Typical to strong verbal language skills and intellectual ability distinguish Asperger syndrome from other types of autism.
Asperger syndrome generally involves:
Strengths can include:
Challenges can include:
The tendencies described above vary widely among people. Many learn to overcome their challenges by building on strengths. Though the diagnosis of Asperger syndrome is no longer used, many previously diagnosed people still identify strongly and positively with being an “Aspie.”
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Evolution of Our Understanding of Asperger Syndrome