Asperger syndrome

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As·per·ger syndrome

 (ăs′pər-gər) or As·per·ger's syndrome (-gərz)
n.
A form of autism spectrum disorder that is less severe than other forms, characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication and by repetitive behavior or restricted interests. No longer in clinical usage.

[After Hans Asperger (1906-1980), Austrian pediatrician.]
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| A mother with Aspberger's Syndrome who fled domestic abuse with her young child only to end up in a noisy B&B alongside men with drug and alcohol addictions.
| A mum with Aspberger's Syndrome who fled domestic abuse with her young child only to end up in a noisy B&B alongside men with drug and alcohol addictions.
The mother of four said her daughter was diagnosed with Aspberger's Syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) after two years of tests, counselling and assessment.