Asperger Syndrome is a growing issue with children, as more and more are being diagnosed, and at earlier ages. Its acceptance has now become apparent in the media and how Aspergers and Asperger-like people are portrayed.
Having first hand experience with raising a child with Aspergers, you get to know the quirks of how your child operates. Not every Aspie is the same. They are described to be on a spectrum, ranging from one end to another (mild to severe) and how functional they are.
Primetime television in the last few years has introduced us a new group of TV characters who either have Asperger Syndrome or its characteristics. Whether you are a parent of an Asperger child, a sibling or a friend, you might recognize these following shows, which are making an attempt to portray aspie-like characters.
The Big Bang Theory is a wonderful show on CBS that documents the
Anyone see the show The Middle? I think the youngest son, Brick Heck is Aspie. His dad may not be far off the spectrum either. Someone who is very smart and who would rather read books (which he seems to absorb like a sponge) instead of play with others.
He is even enrolled in a social skills group! He doesn't relate to people well and often repeats things to himself in a whisper, sort of an echolalia (sp?) kind of thing. I have done this as well.