Do we really understand autism?
Are we brave enough to seek out it's hidden mysteries,
swim in it's deep blue seas?

“Hardly a day goes by without a new article or television special somewhere in the world about Asperger Syndrome (AS).  The symptoms of AS were first described in 1944 in an obscure wartime European medical journal article by Hans Asperger, a Viennese child psychiatrist.  AS was given its name by an English researcher, Dr. Lorna Wing, in the early 1970s when she ran across Dr. Asperger's article and named the syndrome in honor of the first doctor to identify the traits of this condition. When AS was first identified, it was believed that it affected about one person in every 10,000.    But in actuality it now has been shown that at least 1 in 500 can be properly identified with AS.   In fact, the current numbers are showing closer to 1 in 200, or perhaps even less."

Autism has been called a disability, disorder, syndrome or difference, depending on who is using the term, and what label is considered politically correct at the time.  What is it?  YOU be the Judge. 

What is AS?

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  "I know of nobody who is purely Autistic or purely neurotypical.  Even God had some Autistic moments, which is why the planets all spin."  ~ Jerry Newport

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"We each have our own way of living in the world, together we are like a symphony.
Some are the melody, some are the rhythm, some are the harmony
It all blends together, we are like a symphony, and each part is crucial.
We all contribute to the song of life."
...Sondra Williams

We might not always agree; but TOGETHER we will make a difference.

 

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