TRIUMPH OVER ASPERGERS


Triumph over Aspergers features stories of adults who have succeeded in spite of their learning disabilities. These stories are an inspiration to everyone who has a form of Autism. Let these stories inspire you if you are a parent of an Autistic child.

In the Spring of 2011, two young men with Asperger's achieved a milestone.  They were contestants on Reality TV.  Read their stories here:




JAMES DURBIN

James Durbin was the 4th runner up on American Idol, 2011. He has an amazing story to tell. At the age of 9, he was diagnosed with Tourette's and Asperger's. He was raised by his mom, after his dad died of a drug overdose.



ZEV GLASSENBERG

Zev Glassenberg (on the left*) and his best friend were contestants on The Amazing Race.   Although Zev and Justin didn't win, Zev accomplished his goal. This was the second time Zev and Justin had been on The Amazing Race. The first time was in 2008 and they were eliminated in round 11 because they lost their passports. This time they came in 4th.


Because of Zev's Asperger's, crowds intimidate him. But Zev did very well and a few times he and Justin were in first place. In fact, in round 5, Zev and Justin each won a Ford Focus because they came in first.



These young men's determination shows that anyone can Triumph over Asperger's. They had a dream. They had a goal. AND they had friends and family that stood by them, believed in them and were in the "trenches" with them.


Asperger's can't be cured. BUT a person can learn to deal with it just like any handicap. As parents or care givers we can help hold our struggling child back or we can help spur them on so that they can realize their dreams.




Aspergers Syndrome Parent is the website helps you see the positive aspects of Aspergers and provides positive parenting tips specific to Aspergers. The website helps you understand the proposed changes to the definition of Aspergers in DSM5. Aspergers Syndrome Parent supports you as you raise your child to succeed not in spite of Aspergers but because of it. Aspergers is Awe-tism!


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The picture and story are from Disability Scoop



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