Asperger’s Syndrome

02Oct07

Mine papa has asked me to look up Asperger’s Syndrome for him so I can discuss it with him later. I have to say it is rather interesting reading as I now can readily exclaim “aha! I know people that fits!”

Snipped from Wikipedia.org:

Asperger syndrome (also Asperger’s syndrome, Asperger’s disorder, Asperger’s, AS, or AD) is one of several autism spectrum disorders (ASD) characterized by difficulties in social interaction and by restricted and stereotyped interests and activities. AS is distinguished from the other ASDs in having no general delay in language or cognitive development. Although not mentioned in standard diagnostic criteria, motor clumsiness and atypical use of language are frequently reported

Reading further down the article informs us that many brilliant people fit the AS category and there’s a growing trend to see AS as just a “type” of functioning person, rather than a disorder. I suspect ADD is a lot like that , also.

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