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HFA Vs Asperger Syndrome

HFA Vs Asperger Syndrome

A MyAutismTeam Member said:

The developmental pediatrician who diagnosed DD said that the diagnostic criteria for Asperger's excludes a speech & language delay. So my DD's diagnosis is HFA rather than Asperger's because she has a speech & language delay. But otherwise the challenges are similar.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

They are now kind of interchangeable. Aspergers used to be a kind of HFA but as of the DSM 5 they now use HFA.

posted almost 8 years ago
A MyAutismTeam Member said:

Could you please explain to me what is difference? I got so confused. My son is HFA. But school resource teacher sometimes use Asperger, too.

posted almost 8 years ago
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