Autism Spectrum Disorders

Asperger’s syndrome, now referred to as Autism Spectrum Disorder, is defined by difficulties in social communication. Adults with Asperger’s find it hard to “read” facial expressions, vocal tone and body language, recognize a joke, identify sarcasm, follow conversations, make eye … Read more

The title of this blog is based on a 2013 article in Scientific American that questioned whether it is possible to recover from autism. I thought it would be useful to review some of findings from this article and pose … Read more

Asperger’s syndrome is one of a group of disorders that affects a person’s behavior, use of language and communication, and social interaction. It is named after Dr. Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician, who first studied the condition in 1944. Dr. … Read more

Due to unanticipated circumstances, my blog this week will be shorter than typical. I will return at the usual time in two weeks with a new blog of normal length. Over the years, a number of people have commented to … Read more

Recently, I asked my blog readers for their suggestions on how adults with Asperger’s can change how they think, feel and behave. A large number of people responded, many with stories of their personal attempts to change, others with general … Read more

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