Discussion ListCategory: Asperger SyndromeCan you have autism and aspergers?
Barbara Staff asked 2 months ago

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Kumar Staff answered 2 months ago

No you can’t have both autism and Asperger’s, according to current DSM-5, there is no a Autism or Asperger’s, there is simply umbrella term for an arrangement of conditions known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD). So no, you can’t have autism, you can’t have Asperger’s, and you can’t have a blend. You can just have ASD. Consider Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) just like a pie. Each cut of a pie is a pie there are four pie’s of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) known as Classic Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, PDD-NOS, CDD
pie of autism spectrum disorder (ADS)
Aspergers is on the autism spectrum. Aspergers is on the “high-functioning” side of the range, implying that they are on the contrary end from the (stereotypical) “Classic Autism” spectrum, which is the thing that the vast majority consider when they listen “Autism” or any synonyms of it. Individuals with Aspergers tend to need compassion, have intelligence (Benjamin Franklin, Abraham Lincoln, and Albert Einstein to name a few), and need social aptitudes when all is said in done.

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