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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Monday, October 31, 2011


Sometimes the world of autism takes over my life and I go into control mode. Get enough sleep, don't eat anything with red dye, do our brain gym. It takes over. Poor carter is the sweetest thing. He is the funniest, smartest little boy Ive ever met. He is 100%honest. We went to the doctors office the other day for a sinus infection and the secretary asked Carter how his day was. I always get a little nervous but when he said... "Well, after PE I had to poo poo and it wouldn't come out. So i need raisins and water to make it smoother..." I was mortified. What do you say? sorry? ummm... i grabbed him and ran. I said to Carter we don't talk about poop in normal conversation, not everyone wants to hear about your BM. He was shocked! What people are not interested in his poop? ha ha

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