Chesterfield man with Asperger’s syndrome gets three years in sexual assault case

A Chesterfield County man diagnosed with a form of autism has been sentenced to a three-year jail term for two sexual assault convictions stemming from a 2012 incident. Drew Harrison, 30, was convicted of forcible sodomy and object sexual penetration on Jan. 22, 2014, for an incident involving a former girlfriend. Later that year, he…

Helping Your Adolescent with Asperger’s Syndrome

It’s heartbreaking for parents to discover that their child’s development isn’t on par with other children his or her age.  Asperger’s Syndrome, which primarily impacts social and communication skills, fits into a category of delayed development formerly known as “pervasive developmental disorders”. Up until 2013, Asperger’s Syndrome was diagnosed as a distinct disorder.  However, since…