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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Sunday, December 11, 2011

porud momma

I am a proud momma.Never in all the time we have known about carters autism did I think we would have this moment. Carter had a speaking part in his Christmas musical tonight and did wonderful.It was a dialogue and he was funny too. We had a break down at practice, he cried and got all blotchy, we both cried, he did brain gym and drank his water and I prayed. He had to go to the bathroom in the middle of the drama and then proceeded to pick a wedgie as he was headed back to his spot but he was wonderful. Did I mention he had a broken arm? Only two blood vessels have popped in my head...

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