Christmas 2010

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, January 8, 2010


Carter has always loved to spell his name outloud. C-A-R-T-E-R, CARTER!
Well, we were getting ready for bed lastnight and I looked over and his eyes were half shut I said, "You are tired" He pouted and then got tears in his eyes . So I explained that he had to get up early the next day and go to school so we need to get in the bed earlier. He then smilled my favorite smile and said " You said I was tired but I am C-A-R-T-E-R, CARTER!
Goodness gracious he is funny.

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