Intricate Minds: Understanding Classmates with Asperger Syndrome - Video

RECOMMENDED BY THE SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL.  Review samples: excellent introduction to Asperger Syndrome... poignant... well produced... fosters an understanding... unique, intelligent and likable teens speak for themselves... enlightening and compelling...

The Puberty Video for Boys with Asperger Syndrome

Audience: High school and middle school classmates and teachers of students who have Asperger Syndrome or Autism Specturm Disorder - Level 1.


Candid interviews with teenagers designed to promote positive interactions between classmates and reduce harassment and bullying.

Through interviews with students who have Asperger Syndrome (AS), this video offers an inside look at how teenagers with AS act, think and feel -- and how they're routinely treated.  The students talk about their strengths as well as their challenges and describe how important is it to them to be treated with respect.  

Subtitles:  The DVD offers optional English, Spanish, or Japanese subtitles.  You can also choose from online versions with English, Spanish,  or Japanese subtitles.


Length: 14 minutes


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Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., Yale University, Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology

"This video provides an excellent introduction to Asperger Syndrome for typically developing adolescents and children.  Individuals with the disorder movingly describe their own experience of the condition.  This video will serve as an excellent resource for teachers, school psychologists, speech pathologists and guidance counselors in helping typically developing peers...

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