Although Austrian paediatrician Hans Asperger thought it only affected boys when he first described the syndrome back in 1944, research since has found that there are likely to be a similar number of females on the spectrum.
With or without an apostrophe before the final s?
- The UK's biggest autism charity, the National Autistic Society, writes Asperger syndrome without an apostrophe and final s.
- Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Asperger's Foundation write Asperger's with an apostrophe and final s. This is the author's preference and is used in this article.
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Diagnosis: how can it benefit me?
Diagnosis: the process for adults