Autism for Newtown Let me clear up a few misconceptions. For one thing, Asperger’s and autism are not forms of mental illness; they are neurodevelopmental disorders or disabilities. Autism is a lifelong condition that manifests before the age of 3; … Continue reading

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