Not Dumb, Just Autistic

Types of Autism. Ulaya Howell, Hayley King, and Sasha Warren

Asperger Syndrome

  • Known as ASD
  • Discuss themselves more than others
  • Obsessed with strange topics
  • Social interactions are uncomfortable
  • Hard time relating to others
  • Only hug if they would like to
  • Don't like pretend games
  • Type of Autism
  • Development disorder
  • Motor skills delayed
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Not good with eye contact
  • Bad with other's feelings
  • Lack of empathy
  • Seem rude
  • Hard time with jokes and sarcasm
  • Learn differently
  • Type differently
  • Want to be left alone
  • Do not like pretend games

Rett syndrome

~Another form of autism


  • Genetics
  • Enviromental issues
  • Troubles in early brain development
  • Rare gene

Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Unique gifts
  • Can recall facts very easily
  • Good at math and engineering
  • Very smart
  • Good memory for details
  • Good at visual skills, music, and art
  • High level of vocabulary


~Unable to tell emotions

~hard to understand things even if someone teaches them


~speak loudly

~problems to control emotions


~trouble on playground

Work cited

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Sevrens, Julie. "An Invisible Epidemic, Asperger's Syndrome Is Often Mislabeled." San Jose Mercury News (San Jose, CA). 25 Jun. 1999: n.p. SIRS Issues Researcher. Web. 14 Apr. 2015

"What Is Autism?" Autism Speaks. Autism Speaks Inc, 2015. Web. 10 Apr. 2015.

Rimland, Bernard. "Autism." Encyclopedia Americana. Grolier Online, 2015. Web. 15 Apr. 2015

'Autism Spectrum Disorder.' Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease

'Autism Fact Sheet.': National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke [NINDS]. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Sept. 2009. Web.10 Apr. 2015.