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Aspergers Syndrome is a disorder similiar to Autism. Persons with AS show marked deficiencies in social skills, have difficulties with transitions or changes and prefer sameness. They often have obsessive routines and may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest. They have a great deal of difficulty reading nonverbal cues (body language) and very often the individual with AS has difficulty determining proper body space. Often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights, the person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods, and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see
The lead singer from the Vines has Aspergers Syndrome
av Dr. Nicolas 26. april 2006
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Actually, in response to the above, Asperger's is not a psychiatric disorder, but a neurological one. There is emerging evidence of genetic predispositions and exciting research confirming the lack of mirror neurons (look it up) in this kind of brain. Brain scans of those who express Asperger's traits confirm verifiable deviations from those of neuro-typical people. The neurological differences manifest as difficulty reading and interpreting facial expressions and other forms of non-verbal communication; physical clumsiness (also neurological) and sometimes neurological differences present as a rigid, linear cognitive style. People with Asperger's usually have above average to superior IQ scores and sometimes possess an extraordinary fund of knowledge about a particular subject. People with Asperger's often find success as engineers and computer programmers due to their preference and skill with mechanical things and relative weak social skills.

There is no known treatment for Asperger's disoder however the most common secondary symptoms/co-morbid conditions anxiety and depression can be successfully treated and controlled in most people.
James was bullied in school because he was different "geeky" an did not recognize the taunts of his cruel classmates, often in the form of dirty looks, laughing at and other non-verbal abuses. This led to a series of maladaptive coping behaviors including school avoidance, anxiety, and depression. James had a part time job at Apple's genius bar where he was able to work among others with similar strengths.

By learning about Asperger's, learning social pragmatics and working with professionals who knew how to explain James' cognitive style, James went on to win the Nobel prize in mathematics after a distinguished career at MIT. ,
av BWB, MS 29. februar 2008
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A form of high functioning autism. While the disorder itself isn't fake, there are unfortunately a lot of fat internet losers out there who diagnose themselves with the disease in an effort to excuse their social ineptitude, sort of like the way ADHD is falsely diagnosed in bratty kids who just dont like paying attention in school. Actual sufferers of the disease will have some trouble functioning in social situations, but they won't go around yelling "SHUT UP IT'S ASPERGERS'S FAULT" every time you tell them that they're annoying and nobody likes them.
Sam has asperger's. He has trouble making eye contact, has trouble with motor skills, and shows some obsessive-compulsive behavior.

Danny is a fat social cripple who read on the internet that people with asperger's have trouble talking to others, and immediately diagnosed himself with it. He now uses it as an excuse for his inability to talk to girls.
av TheWalrus 24. oktober 2007
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A life-long disorder that affects the way the nervous system is set up, diagnoses ranging from borderline to severe. Oddities in people with Asperger's leads to problems socially. As the person inflicted gets older, they're more likely to control the more disabling features. You could think of it as the linking point between Autism and AD(H)D. More debilitating than AD(H)D, benign compared to Autism. Usually leads to or is co-morbid with other disorders.
But aspergers always comes with a serving of OCD and a side of Sensory Integration Dysfunction.
av Juan Orgasmatron 22. november 2006
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A mild form of Autism. Asperger's makes people socially awkward and repeat themselves.

Some signs of Asperger's are being physically clumsy, too empathetic, and too focused on one subject.
Tim- "Champion totally flaunted her asperger's at the social x-country meet."
Raul- "Yeah, good thing it wasn't as bad as the previous times when she was obsessing over Family Guy yeah?"
Tim- "Most def"
av For-Free 7. november 2009
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Aspergers is a difference in brain wiring. 99.8% of people have "typical" brain wiring, meaning they can communicate with eachother easily and fluently.

The other 0.2% of the population, the aspies, have subtle differences in their brains that stop them from reading and understanding the normal social cues that the other 99.8% of people use. For an aspie the circuits that deal with social interaction are scrambled. This leads to them being constantly misunderstood and eventually ostracised.

Aspergers is a living hell. It's like living in a bubble, and the cruelest part of all is that sufferers like me usually don't even realise what we're suffering from until long after its already ruined our childhoods.

There are upsides to the condition, the aspie will be highly talented at whatever they consider their "special subject". Sometimes it's something useful like computer programming, other times it's something not so useful like train spotting. If your special subject is something an employer would want, then having aspergers isn't that bad, but if no one wants your skill, you're fucked and will surely die poor and lonely.

The only cure for Aspergers would be for the 99.8% of normal people to learn about our condition and try to treat us more fairly. But this will never happen due to the extreme level of ignorance that goes hand in hand with being normal.
Look, that person has aspergers, let's treat him like shit.
av Dr Suffering 27. august 2013
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A social disorder under the autism spectrum. People with aspergers tend to have generally high iq's but may have trouble expressing their thoughts. They tend to excell at a few subjects and stink at others. Even those subjects that they are good at, they often can still fail at it. One with aspergers may be able to express an answer, but not how they came to it. Some can tend to get wrapped up in online video games do to the fact that they are often noted as social outcasts. One with aspergers often will have their symptoms disappear as they get older, yet may experience the same troubles. People with aspergers often may view the fine details as more important that the big picture, and pay incredibly close attension to them. They also tend to be incredibly single minded, yet not be able to acknowledge it.
It's a shame he failed this year. He got all hundreds on the tests and quizzes, but didn't turn in a single page of homework. I guess it's just his aspergers.

Aspy: doesn't the thesis make more sense if it started two sentences before, and gradually mentioned the subject over the whole article.

Teacher: Please do the assignment as instructed. It doesn't matter as much as getting it done and getting a good grade.
Aspy: but it does matter. The turn of the thesis effects the outcome of the whole article. Besides, aren't we supposed to learn, and isn't the best way to learn to change methods and try new thing?
Teacher: I know you think it matters, but if you just trust me, it really doesn't. If you want to do it on your own time, that's ok.
Aspy: *gives while speech over again*
av Gamablaze 16. august 2012
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