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Asperger's Controversial Past: Doctor Behind Syndrome Linked To Nazis

Disability Scoop - 5 days ago
New historical details link the Austrian pediatrician whose name was used to coin the Asperger's diagnosis, to the Nazi Party and child euthanasia during World War II. Hans Asperger, who died in...

The Nazi History Behind 'Asperger'

New York Times - 3 weeks ago
The official diagnosis of Asperger disorder has recently been dropped from the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders because clinicians largely...

Health Matters: Is Asperger's Syndrome Autism?

NBC2 News - 1 week ago
Autism is a common diagnosis effecting 1 in 68 children. But understanding the diagnosis can be difficult, which is why Lee Health pediatric nurse practitioner Sherri Campbell says the sooner a child...

Overcoming Asperger's: Sauk art student manages to manage a syndrome that inhibits social interaction

SaukValley.com - 2 days ago
It often is not diagnosed until the child or adult begins to have serious difficulties in school, the workplace or personal life. April is Autism Awareness Month, and Poe is more than willing to...

Asperger's or Autism?

The Snapper - 2 weeks ago
Everyone with autism is united in a sense by having autism, but by taking away the specific classifications the DSM takes away individuality from us. I know that my capabilities in memorization are...

Viewpoint: Time to reassess Nazi Hans Asperger's role in study of autism

Genetic Literacy Project - 2 weeks ago
Asperger at first warned against classifying children, writing in 1937 that “it is impossible to establish a rigid set of criteria for a diagnosis.” But right after the Nazi annexation of Austria...

Man with Asperger's Works for Autism Acceptance

OzarksFirst.com - 2 weeks ago
HARRISON, Ark. -- April is Autism Awareness Month, but awareness doesn't always mean acceptance. A young man in Harrison, Arkansas hopes his story will take it one step further - into fostering...

Man with Asperger's says he has been accused of being a NAZI after Third Reich links of doctor who named the ...

Daily Mail - 3 days ago
Mr Bradford says the revelation regarding Mr Asperger has 'cast a dark spell' over the autism community. He also says the new study conclusions have sparked bullying similar to what he...

People With Autism Aren't Protected From Opioid Addiction. They Might Be at Higher Risk.

Slate Magazine - 5 days ago
For instance, in the 2008 book Asperger Syndrome and Alcohol: Drinking to Cope, author Matthew Tinsley (an adult with autism) and his therapist/co-author Sarah Hendrickx suggest he turned to alcohol...

Man with Asperger's Syndrome shares experience working at local elementary school

wtkr.com - 1 week ago
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – A substitute teacher and SOL tutor with Asperger's Syndrome is sharing his experience working at Strawbridge Elementary School in honor of Autism Awareness Month. Andre...

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