" he asked, pointing to my headscarf (another familiar question). He tried to tug my scarf off, he hit me on the arm.

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The assumption is made, often without the speaker realising, that since the autistic person is looking away in silence, they must not be listening.

Which, of course, is quite a harsh assumption to make about people who simply communicate differently.

Morgan’s Asperger Syndrome is, in my opinion, not a significant problem for him.

In fact (although I may be biased here), I think his Asperger’s actually just makes him awesome.

When I told one of my colleagues I was feeling stressed, she immediately asked me “oh dear- is it because today’s been a break from routine? (And speaking as a former primary school teacher, you should only be in the classroom if you can adapt reasonably well to unexpected change.) Some other examples: That said, there is a balance. I used to watch Independence Day on video over and over and over and over again when I was twelve, and you could validly say that this habit was influenced by my Asperger’s.

But the main reason it happened was because (At least, to me at twelve it was.) Moral of the story?Disclaimer: I showed this section to Morgan whilst seeking his permission to publish it, and I asked him for no-holds-barred honest feedback about what he was comfortable with me writing.His only demand was that I change the picture at the bottom to something cooler. Chances are you know an autistic child or have encountered one somewhere. By that time his mom came and took charge of the situation. ” Eddie--like my son--has autism, a complex neurological and developmental disorder affecting 1 in 150 children.Sadly, it’s his severe anxiety that presents him with his biggest challenge.