Asperger's Syndrome Essay

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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 …show more content…
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 time. And the disorder also causes problems in relationships. Aspies have a strong desire to fit in, but often have a hard time making connections with other people and making friends (What is Asperger Syndrome?). There are also many symptoms to Asperger’s Syndrome, but the main symptom is communication difficulties. Asperger’s Syndrome is known for causing communication issues, including abnormalities in communication and speech (Asperger Syndrome). The symptoms vary from person to person vary, however. Some symptoms of Asperger’s are mild but others affect communication greatly, like a lack of spoken language (Symptoms). Symptoms of the disorder are obvious from infancy. Unlike most children eight to ten month old,

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