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Moving Past the “Asperger Syndrome” Label

Several years after the term “Asperger syndrome” was dropped from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), people still use the term. Colloquially, it suggests the symptoms of a milder, higher-functioning form of autism. But the latest edition of the manual, known as DSM-5, uses only one term — autism spectrum disorder....

Girls with Asperger’s Syndrome: Early Diagnosis Is Critical-Term Life

Why Are Girls Rarely Diagnosed with AS?Girls who have Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) are primarily different—not regarding the core characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) but rather in their reaction to being different. Girls often use constructive coping and adjustment strategies to effectively camouflage their confusion in social situations and may achieve superficial social success...

10 Symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome: Know the Signs

Asperger’s syndrome is part of the autism spectrum disorder, also known as ASD. According to medical experts, it is a mild form of autism and generally manifests without extreme mental disabilities. The main outward characteristics of a person with Asperger’s syndrome are poor social skills, lacking nonverbal communication, and being clumsy. Unlike other forms of autism,...

10 Most Common Symptoms of Asperger’s-Term Life

Asperger’s syndrome is a kind of pervasive developmental disorder, or PDD. A PDD combines a number of symptoms and conditions that result in the delaying of the development of normal human skills. Largely, the skills affected are social skills, and the ability to communicate with others. Asperger’s manifests in lots of different ways, and not...

Boy With Asperger’s Kisses His Mom For First Time After Adopting Loving Rescue Pit Bull-Term Life

A rescue dog became so much more than just a furry friend for one teen. Amanda Granados’ son Joey was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome when he was 7 years old. Because of his disorder, the now-14-year-old, who lives in Los Angeles, has trouble with physical contact or showing affection. This all changed, however, when his...

Bill Gates, Asperger’s Syndrome, and your gifted child

What do Bill Gates, people with Asperger’s Syndrome, and your gifted child have in common? Some would say agreat intellect coupled withdifficult social interactions. Rumors and anecdotal tales abound about the connection between various brain disorders and high intelligence – let’s take them one at a time. First, what is Asperger’s Syndrome? According to the...

29 Ways to Recognise Asperger Syndrome

Who can forget the moment when Susan Boyle first entered the public consciousness? One fateful Saturday evening in April 2009, saw a self conscious, plainly dressed, middle aged woman step into the spotlight in front of the clearly bemused panel of ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judges. Simon Cowell exchanged a knowing glance with Amanda Holden. Piers Morgan...

Simply my take on living life as a female with Asperger’s Syndrome

“A ground-breaking theory suggests people with autism-spectrum disorders such as Asperger’s do not lack empathy – rather, they feel others’ emotions too intensely to cope.” “People with Asperger’s syndrome, a high functioning form of autism, are often stereotyped as distant loners or robotic geeks. But what if what looks like coldness to the outside world...

10 Things People with Asperger’s Syndrome Want You to Know

An estimated 68 million people are known to have Asperger’s syndrome, which was more recently folded under the umbrella heading of Autism Spectrum Disorder in the U.S. However, numerous researchers believe that this number is actually probably much higher because many adults with this condition have never been diagnosed. If you know, or suspect,...

Life with Aspergers Adult Meltdowns and the Problems of Restraint

I was asked by a reader if I could write something about Adult Meltdowns.  This is my attempt.  It’s not terribly good because I find this topic very difficult to write about.  In children, meltdowns are sometimes incorrectly referred to as “tantrums”.  I’ve talked about the differences between a meltdown and a tantrum before...

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