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To: OldFriend

Now a lot of behaviors are diagnosed PDD possibly in the autistic spectrum. It has broadened the diagonis a little too far I think, so those truely affected aren't taken as seriously. My nephew is autistic. I love him dearly and hope that with the therapy he is recieving he will be able to lead a somewhat normal adult life, but I know there is only a slim chance of that.


14 posted on 12/10/2006 6:21:12 PM PST by kiki04 ("If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is a man who has so much as to be out of danger?" - THH)
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To: kiki04
Kurt Asperger coined the term Autism a year before the other guy did. By vigoursly advocating the concept of a spectrum, he kept a lot of his patients out of Hitler's gas chambers. Encountering the term "Asperberger's Syndrome" a few years ago cleared up a lot of personal issues for me, as well as providing guidance on coping mechanisms. Speaking of which -- I'd better finish this post, lay aside distractions, and get back to the work I'm being paid to do!
16 posted on 12/11/2006 7:01:39 AM PST by TomSmedley (Calvinist, optimist, home schooling dad, exuberant husband, technical writer)
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