Apr 13th 2010 7:11PM My son has Aspergers Syndrome, he has been a gamer since he was 3, he grasped the concept quite easily early on, the most important thing that some people are missing here is the children with Aspergers Syndrome, have social and behavior problems, doesn't mean they aren't smart by any means, just means that they are typically too smart for their own good and get bored really easily.
I praise this mom for finding something she can do to connect with your Autistic son (whether people want to see Aspergers Syndrome as Autistic, it is which it why it's classified as Autism Spectrum Disorder) . With my son early on I had a hard time letting him get involved in Gaming, just because he let's it consume himself if I let it. I have been in the process of trying to build my son his own computer, he gets them and understands them and feels comfortable behind them, something he hasn't felt in himself for so long. He actually played Guild Wars and loved it and I loved it for him, you don't have to deal with the chat unless you are in a city and it's free, it's how I tested MMO's on my son. He will eventually play WoW, just need to get him the setup so he can.
I praise you momma, for letting your son play and connect and learn from an unlikely tool, you are an inspiration and so is your son! Keep up the great work!