Asperger's Syndrome

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Asperger's Syndrome Mandee Graff BI 2009
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Graff 1 Abstract Autism affects many children and adults, and is rapidly growing, but Asperger's Syndrome is the fastest growing form of Autism. These children severely lack social skills and tend to isolate themselves from others. They are however, completely aware of their social standings and is very painful emotionally to them. This disease affects them throughout their childhood and into adulthood. Now researchers are trying to find a substantially affective way of helping develop a training program to help these people cope with social situations, and hopefully help them grow up and be able function more “normally” in everyday life.
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Graff 2 Asperger's syndrome, a form of autism, gained my interest because a family member was suspected of having it. A cousin of mine tended to be antisocial and seemed “different” to everyone. One instance that seemed to be of main concern was when my aunt would sing, she would turn and her eyes would roll into the back of her head as if she was being tortured. She also rarely made eye contact with anyone and stayed very quiet. The parents finally were told by a relative that she might have Asperger's Syndrome and they decided to get her checked out for it. It turned out that she did no have Asperger's, and they are still keeping an eye on her to see if she has any other form of autism. Children that are diagnosed with it seriously lack social skills, which results in few quality relationships with others. “Symptoms of this disorder can be observed after the third year of life” (Roy M., et al. pg 2). Some of these symptoms include lack of eye contact, troubles with starting social situations, lack of empathy to others, and inappropriate responses or no response at all. Asperger's syndrome lasts throughout the person's lifetime, and is unclear about how many and which genes are involved with the
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