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Aspergers Syndrome

Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger’s, is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. As a milder autism spectrum disorder (ASD), it differs from other ASDs by relatively normal language and intelligence. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and unusual use of language are common. Signs usually begin before two years old and typically last for a person’s entire life. (Wikipedia) Aspergers Syndrome is a subtype of autism. It is no longer used as a diagnosis. In its original form, it was applied to individual who were able to function in “normal” society, albeit they were often viewed as odd, weird, eccentric, etc.

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