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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Devils Tower
Coleman and Carter

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Up, Up, Up and to the Left

We went to Mt. Rushmore this summer and the boys loved it. When we got back we looked at maps and talked about how we got there and what states we had to go through. On T.L. Rodes (our elementary school) open house we went to meet Carter's teacher.He asked her "where are you from?" Mrs Saucier said "I'm from Haughton". Carter looked at her and says "Well, I'm from Louisiana, and if you go up, up, up, and to the left you can see Mt. Rushmore too."

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