I started writing this blog a while back. I have teachers, &, doctors tell me how they did not understand or comprehend the parent’s perspective when dealing with kids/adolescents with Aspergers. It seems like a need is there. This is where it all hangs out; even the stuff that is considered "private". When your kid is autistic and the school is in your home there is no "private” life for any of us. I have the cuter half's support and we talk about everything here.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Everyone with Asperger’s Syndrome is a genius. Fact: Some people with AS are
geniuses, some are of average intelligence. Many are in the “above average”
MYTH: People with Asperger’s have no empathy for
others. Fact: Though Aspies may
have trouble showing empathy, most do have the ability to care about other
MYTH: Aspies cannot form romantic relationships.
Fact: Though many aspies
have trouble initiating romantic relationships and may have difficulty knowing
what to do in a relationship, aspies can and do date, get married, and have children
just like everyone else. It is important for aspies to find a partner who is
able to be understanding of their condition and the idiosyncrasies that come
with it. It is also important for aspies to make an effort to see things from
their partner’s perspective.
MYTH: Only males can have Asperger’s Syndrome. Fact: There are many females with the condition,
though many females remain undiagnosed for a variety of reasons, including the
fact that girls are better at blending in, and that some AS traits are seen as
more socially acceptable in girls.
MYTH: Life is more difficult for Aspie males
than females. Fact: Females have a
different set of challenges than males, such as being more likely to be taken
advantage of by neurotypical males.
MYTH: Asperger’s is just an excuse to not be a
part of society and it doesn’t actually exist. Fact: Most aspies desperately want to be part of
society, they just don’t know how to do it.
MYTH: Only children can have Asperger’s. Fact: Though adults are able to develop better
ways of coping and blending in with society, it is a lifelong condition. Many
AS adults have trouble getting a formal diagnosis, as it wasn’t included in the
DSM until 1994.
MYTH: All aspies are nerds, or all nerds are
aspies. Fact: Many aspies have
interests that can be considered nerdy, but not everyone who considers themselves
“nerds” have Asperger’s.
MYTH: All people with Asperger’s Syndrome want
to be cured. Fact: Many aspies are
against finding a cure, as their aspie traits are an integral part of who they
MYTH: People with Asperger’s Syndrome are
mentally retarded. Fact: To be diagnosed
with Asperger’s, an individual must have at least normal intelligence.
MYTH: Asperger’s is a disease. Fact: Asperger’s is simply a neurological