Besides that, I think one reason lots of parents caught this drift is because they are rather more familiar with Autism compared to Asperger syndrome. In fact, recently, you may have seen a story on Oprah about Jenny McCarthy and her son and their realization that he had Autism.
Well, as a result of this story, that made lots of parents more aware about what this diagnosis is ...how it could change your child and in fact, know if your kid might or might not have it.
Yes, I think lots of parents saw that episode on Oprah and looked at their kid thinking, "wow, that is what has been wrong!" or "wow, those symptoms sounded just like my son's." It used to be that individuals didn't talk about this.
However, the truth is that, as a parent you should know that... if your kid has it, otherwise, it could take years or possibly their entire lives before you find out that they have it. Nowadays, though, people are more open about it.
Yes, the truth is that individuals like Jenny McCarthy went on national TV for a reason - to share her story and her kid's story with everybody so, that if your child does have symptoms of Asperger, then you must get things checked out.
How Can I Know If My Child Has Asperger Syndrome?
Well, to be upfront with you, one should by no means ignore this... its best if you can catch it as quickly as possible!
Okay. Some of the most common problems, or if you like signals that parents should see in a child who has Asperger syndrome are self-injury, aggressiveness and social inappropriateness.
For instance, let's say you have a relative right now that has very significant symptoms of this condition. If he is close to 8 years old and you observe that he struggles socially, cannot speak correctly, and he is usually more inappropriate than one would like him to be, then you might need to ask your family doctor to check him out.
Anyway, since you are here right now, I want you to get your copy of this book and start learning how to identify and manage the condition as you will soon find out that early discovery and treatment helps a lot for the future of the sufferers!