Greta Thunberg: Why She Called Aspergers Her Superpower
It may be time to re-think Asperger syndrome and what is considered " normal. " (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

‘It has been totally positive’: the couples brought together by an autism diagnosis
When one partner in a relationship learns they are autistic, it can explain years of frustration and confusion. And, for many, the knowledge makes their bond stronger than everWhen their children were young, Karen and David took them to a noisy restaurant. Their two-year-old daughter was being loud and excitable, as toddlers tend to be, and David suddenly got up and walked out. There were many incidents like that during their first 12 years of marriage, which would often leave David feeling frustrated, and Karen sad, lonely and confused.Then, when their son was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) – the term...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 29, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Emine Saner Tags: Relationships Autism Psychology Life and style Society Source Type: news

What ’s So Funny About Autism?
Some people on the autism spectrum not only get the jokes, they write them. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michele C. Hollow Tags: Comedy and Humor Asperger ' s Syndrome Autism Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD
Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Autistic dad shares his struggles with being a parent
Jude Morrow has Asperger's syndrome and found becoming a dad for the first time very difficult. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child
A trip down a bookstore aisle will reveal that there are as many different approaches to parenting as there are books to choose from. For every approach, there is an expert and a book to go along with it. In this modern age, there is probably a blog, too. The common theme between all these books is a problem to fix, a habit to address, or an issue to figure out. Then there is Differently Wired: Raising an Exceptional Child in a Conventional World, a book as differently wired as the children it refers to. While it will be on the same shelf as a book about dealing with a “problem child,” Differently Wired isn&rsq...
Source: Psych Central - May 15, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Bethany Duarte Tags: Autism / Asperger's Book Reviews Caregivers Children and Teens Disabilities Disorders Family General Motivation and Inspiration Parenting Pediatrics for Parents Personal Stories Psychology School Issues Self-Help Stress Stu Source Type: news

High-functioning autism, severe anxiety, and bullying in a 26 year old - Fogler JM, Stein D, Barbaresi WJ, Bridgemohan C, Steinbauer-Sch ütz A, Dirmhirn A, Holzinger D, Radesky J, Fellinger J.
CASE: Peter is a 26-year-old group home resident in Austria with a history of poor peer relationships, including being bullied, and previous diagnoses of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Asperger syndrome, social anxiety, depression, and developme... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 26, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Young Adults Source Type: news

Do young people with Asperger syndrome or intellectual disability use social media and are they cyberbullied or cyberbullies in the same way as their peers? - Begara Iglesias O, G ómez Sánchez LE, Alcedo Rodríguez MA.
BACKGROUND: The aim of the present study is to explore how youth with intellectual disability or Asperger syndrome use new technologies and social media in comparison with their peers without disability. METHOD: Participants were 181 adolescents wi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Book Review: The Disordered Mind
“Self-awareness leads us to question who we are and why we exist,” writes Eric R. Kandel. Seeking answers to questions like this is what makes us human, but how do we explain how our consciousness arises from the physical matter that is our brain? In his new groundbreaking book, The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves, acclaimed neuroscientist Eric R. Kandel looks not at the brain in function, but rather conditions such as schizophrenia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, Parkinson’s and addiction to help us uncover what it means to be human. While disruptions of brain fu...
Source: Psych Central - December 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Claire Nana Tags: Antipsychotics Autism / Asperger's Bipolar Book Reviews Creativity Disorders General Medications Neuroscience Psychology Schizophrenia Stigma Stress Treatment Amygdala Bipolar Disorder cortisol Hippocampus Kandel The Source Type: news

I'm A Celeb's Anne Hegerty opens up about Asperger's
Fans watched her speak about her condition with former EastEnders actress Rita Simons and other campmates. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Children like me are just invisible
MY NAME is Tyler, am 11 years old and have Asperger syndrome – which is on the autistic spectrum. I like to be reminded it’s not just me, there are other people like this. My interests include Nintendo, mathematics, physics and coding. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neurodiversity - understanding the legal and social impacts
Are neurological conditions like Asperger's syndrome and autism the new frontier of inequality and discrimination? The EU-funded NEDBELS project is investigating the legal and social challenges society faces if it is to be more inclusive of those with such neurological disorders - a concept known as 'neurodiversity'. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - August 17, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Asperger's chilling complicity
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 14, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Wadman, M. Tags: books Source Type: news

Doctor Behind Asperger's Syndrome Subject To Name Change
In the book "Asperger's Children: The Origins of Autism in Nazi Vienna," Edith Sheffer writes about the doctor who first diagnosed Asperger's Syndrome. Sheffer tells NPR's Michel Martin how Hans Asperger's Nazi ties were hidden for years. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says Austrian Doctor Asperger'Actively Cooperated' With Nazis, Study Says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named,"actively cooperated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, an academic paper published on Thursday says.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 20, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Pioneering physician Asperger sent children to their deaths, study claims
Hans Asperger has been recognized for decades for his groundbreaking studies on child psychiatry and pediatrics. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism doctor Hans Asperger aided Nazi killings, study says
New report based on previously unexamined documents and patient reports from the World War II era portrays him as "a cog in the Nazi killing machine" (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger Aided Nazi Child Euthanasia, Study Says
The autism researcher collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Nazi Links of Hans Asperger, Autism Research Pioneer, Prompt Consternation
The Austrian doctor collaborated with the Third Reich and actively assisted in the killing of disabled children, a new report says. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CEYLAN YEGINSU Tags: Holocaust and the Nazi Era Asperger's Syndrome Disabilities Intellectual Disabilities Doctors Research Austria Herwig Czech Hans Asperger Vienna (Austria) Source Type: news

