Autism vs. Aspergers

This is to my friend Sandy Trager, who is passionate about her fellow peers with a disability!

HUGE differences between Autism and Asperger's!

Asperger's Syndrome is actually classified as an Autism Spectrum Disorder and no longer has its own diagnosis. That's because so many of the symptoms are the same. 

In fact, it can be so difficult to differentiate Asperger's and high - functioning Autism that it can be nearly impossible at times.

Similarities:

  •  Repetitive and compulsive behaviors.
  • Limited range of interests. 
  • Repetition of certain motor activities.
  • Coordination difficulties.
  • Awkward social skills.
  • Highly skilled in one area.
  • Unordained rituals or preoccupations.
  • Trouble expressing feelings.
  • Trouble picking up on body language and gestures.
  • Does not hold eye contact.

Differences:

  • Autism is one that is high - functioning, while with Asperger's is one that is high - functioning.
  • Autism is one that has a lower IQ, while with Asperger's is one with normal intelligence.
  • Autism is one that has difficulty with verbal communication, with with Asperger's is on that has near - normal language development.

Thank you for your time to learn about both Autism and Asperger's disabilities! 

Student at Broward College for the past five years, first enrolled on Davie's Central Campus learning Physical Therapy for two years than, transferring to Coconut Creeks North campus for the last three years, now majoring in Early Childhood / Developmental Education. Spent first year with Her campus Broward as Outreach Director, former president of self-entitled campus friendship club, Sammy's Buddy Brigade, member of the Campus Science Club, and a Broward County local student Ambassador with Best Buddies International. Winner of the Sammy's award for most charity work within the community, and now Vice President of Her Campus Broward. I hope to soon be working at Junior Achievement with the elementary and middle school children, in order to have a well rounded experience! The hope is to one day work with and teach children who have special needs such as myself! Biggest belief and philosophy of life is that, no matter what anyone says you can't accomplish in life, I am living proof that anything is possible! Having ADHD, high functioning Autism, and medical conditions such as Scoliosis, helps me to understand special needs children on a level that very few people can! It is this very knowledge that led me to choose Teaching as my chosen profession. Now at age 42, and more than 55% on the way to getting an Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education, I hope to become an Assistant Teacher within the next year or so. We hope that this true life story will inspire others to never give up either, no matter what anybody says, or tells you, that you can't do, the only one who can truly hold you back is "YOU".

I'm Miss. Congeniality of Broward College North Campus, Events Coordinator of the Psychology Club at Broward College North Campus, new president of Her Campus Broward, I work for Student Services at Broward College North Campus, and I just like to get involved in many great activities that benefit my personal growth.

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