Asperger's Syndrome Analysis

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Asperger’s Syndrome, an autism spectrum disorder, is “a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder of social interaction, communication, and a restricted range of behaviors or interests.” There is no exact cause because while doctors know there are changes in the brain that can cause it, they do not know what these changes are. It plays a huge role in the social skills of the people this disorder affects. Asperger’s is commonly confused and mistaken for autism but it’s slightly different in terms of certain social skills.
Lana David from Autism Unites says that “behavior is communication. Change the environment and behaviors will change.” The symptoms of a person with Asperger’s Syndrome can heavily rely on the environment that surrounds them in some cases. Symptoms of Asperger’s include: missing social cues, no sense of personal space, not making eye contact, failure to initiate conversations. These things cannot not necessarily be turned off but they can be toned down in situations of comfortability. Of friend of mine has Asperger’s and when I first met him, his condition was very obvious and he was very anxious. As time passed and the more time we spent together, the more his symptoms faded. They are still noticeable but the anxiety somewhat went away and he could be more than what his
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Woodburry-Smith and Fred R. Volkmar performed a trial where they found that those with Asperger’s had a high IQ and increased rate in “circumscribed interests”. MY friend have an extremely high IQ. He is incredibly smart but to outsiders that know nothing about Asperger’s, think that’s the last thing that he is. I know quite a few people that have autism, which is closely related to Asperger’s, that are insanely intelligent. With the circumscribed interests, my friend has phases on severe interests. He’s always focused on the weather and keeping track of it, but with the elections going on, he has taken up a severe interest in all

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