Personal stories of experiences with autism, asperger's syndrome and pdd-nos can not only help with practical information and tips for coping, but be a source of inspiration stories by adults with autism & aspergers syndrome adults also face many issues when living on the autism spectrum. Although aspergers is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, the challenges parents face when disciplining a teenager with aspergers are more difficult than they would be with an average teen complicated by defiant behavior, the aspergers teen is at risk for even greater difficulties on multiple levels – unless the parents’ disciplinary techniques are tailored to their child's special needs. Communication and autism - personal reflections communication and autism - personal reflections aspergers syndrome believe in honesty, personal space exists, some jokes are querky and not all people understand some people's sense of humor my aspergers child: the connections between adhd and asperger’s syndrome see more.
The disgusted and disapproving looks you and your child may be receiving when in public or with extended family only adds to the frustration and pain i know my name is jennifer allen and my son, sam has aspergers syndrome the challenges may be great, but so can be the results. Aspergers is a neurobiological collection of behavioral differences (called a syndrome) it is classified in the the dsm-iv as a pervasive developmental disorder, alongside autistic disorder this is why some consider aspergers as part of an autistic spectrum disorder (asd. Liane holliday willey is an educator, author and speaker she was diagnosis with asperger’s syndrome in 1999 in her 2001 book, “asperger’s syndrome in the family: redefining normal in the family, she wrote the following self-affirmation pledge for those with asperger’s syndrome – i am not defective i am different.
The characteristics of aspergers just described translate into challenges to learning, behavior, and socialization for the youngster with the disorder and pose just as significant difficulties for the teacher in terms of teaching, controlling behaviors, and maintaining a classroom environment that is conducive to learning by all students, including the youngster with aspergers. It is important to note that this is a general list for every strength and challenge, you will often find examples in people that prove the opposite for example, clumsiness is a common challenge however, some with asperger syndrome have significant strengths in movement and balance, perhaps as a. Do you need some assistance in parenting your aspergers or hfa child click here to use mark hutten, ma as your personal parent coach. Asperger's is a curious syndrome, showing itself differently between individuals home » blog » disorders » autism » top 10 asperger’s blogs of 2015 reflection on the business of.
On the other side, seemingly “simple” concepts as pronouns may throw a person with asperger’s a child learning to talk may refer to everyone using the same pronoun, or refer to themselves in third person. There is a great debate as to where asperger’s fits in the autistic spectrum according to uta firth in her book autism and asperger’s syndrome, asperger’s is described as being on the autism spectrum disorder she describes asperger(’s) syndrome as “having a dash of autism. The challenges of being an adult with asperger's written by: debbie roome • edited by: linda richter • updated: 5/12/2011 living life as an adult who has been diagnosed with asperger’s syndrome is accompanied by a unique set of challenges. Each child with aspergers is different and, as such, will present his or her own unique challenges particularly challenging for teachers is the fact that symptoms can vary widely from day to day it can often seem that the student you are teaching today is a completely different person from the student you taught yesterday.
For them, being antisocial is not a choice these children rarely know what’s appropriate to say in social interactions, and have difficulty understanding body language, facial expressions and other social cues this makes every interaction stressful and overwhelming children with asperger’s syndrome simply aren’t wired to be social. Many children with asperger’s syndrome go undiagnosed mainly because the symptoms are dismissed as a behavioral problem that can be outgrown in fact, recent research suggests that as many as 50% of the children with this disorder go undiagnosed.
O ur son has aspergers syndrome however, getting the diagnosis didn’t come easy and the path to that diagnosis was rocky to say the least that was over 10 years ago and still the following checklist we received from our school district is the best heads-up to having aspergers syndrome that i’ve seen to date.