Asperger’s Syndrome no longer officially exists – much like aspies, really

I understand the American Psychiatric Association have decided to eliminate the diagnosis for Asperger’s Syndrome and lump us in with other autistics from now on, and that this elimination is expected to take place worldwide. If they were coming up with another, less butt-and-fast-food-oriented name for it, I’d happily embrace it – but I can’t take the elimination of the very concept of AS seriously. As if autism isn’t already an overly simplified categorization of a wide variety of people. So I’ll just keep blogging about AS, using the same words I’ve been using until now.

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