On the May 5, 2004 Fresh Air, Terry interviewed Dr. Fred Volkmar from Yale Child Study Center. As the parent of an autistic teenager (age 13) there was a lot I had already heard or figured out for myself, but there was quite a bit of good new info as well.
Terry also spoke with Michael John Carley, who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome as an adult, not long after his son was diagnosed. I have to admit that when Zeke was first diagnosed and I learned more about the syndrome, one of my first thoughts was, “Boy, I didn’t miss it by much. A lot of these things describe me.” Good stuff. (BTW, Carley is the executive director of GRASP [Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership].