Difference in Aspergers and high functioning Autism?

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15 Apr 2012, 2:28 pm

Is there a difference or is it pretty much the same thing? Because Aspergers is Autism, but much more high functioning. So would it also be called high functioning Autism?


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15 Apr 2012, 2:33 pm

Because this thread isn't already made once a month...

AS is a diagnosis, HFA is not. HFA usually refers to people with Autistic Disorder that have higher intelligience. There are a few technical differences between AS and AD, which are usually summarized as AS has no language delay when being compared with HFA.

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15 Apr 2012, 2:42 pm

They are close together on the spectrum. Very often, by the time someone reaches maturity, or sometime after, they become indistinguishable from someone with Asperger's. The major difference that I have come across in my research seems to be language delay in HFA.

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