Family Background : Raymond Vasquez

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Name: Raymond Vasquez
Age: 6
Grade: 1st grade

Family Background: Raymond is six years old and was born to a normal family with no real prominent illnesses among them. He has a mother, Sadie, father, Joe, and sister, Luca, who all live with him in Skokie, Illinois. The Vasquez family comes from a middle class family with both mother and father holding blue collar jobs. In infancy, Raymond was described as separated, and in his own world. He never liked to be close to anyone and would frequently be overwhelmed. Anytime his mother would try to cuddle with him, he would stiffen like a board to avoid being touched. For quite some time Raymond’s mother thought she was the reason why he didn’t like to be close to anyone, little did she know at the time that her son struggled with Asperger Syndrome. Raymond began speaking in full correct sentences at the age of two, he also began to read and write at three. The first book he read was the first installment of the Harry Potter series, although he didn’t really understand it fully then, he read it over and over until he understood. He often follows adults around unloading massive amounts of information that may not seem important to them, but it is to him.

Disability Definition:
1. The disorder is named after Hans Asperger, a Viennese pediatrician who, in 1940, first described a set of behavior patterns apparent in some of his patients, mostly males. Asperger noticed that although these boys had normal intelligence and

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