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    Default Proud parent of a gifted son!

    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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    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

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    Your son is gifted, to say the least. Bless Him.
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    Quote Posted by jagman (here)
    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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    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
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    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
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    Jim Henson, 1936-1990, creator of the Muppets, US puppeteer, writer, producer, director, composer
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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
    Congradulation to you and your son. You seem to given him the perfect example, environment and love and he is giving it back.

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    I think that you should continue to brag about Jason. He's worth it.
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    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 !

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    Cheers to you and your Family old boy.

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    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.

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    Our children are our blessings. Sounds like you appreciate yours with humility and unconditionality as should we all. Thank you for sharing.

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    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!

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    AWWWW the Miracles of LOVE Jagman!!!!
    Love and Light Always/Sandy

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    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!
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    Congratulations my friend! I´m very happy for you and your son!!! I hope he becomes an inspiration not just for you, but for many!!

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

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    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.

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