Why people with Asperger’s play video games

Danny Raede is the CEO and co-founder of Asperger Experts and was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 12 when his parents noticed him having difficulties staying focused in school. He didn’t think much of it at the time and spent most of his time in his room playing video games such as Neverwinter Nights and World of Warcraft. His parents would say that he was very much addicted to the computer.

As he grew up in his hometown of Santa Barbara, California, homework became a constant battle. A simple assignment that should have taken 15 minutes to complete turned into a 5 hour power struggle. In college, Danny decided he wanted to change his life, and became committed to the study of personal development, success, psychology and business. Once he got out of Defense Mode, life became a lot easier and he started to flourish and thrive.

He started to make friends, and have a life outside of video games. He nowruns Asperger Experts in Seattle, Washington with an awesome team of parents, life coaches, and people on the spectrum. When he isn’t working he enjoys boating, adventures with friends, travel and watching the Food Network on tv.

Through his work at Asperger Experts, he has been fortunate enough to reach millions of people and share his passion for a fuller, richer life experience. He is the winner of the Diana Vietz Award from the National Council on Independent Living.

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