Asperger's Syndrome, or AS, is a common condition part of a larger subset of developmental disorders collectively known as the autism spectrum. Individuals who have AS are often very intelligent and have focused and narrowly defined interests, but have difficulty understanding and interpreting social cues, such as tone of voice and body language. Often they seem aloof, uncaring or even rude, when in reality they simply don't understand. They must be taught the social skills that their typically developing peers learn naturally, which can be a laborious process.
The UNO Child Care Center (UNOCCC) held its annual Open House Sept. 29. Students, faculty, staff and alumni were invited to become acquainted with the center's programs for children from 18 months through preschool.
Andrew Lewandowski comes from a heritage that is both meaningful, different and rich in tradition. Lewandowski and his sister Sarah, both UNO students, were adopted from a young age. Lewandowski was adopted as a baby from Calcutta, India and Sarah, was adopted from Daejeon, South Korea.
On Sunday, Feb 19, the National Student Speech-Language and Hearing Association (NSSHLA) in association with the Autism Society of Nebraska (ASN) held its fifth annual pancake feed to benefit children and families with autism.