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how do high functioning autism and aspergers differ?

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Dr. Kathryn Akin
36 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
They probably don't: There is a new classification system which does not differentiate autism, pdd, and asperger's. They are all referred to autism spectrum disorder. High functioning means that there is a normal iq. This indicates a good chance at being able to function adequately as an adult and independently.
Answered on Jan 13, 2015
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