We are neurodiverse beings
We are different in the way we learn, feel, think, socialise, form memories & function.
Autism and Asperger are two of neurodevelopmental conditions or generally called learning disabilities.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological developmental condition that starts in childhood. It changes the way individual experience and reacts to the world.
Autism differs from person to person in a wide range of symptoms, skills, and levels of disability as well as the severity and combinations of symptoms. Hence the term “spectrum”.
People with neurodevelopmental disorders are also more likely to have additional developmental disorder or develop mental health problems than others because they simply can’t fit into traditional system.
Autism spectrum disorder is more common in boys than in girls, and many girls with ASD exhibit less obvious signs compared to boys. Although autism is a lifelong condition, many people diagnosed with ASD go on to live independent, productive, and fulfilling lives. (Psychiatry.org)
Asperger is now recognised as a mild case of autism spectrum disorder. It mainly affects social interactions and nonverbal communication. People with Asperger have difficulty with back-and-forth conversation and might have restricted interests. They are highly focused and persistent, have a tendency for recognizing patterns, and pay great attention to detail.