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What does it mean to be a high-functioning autistic person?

What does it mean to be a high-functioning autistic person?

Varies : Very often that term is used interchangeably with aspergers. In general the biggest area of difficulty for these patients is language and social interactions. There can be difficulty reading and understanding the subtleties of human interactions as it relates to conversation and body language. Interpretation is literal and sarcasm not understood. Sheldon on the big bang theory is good example. ...Read more

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Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...Read more


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How typical is it for high functioning autistic adults to live with their parents?

How typical is it for high functioning autistic adults to live with their parents?

Depends : High functioning individuals may still struggle with the skills needed to completely live independently and require additional help. If they do not live in an area that has services for adults this role may completely fall to the parents. If they are fortunate there may be supervised adult housing and vocational training that will lead to increased independence. ...Read more

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How can I help my high functioning autistic sister. She is a 14 year old that isn't very social and my parents don't know how to help her.

How can I help my high functioning autistic sister. She is a 14 year old that isn't very social and my parents don't know how to help her.

Refer to: : Suggest to your parents to ask her pediatrician about referring her to a social skills group or to a therapist who specializes in kids with high-functioning autism or aspergers disorder.. As this diagnosis has become more recognized, more therapists and groups are available. Her school counselor could even help with this. ...Read more

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How high is the percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married?

How high is the percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married?

Unknown?: As far as i know there have been no definitive studies on this subject in this country. There have been some studies done on this in england(and you could look them up) but nothing concrete. My take on this subject is that the higher the level of functioning the individual has the more things/experiences they will have in his/her life. Try to be supportive and a resource/sounding board. ...Read more

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What percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married? Who do they marry?

What percentage of individuals with autism or Asperger syndrome get married?  Who do they marry?

Unknown: As far as i'm aware, those statistics are not known. The percentage for autism would be much lower than for both asperger's and for the general population. I wouldn't be surprised if the percentage for asperger's was similar or only slightly lower than the general population. ...Read more

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Are my kids going to be ok if i married somebody with autism?

Hard to say: Some studies are beginning to reveal abnormal missing or added information encoded into the genes of autistic patients.If so there is a good possibility this may be passed to the next generation. Since the testing is new and not widely available, the information needed to answer your question with certainty is not available. ...Read more

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How does on get tested for Asperger's/high functioning autism?

Psych testing: A psychiatrist or developmental pediatrician would be two resources for evaluation of suspected Autism. The iagnosis of 'Asperger' has fallen out of favor and is not included in Autism Spectrum categories. ...Read more

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What is high functioning autism?

Not a diagnosis: The term "high functioning autism" is a term usually referring to individuals who have some but not all symptoms of autism. It is not truly a diagnosis and usually covers a large spectrum of people who do not have autism but have many similar symptoms, such as social awkwardness, a need for extreme structure in their lives and difficulties with reading others' emotional cues. ...Read more

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Is high functioning autism degenerative?

Generally not: Individuals with high functioning autism often show improvement over time and have symptoms that overlap with asperger's disorder. ...Read more

Married (Definition)

This is the term for the legal/religious contact between two individuals who make a committment to each other, sometimes out of love, but sometimes for financial or other reasons. It is not defined in the bible and marriage in fact is a recent development of the past 400 years or so related to property ...Read more


Male (Definition)

Male refers to the masculine gender, those people ...Read more