(Press Release)Biddeford, ME, Sept. 28, 2015 — To significant international acclaim, Maine businessman Derek Volk has released his poignant memoir Chasing the Rabbit: A Dad’s Life Raising a Son on the Spectrum. Co-written with his twenty-four-year-old son Dylan, who has Asperger’s syndrome, the book highlights the Volk family’s significant challenges and heartfelt . . . → Read More: Father Pens Moving Account of Raising a Son with Asperger’s Syndrome
Students with Asperger’s Syndrome Improve Social Skills Through Broadcast Program
Betty Ann Bowser Reports on PBS NewsHour’s Website
News has an agenda in Broomall, Pa., where students with Asperger’s syndrome ‘go live’ in their own broadcast each year. Their teachers say it’s one of the best ways for students to learn . . . → Read More: Aspergers Students Broadcast The News
11-year-old Max from NBC’s Parenthood asks his Dad, “Well, what is Aspergers Syndrome?” His dad struggles to explain, but when Max hears him use words like disability and aspergers syndrome, it leaves Max feeling confused and alone.
Getting an Aspergers Diagnosis
When a child is diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome (AS), an autism spectrum . . . → Read More: Aspergers Syndrome Awareness Found on TV
For children with Aspergers, friends are difficult to make and keep. When a child without Aspergers Syndrome makes friends, parents are not often involved in the choice of the friend or the facilitation of the friendship. In Aspergers children, however, the parent may need to be an active participant in helping . . . → Read More: Supporting Your Child With Aspergers To Make Friends by Dave Angel
People with Asperger Syndrome (AS) who were born before 1994 were so out of sync with the rest of the world they were often told they were weird. And that was one of the kinder epithets. It is no wonder that there are now a lot of Aspergers diagnosis in adults.
My son, Max, . . . → Read More: Aspergers Diagnosis in Adults