Asperger syndrome, or Aspergers, is a previously used diagnosis on the autism spectrum. In 2013, it became part of one umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5).
Is Aspergers considered a disability?
A child with an Aspergers diagnosis and impaired social, personal, or cognitive functioning may qualify for disability benefits.
Is Aspergers Level 1 autism?
Aspergers/(Autism Spectrum Level 1) Aspergers Disorder is a mild variant of Autistic Disorder. Both are subgroups of a broader diagnostic category called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a neurobiological condition affecting 2-3 individuals per 1,000.
Can you outgrow Aspergers?
Both people with ADHD and Tourettes syndrome may have such mild symptoms as adults that they no longer meet the clinical diagnosis of the disorder, he said. Nevertheless, the results are contrary to the conventional wisdom that a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome is one that a person cannot “grow out of”.