For young people with Asperger's syndrome, life can sometimes be challenging. But it's not always a struggle.
In this discussion from the 2009 Asia Pacific Autism Conference, three young people with Asperger's talk about their experiences with Asperger's, the services available and how the syndrome has influenced their lives. Whether talking about the social side of things or the more personal and philosophical, these good-humored youths show that having a disability is not always disabling.
Elise Bottle has Asperger's syndrome.
She works in an office and volunteers at a school library.
Jane Cotter is the Senior Education Consultant for the Autism Spectrum, or Aspects, Educational Outreach program.
Trevor Luong is a TAFE student with Asperger's syndrome who is interested in Japanese animation.
Ben Saffir is a high school student with Asperger's syndrome.
Elise Bottle, diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, speaks out about the condition. She shares personal coping practices for others afflicted with the syndrome, as well as her views on how the world could better serve those with mental disabilities.