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What happens if one has asperger's syndrome are they classed as autistic?

What happens if one has asperger's syndrome are they classed as autistic?

Though many with a : prior diagnosis of Asperger Syndrome dislike it's being subsumed into the sole diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder in the DSM-IV, the change allows a more objective description of a person's functional challenges & capabilities for increased access to appropriate funding & services. It also emphasizes that the underlying core deficits are the same to varying degrees in all people with ASD. ...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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Which careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children?

Which careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children?

Many: Teachers, speech , physical and occupational therapists as well as medical providers and psychologists are some of the career paths that would allow you to work with special needs children. If your goal is to work with these children you just need to decide in what capacity. Do you want to be hands on providing services or have more indirect role. The possibilities are endless. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood of someone with asperger's syndrome having an autistic child?

Can't be sure: The spectrum of autism disorders includes a great variety of individuals across a wide rage of symptoms. Some of these individuals will have genetic syndromes that can be diagnosed, and genetic counselors may be able to determine the risk of passing on the abnormality. In many cases no cause can be identified. We do know that autism disorders can run in families, and we also see it with no history. ...Read more

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What is autism, who suffers from it and does it affect children.What is the aspeger syndrome?

What is autism, who suffers from it and does it affect children.What is the aspeger syndrome?

Autistic Disorder is: A categorical diagnosis given when a person's set of observable behaviors meet criteria in the diagnostic & statistical manual used by mental health professionals & developmental/behavioral pediatricians. Because it's the quality of social reciprocity & communication + repetitive movements/narrow, restricted areas of interest, not just a delay, it requires a thorough team evaluation for diagnosis. ...Read more

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What careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children (and still have fun at it)?

What careers are out there that work with autistic and Down syndrome children (and still have fun at it)?

Lots: There are quite a few fields, including nutrition, childhood development, child and adolescent psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry (physicians) and developmental and behavioral health pediatrics (physicians), or general pediatrics (physicians). As to whether any of these jobs are fun . . . That's up to each individual. ...Read more

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Is asperger's syndrome a type of autism?

Is asperger's syndrome a type of autism?

Yes.: There are degrees & variations of autism. Aspergers does have a particular set of characteristics, but it can be considered a subset of autism. Aspergers is probably going to fade away as a discrete diagnosis soon. It is being lumped into the category now more commonly known as autistic spectrum disorder (asd). ...Read more

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How is asperger’s syndrome related to autism?

Related: Usually the asperger patient has better language ability than the autistic patient. One could also consider them to be different sections of a spectrum of continuity. Some people call it high functioning autism. In my opinion the exact label doesn't matter a great deal, it is what are the needs of the child and make sure those needs are addressed. ...Read more

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What are the differences between autism and asperger's syndrome?

Same Family: Autism is a more pervasive problem, with severe effects in speech, social interactions, and behavior. Asperger's is a related condition with possible problems in the same areas, but to a lesser degree. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are leads to of autism and asperger's syndrome?

Autistic Spectrum: Disorder is the diagnosis now for the neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by qualitative impairments in social communication & social reciprocity + narrow, restricted areas of interest or repetitive, nonfunctional movements. Etiology is multifactorial. Many genetic & epigenetic factors are known; the latter, like low folate (folic acid) at conception, alter function but not structure or sequence of genes ...Read more

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Is there a marfan's-like syndrome that is linked to autism?

Not that I know: The only likely association i can think is klinefelter's sydrome. But this is not close. Ks is only in males, they tend to be taller than average (similar to marfan's) and may have motor delays and learning problems (similar to autism) . But they usually lack the main features of profound communication and social skills impairment of as. Many/most klindefelter's appear entirely normal. ...Read more

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