Articles

Adolescents

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Accomodations for a High School Student by a Parent

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Asperger's Confounds Colleges - A surge of students diagnosed with an autism-related disorder poses new challenges By Elizabeth F. Farrell

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Asperger Syndrome Experiences from a Teenage Perspective

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Asperger syndrome from childhood into adulthood By Dr.Tom Berney

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Asperger Syndrome: Put Those Kids To Work! by Dan Coulter 2004

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AUTISM: HELL AND UNDERSTANDING  - Today, my sixteen year old daughter, Leanne, moved out. She is going to share a flat with John, a 19 year old young man with Asperger Syndrome. Leanne will be his career, although John is pretty self-sufficient and she wonít need to do much more than keep an eye on things. But thatís not the reason sheís leaving home by Yakoub / Muslin Wakeup

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Autism, Puberty and Seizures by Donna Williams

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Autistic teenager is unlikely hero of quirky British murder mystery by The Canadian Press

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Being Friendly by AS Teens

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Determined teen toughs it out - Kerry Leder was told never to expect her son, Christopher, to achieve anything beyond primary school.  Born with Asperger's syndrome, he struggled to sit through a single day in the classroom. ``He has extreme anxiety and fears, so for him to get through a normal day he has got to have it planned out,'' Mrs Leder said yesterday. ``He used to get to the point where he kicked walls and attacked anyone who came near him, he was like a petrified animal.''  Yesterday, the 13-year-old proved his determination as he took out a citizenship award at Western Heights College.

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Even the Emperor does wear clothes - should it be every ones goal to see that? - Planning for a fulfilling life  by Lars Perner, Ph.D. - pdf format

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Ever wonder why you seem so different? - When I was a freshman in college, someone asked a friend of mine if I was autistic. Having almost no knowledge about what autism was other than a dim memory of a Rain Man- like character rocking in the corner and nonverbal, I was appalled. How could anyone possibly think I was like that? By Kate Goldfield

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Families key in transition to high school / Special-needs students, in particular, will have an easier time at a new school if parents plan ahead and offer support by Maya Blackmum

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Family Life by AS Teens

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Fun and games or addiction? - "...A growing problem. Video-game addiction is a widespread problem among adolescents and young adults, and it's ever-increasing, according to Dr. Maressa Hecht Orzack, clinical psychologist and director of the computer addiction study center at McLean Hospital, a Harvard Medical School affiliate in Massachusetts. After discovering she was becoming addicted to playing solitaire on her computer, Orzack started studying computer addiction and discovered it's like many other addictions. "There's one big thing that's different ó in the 21st century, people need a computer. They have to face it every day," she said. And the addiction doesn't usually come by itself. It is common for addicts to also suffer from mood or anxiety disorders, including Attention Deficit Disorder, Attention Deficit Hypertension Disorder or an Autism Spectrum Disorder."  By Amie Thompson

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Get out and do a good deed Autistic professor of animal science believes that understanding yourself and others can make a difference in a sometimes brutal world - a letter from Temple Grandin

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Happiness by AS Teens

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I know I can do it if they will just give me a chance  by Pat Cowley

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Lessons Learned From First Year of College - by Julie Coulter

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Making Sense of Adolescents' Ascents - by Dr. Mel Levine

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Middle School Anyone? by Richard Howlin

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Missing Autistic Teen Found -  A 16-year-old autistic teen who disappeared from the residential treatment home where he lives has been found. Kristopher Williams, who has a high functioning form of autism, disappeared around 10 a.m. on Tuesday. He stepped outside the home without supervision and was gone when a worker checked on him by KOIN.com

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New Web Site Will Open Areaís Doors For Disabled Youth  - A Web site under construction could help teenagers and young adults with disabilities find their way within the larger world.  But it needs input to become a true resource for those young people and their families, by Stephanie M. Mangino

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Portrait of My Daughter at 19 by Martha Guevara

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Teen carves out future by overcoming barrier - Sit and talk with Larry Baker, and you notice how bright and articulate he is. He has an incredible memory, and can tell you about many experiences he had as a very young child. He might interrupt you a bit, but he will apologize afterward, by Angie Jeffrey

