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High Functing Autism

People with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome do not have the delayed language development that's typically found in people with autism. In addition, people with high-functioning autism have average or above average intelligence. However, they may show other behaviors and signs similar to what's seen with other types of autism: delay in motor skills lack of skill in interacting with others little understanding of the abstract uses of language, such as humor or give-and-take in a conversation obsessive interest in specific items or information strong reactions to textures, smells, sounds, sights, or other stimuli that others might not even notice, such as a flickering light Unlike people with other forms of autism, people with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome want to be involved with others. They simply don't know how to go about it. They may not be able to understand others' emotions. They may not read facial expressions or body language well. As a result, they may be teased and often feel like social outcasts. The unwanted social isolation can lead to anxiety and depression.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Carter Allan

So I went on vacation for a week to the carribean . I was gone on a cruise for a whole week with out my boys. I missed them so much. You know the mommy guilt, (I shopuldnt have any time to myself bit) What if the don't remember me?, what if they like grandma better than me.?What is our reunion going to be like.? I had the whole sinerio playing over and over in my head. They will jump into my arms and never want to let go... They will give huggs and kisses and we will sing their favorite songs all the way home.

Needless to say it did not have like that. Carter my sweet, obedient, loving child ignored me for two days, acting like he did not know who I was. Accept for the occasional "I want my grandpa/ grandma I was given the silent treatment. We sang no songs, no huggs, no kisses. Punishment, Punishment and more Punishment. Hopefully the next time I go on a cruise I can take them. (and not get any sleep or relax) Never mind my LAST cruise was a blast. And Carter and I are finally back to normal.

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