Asperger's autism is a form of autism that can be very
well-masked by a person's intelligence. In this type of autism, the usual
developmental symptoms of autism may be well-hidden. For this reason, many or
even most children with Asperger's autism may not be diagnosed until much later
in life, if ever. If you suspect Asperger's autism in yourself or in your child,
you should see your doctor.
You need not feel ashamed at all if you have Asperger's
autism. Many of the world's great minds are believed to have had Asperger's
autism. Just think about the trouble people like Mozart and Einstein had in
school, social gatherings, and communication. Yep, many experts believe such
people have had Asperger's autism. So having Asperger's autism obviously doesn't
mean you are stupid, useless, or retarded, even if you feel that way
Asperger's autism will simply make it difficult for you
to fit into social environments, pick up on communication cues, and understand
social mores. Getting treatment for this problem can help an adult learn how to
better cope with these problems. Getting treatment for a child with Asperger's
autism can help lessen the chances of bullying and allow the child to better
learn how to fit in socially. Once you have identified Asperger's autism you no
longer have to wonder what is wrong with you. You can instead focus your efforts
to overcome these problems.
Symptoms You May Have Asperger's Autism
The symptoms of Asperger's autism are the same as those
in regular autism; they are just either less prevalent or well-compensated for
by other mental skills. As mentioned, social difficulties, communications
difficulties, and general cultural confusion are symptoms of Asperger's autism.
You may find yourself saying things people find inappropriate all of the time
without understanding why they find them inappropriate, or even why you said
Additionally, if you have this condition you may find
you always want everything to remain the same, being unable to deal with
changes. Dynamic environments may scare you nearly as much as social gatherings.
You may find you get fixated on unimportant things to the peril of more
important things. You may not even realize this, but others my often tell you to
worry about something later because you have something more important to do
right now. Or, you may commonly have people asking you if whatever you're
talking about or trying to do can wait until later. If you or your child have
any of these symptoms, see a doctor for diagnosis or reassurance.