Course and prognosis

Given the recency of official and consensual definitions there are few systematic follow-up studies. Asperger's original (13> impression was of a favourable long-term prognosis. Although he tempered this view somewhat over time, he continued to insist that the condition had a better outcome than autism. (Z4> Many individuals can attend regular school with some additional support; unfortunately such children may be seen as eccentric and are often prime targets for being victimized. Better verbal skills can mislead educators about the child's vulnerability in other areas, and difficulties academically may be misattributed to wilful non-compliance. There is the impression that these individuals are capable of greater degrees of personal and occupational self-sufficiency than those with autism, but definitive data are lacking. It does appear that the social difficulties persist into adulthood.

Funny Wiring Autism

Funny Wiring Autism

Autism is a developmental disorder that manifests itself in early childhood and affects the functioning of the brain, primarily in the areas of social interaction and communication. Children with autism look like other children but do not play or behave like other children. They must struggle daily to cope and connect with the world around them.

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