Articles Tagged with Asperger’s syndrome

Happy Birthday To You, Colin: A Lesson In Kindness

Happy Birthday to you Colin FB page

Happy Birthday to you, Colin! At Berrien Springs Middle School in Richland, Michigan, seventh graders are going to help wish a boy named Colin a Happy Birthday. But who is Colin, and why does it matter? Colin is a soon-to-be 11 year-old boy with social disabilities. He has a disorder called Asperger’s, which makes social… Read more »

Asperger’s Syndrome Dropped From US Psychiatric Diagnostic Manual, Change Not Related To Newtown Shootings

Asperger’s Syndrome, defined as a mild form of autism with varying degrees of funtionality, is to be dropped from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

Asperger’s Syndrome, defined as a mild form of autism with varying degrees of functionality, has been dropped from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Used and compiled by the American Psychiatric Association’s diagnostic handbook, the DSM-5 is one of the most widely referenced texts for the entire profession. The term “Asperger’s disorder”… Read more »

Asperger’s Syndrome A Scapegoat In Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Asperger's Syndrome A Scapegoat In Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting

Following the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting, some people are worried that those suffering from Asperger’s syndrome may become stigmatized. Many people are wanting a scapegoat for the tragedy, with some blaming guns, some saying that we should arm the teachers, and others saying that the shooting is a symptom of societal issues. Another target… Read more »