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.
Five shootings at military bases in Northern Virginia in the past three weeks now have been linked to the same shooter, leading to concern that the suspect may be targeting the U.S. Marine Corps.
The Omaha Planning Board voted unanimously Oct. 6 to recommend approval to add an environmental section to the city's master plan. Environment Omaha, a collaborative effort between the City of Omaha, the public and Omaha by Design, prepared the document.
Missouri Western quarterback Drew Newhart found receiver Adam Clausen in the back of the end zone with 16 seconds remaining when the Griffons defeated the Mavs 16-14 Saturday afternoon. UNO had scored 1:24 earlier to take a 14-10 lead, but couldn't hold it as Missouri Western drove 64 yards in seven plays to take the lead for good.
Contemporary poet Matthew Zapruder read in the Dodge Rooms of the Milo Bail Student Center on Nov. 3. He visited UNO as a part of the Missouri Valley Reading Series, which welcomes poets as well as authors of fiction and non-fiction to travel and read their works.
Nov. 9: Free public play reading of "This is the Sound" at the Omaha Community Playhouse at 7 p.m.
Nov. 11: The Expendables with C-Money & The Players, The Flatliners and The Snips at The Waiting Room at 8 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance and $17 at the door.
The UNO Health Fair, presented by Student Health and Mav-Rec Wellness, was held last Thursday in the newly renovated Health, Physical Education and Recreation building.
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