In essence, it is important for those in HR to appreciate that Asperger syndrome is considered a disability under both the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA; 2004) and the Equality Act (2010).
Does having Aspergers qualify for disability?
Children or adults with Asperger’s syndrome may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Children are limited to SSI (Supplemental Security Income). To qualify for benefits, the parent’s must meet strict income guidelines and it must be shown that the child has significant impairment in: learning.
Is Asperger’s still recognized?
Today, Asperger’s syndrome is technically no longer a diagnosis on its own. It is now part of a broader category called autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Can you get SSI if you have Aspergers?
Children who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome that severely affects their functioning at home or school may be able to get disability benefits through the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) program.
What is the most distinctive symptom of a person with Asperger’s?
Signs of AS include obsessive interests, formal speech, rituals, social isolation, delay in motor skills, lack of imagination and sensory difficulties.
What is Asperger’s now called?
The name for Asperger’s Syndrome has officially changed, but many still use the term Asperger’s Syndrome when talking about their condition. The symptoms of Asperger’s Syndrome are now included in a condition called Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
What replaced Aspergers?
In 2013, the DSM-5 replaced Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Disorder and other pervasive developmental disorders with the umbrella diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder.
Can a person with Aspergers drive a car?
Some teens with Asperger’s have profound sensory sensitivities, visual-spatial issues, anxiety, or poor motor control that makes driving unsafe for themselves and others on the road.
What happens if Aspergers goes untreated?
Some of the effects of unaddressed or untreated Asperger’s syndrome may include: Social isolation. Difficulty making and keeping friends. Challenges in finding and maintaining steady employment.
Do Aspergers have anger problems?
Asperger’s syndrome is also known as high-functioning autism. People with this disorder have difficulty in a variety of situations and, as a result, they are prone to angry outbursts. These outbursts generally happen because the person has trouble identifying their emotions or expressing them.
Do Aspergers feel empathy?
People with Asperger profiles do have empathy, despite an unfortunate stigma that suggests otherwise. In fact, in a recent study published in Nature’s Scientific Reports, social neuroscience researcher Dr.