aspergers syndrome 

Boy Genius, 12, Has Higher IQ Than Einstein, Developing His Own Theory of Relativity

Kristine Barnett won't soon forget the "most devastating day in the life" of her son. Jacob, called "Jake," her then 3-year-old, had recently stopped talking and had been diagnosed with autism. One day, she dropped him off at a gymnastics clas...Jacob Barnett has an IQ of 170 and is working on his own theory of relativity.

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.

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: 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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