People with Asperger's syndrome are known for having one, or several, intensely focused interests.
Like people with autism, people with Asperger's syndrome have a dreadful time understanding what is going on, socially.
A. Qualitative impairment in social interaction, as manifested by at least two of the following:
As an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Asperger's syndrome involved severe social impairments and restricted interests.1 How was it different, though, from what you might call “classic a
This section describes the features of autism spectrum disorder, provides help for the newly diagnosed, explores therapies and treatments, describes challenging behaviors, and includes information for and about adults with autism.
What do a quirky lawyer, a child lost during a museum field trip, a family who needs a new home, a boy who witnessed the murder of his parents, a doctor who bonds with a mysterious young patient, an 18 year old woman dealing with the sensory chaos of New York City, and an out-of-control toddler have in common? All were featured in prime time television programs in 2006, fictional or reality-based, which centered on a character with Asperger's Syndrome.
What does it mean to have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and why can people with that diagnosis differ so much from each other?