Okay, so we know that Asperger's falls under the ☂️ of autism.
But how is it different?
Asperger's is relatively challenging to diagnose.The characteristics of Asperger syndrome vary from one person to another, but in order for a diagnosis to be made, a person will usually be assessed as having had persistent difficulties with:
🔹️social communication 🔹️social interaction 🔹️restricted and repetitive patterns of behaviours
🔹️ activities or interests since early childhood, to the extent that these “limit and impair everyday functioning”
In particular, understanding and relating to other people, and taking part in everyday family, school, work and social life, can be harder. Other people appear to know naturally how to communicate and interact with each other, yet can also struggle to build rapport with people with Asperger syndrome.
People with Asperger syndrome may wonder why they are 'different' and feel their social differences mean people don’t understand them.
Because AS is so complex and challenging to diagnose a consequence of this, there are likely to be many individuals with asperger's who may have the condition but and unlikely to ever be medically diagnosed. 😣 ( which means they miss out on the support & service that can be provided to them)
Aspergers is generally seen as a lacking the language and developmental delays of other autism disorders.
Although individuals differ widely in the extent to which the conditioning is 'disabling' in practical terms.
Do you know of someone with AS? 💫
Keep shining bright
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