Category: SPD

The Special-Education Charade

Individualized Education Programs, or IEPs, are one of the greatest pitfalls of the country’s school system. I am in hell—or its equivalent. Specifically, I am in an IEP (Individual Educational Plan) meeting for my 14-year-old daughter, a special-education student in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Sitting across from me is an […]

Theory Finds That Individuals With Asperger’s Syndrome/Autism/SPD Don’t Lack Empathy – In Fact If Anything They Empathize Too Much

“A ground-breaking theory suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s do not lack empathy – rather, they feel others’ emotions too intensely to cope.” “People with Asperger’s syndrome, a high functioning form of autism, are often stereotyped as distant loners or robotic geeks. But what if what looks like […]