Friday, February 1, 2008

A really good description of Aspergers that you could give to others

Well, we've all heard the clinical definitions of Aspergers. Here is a site with a great description that is suitable for giving to other people;

http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Jan312008/dheducation2008013049442.asp


Very down to earth.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

genuine and misunderstood

Dean said...

Sadly the link no longer works

Gavin Bollard said...

I hate it when they remove articles. It's not in the Deccan Herald Archives - or the Google Cache either.

There's good information here;
How to Explain Your Child's Asperger Syndrome and also here OASIS: What is Asperger's Syndrome? but I don't know if they are as good as the original article was.

Anonymous said...

This is NfromFL- a good thing I have found on my own is to google "positive traits of Asperger's. I tell those interested to do that. There are so many positive aspects of having Asperger's Syndrome and I think that it's important to bring that to light for us as well as for the NT's. There is ao much about AS to be proud of. With so much negativity slanting towards AS, it's great to be able to pull up and make aware all of the good about it. We are extraordinary people who can do and so extraordinary things. We have made remarkable and life changing achievements for the world to enjoy. After reading some of those articles and testimonials you and your loved ones may find themselves asking, "wow, where would the world be today without those with Asperger's Syndrome?". Dr Temple Grandin has a book out titled, Different not Less. It is inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Article got archived.

http://web.archive.org/web/20081012143531/http://www.deccanherald.com/Content/Jan312008/dheducation2008013049442.asp

I don't like this description at all. They refer to it as a diability and make it appear as though AS children are a burden. They don't seem to hightligh any of the positive traits.

Anonymous said...

NfromFL-again, I would like to reiterate that there are many websites out there that highlight the positive traits, aspects, characteristics, etc, about having Asperger's Syndrome. Just google "positive traits of Asperger's Syndrome", and you will see much great information. When I tell people that I have AS, now I will be telling them to not only look up Asperger's Syndrome, but to then look up the positive traits of. That's because I feel that info superhighway in any medium used about any subject tends to focus on the negative and stuff the positive side of anything almost out of sight. So, try that, I just did to make sure the ones I read weren't shut down. You will be pleasantly surprised.