I’m a proud Aspie, but I accept the term ‘Asperger’s syndrome’ has had its day

See on Scoop.itCounselling and Mental Health

Joshua Muggleton: At first, I didn’t like the idea of Asperger’s being subsumed within ‘autism spectrum disorder’.

 

Contrary to my views as an Aspie, after looking at the research I was forced to conclude that actually, the DSM-V is a big step in the right direction. For years, studies have been suggesting that autism and Asperger’s syndrome are the same condition, differentiated only by level of impairment. It’s what I see in everyday life too. My brother, for example, clearly has some form of autism, but could fit both diagnoses equally well. Therefore, it does seem to be a positive move.

See on www.guardian.co.uk

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