High Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger’s Syndrome are part about living with Autism. They have their similarities and differences. After reading this blog story, you will be able to understand more about different behaviors and skills in individuals with Autism throughout the spectrum.
High Functioning Autism (HFA) is an individual living with Autism who progressed with language and skills. Also, these individuals display emotional sensitivity, have fixation on particular subjects or ideas, could have diverse or very low vocabulary (depending on intellectual level of individual), social difficulties, and have sensory sensitivities. Individuals with high-functioning autism usually present symptoms not originally associated with autism, but most likely can. It is important to educate the wide range of behaviors and skills associated with Autism Spectrum.
Asperger’s Syndrome is an individual living with Autism who developed normally with language, but struggles with kinds of behaviors and skills. They have trouble with social skills and have a lot of interest in specific topics. Although, there are certain skills/behaviors that they do not struggle with and can far exceed with them than most people, like cognitive skills. For those diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome get diagnosed later on in life, due to normal development in early childhood.
Here are more distinctions between High Functioning Autism (HFA) and Asperger’s Syndrome in this photo:
To all living with Autism and to all who know an individual living with Autism, any kind of therapies, sports, and other extra-curricular activities that the individual could be involved in will help increase various skills and abilities. Anyone on the Autism Spectrum can excel in life. Do not give up on us!