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Can autistic people have asperger's no matter if they are high functioning or not?

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  • 6 years ago
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    No; Asperger's is high-functioning autism (HFA).

    However, HFA is a "thing". In other words, it doesn't necessarily refer to how well a person actually functions in society. It is possible to have HFA and actually not be able to hold down a job or cook or do things required to "function" in society. Also, many aspects of Asperger's are aspects of all autism spectrum disorders, including low-functioning. For example, a child with Asperger's may line up toys, and a child with non-verbal/severe autism may do the same. That doesn't mean that the severely autistic child has Asperger's though- it means they both have autism (which is an umbrella term).

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  • 6 years ago

    No they cannot. Asperger's is a form of autistic used when classifying high functioning autistic individuals.

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  • 6 years ago

    No. And does Aspergers even exist anymore?

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