Welcome back to the Bravermans and a new season of Parenthood! Our season premiere has arrived, and it is a joy to be a part of this "Ask the Experts" ...More »
About Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger syndrome was first described by Viennese pediatrician Hans Asperger in the 1940s, who observed boys who possessed normal intelligence and language development traits but were experiencing challenges with social and communication skills. Though it was classified as a separate disorder from autism in 1994, many professionals feel that Asperger syndrome is simply a milder form of autism; they use the term "high-functioning autism." Separate or not, it is a very real condition that can have a significant impact on affected families, like the fictional Bravermans of "Parenthood."
Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. Click here to learn more about the organization.
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Intense emotional experiences are difficult for people with autism/Asperger's. This is very true when the emotional experience involves other people and is not related directly to the needs or desires ...More »