Snapshot | About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: When Your Child Is Mildly Autistic | Circa September 29, 2008

About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: When Your Child Is Mildly Autistic
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Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.com
Mon, Sep 29, 2008, 6:24 AM
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So much of the media interest in autism revolves around children who are profoundly disabled, that it can be tough for parents to find resources for their child with relatively mild autism. After all, their kids are verbal… they’re academically on or near grade level… and they’re quite capable of managing ordinary life skills. But kids with high functioning autism may have a very tough time socially, emotionally, and physically. These resources may help!

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How to Explain Your Child’s Asperger Syndrome
Asperger syndrome is invisible, at least some of the time. At other times, though, symptoms rise to the surface. When should parents tell their children that they have Asperger syndrome? When and how should parents explain Asperger syndrome to other adults?

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New to Autism
Causes of Autism
Autism Treatments
Asperger Syndrome
Children and Autism
Treatments for Autism Spectrum Disorders
Symptoms of Autism

Mood Disorders and Asperger Syndrome
The diagnostic criteria for Asperger syndrome do not include anxiety or depression. But experts say that people with Asperger syndrome have a greater than average chance of developing mood disorders.

Is It Asperger Syndrome?
People with Asperger’s Syndrome may have a tough time with social cues and small talk. They may also be very intelligent, and highly successful in their own areas of interest. Could you or someone you love be diagnosable with Asperger’s Syndrome?


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