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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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

I love your bed

I got an email from a person today who complimented Carter. She was talking to one of his PARAs and she was telling her how much Carter looked like his daddy. More like cloned from David, walks talks... anyway. She said the PARA talked on and on about how good a kid he was. It was so good to hear. He really does bring a warmth into my life. He is so kind and honest most of the time. He fell asleep in my bed at 6:50 tonight after school and playing outside he crashed. I tried to lift him into his bunk bed and I said I love you Carter to which he replied, I love your bed.

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