Essay on Asperger 's Syndrome And Autism Spectrum Disorder

1736 Words May 6th, 2015 7 Pages
A lot of people might wonder after hearing it on the news or somewhere else: What is Asperger’s Syndrome? Asperger’s Syndrome is the most mildest of the Autism Spectrum disorders, with the most mildest of symptoms (...Fact Sheet). It may seem otherwise, but Asperger’s, (or autism in general), is very common. It is estimated that one in eighty-eight children will be diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (or ASD) (...Fact Sheet). The Autism Spectrum is a range of symptoms one with autism can have, ranging from mild to severe (What Is Asperger’s Syndrome?). When someone thinks what Asperger’s does to an affected individual, they would probably think social awkwardness. Indeed, Asperger’s is normally characterized by social and communication impairments (...Fact Sheet). This doesn’t mean people with Asperger’s cannot live normal, healthy lives. Even though they can function normally, they may be seen by others as weird (Asperger Syndrome, KidsHealth). Another thing people think when they hear about Asperger’s Syndrome is people with Asperger’s being extremely intelligent, like Albert Einstein or the main character of the film Rain Man. But, the IQ of people with Asperger’s can actually range from normal to extremely high (What Is Asperger Syndrome?). People with Asperger’s suffer from problems with social interactions and communication (What is Asperger Syndrome?). So, this causes a lot of problems in their social lives, causing them to become introverted most of the…

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