A survey of residents along Alabama’s Gulf coast finds that, after the BP oil spill, many of them want to pick up and leave the area. But whether they can actually do that depends, in part, on the real estate market. And it’s not good news.
In 1944, researcher Hans Asperger published findings of a study of several young boys who demonstrated normal intelligence, autistic-like behaviours, and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills. The condition came to be known as Asperger’s Syndrome, and after the original study was translated and re-published in 1994, more and more people began being diagnosed with Asperger’s. In the latest installment of our Making Sense of Mental Health series, Reporter Donna Francavilla examines what Asperger’s Syndrome is and takes us to one of the newest facilities in nation to treat the condition..