What is Asperger’s Syndrome?

Since the 1990’s “Asperger’s Syndrome” has gradually gained widespread attention.  People hear this label, but in the general public it remains an enigma.  The term “Asperger’s Syndrome” was first used in 1981, but refers to research by Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger.  In 1944, Dr. Asperger conducted research on a small group of boys that he observed to have atypical social and thinking patterns.  As research and understanding of Asperger’s and autism in general expanded, Asperger’s Syndrome came to be understood as a form of high functioning autism.  Asperger’s Syndrome can be understood generally as a severe and chronic impairment in
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