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Aspergers

Are you concerned about someone who:
 

Teens or Adults

Does well in school or at a job but has difficulty making friends and socializing?
Moves from job to job, is unemployed or underemployed?
Could be well suited for a job but may not be able to maneuver the interview process?
Is considering going away to college but is anxious about the experience of living away from home?
Has fears or unrealistic ideas about moving out on their own?
Has difficulty relating to their spouse or other family members?
Exhibits angry outbursts when dealing with unexpected or emotionally unfamiliar social situations?

Children
 

Likes to do things over and over again,in the same way all the time?
 Doesn't find it easy to interact with other children? 
  Difficutly  keeping a two-way conversation going? 
  Difficulty with understanding the rules for polite behavior?  
  Does s/he appear to have an unusual memory for  details?  
  Doesn't make normal eye-contact ?
  Has any unusual and repetitive  movements?
  Is social behavior very one-sided and always on his/her own terms? 
  Is his/her voice unusual (e.g., overly adult, flat, or very monotonous?          

  Doesn't join in playing games with other children easily?

Doesn't come up to you spontaneously for a chat?             


About Aspergers
 
As defined by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, Asperger Syndrome (AS) is one of the distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior.  Characteritics of AS include social impairment, difficulty interacting with peers or making friends, narrow interests and exclusion of other activities, compulsive need of routines, language peculiarities, non-verbal communication problems, limited or inappropriate facial expression and limited use of gestures.

People with AS typically become isolated because of their poor social skills and narrow interests.  At first, they may approach other people, but normal conversations becomes strained because of assumed inappropriate or eccentric behavior, or by wanting only to talk about their singular interests, leading to social anxiety and a continueing cycle of isolation.

Most individuals with AS can learn to cope with their differences, benefiting most from cognitive intervention, coaching and compassionate, moral support to experience an indedpendent life,  Our approach is a goal directed, skills enhancement and cognitive intervention.  We act as teacher, coach, therapist, translator and advocate all in one. 

Effective coaching and counseling can be accomplished in person, by phone or by internet services to accommodate requirements and comfort levels of all people on the spectrum.  Also offering groups for social skills enhancement for different age levels from children to adults.  Monthly groups for parents and spouses of those on the spectrum providing educational and emotional support.
 
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