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Asperger’s
as in:  Asperger’s syndrome or disorder


He does an excellent job in the back office despite suffering from Asperger’s syndrome.
  a mental disorder most commonly associated with undeveloped social abilities — often associated with an abnormally strong interest in one particular area
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Retrieved from Wikipedia, 11/9/13:  Asperger syndrome (AS), also known as Asperger disorder (AD) or simply Asperger’s, is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) that is characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, alongside restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development. Although not required for diagnosis, physical clumsiness and atypical (peculiar, odd) use of language are frequently reported.
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  • He does an excellent job in the back office despite suffering from Asperger’s syndrome.
  • There’s a spectrum of Asperger’s, from mild to severe.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • In third grade, my teacher informed me that I have Asperger’s syndrome.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • People said he was borderline Asperger’s, and the picture seemed intent on underscoring the point.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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  • By 2002, he was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a less severe form of autism that made socializing difficult but also provided unique insights into the world.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • While none had agreed on what the former problem actually was—each had a different theory, ranging from Asperger’s to OCD—all of them had concluded that the two problems were related.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Asperger’s syndrome, he thought.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I thought she had Asperger’s syndrome or something like it.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • "For example, Asperger’s syndrome.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • It was a book—more like a textbook, actually—about autism and Asperger’s.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John

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  • For Fredi, it was a break from the unpredictable joys and daily strain of raising one boy with autism and another with Asperger’s.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • I think your father might have Asperger’s.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Asperger’s is a developmental disorder.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • You can have Asperger’s and still function….
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • What if he doesn’t have Asperger’s? I asked.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • By that standard, most people could be said to have Asperger’s.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • I read profiles of-people with Asperger’s who were prodigies in music or mathematics, but I learned that they were as rare as prodigies among the general .
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • While others might freely make those same choices, my father—like some people with Asperger’s— seemed to have been forced to live a life with these choices already predetermined.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Some people with Asperger’s had low IQs, while other, even more severely autistic people—like the Dustin Hoffman character in Rain Man—were regarded as geniuses in particular subjects.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • I know I’m only a student, but I spend a lot of my lab hours working with children who have Asperger’s … I’ve seen it up close, and I’ve also had the chance to meet a number of the adults my professor had interviewed.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The difference between Asperger’s and autism could sometimes be summed up by the following: A person with autism lives in his own world, while a person with Asperger’s lives in our world, in a way of his own choosing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • The difference between Asperger’s and autism could sometimes be summed up by the following: A person with autism lives in his own world, while a person with Asperger’s lives in our world, in a way of his own choosing.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • Do you know that Godzilla’s suit weighs one hundred and eighty-eight pounds?" Later, I asked my mom, "What is Asperger’s syndrome?
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Instead, children with Asperger’s or autism were often lumped with the retarded or the shy, and if they weren’t institutionalized, parents were left to comfort themselves with the hope that one day their child might grow out of it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • If you read the clinical descriptions of patients diagnosed with Asperger’s, there are things that seem to fit Lisbeth very well, but there are just as many symptoms that don’t apply at all.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • "I’m sorry, but Asperger’s patients do not generally set fire to their parents.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
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