Doctor Who Gave Name to Asperger's Syndrome Worked With Nazis: Report
THURSDAY, April 19, 2018 -- The Austrian doctor who defined Asperger's syndrome may have collaborated with the Nazis and likely played a role in the deaths of hundreds of mentally disabled children, new research claims. The findings challenge the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 19, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pioneering autism researcher Asperger 'actively co-operated' with Nazis, study says
Hans Asperger, the Austrian pediatrician who pioneered research into autism and after whom Asperger syndrome is named, "actively co-operated" with a Nazi program under which disabled children were killed, according to a newly published academic paper. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/World Source Type: news

Famed autism doctor Hans Asperger assisted in Nazi euthanasia
Herwig Czech, a historian of medicine at the Medical University of Vienna, made the discovery after looking at Asperger's Nazi-era publications along with documents from Austrian archives. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger ‘collaborated with Nazis’ in WWII
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hans Asperger 'collaborated with Nazis' in WWII
A medical journal suggests the renowned autism paediatrician was a Nazi collaborator. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study investigates whether Hans Asperger actively assisted the Nazi euthanasia program
(BioMed Central) Pediatrician Hans Asperger, after whom the condition of Asperger syndrome was named, actively cooperated with the Nazi regime, according to a study published in the open-access journal Molecular Autism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says
Eight-year study finds pioneer of paediatrics assisted in Third Reich ’s euthanasia programmeThe Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named was an active participant in the Nazi regime, assisting in the Third Reich ’s euthanasia programme and supporting the concept of racial hygiene by deeming certain children unworthy to live,according to a study by a medical historian.Herwig Czech, from Vienna ’s Medical University, has made the claim in an academic paper published in the open access journal Molecular Autism, following eight years of research into the paediatrician Hans Asperger.Continue read...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Kate Connolly in Berlin Tags: Nazism World news Science Czech Republic Source Type: news

World Autism Awareness Day 2018
By IPS World DeskROME, Mar 28 2018 (IPS)Austism Spectrum Disorder is a name that covers a range of similar disorders affecting a person’s interaction, communication and behaviour. Asperger Syndrome is included in this range.Its causes remain unknown, but one in sixty-eight children are diagnosed with ASD, and these numbers are on the rise globally.This year, World Austism Awareness Day will be observed at the United Nations with particular emphasis on the importance of empowering women and girls with Autism.In a world where gender imbalances are pervasive, women and girls with disabilities experience gender-base viol...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: IPS World Desk Tags: Development & Aid Global Health Multimedia Poverty & SDGs Video Source Type: news

Would you be able to spot the traits that signal you are on the spectrum?
JP Horsley, a 38-year-old musician, and mother-of-three Joanna Hoskin, 35, discovered they have autism and Asperger syndrome respectively Channel 4 documentary Are You Austistic? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother's Asperger's poem strikes a chord on social media
The mother of a child with Asperger's syndrome is touched by the response after posting a poem on Facebook. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asperger syndrome:
A mum’s moving poem about her son who has Asperger syndrome. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Wired differently': a mum's tribute to her son
Tristan has Asperger's syndrome and his mother penned a poem about his life. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

"Path to intended violence" model to understand mass violence in the case of Elliot Rodger - Allely CS, Faccini L.
There have been many different conceptualizations regarding Elliot Rodger's clinical presentation including claims of him having Asperger's Syndrome (Duke, 2014), psychosis and psychopathy (Langman, 2014) and a description of him as an "injustice collector... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

How a disabled fan became the star of Lucy Rose's new video
Zoe Schofield, who lives with Asperger's syndrome and chronic pain, stars in Lucy Rose's latest video. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Library Shelfie Day
The New York Public Library launched ‘Library Shelfie Day’, a social media event, a few years ago as a way to promote libraries and demonstrate a love of reading. The idea worked well with Instagram and was an international hit with over 1200 posts. Why did people like it so much? A number of factors contributed to this phenomenon. It definitely resonated with what people cared about, their passion for reading. Wonderful books include both the courageous and inspiring stories of individuals as well as reveal the health barriers members of our society must face. The PNR staff loves to read and here are a few of...
Source: Dragonfly - January 23, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Carolyn Martin Tags: Health Literacy/Consumer Health Public Libraries reading social media Source Type: news

Early Indicators: High Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome
Michelle Fattig writes on understanding and acknowledging autism, ASD, high functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - December 21, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Neurological Disorders Source Type: news

