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How common is Aspergers in the UK?
How common is Asperger syndrome? Autism, including Asperger syndrome, is much more common than most people think. There are around 700,000 autistic people in the UK – that’s more than 1 in 100. People with Asperger syndrome come from all nationalities and cultural, religious and social backgrounds.
What percent of the population has autism 2020?
According to the Autism Society, the prevalence of ASD has increased between 6\% and 15\% each year from 2002 to 2010 and will likely continue to rise at this rate. Currently, over 3.5 million people in the U.S. have an autism diagnosis. Roughly 1\% of the global population has ASD.
Is Aspergers hereditary or genetic?
The cause of Asperger syndrome, like most ASDs, is not fully understood, but there is a strong genetic basis, which means it does tend to run in families. Multiple environmental factors are also thought to play an important role in the development of all ASDs.
How to tell if someone has Aspergers?
Personal/Intellectual/Social Traits. People with Asperger’s Syndrome may appear “odd” or “weird” at times or be considered to have an eccentric personality.
What factors are involved in making an asperger’s diagnosis?
In summary, the exact causes of Asperger’s are unknown. The most we can say is that the combination of genetic factors along with environmental, neurological and psychological causes probably determines the severity and symptoms for each individual with Asperger’s Syndrome.
What are facts about Asperger syndrome?
Asperger syndrome (often Asperger’s syndrome) is a form of autism spectrum disorder. It affects the way in which a person understands other people, talks with other people, and acts with other people. A person who has Asperger syndrome may not fit in well with other people, and may be unable to act like everyone else in different social situations.
Is Aspergers a real disorder?
Asperger’s syndrome is indeed a real disorder. There are certain overlaps with other disorders (most notably ADHD), but that accounts for several neurological disorders (eg. Tourette’s syndrome) as well.