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Health

Asperger's Syndrome

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There is one part of the autism spectrum with a specific name: Asperger’s Syndrome.

Asperger’s is a relatively new diagnosis - it was just added to the DSM in 1994.

It’s said to be a “milder” form of autism... Those with Asperger's may face social challenges and sometimes develop unusual behaviors and interests.

However, they typically do not have many of the problems with language or intellectual disability normally associated with autism.

Today, we’ll talk with people who have Asperger's, and those who work with them. And, we’ll learn how what’s seen by some as a disability can also provide unique abilities in certain areas.

We want to hear from you if you or someone you know or love has Asperger’s Syndrome.