April 23, 2013

By Dan Coulter

Those of us diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, or who support people diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, may have a fight on our hands. Or, maybe not. It depends on the impact of the upcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Diso...

February 27, 2013

By Dan Coulter

I spent the last year in Girlworld.  And I learned a lot.

In the course of making a DVD to help girls deal with the physical, emotional and social changes brought on by puberty, my wife and I found out a lot about girls who have Asperger Syndrome.

We're kno...

January 11, 2012

By Dan Coulter

 Your son or daughter has Asperger Syndrome.  How are you, as a dad, dealing with it?

     Here’s a test to help you analyze how your approach is working.

  • Your son is obviously bright, but doesn’t follow instructions you repeatedly give h...

February 21, 2011

by Dan Coulter

I recently spent a lot of hours with moms and dads of children diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome – in the editing room.  I make educational videos, and I was looking at interview footage of parents talking about how things had changed after the diagnosis....

February 23, 2010


By Dan Coulter


I’ve been reading published responses to the American Psychiatric Association’s proposal to remove Asperger Syndrome from their diagnostic and statistical manual (DSM). I’ve appreciated the personal experiences people have shared in explaining where the...

February 17, 2010

By Dan Coulter

Being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 1997 was one of the best things that ever happened to my son, Drew. Make no mistake, Asperger Syndrome can be duplicitous. It can give you abilities that make people shake their heads in wonder, and deficits th...

October 19, 2009

By Dan Coulter


The reaction I received to my article announcing that I’ve been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome was gratifying.

I was struck by the difference between the many, many positive responses I got to this article, and the skepticism that I heard from...

October 7, 2009

by Dan Coulter

Will you think of me differently after you read the next sentence?

I have Asperger Syndrome.

While I just got the diagnosis, this means I’ve had the condition all my life. It’s not a huge surprise. My son was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 1997 and m...

October 16, 2004

By Julie Coulter

Many students with special needs may have trouble seeing themselves as employees or understanding an employer's expectations of an employee. Students with special needs can learn how to work effectively and can succeed in the workplace.

During high schoo...

October 6, 2004

By Dan Coulter

Getting a diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome for your child is sort of like getting hit by a slow freight train. Usually, you know something’s wrong. Maybe you got worried. Maybe teachers or others urged you to get your child checked out. Maybe, like my wife...

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