Program Contents: 30 minutes
Copyright Date: 1995
AVAILABLE IN THE UNITED STATES ONLY
It is the size of the frontal cortex that separates the human brain from that of other animals. This allows humans to communicate, infer meaning and imagine, all basic to the socialization process. But there is a group of people, primarily males, who lack a small piece of this frontal cortex and who suffer from a mild form of autism. Identified as Asperger's syndrome in 1940, this condition makes them incapable of everyday social interactions.
They live in a constant state of anxiety as a result of the phobias that are a part of the disease. This program profiles the symptoms of Asperger's syndrome and what sufferers and their families can do to overcome the limitations that it imposes.