Aspergers Syndrome is a type of Autism, however, the symptoms are usually much milder and less distressing to those people around them. However, it is still a serious condition which affects 1-2 people in 2000, of which, more tend to be boys than girls.
Aspergers Syndrome wasnt widely recognized by parents and professionals as recently as in the 1990s. Autism itself was first diagnosed in 1943.
Despite what could be seen as a significant problem for the sufferers of Aspergers Syndrome, many people with this condition lead very successful and productive lives.
Autism is a neurological disorder. Nobody knows exactly what causes it although there does seem to be a high degree of evidence which suggests that it may be genetic. In many cases, where one child in a family has autism or Aspergers Syndrome, there is a significant chance that any other children will also have this condition either to a lesser or greater degree.
It is possible that there are other factors which may cause this condition either before during or after the birth of a child. At this present time, we dont know the answers to this question although hopefully after much research,...