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, February 12, 2010

Lucky in Love

I have some great men in life. My dad who is the best dad ever. He drove me to TN even though he had a busy day at work and needed to stay. He is also the best Grandpa to my boys. My Pop, is so great. He let me live with him while I was in college, and always encouraged me when I thought I couldn't do things. He loved my Nana well and prayed with her everyday. Then there is my husband David. We have been through a lot, he gets frustrated with me and I him but the cool thing is he makes me a better person. He wants the best for me and reins me in when I dream big (with my emotions). God couldn't have picked a better man for me. He loves crestridge like I do and understands a world many men do not. He is the best thing in my life. I saved the best for last. God IS the man. I am in love with him and he sustains me through times of anger, joy, unfeeling, confusion and loss of dreams I don't understand. I am lucky in love. many different love many different ages, but all a blessing on this valentines weekend.

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