Asperger’s syndrome is a form of autism, which is a developmental disability. Autism affects the way people interact with the world, though being a spectrum condition, it affects people in different ways. Autism is fairly common, affecting an estimated 700,000 people in the UK.
Asperger’s syndrome is not a disease and it is not something that can be ‘treated’, however there is support and a range of approaches that can be helpful.
Living with Asperger’s syndrome
For many, living with Asperger’s can at times, be an overwhelming experience. Understanding and relating to others around them can be difficult – they may feel different, or that people don’t understand them. Feelings of anxiety can be common.
Autism is an invisible disability, so other people may not know someone is living with the condition. Many people living with Asperger’s are highly intelligent and have no trouble conversing with...