BY NANCY SPENCER
DELPHOS — For many students, graduating from high school can seem effortless. They take the tumultuous rite of passage in stride. Adam Bastian had to work at it — and work some more.
Bastian was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests, in second grade. His parents, Dan and Sandy Bastian, knew their youngest son was different but once armed with a diagnosis, they were able to teach their son — and themselves — to deal with it.