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What would be a good way for me to ask my parents to test me for aspergers?

What would be a good way for me to ask my parents to test me for aspergers?

Ask directly: If your parents love you and are somewhat attentive then they might have a hint that something is different about you. I wish you well in this. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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Can aspergers be inherited from a parent with tourette syndrome?

Can aspergers be inherited from a parent with tourette syndrome?

Tourette & Aspergers: Due to the elusive genomic of both conditions, a concrete inheritance relationship has yet to be established. There is some evidence favoring a genetic link between tourette syndrome and autism. Since asperger falls in the autism spectrum, a link is suggested. Genetic counseling can help one to gain a better understanding of these conditions. ...Read more

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Are my parents the reason I have aspergers? Is asperger's syndrome inherited from your parents?

Are my parents the reason I have aspergers? Is asperger's syndrome inherited from your parents?

Partially perhaps: Scientists have long suspected that there are genetic and environmental components to asperger syndrome.A specific gene for asperger syndrome, however, has never been identified. Instead, the most recent research indicates that there are most likely a common group of genes whose variations or deletions make an individual vulnerable to developing asd. Environmental factors undoubtedly also play a role. ...Read more

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Parents are already paying for my sister to go to treatment because she has aspergers. How do I handle it on my own?

Find your own..: Therapist? Even if your parents can't pay for your therapy can you use your health insurance or go to low fee clinics for therapy. I think you will be glad you did. ...Read more

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Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Parents with kids with aspergers, autism or tourette's, what to do?

Sek referral to the : Child Development Unit at Children's Hospital Pittsburgh, http://www.chp.edu/CHP/Evaluation+Services+Child+Development+Unit. The Autism team is affiliated with Autism Speaks: http://www.chp.edu/CHP/autism. They will help you with all aspects of evaluation, treatment & family support services. ...Read more

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Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Why would a child laugh while being aggressive/attacking parent during a severe temper tantrum? (7 y/o boy with aspergers)

Part of disorder: Part of the disorder is inappropriate emotional responses to situations.Laughter to a boy with asperger's is not the same laughter as you and i would interpret it. That it what is so hard for all of us to understand with these kids, because we interpret our environment and situations one way, and it's a totally different world and experience for these kids. Often altered sensations to pain as well. ...Read more

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How common is aspergers?

Aspergers: Some say 1:88 for autism. I think much more for aspies. They are awesome and if you have an iphone, mac, or windows machine, plus facebook. Then thank an aspie! http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=g7ke5d_115e. ...Read more

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What does having aspergers mean?

Communication/Social: Aspergers is an autism spectrum disorder, characterized by varying levels of impairment in social interaction (ability to read social cues) , social imagination, and language difficulties. It is hard to summarize in a clear understandable way the symptoms of asperger's. However, there are good online resources such as www.Aane.Org & nimh aspergers page ...Etc. Check them out , they are helpful. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have asperger's?

See a professional: One should get a consult with a local psychologist or psychiatrist to decide on the diagnosis. It could be another diagnosis. ...Read more

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