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    Syndrome (AS). AS is a higher functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (ASPEN, 2016, para. 1). Foreman and Arthur-Kelly (2014, p. 306) describe ASD to be a developmental disorder that can cause difficulties with learning, communication, behaviour and social development. The term autism was coined by child psychiatrist Leo Kanner in 1943 to describe the social disengagement of ASD patients. (Pallardy, 2016, para. 2). The first child to be diagnosed with ASD by Kanner was Donald Triplett (Shardell, 2013, p. 14). Kanner noted how Triplett had little interest in socialisation and was obsessed with manipulating the moving parts of certain objects and toys. Hans Asperger would later identify this form of ASD as AS (Shardell, 2013, p. 15). Asperger described children with this high functioning ASD as ‘Little Professors’. Asperger believed the child’s lust for an encyclopaedic knowledge and fixation with certain subjects could be utilised as special talents later in the child’s life (Coates, 2016). Asperger’s research would suggest Samuel will benefit from his diagnostic as a child with AS rather than be burdened by the stigma of a label. This Lisa admits had made her adamant against having him diagnosed earlier. Symptoms of AS can include socialisation difficulties such as delays in emotional understanding and social reasoning (Attwood, 2013). This can result in the child experiencing difficulty making friends. In Samuels case he has no desire to make friends. Lisa remembers…

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    In Asperger’s experiments, he identified patterns of behavior and abilities which he called “autistic psychopathy;” the words autistic psychopathy collectively meaning “self personality disease.” The pattern that Asperger identified included: “a lack of empathy and ability to form friendships, having one-sided conversations, a great deal of enthusiasm in an interest, and clumsy movements.” Asperger also called the children he interviewed little professors as they had the ability to talk about…

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    do recognize that you’re different from the other children around you. A form of autism considered to be on the “ Higher- functioning end of the autism spectrum,” called Asperger…

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    Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a pervasive development disorder that is widely described as a mild form of autism. It is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others. Asperger’s is an autistic named after Hans Asperger a child psychiatrist from Austria., who in 1944, described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication, had limited understanding of other feelings, and were physically clumsy. Asperger’s behavior has many…

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    Around the same time that Kanner was working with his patients, Dr. Hans Asperger was having similar results with patients who were higher functioning but exhibiting similar symptoms. This disorder was later called Asperger's syndrome. The Second World War delayed his findings becoming well known, as did a wait of nearly fifty years to translate his conclusions into English. I was not until the late 1990s that his work was incorporated into the ongoing research into autism. When you put these…

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    are. I will never forget what Jodi Picoult said in one of her interviews. She writes to children who are different, scared, and may be unpopular that they will find someone who values them, a place to fit in and reminds them that they do not suffer alone. This statement is so powerful because it applies to everyone if Jacob were real; I wonder what these words will motivate him to do. Jodi uses real life situations and writes about them in her unrealistic stories. Long before Autism is…

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    Autism is more common than you think. In fact, it exists, on all parts of the spectrum, all around us. In just the past few years, professionals estimated that 1 in 88 children were diagnosted as autistic. Some even suppose that the number is as high as 1 in 50! Famous people are no different than the rest of us, and that includes children with disabilities. Here are ten famous people you didn't know had autistic children. Number Eight: Tommy Hilfiger This famous man has a lot of experience…

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    a row made it a black day” (Haddon 29). Entirely constructed around symbolism, his system works in the sense that red cars symbolize that the day is going to be decent. Whereas, yellow cars symbolize a “black day” where Christopher will not talk to anyone. Consequently, Chris’s system is applicable to Asperger’s syndrome, because, like himself, kids with Asperger’s tend to have order and consistency in their life. An article relating Christopher to others with Asperger’s says, “The…

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    Some symptoms associated with Aspergers include; depression and anxiety, issues with social interactions and lack of eye contact. They can also show signs of behavioural issues such as attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder and obsessive tendencies. Some people even show savant skills associated with numbers, mathematics, mechanical and spatial skills. Although those with Asperger’s syndrome do not face any language or cognitive delays they show profound deficiencies when it comes to…

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    read for those in the transition into adult literature. Young adult literature can take a subject matter that is important that society needs to understand, such as AS, and show the good and bad sides in order to thrive. AS clinical studies have shown multiple advantages to knowing the diagnosis vs. living life thinking what could be the problem. The thorough understand of AS can simply start at home, giving those affected a pathway to follow. After a constant is introduced into their life…

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