Boy With Aspergers Disorder Explains Autism

May 10th, 2007 by

This is a fascinating video created by a 16-year-old boy explaining what autism is and what it’s like to have :

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  • Les

    I wonder if you can find out the age of Alex’s father when he was born? Another question is whether Alex’s parents are engineers or in the computer industry.

  • Susanne Belk

    Alex, you video is great and very inspiring! I work with teachers and students on understanding Asperger’s Syndrome and also do some sensitivity training. I would like a copy of your video to use during training. Would you please email it to me as an attachment…I’m not very computer savvy and I can’t save it to my computer from YouTube.

    Thanks, Susanne

  • Michelle

    Hi David,
    Thanks for making and sharing this video. Thanks for helping us to understand a bit about asperger’s. You are correct, people in general do not understand what autism is, nor do they understand aspergers.
    This video may be a wonderful start to educating the public!
    Take care, and keep on with your journey to enlighten others 🙂
    Michelle

  • Trudy Marsh-Parham

    Alex, thank you so much for sharing your video with us. My son was diagnosed with autism when he was little, but watching your video makes me think he may have asperger’s.Thank you for explaining the music situation. I have always wondered about that. Understanding about books vs television helped, too. So, do you learn better using computerized lesson as opposed to books?
    I really hope you make another video soon. This was great! Trudy

  • Peg Collyer

    Hi Alex, That was a great video, and a wonderful way to explain asperger’s. Thank you for your personal explanation. It has helped me understand much more about asperger’s.

  • Jennifer

    Hi Alex, I am a parent with a 7 year old boy and 8 year old boy that was just diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. I was sent your video link through a email I recieved from Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. I want to say Thank you. Your video helped me to understand my children. I find myself to have more patience with my sons because I am able to idenify with them. I think this is a great tool for parents and I hope you make more your video was simple and very easy for me to understand than all this medical jargon. Again, thank you sooo much Alex.

    Jennifer