Hertford Grammar 5th-grader Kaysie Mire, 11, reads from her project which won first place at last month's Perquimans County Schools' science fair as her mother, Angie Thomas, looks on Thursday, Jan. 31. Kaysie suffers from Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that affects her socialization and communication skills.
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Hertford Grammar 5th-grader Kaysie Mire, 11, reads from her project which won first place at last month's Perquimans County Schools' science fair as her mother, Angie Thomas, looks on Thursday, Jan. 31. Kaysie suffers from Asperger's syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder that affects her socialization and communication skills.

Student overcoming disorder

By Reggie Ponder

Staff Writer

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Kaysie Mire has found you can learn big lessons from small seeds.

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Asperger's and social ineptness

I have a friend whose adult son has aspergers. He is a good guy, but lacks the ability to socialize comfortably. Way back in the mists of time young ladies would sometimes attend "finishing school" to fine tune their social skills. I have often wondered if such a "finishing school" which focuses on folks with Aspergers might serve a similar purpose for them. It is a shame to let these people drift through life alone if social skills can be taught. Any thoughts on this from anyone?

You go Kaysie!! Keep up the

You go Kaysie!! Keep up the good work:)

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