Do we really understand
Are we brave enough to seek out it's hidden mysteries,
swim in it's deep blue seas?
“Hardly a day goes by without a new
article or television special somewhere in the world about Asperger Syndrome
(AS). The symptoms of AS were first described in 1944 in an obscure wartime
European medical journal article by Hans Asperger, a Viennese child
psychiatrist. AS was given its name by an English researcher, Dr. Lorna
Wing, in the early 1970s when she ran across Dr. Asperger's article and
named the syndrome in honor of the first doctor to identify the traits of
this condition. When AS was first identified, it was believed that it
affected about one person in every 10,000. But in actuality it now has
been shown that at least 1 in 500 can be properly identified with AS. In
fact, the current numbers are showing closer to 1 in 200, or perhaps even
Autism has been called a disability,
disorder, syndrome or difference, depending on who is using the term, and
what label is considered politically correct at the time. What is it? YOU
be the Judge.
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"I know of nobody who is purely Autistic or purely neurotypical.
Even God had some Autistic moments, which is why the planets all
spin." ~ Jerry Newport