Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger disorder (AD) or simply Asperger's,
is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction
and nonverbal communication, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests.
This is Schuyler
Schuyler was just four years old when he was diagnosed with ADHD, bipolar disorder, and autism. Through early and intensive intervention, which has included many years at therapeutic boarding schools, Schuyler continues to experience successful relationships, academic progress, and vocational growth and opportunities.
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Parents are often their own toughest critics. When the idyllic picture of what we thought our family would look like is a stark contrast to what the reality is, we add on even more stress by feeling guilty about what we did or didn't do in a a sea of very complex situations. For parents of special needs children, these instances are magnified, but they are recurring thoughts of every parent, nearly every day. Break the cycle of guilt for your sake and for the sake of your child.
It's not just about your child being picked last for the kickball game or not making new friends at school, it's about the derogatory comments towards your child from other children or the lack of empathy from the adults in his/her life. Finding the right tools to help your child with Asperger's and Autism Spectrum Disorder and educating those who interact with your child, will help lead you all down a path towards a bright future for your child.
Each year we reflect on the anniversary of Newtown. During the recollection, let's make sure that we strengthen our commitment to preventing this from happening again, anywhere. One way is to read this emotional plea by Christine Walker, mother of a son afflicted with mental illness.