10/05/2012 | by Keltron
Asperger’s Syndrome isn’t a very well known disorder as most people only know about it if it affects them. For those of you that don’t know:
“Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger’s syndrome or Asperger disorder, is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported.”
Special thanks to Wikipedia for the definition but you’re probably wondering why I’ve brought it up. Well, there’s not many stories out there that genuinely warm our hearts but this is one that has done just that.
“Graeme is a passionate skateboarder who has been a staple of the London skate community for 25 years. A regular fixture at every skating event, his eccentricities and enthusiasm for the sport are accentuated through his condition, Asperger’s syndrome.
Everyone has something in their life that puts a smile on their face; for Graeme this is skating.”
Huge shout out to Will Robson-Scott for creating this in the first place. Absolutely amazing.