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16 years 6 months ago #943 by Scott_1984
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What is Asperger syndrome?: www.nas.org.uk/nas/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=225

Asperger syndrome is a form of autism, a condition that affects the way a person communicates and relates to others.

People with Asperger syndrome may find difficulty in social relationships and in communicating, and limitations in social imagination and creative play.

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16 years 6 months ago #944 by Scott_1984
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What is Autism?
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects the development of social, communication and imagination skills. It presents itself in varying degrees of severity and touches the lives of some 520,000 children and adults in the UK.

This complex condition affects four times as many boys as girls, has no ethnic or social regard and is a lifelong condition for which there is no cure.

PLEASE NOTE

Not all individuals with an Autistic Spectrum Disorder \"live in their own world\"
Parents do not cause their children to have Autism.
Just because individuals with Autism have a developmental delay it does not mean they cannot be taught what they are lacking.
Many children with Autism are very, very intelligent.

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16 years 6 months ago #945 by Scott_1984
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What is Autism?: www.actionasd.org.uk/whatisautism.html

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects the development of social, communication and imagination skills.

It presents itself in varying degrees of severity and touches the lives of some 520,000 children and adults in the UK.

This complex condition affects four times as many boys as girls, has no ethnic or social regard and is a lifelong condition for which there is no cure.

PLEASE NOTE:

Not all individuals with an Autistic Spectrum

Disorder \"live in their own world\"
Parents do not cause their children to have Autism.

Just because individuals with Autism have a developmental delay it does not mean they cannot be taught what they are lacking.

Many children with Autism are very, very intelligent.<br><br>Post edited by: Scott_1984, at: 2007/10/21 23:13

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16 years 6 months ago #946 by Scott_1984
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What is Asperger's?: www.actionasd.org.uk/whatisaspergers.html

Asperger Syndrome can manifest itself in a mild or severe form and people with the disorder can exhibit a variety of characteristics.

People with Aspergers Syndrome show a liking of sameness and therefore a dislike of transitions or change.

Many individuals with AS show obsessions towards particular subjects and are often keen on routines.

Individuals with AS find it difficult to read other peoples body language and facial expressions.

Many people with AS are sensitive to loud noises, certain smells and sights.

Their sense of touch can also be affected, with many liking the feel of soft clothing and the texture of only certain foods.

People with Aspergers do not see the world in the way other people see the world, therefore although their behavior may seem odd or different to many, to people with AS it isn't.

People diagnosed with AS will generally have normal to high levels of IQ and a small minority will have talents in specific areas.

Although many people with AS appear to have good language skills their pragmatic use of speech may be lacking.

A person with AS may appear on the surface to have an extremely high level of speech however this will not be used well in a social context.

As a consequence of this coupled with their naïveté individuals with AS may appear odd or eccentric and are often the victims of bullying or ridicule particularly at school age.

Often people with AS will have difficulty with social pragmatics for example difficulty with eye contact, and are sometimes seen to be \&quot;walking to a different drum\&quot;.

Motor skills can also be lacking and often a person with AS will be considered clumsy, this is reflected in their dislike for physical games at school.

It is recognised that individuals with AS are keen to engage in social interaction in many cases and that these social skills can be learned in the same way as other people learn to do practical things.

Individuals with AS have difficulties with emotional feelings and find it more difficult than non AS individuals to form relationships.

This piece was written by Action for ASD staff and is not to be used as a tool for self- diagnosis.

If you suspect someone has Aspergers Syndrome contact your GP or Health Provider: www.actionasd.org.uk/whatisaspergers.html

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16 years 6 months ago #1141 by tim_c
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Not been watching here, sorry.

I am probably ancient relative to most others in this place, seen a lot of life, had to cope without help.

Feel free to contact me if you think I might be able to assist.

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