Autism / Asperger’s Library

  • An Introduction to Autism
    Autism. Not until the middle of the twentieth century was there a name for a disorder that now appears to affect an estimated 3.4 every 1,000 children ages 3-10, a disorder that causes disruption in ...
  • The Link Between Vaccines and Autism: True or False?
    Does vaccination increase the likelihood of autism? One hypothesis is that vaccination in general, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) virus live vaccine, and vaccines that contain mercury cause autism. Actress Jenny McCarthy is one of ...
  • A Day at a Time: A Journal for Parents of Children with Autism
    Finally someone has stepped forward with a handy book that helps parents of children on the autistic spectrum organize their complex lives. Jen Merheb has created A Day at a Time: A Journal ...
  • Disturbances of the Mind
    Disturbances of the Mind by Douwe Draaisma is a book regarding various illnesses ranging from Bonnet Syndrome to Alzheimer’s, with an entire range of brain diseases in between.  It provides an interesting narrative about how ...
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
    Asperger's Disorder -- also known as Asperger's Syndrome or just AS -- is a mild form of autism, recognized as a mental health ...
  • College Students: There’s a Banquet on the Bulletin Boards
    Rosalind Russell said it best in the movie Auntie Mame. She played an eccentric, flamboyant lady who truly loved life and lived it as she wished. Her most famous line? “Oh, darling -- life’s a ...
  • My Child Was Just Diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome
    If you have recently received a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome for one of your children, you may be asking yourself, "How could this be?" You are probably experiencing a lot of emotions right ...
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome
    One of the more humbling things about being a senior therapist is realizing the cases where we missed it because we didn't have adequate training at the time or because the disorder hadn't been adequately ...
  • Obsessed: Should a Computer Hacker with Asperger Syndrome Go to Prison?
    When human rights activist Terry Waite spoke recently in support of Gary McKinnon, the noted Pentagon hacker, it made quite a stir. Waite is a former Beirut hostage, imprisoned for four years in Lebanon in ...
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon is, on the surface, a detective story. A detective story rather than another type of novel, because it is like ...
  • The Diagnostic Manual for the Mentally Ill and Intellectually Disabled
    It’s called the “other” dual diagnosis. While most professionals and laypeople understand dual diagnosis to mean those who suffer from both mental illness and substance abuse, the term is also used for those with the ...
  • Future Planning for Your Intellectually Disabled Adult Child
    If you are in your mid to late 50s or older and have an intellectually disabled adult child living at home, you are part of the first generation whose disabled kids may well outlive them. ...
  • Asperger’s Disorder
    Asperger's Disorder is the term for a specific type of pervasive developmental disorder which is characterized by problems in development of social skills and behavior. In the past, many children with Asperger's Disorder were diagnosed ...
  • How Asperger’s Disorder is Diagnosed
    Asperger's Disorder (also known as Asperger's Syndrome, or AS), like other pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs), involves delays and deviant patterns of behavior in multiple areas of functioning, that often require the input of professionals with ...
  • In-Depth: Asperger’s Disorder
    Impairments in Social Interactions with Others Although the social criteria for Asperger's Disorder (also known as Asperger's Syndrome, or AS) and autism are identical, the former condition usually involves fewer symptoms and has a generally different ...
  • History of Asperger’s Disorder
    Asperger Syndrome (AS, also known as Asperger's Disorder) is a severe developmental disorder characterized by major difficulties in social interaction, and restricted and unusual patterns of interest and behavior. Autism is the most widely ...
  • Treatment for Asperger’s Disorder
    There are a wide variety of helpful treatments for Asperger's Disorder that help an individual learn better social skills and communication cues, to help them be able to interact socially more naturally. At present, like ...
  • Symptoms of Asperger’s Disorder
    Asperger's Disorder is a syndrome that typically appears first in childhood, and is primarily characterized by a person's difficulty in everyday social interactions with others. For instance, a person with Asperger's may engage in ...
  • All About Asperger’s Disorder
    The essential features of Asperger's Disorder are severe and sustained impairment in social interactions with others, and the development of restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, and activities. A person with Asperger's often appear to ...

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