Susan Boyle has recently revealed that she's been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder. Prior to her announcement, it was widely documented that Boyle's disability and self-professed "slowness" was the result of damage suffered at birth. So did that not actually happen?
A Towson University student has posted a YouTube video saying she saw her mentor teacher hit and kick 3-year-old autistic students. After reporting the abuse she was suspended, and now school officials are suggesting Asperger's syndrome is affecting her teaching.
In a year when three of my friends have declared that their boyfriends have Asperger's Syndrome, I'm worried this heartfelt account may fan the flames. (Please don't let "Aspergers" be the new "Bipolar.")
According to autism expert Dr. Judith Gould, Asperger's syndrome may be massively underdiagnosed in girls, perhaps because they hide their symptoms better.
Heather might just be one of the best things to happen in Top. Model. History. (Well, she still hasn't eclipsed Natasha from last cycle... yet.) But really, I'm starting to think that her Asperger's Syndrome isn't really a handicap, but an advantage. Who knew that mild autism could make for such a strong reality TV…