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The autistic advantage: Montreal team taps researchers’ potential

The autistic advantage: Montreal team taps researchers’ potential | Living with Asperger's | Scoop.it
Scientist Laurent Mottran has found in lab colleagues with autism certain specific talents that enable them to shine in academic research.
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Françoise Morvan's curator insight, December 26, 2017 2:38 PM
Ms. Dawson can remember vast amounts of data from hundreds of research papers.  She is absolutely exceptional. It is combination of huge intelligence and autism. The fact that she is autistic gives her intelligence a specific aspect
Françoise Morvan's curator insight, December 26, 2017 2:39 PM
Ms. Dawson for example, can remember vast amounts of data from hundreds of research papers. "She is absolutely exceptional. It is combination of huge intelligence and autism. The fact that she is autistic gives her intelligence a specific aspect
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Encounters With Autism: Sizing Up the Treatment of ASD | The ...

Encounters With Autism: Sizing Up the Treatment of ASD | The ... | Living with Asperger's | Scoop.it
A diagnosis of an Autism Spectrum Disorder—comprised of “Autistic Disorder,” “Asperger Syndrome,” and “Pervasive Developmental Disorder”—defines a range of disabilities. According to the Rhode Island Department of ...
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Criteria for Asperger Syndrome | Saint Edinros

Asperger syndrome is a neurobiological illness that is part of a set of conditions called autism spectrum disorders. The name “autism spectrum” refers to progressive disabilities that comprise autism as well as other illnesses ...
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Asperger's leaves kids vulnerable to bullying

Asperger's leaves kids vulnerable to bullying | Living with Asperger's | Scoop.it
The twins have been harassed on the school bus and picked on and teased for their anxious behaviors throughout their lives.
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Kensley Loudermelk's curator insight, March 16, 2015 7:53 PM

I found this article to be very descriptive, but also very disturbing. The story of three students are told and all three stories include a male student with Asperger syndrome being bullied and because of their lack of communication skills, all three students were unable to fully express to an adult what was happening to them. One student was kicked in the face on a school bus and when he walked up front to tell the driver what had occurred, he was not able to form words. Rather than being comforted or questioned or helped, the student was told that he would be written up for crying if he did not stop. This is wrong on so many levels. the article also described how the students with Asperger syndrome were targets because of their behavior. They often do certain things, such as pacing or speaking, when they become uncomfortable by something that triggers them. In the article, bullies were described as intentionally triggering the students with Asperger syndrome because their behavior is amusing to the bullies. It is important that all students within a school feel safe so that they can learn in a comfortable, and especially bully-free, environment.  

Julia Wilkins's comment, March 19, 2015 12:40 AM
It is unbelievable that a student would be told he would be written up for crying, disability or no disability! Also, this just shows how all school personnel from bus drivers to cafeteria workers should have some basic training in working with children. This would have been an inappropriate response in any situation.
Caleb Christian Weathers's comment, March 19, 2015 9:53 PM
Kensley, I fully agree with you that this app is a great way for students and people in general who have Asperger Syndrome to figure out the meaning behind phrases they may not have heard before. One of the key symptoms that those with Asperger Syndrome deal with is taking everything so literally and I think it is awesome that someone has come up with such an accessible way for these people to decipher what is literal and what is a "joke." Also, the article refers to the student's phrase, "Go jump in a lake" as a joke but I believe that this is a terrible joke and simply bullying. I believe this app is also a great way for students with Asperger Syndrome to tell when they are being bullied and hopefully more bullies will be reported rather than feeling helpless.
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Combatting Asperger's: A Losing Proposition | Psychology Today

Combatting Asperger's: A Losing Proposition | Psychology Today | Living with Asperger's | Scoop.it
Learn to say yes to your best possible life. By David Finch...
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ResearchAutism's Channel - YouTube

ResearchAutism's Channel - YouTube | Living with Asperger's | Scoop.it
The Organization for Autism Research (OAR) is a national, nonprofit organization formed and led by relatives of children and adults with autism and Asperger Syndrome.
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Does it sound like my husband has Asperger's Syndrome?

My husband and I have been together for almost 7 years. We have a one year old daughter.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Functional Disconnect Syndrome | AM ...

Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Functional Disconnect Syndrome | AM ... | Living with Asperger's | Scoop.it
A major part of Hemispheric Integration Therapy and the functional neurology approach to the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders deals with the term “Functional Disconnect Syndrome.” A Functional ...
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Patti's Blog - Advocate for Elders, People with Disabilities and Their Families: 4 Therapy Time Savers for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder

Patti's Blog - Advocate for Elders, People with Disabilities and Their Families: 4 Therapy Time Savers for Kids With Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) or Autistic Spectrum Disorder | Living with Asperger's | Scoop.it
Excerpt from My Special Needs Network: (click for entire article) T...I...M...E...is on your side, yes it is! At least it is when you have some reliable short cuts that allow you to find the best sensory solutions for your kids....
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Here’s a Simple Step to Teach Empathy to Your Asperger’s Child | Prospering with Aspergers

Here’s a Simple Step to Teach Empathy to Your Asperger’s Child | Prospering with Aspergers | Living with Asperger's | Scoop.it
One great way to help children with Aspergers learn empathy is a simple strategy called visual mapping. This article describes that strategy.
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