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    Exposing Love to Someone with Aspergers

    Aspergers Syndrome and Autism are hot topics of discussion for parents and educators. Yet there are many adults that fall through the cracks and are never properly diagnosed, especially women. Why? Because although Aspergers Syndrome was first discovered in the 1940's it wasn't well known about until the 1990's. Aspergers was discovered by Hans Aspergers. His studies were conducted on boys. It's hard for girls and women to be diagnosed with Aspergers because they often times do not exhibit the same traits as their male counterparts.
    Much attention is given to parents and children which means adults who have Aspergers may never be diagnosed or be misdiagnosed. Life is hard for these adults because without the proper support they may end up depressed or violent.
    But what happens when adults have Aspergers? What kind of life can they lead? Adults with Aspergers can lead a full, productive life but it takes a very special person to help them through it. The person who will stick by them no matter what has to contend to an unconventional life. My uncle has Aspergers and has been married for over thirty years. His wife showers him with unconditional love on a daily basis. My uncle is fortunate to have found someone who loves him so much she would do anything for him.
    I wanted to show the world what their world looks like. I wanted people to view life through the eyes of someone who has Aspergers. I also wanted to shed light on what it means to be a parent or spouse of someone who has Aspergers. I wrote Elsa so that others may learn and be inspired. The book is based on true events.
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