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  • For all its diagnostic and clinical relevance, in no way can the term "Asperger's" tell us who that child is, all that child can be or, for that important matter, who he himself wishes to become.

    Richard Bromfield, Ph.D.: Nurturing the Self of the Child with Asperger's

  • The American Psychiatric Association APA is suggesting a significant change to how autistic spectrum disorders are diagnosed - advocating doing away with the label Asperger syndrome.

    The Guardian World News

  • Part of the rationale is that the term Asperger's has become too vague, and may currently prevent some children from receiving the assistance they need at schools that offer "autism" services and don't necessarily include them, said Catherine Lord, director of the University of Michigan Autism and Communication Disorders Center, who is on the American Psychiatric Association committee looking at autism.

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

  • And my daughter does not need the term Asperger's to bolster her self-esteem.

    NYT > Home Page

  • It's best to use the term Asperger's when people actually have Asperger's, as it avoids misconceptions (Autistic Psychopathy can be used for Asperger's too).

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

  • "The general public has either a neutral or fairly positive view of the term Asperger's syndrome," said Tony Attwood, a psychologist based in Australia who wrote

    NYT > Home Page

  • I never heard the term Asperger before, and I recognize it in someone I know.

    Yahoo! Buzz Log

  • In 1981 she coined the term Asperger's syndrome after Hans Asperger, an Austrian doctor who first recorded autistic tendencies in children with high IQs, a sub-group of autism without learning disability, thought to include Albert Einstein.

    Autism: a mother's labour of love

  • My interest in Asperger's began more than a decade ago when the son of a friend was diagnosed.

    An Interview with Margot Livesey about Banishing Verona

  • Parker, who runs the blog Inside the Autism Experience, only found out her condition had the name Asperger's four years ago, and the diagnosis opened her up to a world of helpful therapies she didn't know existed.

    Wrong Planet Asperger / Autism Forums

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