Strengths and benefits of kids with Asperger's

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Strengths and benefits of kids with Asperger's

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One of the advantages that children have with Asperger's is this amazing mind. They bring in a whole different level of life experience, to me anyway. I'm learning about things I didn't know about computers when he was five. His intellect forced me to learn a lot to keep up with him. He's made parenting easier for me because of his inability to lie. He is so pure. He is just him. No matter how many violent video games, all these inputs that come into him; it's amazing to me that very little of it comes out from him. He gets very creative and uses a lot of these pieces of information to come up with stories. It doesn't affect his personality. He is himself. He doesn't -- no matter how many videos he sees of these kids lying -- He doesn't lie. He doesn't cheat. He's not a liar. He's not a cheater. I never have to worry about what he is saying and if it's the truth. I always know that he will tell me what's really going on, not only with a situation or how he is feeling. I've learned a lot from that. It's beautiful.

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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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