Sunday, July 13, 2008

Abilities vary widely on the autism spectrum

Students with autism may have widely divergent abilities and although all start out with the characteristic emotional disabilities, some are able to overcome. "At its core, the autism spectrum is a problem with perceiving feeling, understanding social relations," said Bryna Siegel, director of the University of California at San Francisco's Autism Clinic. "They don't know how other people think and feel -- and they're not very motivated to try to figure it out." San Francisco Chronicle

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