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    Yes, I have two autistic kids on both ends of the spectrum.

    My oldest, at the age of 24, finally started college this last fall. He's now on the Dean's list. Yep, I told everyone in Vegas, I thought I ought to tell everyone here..okay, forget the "ought" I feel a need to tell everyone I can....

    My son is on the Dean's List.


    Yippie......:clap2:
     
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    :clap2:Good for you and him!!!:clap2:
     
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    Good job.
     
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    That is cool!

    I know it is not the same thing but they ran this story on my local news about this kids with downs who has been the high school bball team assistant and I believe waterboy for a few years now and they let him practice with the team. The other night they let him play a varsity game, he even made a few shots and a 3 pointer to win the game.
    It just shows if given the right tools these kids can do anything that so called normal kids and adults can do!
     
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    Is it full on autism, or is it Asperger's or something? I think the capacities of the autistic are dreadfully undervalued by far too many people.
     
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    That's awesome As. I know how you feel. Although my son isn't autistic, he made the National Deans List for Graphic Design. A virtual genius at that, but lacking in common sense, just like his uncle John, my deceased brother. Two peas in a pod. My son is my brother reincarnate.

    You must be a great, supportive mother As. My hats off to ya... :)
     
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    My oldest, the one on the Dean's List, has Asperger's. Public school was h*ll on him and he's now getting his self respect back. I've told him all his life how smart he was but I guess some of his public school teachers and of course the kids <his social skills are really bad> convinced him otherwise. After the first 8 week period at Devry, when he came home and told me he got all A's, he said, "gee, mom, I guess you're right, I really am smart."
     
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    I was watching Grey's Anatomy last night and they have a doctor on there with autism, I think she is suppose to have aspergers. I thought it was cool even though it is Grey's that they are showing even with autism you can still become a doctor or whatever you want.
     
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    Wilson actually speculated that House had Asperger's in one episode, but Cuddy concluded that he was simply a jerk. :lol:
     
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    Autism Speaks, Be Informed, What is Autism, An Overview






    I teach some students with autism. The third grade girl reads on a sixth grade level, but still can't add past 99. Others are great in math, but struggle with reading. Others in another classroom are non-verbal, and are learning daily living skills.


    That's why it's called the Autism Spectrum Disorder, there are many kinds of people, just like the many colors in the rainbow.



    That's great about your son Sheila!
     

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