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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Coleman and Carter

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Friday, February 25, 2011

when the lights go out

Yesterday it was so humid and stormy looking but the temperature was soooo nice out. Well we went on a walk and didn't get to far because the wind was almost knocking us down. When we got home there was a tornado watch and thunderstorm warnings. The lights always go out when we have storms so the kids crawled in my bed and we read books by a Coleman lantern. We were looking through a book of famous buildings from Usborn and Carter asks why all the churches look different and people do different things in them. We saw Cathedrals, mosques, Castles, etc.. and he said "I wish God was big enough for everyone to have Him" I told him God is big enough for everyone, but sometimes people don't choose to believe in God. he replied "Well that's weird" and I agree.
I had a really nice time talking about different buildings Mark has been to lately and we got the globe out Carter got at Christmas and found the country's and states the buildings are in. I wish the light would go out more often.

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