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Asperger's in Teens: Dating

As parents, we look to our children’s teen years with mixed emotions. On one hand, we look forward to watching them grow into adults, navigating relationships with friends and romantic partners and on the other hand, we dread that time, worrying abou...

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Seizures in Autistic Children: How to Recognize the Signs and Symptoms

When you hear the term, seizure, most people have an image of what is typically known as a grand mal seizure or tonic-clonic seizure. During this type of seizure the affected individual loses consciousness and there is usually a period of violent mus...

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Tips for Teaching Non-Verbal Communication Skills

Children with autism and Asperger’s syndrome have a hard time understanding non-verbal communication. Tone of voice, eye-contact, voice inflection, facial expressions and gestures are often lost, instead, they hear only the literal interpretation of ...

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Rigid Thinking in Teens with Asperger's Syndrome

I was helping my son with his math homework, showing him how to add up several 4 digit numbers. I showed him how I did it and asked if he understood. He looked upset. “That’s not right,” he said, “I’ll never get my homework done.” “But it is right,” ...

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Teens with Autism: Helping Your Teen with Social Skills

Autism is a neurological disorder which effects approximately 1 in every 110 children, boys more than girls, in the United States. It is estimated that tens of millions of people worldwide have autism. Because it is a spectrum disorder, symptoms can ...

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Similarities and Differences Between Autism and Asperger's Syndrome

The term autism encompasses a number of Pervasive Developmental Disorders (PDD), including PPD-NOS (Pervasive Development Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified), Asperger’s Syndrome, Rett Syndrome and Childhood Disintegrative Disorder. All of these are re...