Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
ASD, formerly known as Asperger’s syndrome, affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people in the world around them. While all people with autism share certain areas of difficulty, their condition will affect them in different ways. The condition was first described by Hans Asperger in 1944. People with ASD are often very bright and attain academic success. Yet they are puzzled by social interactions and sometimes come across as socially tactless or physically awkward. Sometimes they know a great deal about a highly technical subject and will go on and on about it. They appear to lack empathy.
For more information about ASD, look at autism.org.uk