Talk:Asperger's syndrome

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This page should be called Asperger's Syndrome. JY23 19:46, 6 December 2008 (EST)

The merger is not a good idea, because though AS is on the spectrum, it's actually quite different from total autism, mostly based on intelligence/maturity. JY23 19:56, 6 December 2008 (EST)

I think it would be best to merge them into one page: Autism spectrum disorder. Having both redirect to it would be helpful, and perhaps most accurate. Sulli 15:55, 6 January 2009 (EST)

If you were to merge the articles, the resulting article would be enormously long because autism is a very complicated disorder and I fear that it may become unreadable. Ululator 19:49, 24 February 2009 (EST)

Yes, the correct name is Asperger's syndrome. danq 10:58, 8 March 2009 (EDT) Asperger syndrome is not the same as autism. I have Asperger syndrome.--TedM 23:54, 9 March 2009 (EDT)

Asperger's syndrome is technically considered autism - it is on the less extreme end of the "Autism Spectrum." danq 22:36, 14 March 2009 (EDT)

While Asperger's syndrome is a form of autism, it is well worth a separate article, as there is considerable information specific to Asperger's that does not apply to autism in general. I suggest they be kept separate. Also, I agree that the name of the page should be "Asperger's" rather than "Asperger", as that is the correct term. --Hsmom 21:23, 21 July 2009 (EDT)

Article overhaul

As someone who has Aspergers, although the Autism article is really good, I think this article can afford to be bigger and better. In fact, as a new user I think I might make improving it my goal for the week! lol.

One good way to improve this article is to point out how homeschooling can help HFA/Aspergers sufferers as children, giving them a very structured and controlled environment away from the cruelties of other children. I was homeschooled for almost all of my life (until my family moved, grrrr) and although I'm not a scholar, I'm very glad for the opportunity.

I think we should also point out that while the medical community puts a lot of time and effort into studying the Autism spectrum, it pales in comparison to the power of prayer... at least it did for me. =) Prayer gives HFA/Apsergers sufferers structure in their lives, and of course, all the other benefits of embracing Christianity.

Some resources I'm thinking of adding:

http://findingnoah.org/?page_id=20

http://www.autism-in-the-christian-home.com/ And/or its companion blog: http://www.autism-in-the-christian-home.com/autism-blog.html

My only problem is that I'm still learning wiki syntax. Never fear, though, I'm a quick study (that's that homeschooled intellect at work! ;) ). I also don't have my own computer, so I have to borrow my mom's when it's free. One problem I'm having is that, when making external links, I have to put in two return characters or they run together on the same line. What's the deal with that?