Personal Stories

bullet A Day in the Life A Day in the life of Stephen
bullet A home without hugs or family meals - Christine Doyle meets a mother and daughter living with the emotional isolation imposed by Asperger's - "...Becky has Asperger's syndrome, which develops early in life and affects the way the brain processes information. It is grouped with "classic" autism as an autistic spectrum disorder, and has many similar traits, including difficulty in.orgmunicating and forming social relationships, a dislike of being touched and a lack of imagination and creative play," by
bullet A Slice of Life by Stephen Shore (adapted from Beyond The Wall 2001) Autistic and Undiagnosed: My Cautionary Tale, (c)1998 Dave Spicer
bullet ACADEMICíS triumph over autism offers hope to others - ... Grandin, an associate professor in the Animal Science Department at Colorado State University, has turned her struggle with autism into a life of hard work by Santa Cruz Sentinel
bullet An Asperger's life: 3 MSU-B students cope with rare neurological condition by Mary Pickett
bullet Asperger Experience by A.J. Mahara
bullet Asperger Syndrome Ė A talk given by Carolyn J Baird BA(Hons) at the Newcastle-Hunter ADHD Support Group Meeting on February 16th, 2000.
bullet Autism expert shares life story as illustration - Parents and special-education teachers from throughout the South Bay flocked to Santa Clara University on Saturday for a conference on autism, an increasingly diagnosed neurological disorder that can affect everything from speech development to social interaction. The highlight was a lecture by Temple Grandin, a woman who is autistic herself yet able to explain how her brain functions in a way that is fascinating to the general public, by Dana Hull
bullet Autism, Genius and Greatness by Frank Klein
bullet Awakening to Loneliness by A.J. Mahara
bullet Awakening to much more than loneliness by A.J. Mahara
bullet BETTELHEIM'S WORST CRIME - Autism and the Epidemic of Irresponsibility - by Michelle Dawson
bullet Boy shares struggle with life - "James Williams was an academic star but an emotional wreck. His parents and teachers didn't understand why the elementary school student couldn't make friends or why he would succeed in class and then go home and cry. His mother tried switching his school and was near her wits' end when a teacher pulled her aside and said James showed signs of mild autism. He was formally diagnosed with the developmental disorder Asperger syndrome, which felt like a relief and a sentence," by Leanne Libby Caller
bullet "But My Kid is Low-Functioning... You're Not... What You Wrote Does Not Apply!" by Frank Klein
bullet Candian Government Denies Existence of Autistic Voices: No Autistics Allowed by Michelle Dawson
bullet CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder) - by Amanda Baggs
bullet Castlemilk high-flier triumphs over personal adversity - "...But what makes his achievement even more remarkable is that he has ove.orge the challenge of Asperger's syndrome, a condition often associated with dyslexia, writing problems, and difficulty with mathematics," by Elizabeth Buie
bullet Continued Awajening by A.J. Mahara
bullet Cure, Recovery, Prevention of Autism? - an essay by Phil Schwarz
bullet Daydream Achiever - A Diagnosis of Autism Was Conquered by (Master's) Degrees By AMY OAKES, Times Staff Writer
bullet Defining Autism - by Frank Klein.
bullet Defining the problem - by Frank Klein.
bullet Detours in My Mind: Reflections on the Paradoxes of High Functioning Autism - Lars Perner, Ph.D.
bullet Differential Diagnosis of AS and HFA - by Frank Klein
bullet Dispelling Autism Myths: Why Curation Isn't The Answer by Frank Klein
bullet Don't Cure Autism Now! - by Frank Klein
bullet Don't Mourn for Us By Jim Sinclair  
bullet Exams are Easier - "...She said: "I had to catch up with the work I missed." Jos Gibbons, 15, who has Asperger Syndrome, a form of autism, added two AS levels to his two A-levels in maths and the A* in GCSE maths he passed at primary school," by Justine Smith
bullet Facing Aspergers by A.J. Mahari
bullet For the autistic, how to get heard - ... adult who functions at a high level, Shore has recently finished his second book that focuses on helping those with autism and Asperger's syndrome, a disorder by Boston Globe - Boston,MA,USA
bullet Greetings I am Wolf Dunaway
bullet Holidays and the Power of One by A.J. Mahara
bullet How to think like an animal by Temple Grandin
bullet "I Have a Dream" - Jean-Paul Bovee
bullet Interview with Carolyn Baird by Rebecca Berglund
bullet Letter from an adult male with Asperger Syndrome by Richard Rowe
bullet Life on and Slightly to the Right of the Autism Spectrum by Stephen Shore
bullet Martin Bryant is not AS! By Tom Maier
bullet Member of autism task force brings special perspective - an interview with Sondra Williams by Michael J. Maurer
bullet My experience with Asperger Syndrome  by Alexander Plank
bullet My Mind is a Web Browser: How People with Autism Think  An article written by Temple Grandin since the publication of her book Thinking in Pictures that further explores how her memory and thinking is organized.
bullet Michael's story - growing up with Asperger's Syndrome by Aspergia
bullet My life with Aspergerís syndrome - journal article (Archives of Disease in Childhood) 
bullet No Autistics Allowed - Petition in Canada signed Internationaly
bullet ON THE RECORD: DAVID NEELEMAN - "... And you live amongst the people and you learn the language. ... I hated it. I found out later I had ADD (attention deficit disorder), but it just drove me insane by San Francisco Chronicle
bullet ON OUR OWN TERMS: Emerging Autistic Culture by Martijn Dekker
bullet Our Names Are Autism Too - In her essay "My Name is Autism," Marty Murphy, a 41 year-old (by self-description) "high functioning" autistic woman describes what autism means to her. In a "Dear Sir/Madam" letter, which frequently was circulated in conjunction with the "My Name is Autism" essay, Ms. Murphy, posing as a 25 year-old male, claimed to be speaking for all autistics (using such phrases as "those of us with autism would like an answer" and "we are all waiting for our answer"). We, the undersigned, neither agree with Ms. Murphy's conception of autism nor appreciate Ms. Murphy's claim to be speaking for "those of us." - Letter to the Autism.orgmunity from those "with" Autism.
bullet Rasied by Gorillas by Linda Dahlstorm; The News Tribune
bullet Self-Awareness in Living with Asperger Syndrome - (c)1998 Dave Spicer
bullet Teachers suggested I was exaggerating -"People with Asperger's syndrome are unusual, in that one sufferer can differ as much from another as from a non-sufferer. All have their own mannerisms and a variety of symptoms that make it difficult to diagnose. I speak extremely formally, and, as a result, am often referred to by my peers as "the human dictionary". - 8/2004
bullet The Asperger Chronicles by Jim Devine
bullet The Battles of the Autistic Thinker By Marc Segar
bullet The Conference Presentation I Won't Make (But Want To) - by Laura A. Tisoncik
bullet The Hindered Path by Laura Tiffinay
bullet Understanding Autism by Mike Staton
bullet What is it like to be autistic? by Brian Hensen
bullet Working to.orge to terms by A.J. Mahara


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