Since first being recognized in 1944 by an Austrian paediatrician, Hans Asperger, the neurologically diverse disorder known as Asperger’s Syndrome, has arguably become one of the most widely misdiagnosed, socially misunderstood and contentious disorders on the Autism Spectrum.
For this reason, those living with Asperger’s Syndrome often find themselves having to battle against a sea of erroneous professional and social misconceptions (myths) which leave them wide open to a consistent stream of criticism and suspicion as to who they truly are, their levels of ability, and the validity of their ‘unusual’ ways of being the world.
The aim of this article is to redress some of the myths that have sprung up regarding Asperger’s Syndrome over time.
Myth 1: Asperger’s Syndrome is both an over and under Diagnosed condition that only affects males .
Since its addition to the DSM in the late 80’s researchers have contended…
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