Thursday, June 18, 2009
Clinic Notes: Asperger's and Social Networking
I was surprised to learn that some of the Asperger's kids who come to my clinic have Facebook pages. Their parents have set them up for them and closely monitor their activity. The Asperger's kids post pictures they have taken and post comments. Often, their posts are edited by their parent for content, grammar and punctuation. I doubt that anyone reading their post would guess that they have Asperger's. Writing and socialization is hard for kids with Asperger's and I think that social networking is a great idea. With the parents permission I plan on getting all of the Asperger's kids who come to my clinic a Facebook page.