Asperger's Syndrome

What Is Asperger's Syndrome?

Asperger's syndrome is a high functioning form of autism. People with Asperger's often lack social skills, and sometimes have problems with motor regulation. However, unlike many with autism, their language and cognitive skills are largely intact. Those with Asperger's typically lack the ability to understand the perspectives and feelings of others. 

People with Asperger's often have an orientation toward detail and an interest in systemizing, which can look like obsessiveness. Some may show remarkable facility in a narrowly focused and usually non-social area, such as baseball statistics or train schedules.

 

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