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  • Betsy DeVos wants “choice” for special needs kids (trunc.)

    02/08/2017 9:56:44 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 46 replies
    WaPo ^ | 2/6/2017 | Susan C. Margolin
    My son slides under the daybed, flattening his sprawling limbs in all directions across the dusty floor, then retracting them with a jerk. “I’m making myself invisible!” he declares. He knows our news is unwelcome. Don’t let him think it’s because of him, his doctor had coached. Crouching, I reach my hand to stroke his arm — a gesture I realize is not enough to comfort a boy whose body short circuits with uncertainty. My husband and I tell him: You can’t start second grade tomorrow. We’re leaving Singapore. We’re moving to America. We don’t know when. It will be...
  • Liberal media attacks Barron Trump, brands him autistic #stopthebullying

    11/28/2016 11:47:48 AM PST · by mainestategop · 60 replies
    Well the left wing media is at it again my friends! This time they not only no longer bother to hide their liberal bias and un-objective reporting, the now have decided to attack Donald Trumps son Barron. During the election celebration, Barron Trump was looking dozy and tired, he is no doubt up past his bedtime as the announcement comes in that his father is now the president and no doubt feeling emotional and doing his best to hide it with the whole world watching him. For a ten year old boy, this must be a hard moment. He's up...
  • Rosie O’Donnell Defends Speculating That Barron Trump Is Autistic

    11/27/2016 2:56:11 PM PST · by drewh · 89 replies
    Hollywood Life.com ^ | Sun, November 27, 2016 9:42 | Jennifer Maas
    Rosie O’Donnell has taken to her website to defend herself after being slammed for suggesting on Nov. 21 that Donald Trump’s son Barron is autistic. Here’s why she chose to publicly speculate about Barron. Rosie O’Donnell, 54, has been defending herself on Twitter ever since sharing an anti-bullying video that featured president-elect Donald Trump‘s son Barron on Nov. 21, which questioned whether he was autistic based on certain behaviors he displayed during his father’s campaign. But on Nov. 26 Rosie decided to address the matter head on by writing an emotional message on her website where she defends speculating about...
  • Bill Gates Says Mosquitoes Scare Him More Than Sharks

    10/11/2016 10:25:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    CNET ^ | October 11, 2016 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    The Microsoft billionaire would rather cuddle with Jaws than wander outside into a cloud of skeeters.Sharks seem so frightening, with their giant mouths full of gleaming teeth. We're convinced they're going to leap out of nowhere and make us lunch, even if we never get within 100 miles of an ocean. But Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates wrote in a recent blog post that it's not sharks that scare him, but a creature that's a whole lot tinier and which at first glance may seem a whole lot less threatening -- the mosquito. In a post that went up on his...
  • Rhode Island escapee's abusive communist family and shrink respond

    09/28/2016 9:55:37 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | multiple authors
    About 2 months ago, we presented the story of Roger Bauer, a victim of communism in the state of Rhode Island. The Democrats who control that state and support communism along with his liberal family abused him, denigrated him and forcibly held him captive in Rhode Island. He was unable to find work, be independent or take care of himself because of the bad treatment he received. Roger was accused of having Asperger's syndrome, a very terrible disease of the brain that is believed to exist by liberals and those sympathetic to them and to government. Also they say those...
  • Jesse Kaplan: Boy with Asperger's Syndrom commits suicide after being forcibly sterilized

    05/05/2016 6:03:15 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 39 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball & Rita Kaplan
    The following is the testimony of Rita Kaplan, mother of the deceased Jesse Kaplan who took his own life in 2000 after he was forcibly neutered and sterilized by the state of California after being classified as a social undesirable with severe Asperger's syndrome. His mother spoke with Me several months ago by an Email correspondence about Jesse and what happened to him. The Kaplans live in San Jose. Rita still lives there. Jesse is survived by An older brother who lives in Las Vegas and Younger sister who lives in Visalia. My Name is Rita Kaplan. I want to share with...
  • Lupron Protocol: Treating autism with eugenics

    05/05/2016 5:07:46 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 17 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball MAINESTATEGOP
    Asperger's syndrome. A myth. An invention by government to punish its victims for government's failures. This is because the government is supposed to always be right to the left. But far from it the government even in its efforts to conceal its failings and the failings of socialism and public education continues to fail and continues to injure innocent people in the name of the greater good. Instead of punishing bullies, instead of allowing educational alternatives, the government has invented a phony and dubious illness called Asperger's syndrome to punish the victims of bullying so our lazy teachers and...
  • Does Vladimir Putin have Asperger's syndrome?

