What is PDD-Nos? Criteria and Symptoms

PDD Nos or Pervasive Development Disorder Not Otherwise Specified , is a type of diagnosis given to individuals on the autism spectrum. As a diagnosis, it fits somewhere between Aspergers syndrome and classic autism. Often it is used as a kind of catch all for those that do not fully fit into either category , it […]

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People with high functioning Autism employed as software testers

  There is tragically a high percentage of unemployment surrounding those with high functioning autism. Stigma and a lack of understanding have a lot to do with this fact. However, its not all bad, the brainy and intuitive traits of those with high functioning autism is now leading some employers to seek them out as software […]

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Useful resources for adults with Aspergers Syndrome

If you have been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, it will often help to bring meaning to the way your life has unfolded until now. Often just the process of understanding the condition we have can help to improve the quality of life. While a label is not a cure, it is something we can explain […]

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Aspergers Checklist

We recently discovered this Aspergers Checklist which gives a good level of detail into diagnosis of Aspergers. One of the interesting things it mentions is that Aspergers Syndrome is particularly difficult to diagnose in younger children and toddlers. It includes a number of factors which would not normally be used in the diagnosis of adults but can […]

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Interpreting Aspergers AQ Test Score

For those of you have taken the AQ / Autism Test, you are probably wondering what the results mean. While you’re interpreting the results, please bear in mind that the scores of the AQ test are based on statistical analysis of people with Autism who have taken the test and while it isn’t an exact […]

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Aspergers Syndrome Symptoms

Due to the varied components of Aspergers Syndrome evident in each individual, it can be a difficult disorder to diagnose. Each person exhibits a different combination of symptoms although when a certain amount are present, a professional can correctly determine whether they have Aspergers. If you don’t find the below conclusive, you may want to […]

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Aspergers syndrome, testing and understanding

Social Contact and Emotional Empathy Aspergers syndrome results in an inability to express, understand and interpret feelings. Feelings that can be within oneself or another, for AS sufferers it is the same. As a consequence of not being able to relate on a true emotional level, these individuals find extreme difficulty in developing social relationships. Something […]

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The Aspergers Test Explained

  The Aspergers test, officially the “AQ test” or “Autism Spectrum Quotient” was published by Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at the Autism Research Centre in Cambridge, UK in 2001.[1] The test takes into account all of the factors listed above and aims “to investigate whether adults of average intelligence have symptoms of autism or […]

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What is Aspergers Syndrome?

  This is a question that seems to be asked increasingly in our modern society. From engineers and computer programmers to quantum physicists, the highly intelligent but socially awkward populations of society are eventually beginning to find answers to the question they have always been busy with – “why am I different”. Tragically the people […]

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