Today is International Asperger’s Day, a day to celebrate and show support for people with Asperger Syndrome and their families and carers.
I’ve been blogging about Asperger’s Syndrome for the past few days and today, the 18th February is the day.
Here is a wonderful video of the amazing surfer Clay Marzo who has Asperger Syndrome. Tony Attwood is in the video discussing Asperger Syndrome and how the condition has helped Clay Marzo to excel in the waves.
20 thoughts on “Today is International Asperger Day 2012”
Hi Gabrielle. What an insightful video. Thanks for sharing.
You’re welcome Helen 🙂
PIty I can’t see the vidoe with my (slow) connection, so I must be content with wishing all Aspies a happy Asperger day!
Thanks Stafford 🙂
It is inspirational Graham – both Tony and Clay 🙂
Very moving video. The spectra of all the different types of wiring possible in the human brain are “mind boggling.” Thanks for all your great information on Aspergers.
Yes, so many ways the brain can configure – it is amazing we have any commonalities at all when you think about it 🙂
Garbielle, what a beautiful video. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this series of posts. The pointers you have offered – especially the radio programme – have been real eye openers. I do not exaggerate when I say I feel so much less alone -and have more self awareness- as a result of your writing this week. Thank you 🙂
Thanks so much Kate – I am very glad you found them helpful 🙂
Fascinating topic. Thank you for sharing this!
You’re welcome Aletha 🙂
WOW. Quite inspirational. You have really broadened my knowledge of Asperger’s, Gabe. Thank you.
There’s always something new to learn about Aspergers – I really love the video – thanks Selma 🙂
Hi Gabrielle, thanks so much for sharing this video, it’s great to see the awareness being made about aspergers syndrome. My daughter was recently diagnosed with the syndrome and let me tell you it can be so rough at times. She screams when she doesn’t get her snack, sometimes I feel like I’m at a complete loss. I refuse to give up on my daughter and I know that good discipline will help educate her as I learned on http://onlineceucredit.com/edu/social-work-ceus-ep I recommend taking a look and hope you find great advice too.
Thanks Debera 🙂
I found it bittersweet seeing such a positive light on Aspergers. In my family it has caused a lot of dysfunction and unhappiness – and damage. This is the first time I’ve seen it presented as something that can be part of a person’s greatness. Great video, mixed feelings, lol.
I know what you mean Michelle – thanks for commenting.
Fantastic! At last one great video about what Asperger is GOOD for! Many thanks for sharing! The video was very inspiring.
Where did you find it?
Hi Nomi 🙂 It is a great video and there are heaps of good things about aspergers – I don’t remember how I found it (probably someone sent me the link) – it is on youtube, so if you click on the video’s youtube link, it might tell you more about the video.