What is Asperger Syndrome?
Asperger Syndrome is a developmental disorder that is part of a larger group of diagnoses called 'Autistic Spectrum Disorders'. Autistic Spectrum Disorders refer to a range of developmental disabilities that include classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, high functioning autism and pervasive developmental disorders not specified. Asperger is most similar to high functioning autism. These are known as 'spectrum disorders' because the symptoms of each can appear in different combinations and in varying degrees of severity.