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Aspergers Syndrome

Autism Without Fear: Is Corporate Use of 'Emotional Intelligence' Grounds for Discrimination Under the ADA?

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.26.2014 | Business
Michael John Carley

The business world loves metrics. And in an era where data has never been more valuable, many executives believe there is a direct correlation between employee productivity and a high Emotional Intelligence score.

Country Star Luke Bryan Surprises A 4-Year-Old Fan Who Has Autism

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.25.2014 | Parents

Country star Luke Bryan has made a name for himself with his catchy songs and million dollar smile. But for one little boy with autism, his music mean...

Autism In Our Family

Courtney Fitzgerald | Posted 08.12.2014 | Parents
Courtney Fitzgerald

He alone makes me a better mother than I thought I would ever have to be. Every point he makes, I see his side -- and I pray he understands that I'm ALWAYS on his team.

Any Wonder Kids With Aspergers Syndrome Lose Hope!

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 07.24.2014 | Education
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

Kids with aspergers syndrome have a hard time getting to grips with compulsory state education systems because they are designed by neurotypicals for ...

Advocating for Independence Days

Shelley Hendrix Reynolds | Posted 07.17.2014 | Politics
Shelley Hendrix Reynolds

You don't have to be a grown-up to advocate. You have to care about something and, most importantly, you have to act on it. So teach your children well. Get them involved in whatever issue is central to your life.

Autism Without Fear: A Tribute to the Author, Nancy Garden (Or Really, to "Sandy and Nancy")

Michael John Carley | Posted 07.08.2014 | Books
Michael John Carley

Nancy Garden, author of the landmark young adult book Annie on My Mind, died on June 23rd at the age of 76. Nancy was family.

Autism Without Fear: Goodbye, New York. Hello... Green Bay, Wisconsin?

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.27.2014 | New York
Michael John Carley

My problem is that when not at work, I'm not so diplomatic. How's the act of a loud, blunt, albeit happy, Asperger New York City personality going to play in Green Bay, Wisconsin?

Reinventing School Snacks?

Nancy Michaels | Posted 08.24.2014 | Education
Nancy Michaels

As the mother of three teenagers, life is always interesting. My two girls are ages 18 and 15 and were both adopted from China as infants. I, unexpectedly, conceived after our first adoption and was blessed with a son.

Autism Without Fear: "Asperger Entrepreneurs"? Don't Entrepreneurs Have to Socialize with Potential Investors?

Michael John Carley | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Michael John Carley

Finally, a wave of companies are starting to see the benefits of employing individuals with Asperger's Syndrome (AS), a form of autism that often yields incredible abilities alongside the more well-known social challenges.

Hope for USA Auties and Aspies From UK

David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T. | Posted 08.10.2014 | Education
David Adrian Thomas, Esq., M.C.I.H.T.

As a joint blog answered commenter Russell's first question last week I'll just address his second question, which was, what do I mean by solve the au...

Asperger's Is Accused but Still Not Guilty

Areva Martin | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Areva Martin

When we declare Asperger's "guilty," with inaccurate media reports linking autism and violence, we perpetuate the stereotypes that individuals with autism are incapable of being mainstreamed and fully integrated into their communities at best, and at worst, we label autistic individuals as social deviants.

Anna Almendrala

Hollywood Celebs Get Personal About Family Struggles With Mental Health

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.09.2014 | Parents

Some of Hollywood's most elite storytellers are raising awareness about mental health issues and battling the stigma the way they know best -- by crea...

My Sprinter

Lisbeth Darsh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisbeth Darsh

I decided long ago not to mind his need for speed. Something about the movement itself feels good to him, so I let him go. I once asked him why he sprints everywhere and he simply said, "I just like to be quick."

Say the Word: On Delaying an Autism Diagnosis

Leigh Merryday | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Leigh Merryday

Somewhere out there -- right now -- is a parent who just heard something she didn't like. Someone who loves or works with her child suggested her precious, perfect baby may have a form of autism spectrum disorder.

Autism Without Fear: Don't Kid Yourself -- or Rob Your Kid: Sports Matter (Part 3)

Michael John Carley | Posted 06.23.2014 | Parents
Michael John Carley

I recently took C.C.'s younger brother, Duke, to the high school Robotics Tournament at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, wherein transpired a spectacle similar to pro wrestling -- albeit with brains.

When Your Child Is Exceptional (Twice)

Lori Sokol | Posted 06.22.2014 | Education
Lori Sokol

It's due to parents like Dr. Busi that the awareness and validation for Asperger's Disorder have been raised to a higher level than through any other medium. Additionally, their work is empowering other parents to continue to create what currently doesn't exist.

Autism Without Fear: Don't Kid Yourself -- or Rob Your Kid: Sports Matter (Part 2)

Michael John Carley | Posted 06.08.2014 | Parents
Michael John Carley

I have learned the ways of others (who don't have autism spectrum diagnoses) perhaps, but this does not change where I come from. One learning fluent French doesn't turn you into a French native.

April Is Autism Awareness Month -- Light It Up Blue!

Lisa Masters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Lisa Masters

Autism Awareness month is here again. Puzzle pieces will be scattered everywhere to remind us of an unknown future for those whose world is somewhat different than most, and on April 2, the world will turn a lighter shade of blue.

Autism Without Fear: Don't Kid Yourself -- or Rob Your Kid: Sports Matter

Michael John Carley | Posted 05.25.2014 | Parents
Michael John Carley

A comfort with competition has never been high on the priority list for raising developmentally-challenged kids. Naturally behind due to motor-skills issues, our caregivers have packaged that with our misinterpreted disinterest, and let this slice of life go by.

Autism Without Fear

Michael John Carley | Posted 05.06.2014 | Parents
Michael John Carley

When a stranger gives you a dirty look because your child is upset in the supermarket, you might dissolve in shame, or you might confront the dirty-look perpetrator. But neither response is right. If your child is upset, he needs and deserves your attention more than that stranger.

Why Are Children Losing Their Autism Diagnosis?

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. | Posted 05.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

I understand, and many researchers have pointed out to me, that grandfathering these autism diagnoses is scientifically messy at best. It may take decades to "clean up" the science; in the meantime, it's my duty to advocate for my patients.

Boy With Asperger's Finds Friend In Zoo's Sea Lion

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.02.2014 | Good News

It's clear that this little boy is having one fantastic day, hanging out with a frisky, friendly sea lion at the National Zoo: "This is the bes...

Why Wishing Colin a Happy Birthday Is Important for Your Kids

GalTime | Posted 04.16.2014 | Parents
GalTime

When 10-year-old Colin told his mom not to bother planning him a birthday party because he has no friends, his mom decided to prove him wrong. She created the Facebook page "Happy Birthday Colin" for her son who has Asperger's Syndrome.

Autism: A New Cultural Competency

William Stillman | Posted 04.13.2014 | Parents
William Stillman

Understanding autism cultural competency includes making compassionate accommodations when and where possible in consideration of someone's sensory sensitivities. This requires not only awareness but compromise.

Time for Autism Speaks to Zip It?

Michele Somerville | Posted 03.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Michele Somerville

My son Jack, a young man with Asperger's, a "disorder" on the autism spectrum, was about 13 when Dr. Wang, a Chinese medicine practitioner he sees for...