    02/05/2015 9:54:44 AM PST · by Bubba Ho-Tep · 44 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 5, 2015 | U-JIN LEE
    A 2008 Pentagon report claims Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, according to a copy of the study obtained by CBS News National Security Correspondent David Martin. The research was conducted by the Office of Net Assessment, a secretive, internal Pentagon think tank. It defined Asperger's syndrome as "an autistic disorder which affects all of his decisions." The analysis is solely based on videos of Putin's public actions, dating back to the year 2000. The researchers did not claim to have access to any data from scans of Putin's brain.
  • A 2008 Pentagon think-tank study claimed Putin has Asperger's syndrome

    02/04/2015 6:41:50 PM PST · by free_life · 40 replies
    Buisness Insider ^ | 2/4/15 | Elena Holodny and Lauren F Friedman
    A Pentagon think tank conducted a study that claims that Russian President Vladimir Putin has Asperger's syndrome, "an autistic disorder which affects all of his decisions," according to a report. Putin's "neurological development was significantly interrupted in infancy," wrote Brenda Connors, an expert in movement-pattern analysis at the US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. She added that movements reveal "the Russian President carries a neurological abnormality."
  • Asperger’s Syndrome and Spirituality

    10/02/2014 5:12:44 AM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 12 replies
    American Association of Christian Counselors ^ | 09/04/2012 | Rev. Stephanie C. Holmes, M.A.
    As I recall a time in my daughter’s life when she was not drawn toward the church or Christians, I wonder how others with Asperger’s Syndrome feel about the church, religion, and spirituality. I googled “Aspergers” and “Religion” to research Aspies’ thoughts about this matter. (Individuals with Asperger’s often refer to themselves as Aspies). To my surprise, there are hundreds of articles written about Aspies and religion. Psychology Today recently featured two articles on this very topic: Bullying, Hypocrisy, and Church: An Asperger Perspective on ReligionThe Pain of Isolation: Asperger’s and Suicide The reality of many Aspies’ experience with religious...
  • Elliot Rodger, Santa Barbara mass shooting suspect, "My Twisted World" manifesto

    05/24/2014 7:07:53 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 43 replies
    Scribed ^ | 5/24/2014 | Scribed
    The killers online manifesto. He wanted to kill a year ago.
  • WATCH: A Very Special 'Wheel of Fortune' Contestant Wins Viewers' Hearts (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:22:28 AM PDT · by montag813 · 5 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | TRN
    Wednesday, 'Wheel of Fortune' had a very inspirational contestant in Trent Girone. The 21-year-old Peoria, Ariz., resident is a self-described "Wheel of Fortune" fanatic, but more important, he's the first special needs contestant ever to compete on the show.Girone has had nine brain surgeries and has both Asperger's and Tourette's syndromes, but that didn't stop him from taking early control of the wheel by successfully guessing the first puzzle, "a smashing success." Girone ultimately didn't win the game -- he hit the dreaded Bankrupt slot -- but he won viewer hearts from coast-to-coast.  WATCH:
  • Pictured: Shocking moment doting son was killed with single punch. (UK) -

    02/25/2014 10:39:23 AM PST · by klpt · 30 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 25 February 2014 | JAMES RUSH
    This is the shocking moment a pedestrian was killed by a single punch after he got into a row about cycling on the pavement. Andrew Young, 40, became involved in an argument with cyclist Victor Ibitoye after he told him that cycling on the pavement was dangerous. The cyclist rode off but moments later his friend, Lewis Gill, approached Mr Young, who suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome, and punched him in the face without provocation.
  • Singer Susan Boyle reveals she has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism

