Asperger’s Syndrome is one of many chronic conditions that can have a dramatic impact on daily life. It is considered an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and has as many definitions as there are people on the spectrum. My flavor has 2 or 3 classical symptoms out of 14 that doctors look for when classifying Autism.
I was diagnosed in 1992 when I was 34; this is considered a very late diagnosis, and doctors are doing much better with young children under 3. Many of the news events you hear about are critical advances that can help toddlers overcome the deficits by the time they start school.
But adults over 18 are not getting the knowledge, wisdom, and skills necessary to continue progress as an adult. This is why I’m a Board Member for Autism Society of South Central Wisconsin, constantly advocating for changing the current system so people like me can contribute to society, instead of looking for a government handout.
Please come back often as I will introduce you to how Asperger’s affects me, and news-worthy information that can help you overcome this increasingly common diagnosis which affects 1 in 50 children.