By Raising Children Network
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Ellis is 13 and has Asperger’s disorder, also called Asperger’s syndrome. In this short video, Ellis and his family talk about living with Asperger’s. He is slowly learning how to respond the right way in social situations, but it doesn’t come naturally. Ellis says, ‘Having Asperger’s is a permanent thing, but not necessarily a bad thing’.
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  • Last updated or reviewed 31-01-2017
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