Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Asperger's syndrome: real story
Asperger's and Autism are a phenomenal diseases, which affects many people in the world. Autism is the most common Pervasive Developmental Disorder. It affects the person in a nuerodevelopmental way in which it will delay their communication and socialization skills as well as delayed development of symbolic and imaginative play. Asperger's is considered to be a part of Autism. Usually this disorder is diagnosed after puberty. Understanding and living with a child, family, or friend that has these disorders can be quite a challenge. I am blown away by the way their brain develops and works. It is amazing to watch the courageous people understand them and help them. I have been watching a show on television that is called "Parenthood," and their son on the show was just diagnosed with Asperger's and it looks so challenging to have a child with that disorder. On the show the child had always seemed normal they thought until he got a little bit older and wouldn't take off this prate costume for over a year. They thought it was creative and cute at first but then he started repeating himself a lot and they got him tested and Asperger's was the diagnosis. My point is that this disease that I have become more familiar with is only from a show on television and this really is some people's lives...everyday! And I think it is great that the network has a show like this on television for those families who are dealing with disorders like this. It shows courage and hope and I'm glad to see something actually wholesome and educational on television. I can only hope for a better life and more research to be done to help these individuals who dealing with these disorders. This is something that I think everyone should be aware of and maybe be a little more grateful or thankful for what they have in their life.