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Is Asbergers(sp) autism?

I know they say it's on the spectrum but would you say that a child who has this is autistic?


Asked by Anonymous at 4:41 PM on Feb. 9, 2010 in Kids' Health

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Answers (11)
  • is "on the spectrum" of the Autism scale.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:43 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Yes... Just high functioning autistic. Anything on the spectrum IS autism.

    Answer by Anouck at 4:43 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • IT is a typer of autism but you usually don't call them autistic you say they have aspergers.

    Answer by truealaskanmom at 4:43 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • yes they are a child with autism

    Answer by sati769leigh at 4:45 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • No, if you say anything at all, you say they have aspergers.


    Answer by legalmommy101 at 5:20 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Yes my son has Aspergers and it is Autism, many times it is easier to just say "my son is Autistic" then to have to explain Aspergers to somone. If a person is truly interested then I explain but most people dont want an explaination and dont really get or realize the difference.


    Answer by 3_ring_circus_ at 5:39 PM on Feb. 9, 2010

  • Yes! My son is that..and I say he's autistic.

    Answer by youngmm at 12:33 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • Ditto to last two answers, My son has Aspergers, which is a form of autism. Actually it is now often referred to as ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder, to include all the ranges.

    Answer by myheartx4 at 12:42 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • My daughter went from Autism to having Asperger's I really do believe she grew enough away from the Autism and more toward Asperger's because of the years of intense therapy.
    Autism is one one side and goes across a scale where Asperger's in on the other end

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 AM on Feb. 10, 2010

  • My son has Aspergers and most times I will simply say he has Autism. Most people do not know the word Aspbergers but recognize the word Autism, and alot of times I just do not feel like going into a detailed explanation (with strangers and people who do not know my son) of Aspbergers and that it is part of the Autism Spectrum Disorder... and get the quizzical 'huh?' looks from people who do not understand.

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    Answer by MizLee at 10:55 AM on Feb. 10, 2010