posted on Apr, 8 2011 @ 05:20 AM
reply to post by Astyanax
Aspergers, as one can continue to say till blue in the face without being heard or listened to, is an extremely varied and complicated condition.
Without extremely close, and protracted study of his interpersonal communication capacity, his learning capability, his level of concentration and
other various factors, claiming to be suspicious of this child, or any facet of his presentation is utterly without informed basis.
Furthermore, someone who has Aspergers, and has a particular interest in a subject, can hold forth lucidly, and incredibly precisely upon that
subject, if thier condition is not of a severity which precludes any form of speaking or direct communication.
I once new a chap called Dan , who was a prodigious animator. He wrote, drew and coloured a comic strip for our college newsletter, and has been
working on an independantly produced computer game for some time. When asked to speak on the specifics of creating characters and environments for an
animation, and bringing skills together to create a finished product, Dan is as fluid and dynamic as a mountain stream. When speaking on the subject
of friendship and deep personal connection to any one member of his social circle, Dan would be reduced to a stuttering wreck, unsure of himself, his
position in the world, and the purpose of things like love and companionship. He has Aspergers.
While it is true that there are sufferers of this condition who have a much more severe form of the condition, and cannot function with any degree of
lucidity, that is by no means the case for everyone who has the condition, and to comment on this prodigious childs capabilities, based on a lack of
understanding of the depth and complexity of the condition he has, is not conducive to promoting sensible discussion about him or his amazing talent