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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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Carter's Magic Trick

Carter waltzes in from the playroom in his undies...again. It is only 32 degrees in the house. He has the biggest grin on his face (I can't resist) and says, "My tee tee has Magic". I panic... Magic, uh I'm not ready for this conversation. He is only five. I tell myself to calm down and ask "What did you say, sweetie" Which he says again, "my tee tee has magic." he holds up a quarter drops it in his underwear and says, "now you see it, now you don't." whew!!! I'm glad he explained that one.


Smkjimes said...

that is priceless Kristen!!!!

Kristen said...

yes, Carter is shockingly innocent sometimes. He keeps me laughing all he time

Sharron said...

he will so love that you posted this one day....not....I just love Carter and Coleman:)

Kristen said...

I hope blogginging is a thing of the past when he is old enough to know about this