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what is the difference between high functioning autism and aspergers?

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Dr. Frank Gaskill
23 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Aspergers: There is really no such thing as high functioning autism. Watch these two videos to get a better understanding. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xg1ngp1ngds http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=f5sfe6dqhro.
Answered on Apr 25, 2016
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