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What's autism and aspergers and is there a relation?

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 52 years experience
Because the same : core deficits - diminished or absent joint attention, facial recognition & Theory Of Mind - exist in all types of Autistic Spectrum Disorder, the diagnoses of Asperger Syndrome & PDD-NOS were subsumed into ASD in the DSM-V. The level of ASD is defined by the type & degree of supports needed for a person with ASD to function optimally, 1 being the lowest level of need & 3 being the highest.
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Family Medicine 49 years experience
Asbergers is: part of the autism spectrum disorder: I would question wheter autism is actually "awesome"- and I cetainly recommend early intervention, counseling psychotherapy, family counseling, and group support.
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