Welcome to Asperger’s Syndrome 101. Today, which is unfortunately the only day the class is available, will be completely about this form of autism and nothing else. I hope you leave today with more knowledge than you’ve ever had before about this mental condition, and that you can find the right questions to ask and the right topics to bring up if you ever do meet someone in real life with this disorder (*cough* *cough* me. Sorry, had a bit of phlegm in my throat).
To start off, I hope you read the pre-class assignment that I published entitled ’10 Things Not to Say to Someone With Asperger’s’. If not, you won’t be missing out on much, but it is important to the topics we will be discussing today.
So, what do we know about Asperger’s? According to Autism Spectrum Education Network, Asperger’s is ‘a neurobiological disorder on the higher-functioning end of the autism spectrum’. People who have Asperger’s are categorized