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Fitzgerald, Michael, O’Brien, Brendan (2007) Genius genes: how Asperger talents changed the world. Autism Asperger Publishing Company, 2007.
In this essay about autism written by the President of the Association for Psychological Science she lists Tesla as one of a number of "historical figures who fit current diagnostic criteria".
Originally posted by Rockpuck
So you secretively tell a kid hes a "special little boy" and he has to go to "special classes" and he always wonders why.....
Nothing wrong with being open about it.
Asperger published the first definition of Asperger syndrome in 1944. In four boys, he identified a pattern of behavior and abilities that he called "autistic psychopathy", meaning autism (self) and psychopathy (personality disease). The pattern included "a lack of empathy, little ability to form friendships, one-sided conversation, intense absorption in a special interest, and clumsy movements." Asperger called children with AS "little professors" because of their ability to talk about their favorite subject in great detail. It is commonly said that the paper was based on only four boys.[who?] However, Dr. Günter Krämer, of Zürich, who knew Asperger, states that it "was based on investigations of more than 400 children".
Asperger was convinced that many of the children he identified as having autistic symptoms would use their special talents in adulthood. He followed one child, Fritz V., into adulthood. Fritz V. became a professor of astronomy and solved an error in Newton’s work he originally noticed as a child. Hans Asperger’s positive outlook contrasts strikingly with Leo Kanner's description of autism, of which Asperger's is often considered to be a high-functioning form. In his 1944 paper, written during Nazi rule whose policies included killing mentally handicapped and socially deviant people, Asperger wrote:
Originally posted by jsobecky
This is outrageous. The teacher has been reassigned and should be fired, imo. Imagine what this will do to this little boy's self-esteem.
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Originally posted by Rockpuck
I find Autistic kid to be very annoying..
Originally posted by Rasobasi420
reply to post by Rockpuck
Have you been tested? Maybe you do have Aspergers.
It's speculation based on historical evidence. Like I said, the disorder wasn't really discovered until 1944, and we know that it existed before that.
Five-year-old Gabriel Ross complained over the school year that his teacher, Kristen Woodward, was being mean to him, said his mother Tabitha McMahan and stepfather J.R. Edwards. Gabriel told them other kids didn't like him because he was "bad and stupid."
Morningside Elementary School Principal:
Mrs. Marcia Cully
St. Lucie County Schools Superintendent:
Michael J. Lannon
4204 Okeechobee Road
Ft. Pierce, FL 34947-5414
St. Lucie County School Board Chair: