Asperger's and friends

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My daughter's 11-years old now, and she has some really great friends. She actually has an amazing social network of very, very tight friends, which is particularly wonderful to me because I know that a key form of Asperger's is having a hard time socially. And we worked so hard in her early years with the social skills classes to get her to a place where she could really interact with, not just alongside other kids. And she has some friends that she's been friends with her entire life and I think the beautiful thing is that they all know her as who she is; she wouldn't be anyone else. They know her as a quirky girl, a fun girl, a girl who gets a little excited and who's a little obsessive over strange things, and they all embrace her for who she is. And I feel really lucky. She has some amazing friends and I really think that was all due to social skills classes and us working with her from a very young age.

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Sarah Maizes is an author, freelance writer, comedian and founder of MommyLITEonline.com, a parenting humor site. She is the author of several humor books including, Got Milf? The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great and Rocking a Minivan; and three books for children; On My Way To The Bath, On My Way to Bed and the third book in the series On My Way to School to be published in 2014.Her work has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Babytalk, on MSNBC.com, E! Television’s “Fashion Police,” and on DailyCandyKids.com.She is a regular contributor to TODAY.com, The Huffington Post, and CBS/LosAngeles.com’s “Best of LA.”  Her work has also been featured on Glamour.com, MarieClaire.com, ParentsConnect.com, Momtourage.com, TheWellMom.com and Autisable.com – a website for parents dealing with Autism.She has appeared on The Today Show, KTLA, CNN Headline News with Brad Pomerance, NPR's "What Would Rob Do?,"ABC News Now’s “Moms Get Real with Ju Ju Chang,” and is a regular contributor to NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin,” and “HuffingtonPostLIVE” - but  is most celebrated for her ability to scale tiny jungle gyms, pack a lunch in under a minute, and park her full-size minivan in a compact space.     

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