    12/08/2013 1:16:34 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 12/08/2013 | BY DAVID HARDING
    Susan Boyle revealed she has Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism. The Scottish singer who shot to worldwide fame in 2009 with her jaw-dropping performance on "Britain's Got Talent" was diagnosed last year, but has now decided to reveal her news publicly for the first time. Speaking to the Observer newspaper, Boyle said, "It was the wrong diagnosis when I was a kid. "I was told I had brain damage. I always knew it was an unfair label. Now I have a clearer understanding of what's wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself." Asperger's has...
  • Autism signs 'present in first months' of life

    11/07/2013 8:23:53 AM PST · by Seizethecarp · 57 replies
    BBC ^ | November 6, 2013 | Helen Briggs
    Autism can be identified in babies as young as two months, early research suggests. US researchers analysed how infants looked at faces from birth to the age of three. They found children later diagnosed with autism had shown diminished eye contact - a hallmark of autism - in the first few months of life. The findings, reported in Nature, raised hope for early interventions to tackle autism, said a UK expert. In the study, researchers led by Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta used eye-tracking technology to measure the way babies looked at and responded to social clues. They...
  • Thinking the Unthinkable

    12/16/2012 4:14:24 PM PST · by radioone · 44 replies
    The Anarchist Soccer Mom ^ | 12-14-12 | The Anarchist Soccer Mom
    In the wake of another horrific national tragedy, it’s easy to talk about guns. But it’s time to talk about mental illness. Three days before 20 year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother, then opened fire on a classroom full of Connecticut kindergartners, my 13-year old son Michael (name changed) missed his bus because he was wearing the wrong color pants. “I can wear these pants,” he said, his tone increasingly belligerent, the black-hole pupils of his eyes swallowing the blue irises. “They are navy blue,” I told him. “Your school’s dress code says black or khaki pants only.” “They told...
  • How 'genius' honor student Adam Lanza became masked killer

    12/15/2012 8:45:53 AM PST · by BunnySlippers · 303 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/15/12
    Ms Conte called the ordeal 'sad' for Lanza and his family, and suggested that the violence is a portion of a much larger situation. 'Guns are easy to point to, but it's really a mental health issue.'
  • Newtown Shooter Had Asperger Syndrome, And Some US Gun Facts

    12/15/2012 9:39:53 AM PST · by Perdogg · 142 replies
    As we reported last night, buried inside the NYT biopic of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza was arguably one of the most important missing pieces in the story, at least so far, which could provide clues into partially explaining yesterday's tragic loss of young life, namely that the 20 year old man suffered from Asperger Syndrome, a high-functioning form of autism (two conditions which are being merged in the upcoming update of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) manual of mental disorders), which has been traditionally associated with social communication difficulties, including flat affect, and one which in some clinical studies...
  • Blind Mount Carmel student overcomes big challenges

    06/13/2012 10:58:11 AM PDT · by MDJohnPaul
    The Catholic Review ^ | June 7, 2012 | George P. Matysek Jr.
    J.T. Dulany has been pinned down more times than he can remember. Competing mostly in the 103-pound weight class throughout his four years at Our Lady of Mount Carmel High School in Essex, the 19-year-old varsity wrestler said it took opponents an average of one minute to press his shoulders to the mat. “My strategy was to pray to God that they didn’t beat me up that bad,” Dulany remembered with a laugh. His joke belied a fighting spirit. Legally blind since his premature birth, Dulany underwent seven eye surgeries before he was 2. He has a mild form of...
  • Is atheism linked to autism? Controversial study points to relationship between the two

    09/21/2011 9:18:18 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 20th September 2011
    People with 'mild' forms of autism are more likely to be atheists, according to a controversial new study — and more likely to shun organized religion in general. The study, which looked at posts on autism forums, focused on people with high-functioning autism such as Asperger's. The study, from University of Boston, speculates that common autistic spectrum behaviors such as 'a preference for logical beliefs' and a distrust of metaphor and figures of speech, could be responsible. The study authors, Catherine Caldwell-Harris and Patrick MacNamara studied discussions by 192 different posters on an autism website. They also looked at a...