Autism spectrum disorders and Asperger’s syndrome have long been lumped together, although they have different names. Both are developmental disorders that affect the way in which a child relates to the world. Recently, psychiatric experts made their connection official by declaring that Asperger’s is a type of autism.
The declaration has proven to be controversial and has generated a lot of discussion. Now, new research is uncovering important differences between autism and Asperger’s. The results are helping the critics prove their point: Asperger’s needs to be kept as a separate disorder from those of the autism spectrum.Read More