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jagman
23rd November 2011, 00:00
When my son was two years old he was diagnosed with Asperger's.
Asperger's is a mild form of Autism. Children who have aspergers usually lack social skills, but excel in Math & Science & the Arts. Speculated to have Asperger's Syndrome.

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Glenn Gould, 1932-1982, Canadian pianist
Hans Asperger, 1906-1980, Austrian paediatric doctor after whom Asperger's Syndrom is named
Howard Hughes, 1905-1976, US billionaire
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Today my son Jason was told he has the highest IQ, In his school! But that is not
what makes him special! Jason is special because he genuinely cares about people.
By the time he was 5 yeas old, I was discussing the "Theory of Relativity", With him.
(To The best of my ability lol)

One day when Jason was 10 years old, I wanted to test him with a moral Question.
So I said to him "Jason if I told that I didn't want you to marry a black girl and
I don't think its right for whites and blacks to marry, What would you say? He looked
at me Without hesitation and in a stern voice and said" Dad that is not right!"
He said "Dad you dont really feel that way do you?" I just pulled him close to me
and gave him a big hug and said "no" and smiled.

He is 11 years old now. A few months ago he told me he wants to do something
really great with his life, Something to make the World a better place.
He also has come around socially, A few months back I was having a bad day.
He came into my room and found me worrying! He walked over and hugged me!
That was the first time my son ever initiated a hug! Anyway im done bragging lol

WhiteFeather
23rd November 2011, 00:26
Your son is gifted, to say the least. Bless Him.

NewFounderHome
23rd November 2011, 00:37
When my son was two years old he was diagnosed with Asperger's.
Asperger's is a mild form of Autism. Children who have aspergers usually lack social skills, but excel in Math & Science & the Arts. Speculated to have Asperger's Syndrome.

Abraham Lincoln,1809-1865, US Politician
Alan Turing, 1912-1954, English mathematician, computer scientist and cryptographer
Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German/American theoretical physicist
Alexander Graham Bell, 1847-1922, Scottish/Canadian/American inventor of the telephone
Anton Bruckner , 1824-1896, Austrian composer
Bela Bartok, 1881-1945, Hungarian composer
Benjamin Franklin,1706-1790, US polictician/writer
Bertrand Russell, 1872-1970, British logician
Bobby Fischer, 1943-2008, World Chess Champion
Carl Jung, 1875-1961, Swiss psychoanalyst
Charles Rennie Mackintosh, 1868-1928, Scottish architect and designer
Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886, US poet
Erik Satie, 1866-1925 - Composer
Franz Kafka, 1883-1924, Czech writer
Friedrich Nietzsche, 1844-1900, German philosopher
George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish playwright, writer of Pygmalion, critic and Socialist
George Washington, 1732-1799, US Politician
Gustav Mahler, 1860-1911, Czech/Austrian composer
Marilyn Monroe, 1926-1962, US actress
H P Lovecraft, 1890-1937, US writer
Henry Cavendish, 1731-1810, English/French scientist, discovered the composition of air and water
Henry Ford, 1863-1947, US industrialist
Henry Thoreau, 1817-1862, US writer
Isaac Newton, 1642-1727, English mathematician and physicist
Jane Austen, 1775-1817, English novelist, author of Pride and Prejudice
Kaspar Hauser, c1812-1833, German foundling, portrayed in a film by Werner Herzog
Ludwig II, 1845-1886, King of Bavaria
Ludwig Wittgenstein, 1889-1951, Viennese/English logician and philosopher
Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827, German/Viennese composer
Mark Twain, 1835-1910, US humorist
Michelangelo, 1475 1564 - Italian Renissance artist
Nikola Tesla, 1856-1943, Serbian/American scientist, engineer, inventor of electric motors
Oliver Heaviside, 1850-1925, English physicist
Richard Strauss, 1864-1949, German composer
Seth Engstrom, 1987-Present, Magician and World Champion
Thomas Edison, 1847-1931, US inventor
Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, US politician
Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890, Dutch painter
Virginia Woolf, 1882-1941, English Writer
Wasily Kandinsky, 1866-1944, Russian/French painter
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, 1756-1791, Austrian composer
Historical people

