What is Aspergers Syndrome?

"What is Aspergers Syndrome? Asperger syndrome (also Aspergers syndrome [with and without the apostrophe], Asperger's disorder, Asperger's, AS, or AD) is one of several autism spectrum disorders (ASD) characterized by difficulties in social interaction and by restricted and stereotyped interests and activities."

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Wow! What is Aspergers Syndrome? That's definitely not an easy question to answer... I'm going to try to describe the various symptoms of Aspergers Syndrome using real-world descriptions.

Most of these descriptions will come from my son's day-to-day life, as well as my own experiences. So, what is Aspergers Syndrome?

First description: (more to come as we grow our website)

Imagine you're in a room and you have the TV turned up full blast on a 'static' station and the stereo blaring as loud as it'll go.

In addition there's someone behind you banging away on a drum set and for good measure there's a guy in the corner running his fingernails across a chalkboard, again and again and again.

While this cacophony is at play, everything around you is moving super fast, so fast that details are blurred, you can see some things come into focus here and there but for the most part everything is just flying around you with you standing still in the middle of it all, your head aching from the overload of sight and sound.

You can't make sense of anything because it's all just so much noise.

Now imagine that no one else around you is experiencing what you are, to them everything is moving along at normal pace and no one has a clue that there's anything different going on with you...

That's what a person with Aspergers Syndrome can experience every single minute of every single day of his or her life.

The only difference between his experience and your experience is that you can stop the assault of sight and sound whereas the person with Aspergers Syndrome cannot put a halt to it, he just has to suffer through it, because the sights and sounds that are assaulting him are actually just the regular sights and sounds of every day life.

And it gets worse when the level of the sound increases, say for example in a restaurant that's playing loud music that bounces off the walls and mixes with everyone's various conversations, or in the restroom when someone turns on the electric hand dryer.

Some Aspies are so aware of all the sights and sounds around them, they'll even see things such as the flicker of a fluorescent light that happens every 30 seconds or so.

There's one answer to the question of what is Aspergers Syndrome...

Second description:

You can't get through the school day without wearing your backpack. It doesn't matter that it's against the rules to wear your backpack, you're willing to break the rules because you absolutely cannot get through the day without wearing it.

It doesn't matter that the other kids laugh at you and call you names because you're the ONLY kid in the school wearing your backpack, you still wear it because you absolutely CANNOT get through the day without wearing it. Actually it does matter that the kids laugh at you and call you names, you cry about it at night but you STILL wear your backpack the next day and the next and the next because for whatever reason that you don't understand you cannot go without wearing it.

Some say this is due to sensory issues, some Aspergers Syndrome sufferers need to feel pressure or weight. Others say it's a security blanket of sorts, a familiar item which can be another very necessary thing for Asperger's Syndrome sufferers. Whatever it is, if he isn't allowed to wear his backpack he'll melt-down and end up being sent to the office in trouble.

The above situations are just a couple answers to the question what is Aspergers Syndrome. Just a couple examples of what people with Aspergers Syndrome have to deal with on a daily basis.

Welcome to our world, the world of Aspergers Syndrome (AS) and PDD. If you're reading this then chances are it's your world too, or the world of someone you love.

Our 12 year old son, Cameron, was diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome in November of 2005, when he was 11 years old.

I have been asked often "What is Aspergers Syndrome?" Even his couple friends have asked me. So, as we travel on this journey of major discovery, I decided to build a website to help myself and others to learn the answers to the question "What is Aspergers Syndrome and PDD-NOS".

I want to help my son, and anyone with Aspergers Syndrome, to recognize their wonderful talents, realize their incredible potential and to just know how special they truly are.

Click around and check things out and if you don't see something that you'd like to see, please let us know.

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Quick note: Although it's often spelled Asberger (with a "b") it's actually Aspergers with a "p" (and often with or without the second "s"), named after Hans Asperger who is one of the original identifiers of this syndrome.

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For as much time as I spend researching Asperger's Syndrome this website should have thousands of pages but because my son has Asperger's Syndrome I find that the things I want to work on very often are not the things that I have to work on so I'm still not able to spend as much time on it as I'd like to.

As he heads into adulthood (he turned 18 on Dec 13 and yes I need to update some things at my website such as my home page that says he's 17) I'm finding that I have even less time on my hands as I spend more time trying to master the puzzle of how to help him transition into "life after high school".

That's where Autism Tomorrow: The Complete Guide To Help Your Child Thrive In The Real World comes in. It's a guide to help your kids after high school. You'll find parts of the book will be applicable and some won't depending on your child's current age. Although the title implies "Autism after high school" there is still quite a bit in there about what to do before your child hits "real life". But overall a helpful book.

Please contact me if you'd like to send a copy of your book to me for review. I would absolutely love it!

Fiction, Non-fiction, Auto-Biographies, Instructional books, etc. I'm interested in them all. :) And if you autograph it that would be SUPER cool! ;)