Asperger’s Syndrome: Definition and overview

Hans Asperger, working with a child in his clinic, in Vienna, Austria. Image: Public domain.

Hans Asperger, working with a child in his clinic, in Vienna, Austria. Image: Public domain.

 

 

This is the first in a series of articles which will separate the myths from the facts on a type of autism many had not heard of until recently — Asperger’s Syndrome (also known as Asperger’s Disorder).

It was reported that the Connecticut school shooter, Adam Lanza, was diagnosed with AS, and many mistakenly assume AS predisposes an individual to violent behavior which is not true. AS is not a mental illness; it is a form of autism, often referred to as high-functioning autism . . .

What is Asperger’s Syndrome? Read about it here.

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