The condition now called Asperger’s syndrome (AS) was first recognized in children in the mid 1940s (Kanner 1943; Asperger, 1944). Since that time, children have been the main focus of attention by mental health workers so that most children with AS have been detected and diagnosed in childhood usually in elementary school settings.
It is only in the past decade or so where awareness has increased that AS persists into adulthood. Consequently many adults with AS have gone unrecognized as having AS even though they are experiencing significant difficulties in life due to the condition. The purpose of this post is to provide a description of AS as it manifests itself in adults, to explain the benefits of obtaining a diagnosis, and to provide some up-to-date resources for adults.
Date Posted: May 28, 2012
Categories: Asperger's Syndrome