By: Simran Ebrahim
10 FACTS ABOUT ASPERGERS
~Its harder for people with this syndrome to communicate and interact with others because they lack the ability to understand body language and tone of voice.
~Their lack of skills in communication can lead to increased confusion and anxiety
~Asperger's is a form of Autism
~This syndrome is called a "hidden disease" because you cant tell a person has the disease just by their outside appearance
~They have less difficulty speaking and intelligence is at average or above average as opposed to someone with autism.
~They love routine in their lives so they wont be confused as to what they need to do next
~May develop an obsessive interest in a hobby or collection. Sometimes their hobby or collection is lifelong, or sometimes they change.
~They may have sensory difficulties. They may be oversensitive or under sensitive to touch
~Aspergers is more common in males than females. The reason is not known
~It is believed to be caused by genetics or the persons environment, not caused by their upbringing