A Trivia Contest Against Kids With Asperger's Syndrome? You're About to Get Schooled

A group of New York students with "learning disabilities" have their supposedly talented and gifted counterparts eating humble pie these days. This David and Goliath story illustrates what many parents of kids with autism and Asperger's syndrome...You really don't want to get into a trivia contest with kids who have Asperger's syndrome.

Monica Potter Talks Being a Mom at Home and On 'Parenthood'

Monica Potter is close to her "Parenthood" role. Credit: NBC
The role of mom comes naturally to Monica Potter. As Kristina Braverman, she plays a mother of a teenage girl and a young son who may have Asperger's Disorder in NBC's "Parenthoo...
ParentDish recently caught up with Monica Potter, where she clued us in on why her TV job and home life mesh together so well.

Unusual play may be harbinger of autism

Children diagnosed with autism, researchers have found, tend to play with toys differently as babies, rotating or spinning them, staring at them intently, or looking at them out of the corner of their eye. The study comes from the University of Calif...

PD*Poll: Mom fights church that banned autistic boy

Right on the heels of the recent story about a boy with Asperger's syndrome being voted out of his classroom comes a story out of Minnesota about a 13-year-old autistic boy who's been banned from church. According to church officials, the boy, Adam, ...

PD*Poll: Students vote autistic 5-year-old out of class

It sounds like somebody has been watching too many reality shows. Namely, Wendy Portillo, a teacher at Morningside Elementary in Port St. Lucie, Florida. She turned her kindergarten classroom into a cruel version of Survivor by allowing her students ...

Autism might have a genetic link

When I first read the Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, it was my first experience with putting myself in the shoes of someone with autism. Since then I've had my own child, and I've read the blogs of families with a ch...


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