• 56 Traits of Aspergers Syndrome, High Functioning Autism, and Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Do the Hypersensitive and Eccentric People in Your Life Have Aspergers Syndrome?
  • By: J. B. Snow
  • Narrated by: Mike Norgaard
  • Length: 20 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (153 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Asperger's Syndrome, or high-functioning autism, is a form of autism that falls on the autism spectrum. Asperger's Syndrome can be seen in adults and in children if you know what to look for. Many people who can be described as hypersensitive, odd or eccentric have Asperger's Syndrome which has gone undiagnosed. Some of the greatest comedians, singers, actors and inventors have Asperger's syndrome. They specialize in what they are good at, and they can become highly successful in doing so.

In this book, we will discuss the different overt and covert traits that can be seen in those with Asperger's Syndrome in its list form. If you feel that you or someone you know has Asperger's, it is essential to have the diagnosis confirmed so that the Asperger's person can seek help in learning the skills that are essential to making them more successful in their ambitions.

Asperger's Syndrome children and adults have an underdeveloped brain on MRI scans. They lack the brain development in certain areas that help them to keep up with their peers. They may be advanced in specialty areas, but they may lag behind their peers in normal development of other areas. Their nervous system and their emotions are often sensitive. They often feel alienated from their peers, as though they do not fit in. Asperger's can cause depression, and possibly even suicide, if it not recognized early.

©2015 J.B. Snow (P)2015 J.B. Snow

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  • RB
  • 10-01-18

To General

I was excited to see this title, hoping it would help me define Asperger's for me. Well it did not do that at all, I am the mother of 8 children, , I felt many of these traits are traits that can be seen in many children at different stages of development..
. This book is not the book to comfort or to clarify Autism Spectrum Disorders.
After hearing a few of the traits that were so general , I found myself not believing the rest of the traits at all, questioning the darn disorder.

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More stereotype than science

Quite a few outdated and debunked stereotypes in here. Would recommend a quick web search for this kind of info.

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My Husband Whom I Love Dearly

It took me a long-long time to understand that my "Husband" has highly functional autism....I saw earlier traits and just thought that it was because he was an only child and brought up in a well to do family....I ev en thought maybe it was because he was a lock key kid....basically raised by like male friends as a child throughout most of his life!... :( But I was able to understand that yes I was close but that it was more than his environment for his development as a child it was that he was born this way....especially when I saw some of the same traits in his close family members. And my general practitioner and phycologist also helped....a lot.... :)

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inside the box

It's a very narrow look at some "possible" Aspergers traits without qualifying things that are different about Aspies since autism is a spectrum we don't all fit into the same little box, female Aspies in particular are overlooked and under diagnosed because of silly conformist lists like this. I found this disappointing.

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Disappointed

As a person with Aspergers & a mom of a son with it, this book was rather disturbing. I believe that some of the traits listed were bogus. l agreed with maybe half of the traits listed in this book. Very disappointed. I hope others don’t use this as a reference.

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meh. out of date information.

the narrator is fine and it was easy to listen to. very short. I'm also pretty sure that attached earlobes are not a sign of autism

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On Point!

Great list. Made realize there are so many different variation of the syndrome and what to look for. Also explained why they do it. Very informative and to the point.

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Very Educational & Liberating

I loved this book. It helped me to validate myself & not feel so alien.

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To The Point

Enjoyable in that the book actually bulleted important facets of childhood asperger's syndrome. However, it did not address adult Asperger's in this particular book.

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Aspies

Short and really see no need for it as Aspergers needs thorough explanation for folks to grasp this disease or condition.

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  • j
  • 08-10-19

actually this book made me very angry

Twenty minutes of meaningless, unhelpful generalisations that offered little or no insight into ASD, but a whole load of frequently inaccurate reasons to judge people on the autistic spectrum. I wish I'd found the reviews before wasting my money and 20 minutes of my life (well, actually 15 minutes because I just couldn't make it to the end).

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  • A. R. Cummins
  • 11-20-18

Can we please not use the term 'aspie'? Offensive

Having recently been diagnosed with the condition, I was hugely disappointed that the book portrays the condition as a subhuman developmental disability, and widely uses the patronizing and offensive term 'aspie' with no sensitivity to sufferers who might be reading along.

OFFENSIVE GARBAGE. DO NOT RECOMMEND.

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  • Dr A Wilcock
  • 09-19-18

appalling representation of aspergers/autism

The narrative is a gross misrepresentation of the brain difference.
It says aspergers is the cause if depression, it is society that is the issue.
It is patronising about the core issues that go with the condition and assigns value and interpretation from a neurotypical perspective.
I have autism (aspergers) the stuff about empathy and understanding others is false, if anything there is over empathy and emotion.
very misinformed.
If you want to understand autism and the aspergers elements of it please go to a different source as this is just pain insulting and false.

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  • Charlie Dreamer
  • 02-15-17

v good but condescending in narrative sometimes

could be hurtful due to condescending narrative to someone with asperges but content good

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  • Sandra Holland
  • 12-03-21

informative

while the book is informative I feel it could have gone into more detail, it did feel rushed and at times lacked depth especially for those who are looking for information pre diagnosis of a family member.

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  • Mrs pleased
  • 06-02-21

short but informative

I am new to understanding autism and aspergers so I am trying to get an understanding quickly. My husband has been diagnosed at 56 and I am struggling to understand what's the disorder and what's abuse! 😕 Not easy, but this book helps a little. I just wish it was longer and more in depth.

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  • Kenneth
  • 02-22-20

Great list

This is a great list with a short, on-point explanation, in “headline style”.

At first, I was sorry to see that it’s only 20 minutes long but that’s also what makes it great for letting people know about you, as an “aspie”.

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  • Moonstar
  • 02-13-20

Could have been better

If you have someone in your family that is autistic
you already know all or most of what he said.
feel let down by the basic information.

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  • Ol2000
  • 04-29-18

Too short and too general

Disappointed. The book is too short (how can it even be called a book?). I think a story of Cinderella is longer... The traits described in the book are so general and don't even scratch the surface. If you want to understand what the syndrome is about this is not the best book for that as after listening to this virtually everyone you know will have a trait or two and it will leave you wandering if everyone in the world has this syndrome.

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  • Barbara Smart
  • 09-09-17

very short

very short book but with a couple of pictures they repeats the couple of the symptoms twice but other than that is a good book clear and precise