The Girl With a Boy's Brain

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“Kiriana Cowansage can run complex neuroscience experiments and sketch beautiful portraits. She melts at the sight of an animal, but she balks at the concept of love. Such paradoxes define women with Asperger’s syndrome.1 Asperger’s Disorder is very interesting in that it effects primarily males and seems to be genetic, being passed from father to…

Do you have autistic traits?

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My oldest son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome (also called Asperger’s Disorder) when he was very young (one of the youngest to be positively diagnosed in the state of Utah). For those of you who don’t know, Asperger’s is erroneously classified as “mild autism.” AS is one of five neurobiological pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) that…

Autistic Teen Scores Big in Basketball

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My son has Asperger’s Syndrome, a learning and behavioral disorder that is often mis-categorized as “a form of mild autism.” Luckily my son is very high functioning compared to most others with Asperger’s. I’m always interested in reading stories about other children with disorders similar to that which my son has, and today I came…