What are the mild symptoms of autism and Asperger syndrome?

Autism signs/sxs. In children, red flags for autism/aspergers is diverse. Impaired social skills, speech & language & nonverbal communication difficulties, and inflexible behaviors are classic themes. In babies and toddlers: no-eye contact, smiles, response to name, following objects visually, reciprocal behavior, initiation or response to cuddling, playing with others or sharing interest/enjoyment.
Autistic Disorder. A problem in reciprocal social interactions that harmfully impacts functioning @ work & home. Poor conversational skills; monitone speech. Trouble understanding that (not why) other people may not think what you think, feel how you feel, or want to do what you want, because of lack of theory of mind. Not knowing what to do to make others think better of you. May have anxiety/depression.

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What is the difference between classic autism and Asperger syndrome?

Severity. ASD is a spectrum disorder. Classic autism have more presentin signs and symptoms of social avoidance, speech impediments, stereotypical movements, ridgidity with routines or OCD behaviors while asperger's syndrome will be more functional with better communicative skills but still lacking in social functioning. Asperger's children tend to be hyperlexic and "gifted" in particular interest/topics. Read more...
Spectrum disorder. Autism is a spectrum disorder. With the diagnosis of autism being made when symptoms are severe and severely impairing, and asperger's disorder being diagnosed when symptoms are less severe, yet still a cause for significant impairment and/or distress. Symptoms "in-between" mild and severe are sometimes diagnosed as pdd, nos. Isolated, mild autistic symptoms also occur in the "normal" population. Read more...

Is Asperger syndrome the same thing as autism?

Yes and No. Aspergers is now part of what is called the autistic spectrum, a range of conditions sharing characteristics of autism, but with different levels of severity. Read more...
Not really. Asperger's patients are higher functioning, with more developed language functions, more of a "savant" type person. Their problems are more in social awkwardness, mood, and obsessive compulsive thinking than in language deficiency. Both autism and asperger's syndrome are included in pervasive developmental disorders classification. Read more...
Core deficits in . Theory of mind, facial recognition, social reciprocity & social communication underlie both. Autistic spectrum disorder is the dsm-v diagnosis for autism, asperger syndrome (as) & pdd-nos. The neurodevelopmental profile differs. Though any can have an iq >70, those with as have fairly intact language, except for pragmatics & prosody, while those with autism have higher non-verbal abilities. Read more...

How many kinds of autism Asperger syndrome forms are there?

Currently, 3. The diagnostic and statistical manual iv-text revision defines pervasive developmental disorder as having some, but not all, of the criteria for autism. The dsm-v will combine pdd-nos, asperger's syndrome and autism into autistic disorder, so that all children " on the spectrum" may receive funding and services. Autistic disorders are neurodevelopmental, but still defined as psychiatric disorders. Read more...
Right now there r 2. Right now there is aspergers and autism. Soon it will fall under autism spectrum disorder or asd. Try this. Check out this video on youtube: http://youtu.Be/xg1ngp1ngds. Read more...
Several. the usual range of autism spectrum disorders includes autism, pervasive developmental diosrder NOS, high functioning autism and Aspergers disorder. There is an attempt to include Non verbal learning disability. Read more...

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...
Asperger. Higher the level of functioning, the better the chances of these people having a relationship. They just need a lot of support and understanding. Read more...
Aspergers. Really no good stats on this but i will tell you aspies typically marry other aspies or a very high social woman who tends to be a psychologist, teacher, or social worker. Helping person. This would be a good website to explore this question. http://www.wrongplanet.net/. Read more...

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

Don't know. I don't believe that information exists anywhere. I couldn't find anything on it. There's a lot of info about how difficult marriage can be for someone with asperger's. I general, i would guess (and i mean guess) that since most people with asperger's are never diagnosed that the % is pretty close to national average. Divorce rate may be higher. For autism it's going to depend on severity. Read more...
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...
Don't know. I've had many fathers recognize that they have symptoms of asperger's when their children are diagnosed, & a few mothers. Often they get upset or feel guilty. I tell them their child also got their good bits, & that they will be able to help their child, because they have become successful, happy, married adults. Anecdotally, their wives are often very nurturing, a nurse, teacher, or caregiver. Read more...

I need your expertise, is higher functioning autism or Asperger syndrome also considered a mental health disorder?

Yes. Anything that interferes with the individual's functioning is a disorder. Read more...
The diagnoses you . mention have been subsumed into one diagnosis, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, in the Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-V. It is listed as a neurodevelopmental disorder with 3 levels of severity based on degree of functional impairment & level of support services needed. This emphasizes that, because the same core deficits exist in all who have ASD, all need services & supports. . Read more...
Yes. The diagnosis has been incorporated into high-functioning autism. However, just because it's a handicap of sorts -- you'll never be super-coordinated and probably never excel at team sports -- you can learn social skills, and your ability to focus your mind is a huge PLUS in our tech age. And if single agrees with you, you're extra fortunate. Who needs to be exactly like everyone else? Read more...