Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Various Links

Treatment for Peanut Allergies offers hope.

Yet another article about Asperger's syndrome that describes me too well.

Will Comic-Con Leave San Diego?

Top 10 Spooky Sleep Disorders... let's see, I've suffered from... 7, 6, 5, 1, and *ahem* 2.

Good Advice.

Ponyo: A Role Model For Kids With Autism?

FAA suspends pair after kids radio pilots at JFK. Sounds like an overreaction, as the child was clearly carefully monitored, and everyone was paying attention.

The Stupidest Conversion Story Ever. The result of a thread about Lutherans, the mitten story emerges.


Roger Owen Green said...

A bunch of interesting links.

My daughter has a peanut allergy. I have heard of this treatment regimen. May be an option in the future.

I've been watching Parenthood, which has a boy with Asperger's; if you've seen it, I'd be interested in your reaction.

Having heard the kids on the air control audio, you may be right about them being monitored - and the pilots seemed to think it was cute, but I think the FAA was right to suspend them. perhaps someone else would not be as diligent, and it could be literally a disaster.

David Dunham said...

Sleep Disorders -- Wow, I've had dealt with 10, 9, 8, 7, 5 and 1.
Believe me combining 8, 7 and 5 is more than a little scary, especially if you don't know what is going on.
Asperger's syndrome -- I completely understand that. I've dealt with feeling everyone's emotions and being overwhelmed -- Although I'm pretty sure I don't have Asperger's
Ponyo -- all of the kids loved that movie.

Tegan said...

Roger, I hope it can help your daughter in the future. Allergies terrify me.

David, I think I *had* Asperger's, or what would have been identified as it if I'd grown up a decade or two later. The one feature of Asperger's that never made any sense to me was the concept that Aspie and Autistic children *couldn't* understand emotion. That made the diagnosis by the doctor who treated my depression seem very wrong to me. I *knew* I understood emotion, and, if anything, was too empathetic. So this article kind of clicked a few final pieces into place. It's hardly a complete statement about what Asperger's is.

David Dunham said...

Looking at my comment it sounds different then I meant. About Asperger's:
The "I completely understand that" is in regards to the feeling everyone's emotions -- I've had many experiences with that and know how debilitating that can be.
As to the thinking you had Asperger's, dealing with people in my profession (many of whom should have been diagnosed as well) you might very well be right. From my friends that are closer in the field -- Asperger's is part of the Autistic spectrum. I have no doubt that most of my kids, myself, dad and all of my siblings who are dad's kids could be rated on that scale.

Tegan said...

As I told my mom-in-law, we are all on the Austism spectrum somewhere. I'm further along than a lot of people, but not so far along that I couldn't function at all. Sometimes it was close. I can remember shutting down completely many times, to the extreme annoyance of my teachers.

The more I read about Asperger's, the more I realize that I would have been a classic case if it had been diagnosed back in the 70s and 80s. And yeah, I think every one of us and Dad probably are further along on the Autism spectrum than most people. *sigh* At least I have a name for it now.