Famous People Who Have or Had Asperger's Syndrome
A list of famous people who either have or had Aspergers Syndrome during their life (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - November 10, 2017 Category: Disability Tags: Famous Disabled Source Type: news

Gary Numan: I don’t see my Asperger’s as a disability - it’s an advantage
SYNTH-POP superstar Gary Numan believes the alien-like character he adopts on stage to belt out his best-known hits such as Are “Friends” Electric? and Cars is much more than just a stage persona. Rather, it is representative of the Asperger syndrome he has lived with all his life. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asperger's syndrome
When an old colleague returns to work. Maura's Asperger's syndrome means she doesn't hold back her thoughts about her friend's new hair style. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Asperger artist: Patrick Samuel says art saved his life
Patrick Samuel has Asperger's syndrome. He uses art to deal with depression and self-injurious behaviour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Art saved my life'
Patrick Samuel has Asperger's syndrome. He uses art to deal with depression and self-injurious behaviour. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

$5.4M donation: Penn plans to use it on Asperger syndrome research
The funds will support one of the first large-scale genetic studies to recruit individuals with Asperger syndrome and their family members. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Penn receives $5.4 million gift to create program for Asperger's syndrome research
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is establishing the Asperger's Syndrome Program of Excellence (ASPE) with a $5.4 million gift from an anonymous donor. ASPE aims to significantly improve understanding of the genetic causes of Asperger syndrome in order to energize the international research and clinical community. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 1, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

As An Eating Disorder Therapist, I’m Concerned About Netflix’s ‘To The Bone’
The trailer of Netflix’s upcoming movie, ‘To The Bone,’ opens with a plate of food and a young, frail, girl tallying up the calorie counts of each item. Her friend laughs and says, “it’s like you have calorie Asperger’s.” The movie, which was written and directed by Marti Noxon and stars Lilly Collins and Keanu Reeves depicts a young girl’s battle with anorexia. It has already been met with a lot of controversy, especially within the eating disorder recovery and treatment community. I think that the creation of this film was well-intentioned. The director and lead actress bot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors Weren't Listening To Somali Immigrants' Autism Concerns. Then Anti-Vaxxers Did.
Deeqa Hussein can’t put her finger on exactly how or when the vaccination disconnect happened in her community. For years, the large number of Somali immigrant parents in the Twin Cities area vaccinated their children at rates as high as 92 percent ― outpacing virtually every other ethnic group. And then, Hussein said, many parents just stopped.  “I felt like there was a lot fear and anxiety surrounding the MMR vaccine,” said Hussein, a special-education teacher with the Minneapolis Public Schools who also serves as the vice president of the local Somali Parents Autism Network and has two sons with...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When A Child's Autism Diagnosis Leads To Answers For Mom
This article has been updated to correct Gleason’s age. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Cannot See My Daughter's Autism
On our fifth and final day of a cross-country move from Maine to Minnesota, my husband, father-in-law, daughter and I walked into a bustling truck stop Denny’s. We were hungry, tired and sore, but my daughter, little trooper that she is, was sitting quietly beside me, already lost in her iPad. When the waitress approached, we ordered coffee and then I placed an order for my daughter: scrambled eggs, bacon and hot chocolate that needs to actually be lukewarm and also, for the love of God, without whipped cream, please-and-thank-you. The waitress looked at me, raised an eyebrow, and then looked at my daughter. &ld...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why You Cannot See My Daughter's Autism
On our fifth and final day of a cross-country move from Maine to Minnesota, my husband, father-in-law, daughter and I walked into a bustling truck stop Denny’s. We were hungry, tired and sore, but my daughter, little trooper that she is, was sitting quietly beside me, already lost in her iPad. When the waitress approached, we ordered coffee and then I placed an order for my daughter: scrambled eggs, bacon and hot chocolate that needs to actually be lukewarm and also, for the love of God, without whipped cream, please-and-thank-you. The waitress looked at me, raised an eyebrow, and then looked at my daughter. &ld...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Aspergers Syndrome Signs and Symptoms
Asperger's Syndrome Signs and Symptoms (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 19, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Case report: matricide by a 17-year old boy with Asperger's syndrome - Lazaratou H, Giannopoulou I, Anomitri C, Douzenis A.
This case study presents a 17-year-old boy with Asperger's syndrome (AS) who was charged with matricide. The adolescent had neither prior history of aggression and violent behavior nor an established history of co-morbid disorder. The case illustrates chal... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

PBS Kids Marks Autism Awareness Month With Characters On The Spectrum
April marks Autism Awareness Month, and PBS Kids is doing its part to raise awareness by showing episodes featuring characters on the spectrum. Beginning with a Muppet’s TV debut on Monday, PBS Kids will air episodes of “Sesame Street,” “Dinosaur Train” and “Arthur” that help kids learn about autism. Julia, a Muppet on “Sesame Street” with autism, kicked off the week in a new episode in which Big Bird meets Julia and learns about the disorder. In a video of the episode posted on YouTube, Abby Cadabby gives a simple yet important explanation about what it means to h...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news