Psycho-Babble Medication | about biological treatments | Framed
This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | List of forums | Search | FAQ

Re: Asperger's disorder

Posted by Augusta on December 17, 2001, at 0:03:09

In reply to Asperger's disorder, posted by Elizabeth on December 16, 2001, at 23:15:18

Hi Elizabeth,

I don't know a lot about Asperger's disorder but not long ago I did do some research on it because a friend's young son appears to have it.

One lay definition of A's disorder is "high-functioning autistic." People with Asperger's syndrome have great difficulty in social interactions for a variety of reasons. One is that they are unable to "read" social cues from others and therefore they constantly make social errors of varying magnitude.

Another facet of this syndrome is (usually? always?) that the person has extraordinary memory capabilities. My friend's child, for example, can watch a cartoon show on TV once and then repeat everything that happened and was said in it verbatim. That is a very typical A's feature.

* * *

Elizabeth, I must confess -- this is not related to A's syndrome -- that I have noticed the intelligence, knowledge and clarity that you bring to your many posts on these two boards. For that reason I have been curious about you and hoped to have a chance to get to know you. I am at if you are willing. :-))

(Of course, to anyone else who might read this post, I want to stress that in general I have been very impressed with the quality of both the posts and the posters at this site. I count myself lucky to be able to be here among so many intelligent and caring people.)




Post a new follow-up

Your message only Include above post

Notify the administrators

They will then review this post with the posting guidelines in mind.

To contact them about something other than this post, please use this form instead.


Start a new thread

Google www
Search options and examples
[amazon] for

This thread | Show all | Post follow-up | Start new thread | FAQ
Psycho-Babble Medication | Framed

poster:Augusta thread:87154