Alfred Hitchcock, 1899-1980, English/American film director
Andy Kaufman, 1949-1984, US comedian, subject of the film Man on the Moon
Andy Warhol, 1928-1987, US artist.
Charles Schulz, 1922-2000, US cartoonist and creator of Peanuts and Charlie Brown
Glenn Gould, 1932-1982, Canadian pianist
Hans Asperger, 1906-1980, Austrian paediatric doctor after whom Asperger's Syndrom is named
Howard Hughes, 1905-1976, US billionaire
Isaac Asimov, 1920-1992, Russian/US writer on science and of science fiction, author of
Jim Henson, 1936-1990, creator of the Muppets, US puppeteer, writer, producer, director, composer
John Denver, 1943-1997, US musician


Today my son Jason was told he has the highest IQ, In his school! But that is not
what makes him special! Jason is special because he genuinely cares about people.
By the time he was 5 yeas old, I was discussing the "Theory of Relativity", With him.
(To The best of my ability lol)

One day when Jason was 10 years old, I wanted to test him with a moral Question.
So I said to him "Jason if I told that I didn't want you to marry a black girl and
I don't think its right for whites and blacks to marry, What would you say? He looked
at me Without hesitation and in a stern voice and said" Dad that is not right!"
He said "Dad you dont really feel that way do you?" I just pulled him close to me
and gave him a big hug and said "no" and smiled.

He is 11 years old now. A few months ago he told me he wants to do something
really great with his life, Something to make the World a better place.
He also has come around socially, A few months back I was having a bad day.
He came into my room and found me worrying! He walked over and hugged me!
That was the first time my son ever initiated a hug! Anyway im done bragging lol

Congradulation to you and your son. You seem to given him the perfect example, environment and love and he is giving it back. :yo::thumb:

Snowbird
23rd November 2011, 00:39
I think that you should continue to brag about Jason. He's worth it.

mosquito
23rd November 2011, 01:09
He's your greatest gift and blessing, I feel very happy for you.

And don't forget, you've been one of the major catalysts in helping him be the way he is. Encouraging him to believe in himself, to question right and wrong and to express his beliefs is a wonderful gift to give a child.

Well done brother !

Eagle
23rd November 2011, 05:13
Cheers to you and your Family old boy.

Anna
23rd November 2011, 05:47
Thank you Jagman for your touching story.
I have two nephews who were diagnosed with the fragile x-syndrome and are therefore handicapped.
One nephew is autistic and after 17 years of visiting him, he gave me his version of a hug, I was over the moon!
Since then - he is twenty now - I am allowed to kiss him on the cheek.

hug from Anna

Rahkyt
23rd November 2011, 06:20
Our children are our blessings. Sounds like you appreciate yours with humility and unconditionality as should we all. Thank you for sharing.

johnf
23rd November 2011, 06:25
Thanks for that story Jagman. Sometimes the other threads in here bring me down and make me angry, and then there are ones like this that remind me of the hope there is for all of us!

sandy
23rd November 2011, 06:33
AWWWW the Miracles of LOVE Jagman!!!! :)

Kristo
23rd November 2011, 07:33
Jason chose a great Father! I sense you truly 'get' that children can be some of the best teachers. Phooey with ageism. We just have to be open to being a student. Bless you both!
Kris

RMorgan
23rd November 2011, 13:09
Congratulations my friend! Im very happy for you and your son!!! I hope he becomes an inspiration not just for you, but for many!!

Looks like youre a pretty good father!! Keep doing what you do, my friend! Your son will be a great man! :)

Cheers,

Raf.

Apofay
23rd November 2011, 14:17
The little things that people so often take for granted are blessings indeed. My daugter has autism, but she is very social and full of love for people, she always puts a smile on people's faces, when she sees them at the store, school or restaurants. Everyone knows my little Emma!

You are truly blessed jagman, I have often wondered if aspergers was the next step in the evolutionary process. I am stereotyping, but no need to lie, no games, just matter of fact and brilliant.

Apofay