What are my top 3 quotes about Aspergerís Syndrome?

1. Christopher Morcom: “Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine” (from The Imitation Game).

2. Joan Clarke: “Do you know, this morning I was on a train that went through a city that wouldn't exist if it wasn't for you. I bought a ticket from a man who would likely be dead if it wasn't for you. I read up, on my work, a whole field of scientific inquiry that only exists because of you. Now, if you wish you could have been normal - I can promise you I do not. The world is an infinitely better place precisely because you weren't” (from The Imitation Game).

3. Tony Atwood: “I usually say to the child ‘Congratulations, you have Asperger’s Syndrome’ and explain that this means he or she is not mad, bad or defective, but has a different way of thinking” (from The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome).

A diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome isn’t the end of the world.  The goal in life shouldn’t be striving to be normal.  The goal should be trying to figure out what makes you extraordinary.  Many people with Asperger’s Syndrome are tremendously gifted in a specific field.

The main theme of the quotes above is that if you meet someone with Asperger’s Syndrome, it is worth taking the time to find out what makes that person special. 


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