Health and Wellness

Caregivers' Circle

Stephanie Erickson

Caregivers’ Circle – The Beauty of the Brain in all its Variations! Understanding Autism and Asperger’s

No two individuals are alike.  Even twins have distinct personalities and behaviours that distinguish them from one another.  So then it would seem that no 2 brains are alike either.  Just because someone has a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum does not mean that they are similar to those with the same diagnosis, and in fact, it does not mean that they are so different from all of us!  The brain in all of its variations also has many similarities which must be identified and celebrated among health care professionals and individuals alike. This week’s guest, Dr. Hackie Reitman, M.D., author of the book Aspertools: The Practical Guide for Understanding and Embracing Asperger’s Autism Spectrum Disorders and Neurodiversity discusses his journey as a father of a child with Asperger’s and what he has learned from his personal and professional experiences.