Monday, December 10, 2012

Asperger's Identity Crisis Big Fear

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — The adult Asperger's support group, meeting over pizza last week, briefly debated the issue without coming to a resolution: What should they call their gathering since Asperger's — the diagnosis, not the condition — will soon cease to exist?
It's a question of identity.
"There seems to be a culture, an 'Aspie' culture," said one Capital Region woman with Asperger's who identified herself as R.Z. "They feel part of their culture will be taken away."

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