The initial shock of finding out a child has been diagnosed with High-Functioning Autism or Aspergers Syndrome is a life-changing event for any parent. Aspergers101 has done a wonderful job of creating a full on-line free resource to guide parents.
San Antonio, TX -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/20/2015 -- No parent is prepared for the diagnosis of Autism/Aspergers. Once the initial shock wears off, it is important to find the resources and tools that are needed to assist and guide the child through life. Beginning with the crucial onset of school, through the primary, middle and high school years, and on to college or a trade, the bottom line is guiding parents High-Functioning Autistic child to becoming independent. That's what Aspergers101.org is all about! Over a dozen professionals and personal testimonies, including doctors, therapists, educators, employment experts and those living successfully on the spectrum, contribute their knowledge on a daily basis.
Aspergers101 began as a quest to assist young mothers that are embarking on the journey of raising a child with Aspergers Syndrome or Autism. Jennifer Allen, President of Aspergers101, left her career in broadcasting over ten years ago to care for her newly diagnosed autistic son Sam.
"Finding the diagnosis wasn't easy, in fact it was painful," says Allen. "It was extremely difficult and challenging to find any information on Autism and Aspergers Syndrome at that time. So after years of focusing on the development of my child I began to utilize my professional background in broadcast news and television production to embark on producing a documentary that will help others on the same path to having a basic understanding of Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. Together as a family, we interviewed top experts in the field of Autism including Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Tony Attwood and many more!"
From the overwhelming success and demand for showing her documentary, Coping to Excelling: Solutions for school-age children diagnosed with High- Functioning Autism or Aspergers Syndrome , came the inspiration and beginning of what is now the nonprofit and full free resource website, Aspergers101.org.
Aspergers101 is a free on-line resource for High-Functioning Autism and Aspergers Syndrome. Daily updates in: Medical, Education, College, Employment, Social Development and more. Aspergers101 is a registered 501c3 non-profit organization.
Contact Name: Jennifer Allen