My name is Samuel Allen, and I have Asperger’s Syndrome. For starters, I feel different in many ways, but truthfully, there is no such thing as normal. I feel that I’m not able to relate to fellow peers sometimes and at times, it can be hard to socialize, but to every down, there’s an up. I’m very proficient in science and technology. For example, I’ve built a custom gaming computer using high-end components. In fact, I recently installed a liquid CPU cooler for said computer, which cools the CPU better than a fan cooler. I’ve even met the famous Temple Grandin. Multiple times! When I first shook her hand, she explained to me how I should properly shake someone’s hand. I even got to eat lunch with her!
Asperger’s Syndrome is nothing to feel down about. You should feel happy that you have it: it is a gift, not a curse. There’s even an article stating that people with Asperger’s Syndrome are becoming higher in demand in the technological areas of business because of their high intellect. Many famous and historical figures are claimed to have Asperger’s Syndrome: Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, even some of the Founding Fathers are said to had Asperger’s Syndrome! So Asperger’s shouldn’t be seen as a disability, think of it as an improvement to life.
After an extensive career broadcast marketing, Jennifer and her husband searched for answers when their oldest son hit the kinder years with great difficultly. After finally learning that their oldest son had Aspergers Syndrome, she left her career in television and became a full time mother to both of her sons. Jennifer elicited the participation of her sons and together they produced several independent programs including a children’s animated series titled Ameriquest Kids (now distributed by Landmark Media) as well as her documentary and book titled, Coping to Excelling: Solutions for school-age children diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism or Aspergers Syndrome.
The need for more information encouraged Jennifer to elicit a team of autism experts to provide weekly, original content to a website free to anyone seeking to live their best under the diagnosis of High-Functioning Autism/Aspergers Syndrome… appropriately titled: Aspergers101.com.