Talking to people about Asperger's

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Talking to people about Asperger's

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When we take Mike to the park and to meet new friends, I've never announced that he is anything more than just a kid. I've kept his Asperger's as something that, if it needs to come up -- I've always had, in the back of my mind, if a situation comes up and I need to tell a parent; I would be willing to do that. I'd rather people deal with him on a kid to kid term. I don't think kids need to know if he's Asperger's or not. Sometimes there will be older children that I may mention to take it easy on him, but no more than I would another child. I think if someone asked me, that's what I'd tell them, but I try to just put him out there as a normal kid and not make any special labels for him.

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Ron is a licensed architect, and has been in private practice for 15 years. He attended Cal Poly SLO for his undergrad, and his graduate study was done at the University of Copenhagen. His is the father of three, two sons and a daughter.

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