Aspergers syndrome presentation


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Aspergers syndrome presentation

  1. 1. An Overview
  2. 2. It was first identified by the Viennesepaediatrician Hans Asperger in the late1930‟s.“not everything that steps out of line, and thus„Abnormal‟, must necessarily be „inferior‟”-Hans Asperger(1938)(Cited Attwood 2007:13)
  3. 3.  Low levels of Empathy. Difficulty forming friendships. Difficulty interacting with others in socialsituations. Difficulty communicating non-verbally. Profound fascination in certain interests. Pedantic or recurring speech. Poor posture surrounding clumsy movements.(Burgoine and Wing 1983 cited Attwood 1998) Sensory Issues.(Jackson 2002 and Welton 2004)
  4. 4.  “There are over half a million people in the UK withautism - thats around 1 in 100. If you include theirfamilies, autism touches the lives of over two millionpeople every day.” (National Autistic Society 2010) It can be a label or a signal that you are different. It is a now popular diagnosis. Many books have been written from narratives andcase studies to fact books and guide books. It is important to understand people with AS aredifferent but they are who they are. Its not a Physical disorders it is only present inbehaviours.(Welton 2004)
  5. 5.  Albert Einstein Sir Isaac Newton Jane Austen Thomas Edison Bill Gates Dan Ackroyd Gary McKinnon (Computer Hacker) Luke Jackson (teenage Author of Freaks, Geeks and AspergersSyndrome)(
  6. 6.  Age: 13 Diagnosed: At age 11 Favourite colour: Red Least favourite colour: Yellow (Haddon 2003) Hobbies/Interests: computers, playing on theplay station, collecting pencils and batteries. Favourite school subject: Maths and Art
  7. 7.  Mum Dad Sister Brother Peers Support workers Other friends that have AS(Woolmington 2011)
  8. 8. ChildrenSchool: Over 40% of children withautism have been bulliedat school6. Over 50% of children withautism are not in the kindof school their parentsbelieve would bestsupport them. Only 15% in the UK are infull-time paid employment 51% in the UK have spenttime with neither a job,nor access to benefits. 61% of those out of worksay they want to work At least one in threeadults with autism areexperiencing severemental health difficultiesdue to a lack of support.(National Autistic Society 2010)
  9. 9.  For Parents, Professionals and those who haveAutism. About Autism and AS-providing diagnosisinformation. Information on living with Autism or AS. Services offered. How to get involved, raising money orvolunteering.(National Autistic Society 2010)
  10. 10.  Aspergers syndrome (2010)[available online] [accessed 03.03.11] Attwood, T. (1998) Aspergers Syndrome: A Guide for Parents andProfessionals. London: Jessica kingsley Publishers. Attwood, T. (2007) The complete guide to Aspergers Syndrome: London:Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Haddon, M. (2003) The Curious incident of the dog in the night time: StIves. Clays LTD. Jackson, L. (2002) Freaks, Geeks and Aspergers Syndrome, A user guideto Adolescence. London: Jessica Kingsley. The National Autistic Society (2010) [available online] [accessed 16.11.10] Welton, J. (2004) Can I tell you about Asperger Syndrome?: A guide forfriends and family. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Woolmington, H. (2011) Interview with Charlie Welsh. 23.02.2011. You tube (2008) Autism: National Autistic Society Anti-Bully campaignvideo [available online] [Accessed 07.03.11]