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Aspergers Syndrome

Can you have Asperger's Syndrome when you are an adult?


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May 14, 2015 9:32PM

Yes, you can have Asperger Syndrome when you're an adult.

Asperger Syndrome is no longer a diagnosis, it has been merged with Autism - the two are the same, the only difference was that Asperger Syndrome was given to those who were Autistic but without developmental delays in childhood, not enough to be a separate diagnosis. You are born Autistic and you continue to be Autistic throughout your entire life, Autism is a difference in your brain and your brain doesn't change to that of a neurotypical person once you enter adulthood.

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January 16, 2010 4:44PM

Yes. Asperger's Syndrome is a lifelong condition.