As you know from my book, Unforgiving, Memoir of an Asperger Teen, nothing was known about Asperger’s when I was born into my parent’s life. I thought it would be interesting to see what you readers know about Asperger’s and Autism, now that there is a wealth of information out there on the net. So here’s your quiz:
- Asperger’s Syndrome was first described in: a) 1984 b) 1957 c) 1940.
- Asperger’s Disorder first appeared in the APA’s Diagnostic and Statisical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV) in what year? a) 1984 b) 2003 c) 1994.
- The doctor who first described the symptoms was a) Dr. Jonas Salk b) Dr. Hans Asperger c) Dr. Sigmund Freud.
- What differentiates Asperger’s from autism is currently thought to be: a) Asperger’s is always accompanied by ADHD but autism isn’t b) Autism exhibits delayed speech and more severe symptoms c) Asperger’s kids never have OCD symptoms.
- Asperger syndrome kids may excel at memorizing but struggle with: a) social skills b) abstract concepts c) understanding body language d) all of the above.
- Children with Asperger’s often have a fairly large vocabulary and talk a lot on one topic that interest them. True or False?
- Children with Asperger’s may have difficulty showing emotion or empathy. This lack of facial response to events, conversations and people is often called a) facial paralysis b) frozen mask c) flat aspect.
- Children not on the Autism spectrum are referred to as: a) unlucky b) outside the disorder c) neurotypical.
- Facial recognition for children on the autism spectrum a) is difficult due to differences in neural development b) hinders their ability to make and keep social contacts c) all of the above.
- Can you name three Autism Societies currently operating in your area?
Except for number ten–which will vary depending on where you are, the answers will be posted next week.
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