Thursday, December 20, 2012

Dispelling Misconceptions of Asperger’s Disorder

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I saw this video on NBC Bay Area Website, I really appreciated this father, who himself has Aspergers, stand up for his daughter who also has it. After the shootings, the Asperger community has faced a lot of negativity because people don’t understand the disorder and assume that it means a person is dangerous. It’s taken a long time for this community to gain acceptance, so this turnaround is very disappointing. I’m glad to see individuals standing up to dispel these misconceptions.

It’s interesting that after the DSM guide has removed Aspergers from the diagnostic guide that this disorder is now in the forefront of the news. I wonder what impact this will have in the long run?

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