School sports serve as therapy for Asperger’s social interaction issues

I’m a big believer in the benefits of any organized activity for Aspies, but particularly organized sports that are safe and properly coached. Any sport with a deep regimen can help a kid with Asperger’s Syndrome succeed. That’s why I liked the newspaper story that got forwarded to me about Will Harvey. Will is aContinue Reading

Asperger’s symptoms are my superpower, says Tom Angleberger

Asperger’s symptoms have their perks, according to Tom Angleberger, who attributes his career as an author of children’s books to his Asperger’s symptoms. Best known for the Origami Yoda series, Angleberger admits that while there are things that he, like many Aspies, has trouble doing, such as making eye contact, and that sometimes he canContinue Reading

Neurotypicals May Be at a Disadvantage to Asperger’s Syndrome

It’s common to hear that the founders of technology companies, such as Bill Gates, have Asperger’s Syndrome or at the very least have Aspie-like traits. That theory gained added support last week when Paypal co-founder Peter Thiel said, “Many of the more successful entrepreneurs seem to be suffering from a mild form of Asperger’s, whereContinue Reading