Recently, I asked my blog readers for their suggestions on how adults with Asperger’s can change how they think, feel and behave. A large number of people responded, many with stories of their personal attempts to change, others with general … Read more

  The term, Asperger’s syndrome, is widely recognized these days but few people know what the man who discovered this condition actually said about it. In the years since this Viennese pediatrician published his findings in 1944, many of Hans … Read more

  “A spectrum disorder is a mental disorder that includes a range of linked conditions, sometimes also extending to include singular symptoms and traits. The different elements of a spectrum either have a similar appearance or are thought to be caused by the same underlying … Read more

The current consensus is that Asperger’s syndrome and autism are one and the same, the difference between the two being a matter of degree. Asperger’s syndrome is another name for less severe autism. This was not always the case. Until … Read more

  In 1999, a study was published in the Lancet suggesting that autism is related to the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine. Media reporting on this led to widespread public concern and a decrease in the use of the … Read more