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, March 5, 2010

Carter Allan

Carter asked me the other day, "Mommy what is Eliza and Emmett's last name?" I answered Pratt of course. to which he asked another question, "Mommy what is their second name?" I said they did not have one yet and he could name them if he would like too, so he named Emmett our husky/German Shepard dog, Emmett Allan and Eliza our cat Eliza Allan. So cute since his name is Carter Allan. He the told me he named them after daddy and Papaw. SO cute.

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