Thursday, July 15, 2010

Clinic Notes: Asperger's and God

In last week's blog I discussed a teenager with Asperger's who had murdered a classmate after years of rejection by his peers. Now a big switch to a study that examined how Asperger's folks see purpose in their lives. People without Asperger's who believe in God saw His purpose behind many events in their lives. Similiarly, in terms of thinking, a group of atheists stated that things just happen there is no Devine intervention. This study supports the idea that children and adults on the Spectrum lack a "theory of mind" an ability to see or hypothesize what others are thinking.

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