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56 Traits of Aspergers Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and Autism Spectrum Disorders

Do the Hypersensitive and Eccentric People in Your Life Have Aspergers Syndrome?
Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
Length: 20 mins
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Asperger's Syndrome, or high-functioning autism, is a form of autism that falls on the autism spectrum. Asperger's Syndrome can be seen in adults and in children if you know what to look for. Many people who can be described as hypersensitive, odd or eccentric have Asperger's Syndrome which has gone undiagnosed. Some of the greatest comedians, singers, actors and inventors have Asperger's syndrome. They specialize in what they are good at, and they can become highly successful in doing so.

In this book, we will discuss the different overt and covert traits that can be seen in those with Asperger's Syndrome in its list form. If you feel that you or someone you know has Asperger's, it is essential to have the diagnosis confirmed so that the Asperger's person can seek help in learning the skills that are essential to making them more successful in their ambitions.

Asperger's Syndrome children and adults have an underdeveloped brain on MRI scans. They lack the brain development in certain areas that help them to keep up with their peers. They may be advanced in specialty areas, but they may lag behind their peers in normal development of other areas. Their nervous system and their emotions are often sensitive. They often feel alienated from their peers, as though they do not fit in. Asperger's can cause depression, and possibly even suicide, if it not recognized early.

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  • RB
  • 10-01-18

To General

I was excited to see this title, hoping it would help me define Asperger's for me. Well it did not do that at all, I am the mother of 8 children, , I felt many of these traits are traits that can be seen in many children at different stages of development..
. This book is not the book to comfort or to clarify Autism Spectrum Disorders.
After hearing a few of the traits that were so general , I found myself not believing the rest of the traits at all, questioning the darn disorder.

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More stereotype than science

Quite a few outdated and debunked stereotypes in here. Would recommend a quick web search for this kind of info.

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meh. out of date information.

the narrator is fine and it was easy to listen to. very short. I'm also pretty sure that attached earlobes are not a sign of autism

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inside the box

It's a very narrow look at some "possible" Aspergers traits without qualifying things that are different about Aspies since autism is a spectrum we don't all fit into the same little box, female Aspies in particular are overlooked and under diagnosed because of silly conformist lists like this. I found this disappointing.

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spot on

loved it thank you. The last 2 men to capture my heart are Aspy males

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My Husband Whom I Love Dearly

It took me a long-long time to understand that my "Husband" has highly functional autism....I saw earlier traits and just thought that it was because he was an only child and brought up in a well to do family....I ev en thought maybe it was because he was a lock key kid....basically raised by like male friends as a child throughout most of his life!... :( But I was able to understand that yes I was close but that it was more than his environment for his development as a child it was that he was born this way....especially when I saw some of the same traits in his close family members. And my general practitioner and phycologist also helped....a lot.... :)

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Useful if a bit overly generalized.

Good introduction to Aspergers traits for someone seeking a basic understanding of the syndrome. It is clear this "syndrome" is not a one-size-fits-all box.

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Thank You !! I enjoyed this one BEST

after an adult diagnoses age 52, i found comfort joy and acceptence as i learn my ME and the Why of Me. Thank You soooo much

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Aspies

Short and really see no need for it as Aspergers needs thorough explanation for folks to grasp this disease or condition.

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What did you love best about 56 Traits of Aspergers Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and Autism Spectrum Disorders?

I found that the descriptions or personality traits of children and adults very helpful in identifying the "whys" of how certain people act.

What does Mike Norgaard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

It was calm and easy to listen to. And, I could do a couple of other things while he was narrating. Multi tasking...

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

yes

Any additional comments?

For anyone who has, or thinks they have, an Aspie in their lives - this is an easy listen/read that offers helpful insights.

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  • j
  • 08-10-19

actually this book made me very angry

Twenty minutes of meaningless, unhelpful generalisations that offered little or no insight into ASD, but a whole load of frequently inaccurate reasons to judge people on the autistic spectrum. I wish I'd found the reviews before wasting my money and 20 minutes of my life (well, actually 15 minutes because I just couldn't make it to the end).

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  • A. R. Cummins
  • 11-20-18

Can we please not use the term 'aspie'? Offensive

Having recently been diagnosed with the condition, I was hugely disappointed that the book portrays the condition as a subhuman developmental disability, and widely uses the patronizing and offensive term 'aspie' with no sensitivity to sufferers who might be reading along.

OFFENSIVE GARBAGE. DO NOT RECOMMEND.

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  • Dr A Wilcock
  • 09-19-18

appalling representation of aspergers/autism

The narrative is a gross misrepresentation of the brain difference.
It says aspergers is the cause if depression, it is society that is the issue.
It is patronising about the core issues that go with the condition and assigns value and interpretation from a neurotypical perspective.
I have autism (aspergers) the stuff about empathy and understanding others is false, if anything there is over empathy and emotion.
very misinformed.
If you want to understand autism and the aspergers elements of it please go to a different source as this is just pain insulting and false.

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  • Ol2000
  • 04-29-18

Too short and too general

Disappointed. The book is too short (how can it even be called a book?). I think a story of Cinderella is longer... The traits described in the book are so general and don't even scratch the surface. If you want to understand what the syndrome is about this is not the best book for that as after listening to this virtually everyone you know will have a trait or two and it will leave you wandering if everyone in the world has this syndrome.

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  • Barbara Smart
  • 09-09-17

very short

very short book but with a couple of pictures they repeats the couple of the symptoms twice but other than that is a good book clear and precise

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  • Charlie Dreamer
  • 02-15-17

v good but condescending in narrative sometimes

could be hurtful due to condescending narrative to someone with asperges but content good

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  • Jason
  • 01-08-17

Good basic understanding

Good basic understanding of the symptoms of aspergus and autism. Quick and easy to understand