Category: Aspergers

How to Succeed in School if You’re Autistic

For some kids, school can be a pleasurable, friendly experience. However, it’s never easy when you’re different – and being autistic in school will make life more difficult in some ways. In fact, 94% of autistic people said they found school a horrible experience. This doesn’t have to be you. Here are some ways to try to make your school …

Theory finds that individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome don’t lack empathy – in fact if anything they empathize too much

“People with Asperger’s syndrome, a high functioning form of autism, are often stereotyped as distant loners or robotic geeks. But what if what looks like coldness to the outside world is a response to being overwhelmed by emotion – an excess of empathy, not a lack of it? This idea resonates with many people suffering from autism-spectrum disorders and their …

3 Ways to Live with Asperger’s Syndrome

Below are tips on how to live with autism or Asperger’s Syndrome. People who live with Asperger’s may be called “Aspies” or “Aspergians” and they are sometimes labeled as geeks, dorks, or nerds. Autistic people often experience problems with social interaction that neurotypicals (non-autistic people) take for granted. With patience, and the right help, anybody with Aspergers can succeed in …

How to Know if You Have Asperger’s Syndrome: 3 Steps

Asperger Syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder that is characterized by difficulties in social interaction and non-verbal communication. Some of the smartest, most talented people worldwide and throughout history are thought to have had Asperger’s. Many adults who have Asperger’s Syndrome were never diagnosed or even misdiagnosed. Persons with Asperger’s Syndrome often have difficulty with making and keeping friends. People …

How to Recognize Aspergers in a Toddler

According to the latest DSM, Asperger’s is no longer an official diagnosis although the term is still convenient to use; its symptoms instead fall under the milder end/higher functioning side of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). It can be difficult to detect ASD/Asperger’s in children because they can be relatively high functioning; a child with “Asperger’s” often has a high level …