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Old 02-10-2011, 07:08 AM
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Okies. So this question has nothing to do with my job. It is a more personal question type thing for my own benefit. I was talking to a lady I know and she mentioned her sister had a child with Ashberger's Disease/Syndrome. So I was wondering about others experiences with Ashbergers and how functional the person is, etc. I have not found a whole lot on it but have done some google searches. I am more looking for sharing personal experiences with it and stuff like that. Any examples of experiences? How it's treated? Progression? (I am a bit sleepy so I may not be asking this right)
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Old 02-10-2011, 07:16 AM
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It's Asberger syndrome and there's a ton of info out there. My son has it, but is quickly growing out of it. In some kids it's severe, in others pretty mild. Some kids can grow out of it to the point that when they're in high school or young adults, no one can tell they ever had it.

Here's one link:

http://www.webmd.com/brain/autism/me...rgers-syndrome

Tony Attwood is considered an expert:

http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/
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I'd like to check out those links, myself, and plan to do so after I've finished reading the other posts.
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Easiest way to describe it is that it is a functional form of autism. The main trait is that there is a social awkwardness and inability to read social situations that can be mistaken for being socially detached or aloof.
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I've heard that. I think I'm lucky that nobody slapped that dx on me. I appear to be aloof and socially detached because it is extremely embarrassing not to be able to recognize people's faces (neurological wiring glitch) and have to rely on such things as voices, regional accents, or some other characteristic that I can latch onto. I never knew this thing existed, and I blamed it on moving all the time. It also comes with the inability to distinguish cars from each other and a lousy sense of direction thrown in just for giggles.
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