Autism And Asperger 's Syndrome Essay

831 Words Apr 10th, 2015 4 Pages
This paper’s goal is to inform the reader of a type of high-functioning Autism that is somewhat prevalent in today’s society, Asperger’s Syndrome. This paper uses information derived from twelve sources, two of which are derived directly from reports and studies from Autism specialists. The other sources are found online on medical sites and sites that were founded to promote Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome awareness. Since Asperger’s Syndrome is a relatively new disorder, founded in 1944, and is not fully understood yet, many of these sources will contain very similar information in regards to definitions, symptoms, history, and scientific research pertaining to Asperger’s Syndrome. With Autism being a hot issue in cases involving vaccinations, many people are becoming more aware of it. But what about a type of Autism that is not as intense, but just as prevalent in society? Asperger’s Syndrome, also known as “Asperger Syndrome” or “Asperger Disorder” but more commonly known as “Asperger’s”, is a type of high-functioning Autism that affects about 1 in every 250 people, but with the varying degrees of Asperger’s it is hard to tell how many people really have Asperger’s. But what exactly is Asperger’s syndrome and how does it affect the lives of those who have it? Asperger’s Syndrome was discovered in 1944 by Hans Asperger, an Austrian pediatrician. Asperger noted that several children that he was studying had difficulty communicating with other people. He noticed…

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