Appreciating Asperger Syndrome: Looking at the Upside - with by Brenda Boyd

By Brenda Boyd

Individuals with Asperger Syndrome have many features which are usually visible in a adverse gentle. Brenda Boyd indicates that for each attribute of AS that may be checked out negatively, there are a number of positive factors that may be drawn on and built. Discussing AS in most cases phrases, she talks in the course of the explanation why individuals with AS strategy existence within the approach they do, and what an immense contribution they make to the area. She then explores diversified features of AS; whereas she recognizes the detrimental conception such a lot of humans have of those features, she issues out the big variety of benefits to the Aspergers state of mind for people with AS, these round them and society as a complete. for each detrimental, Boyd proves there are various extra positives. From their clean honesty to their originality and power to turn into leaders instead of fans, individuals with AS have many admirable character features that are supposed to be nurtured. This ebook indicates that via adjusting our perceptions of what's 'normal' and embracing variety, AS can't in basic terms be understood and permitted, yet preferred. Appreciating Asperger Syndrome is a party of AS which could be learn by way of people with AS, kin, and an individual who is aware or works professionally with people with AS.

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Why? Because they speak of an eternal truth; one that every one of us can identify with. And it is simply this: there are always two ways of looking at things. And no matter what we come up against in life, how we see it is at the end of the day up to us. There are other analogies about this too of course – like when we talk about how ‘you need to look at both sides of the coin’ or that ‘there are two sides to every story’ or ‘you can see the glass as half full or half empty’. The important thing is this: whether we choose to look on the positive or the negative side of things, both are valid and true.

Someone who has never had to deal with this will probably never be able to really understand it. But not all AS children are the same. Most display at least strange and eccentric behaviour, but they are not all extremely hard to manage, and even the ones who are ‘difficult’ can be easier or harder in certain situations or with certain people. Example 2 – famous musician Now let’s take a different example. Let’s imagine you are a successful, world-famous personality in some field or other. It could be some form of academics.

Frederick Langbridge I can’t remember where I heard those words, but I think there is something very inspiring about them. Why? Because they speak of an eternal truth; one that every one of us can identify with. And it is simply this: there are always two ways of looking at things. And no matter what we come up against in life, how we see it is at the end of the day up to us. There are other analogies about this too of course – like when we talk about how ‘you need to look at both sides of the coin’ or that ‘there are two sides to every story’ or ‘you can see the glass as half full or half empty’.

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