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Teen with Asperger's Syndrome Creates Own Website for Everyone on the Autistic Spectrum - "Spectrum Haven" [ www.spectrumhaven.com ] aims to be inclusive of everyone on the spectrum, including kids and teens who want to make friends and have fun. The site is for those with autism, asperger's syndrome, Fragile X, hyperlexia, ADD, ADHD, PDD-NOS and dyspraxia. / Gareth Nelson who is 17 and has Asperger's Syndrome had the idea to create a website for anyone who considers themselves as part of the autistic spectrum. He says "The idea is to be inclusive, get to know others who are the same, discuss issues, and have fun, I want to include everyone, those with autism, aspergers, Fragile X, PDD-NOS, ADD, ADHD, hyperlexia and dyspraxia".  Press Release

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Teens to perform in glass slipper search - "Dale Mack, a 14-year-old Fairfield resident who has Asperger's Syndrome, a form of autism, said he is learning a lot about acting in his first summer with the company," by Michael Dinan

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Teen with Asperger's Syndrome Creates Own Website for Everyone on the Autistic Spectrum - "Spectrum Haven" [ www.spectrumhaven.com ] aims to be inclusive of everyone on the spectrum, including kids and teens who want to make friends and have fun. The site is for those with autism, asperger's syndrome, Fragile X, hyperlexia, ADD, ADHD, PDD-NOS and dyspraxia. / Gareth Nelson who is 17 and has Asperger's Syndrome had the idea to create a website for anyone who considers themselves as part of the autistic spectrum. He says "The idea is to be inclusive, get to know others who are the same, discuss issues, and have fun, I want to include everyone, those with autism, aspergers, Fragile X, PDD-NOS, ADD, ADHD, hyperlexia and dyspraxia".  Press Release

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Teen with disabilities finds his competitive edge - David Van Leuven didn't win the annual city prep cross-country meet earlier this month. But his performance was a triumph of the heart and soul. Van Leuven, a Madison Memorial freshman who is autistic and visually impaired, finished the 5,000-meter junior varsity race in a time of 27 minutes, 9 seconds. He was the 122nd and last runner to complete the race at the Yahara Hills Running Course, coming in nearly 10 minutes after the first-place finisher. But for his teammates and race officials, who cheered loudly as he crossed the finish line, it was a performance of epic proportions.

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The Case of Jeffrey Dahmer: Sexual Serial Homicide from a Neuropsychiatric Developmental
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- Abstract: Sexual serial homicidal behavior has received considerable attention during the last three decades. Substantial progress has been made in the development of methods aimed at identifying and apprehending individuals who exhibit these behaviors. In spite of these advances, the origins of sexual serial killing behavior remain for the most part unknown. In this article we propose a biopsychosocial psychiatric model for understanding the origins of sexual serial homicidal behavior from both neuropsychiatric and developmental perspectives, using the case of convicted serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer as the focal point. We propose that his homicidal behavior was intrinsically associated with autistic spectrum psychopathology, specifically Aspergerís disorder. The relationship of Aspergerís disorder to other psychopathology and to his homicidal behavior is explored. We discuss potential implications of the proposed model for the future study of the causes of sexual serial homicidal crime.  By J. Arturo Silva, M.D.; Michelle M. Ferrari, M.D.; and Gregory B. Leong, M.D. / J Forensic Sci, Nov. 2002, Vol. 47, No. 6 

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The challenge of adolescents and adults with Asperger syndrome by Digby Tantam

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The Difference Inside Me by an Aspie who is in high school

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The High School Experience by Richard Howlin

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Colourful spectrum lights up club night - "...The Spectrum Club is for adolescents with Asperger syndrome or higher functioning autism, by Staff Reporter / UK

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The teen brain really is different - One minute your teenage daughter is having a relaxed, happy conversation with her friend on the phone.The next, she stumbles over an algebra problem and is -- instantly -- angry. She flings her pencil across the room, stomps up to her room, slams the door and shouts, "I hate my life!" For decades, parents have attributed such hair-trigger emotions to raging hormones, and they weren't wrong. However, in recent years more has become known about how brain development -- in concert with racing hormones -- accounts for the differences in how teens act and think, by Kathleen Megan

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The Unsuccessful Adolescent by Melvin D. Levine, M.D. Carl W. Swartz, Ph.D.

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Thinking about College by Lars Perner, Ph.D.

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Your Appearance by AS Teens

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When autism isníta disability - Marc Fleisher, who suffers with autism, tells Jeremy Campbell how he has learnt to rise above the condition. Marc Fleisher sits opposite me doing something which would have been impossible for him 20 years ago He is demonstrating how an object placed near on edge of a table can cause great anxiety. He does so in an extremely articulate way, and opens my eyes, illustrating clearly the challenges he has faced during his 38 year life. By Jeremy Campbell

 

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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

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