The National Autistic Society state that..." Asperger syndrome is a form of Autism, which is a lifelong disability that affects how a person makes sense of the world, processes information and relates to other people....Asperger syndrome is mostly a 'hidden disability'. This means that you can't tell that someone has the condition from their outward appearance."

Read more on the Autisic society web site

Myaspergerschild.com lists the main differences between Autism and Aspergers as:

  •  Aspergers is usually detected later in a child’s life than autism
  • Children with Aspergers express a desire to fit in socially, whereas autistic kids gravitate toward complete exclusion and seclusion.

  • Normal to above average intelligence and language development is common in children with Aspergers.
  • Problems with depression are much more common with people who have Aspergers than in those with autism.
  • The average age for the diagnosis of Aspergers is 6 to 11, while Autism is usually diagnosed around or before the age of 3.
  • Those with Aspergers tend to know that they have social challenges and sometimes suffer anxiety and depression related to these problems.
  • Verbal IQ is higher than the performance IQ in Aspergers
  • With Aspergers, even though speech is sometimes repetitive, the grammar is usually very good.
  • Young children with Aspergers reach most developmental milestones within a typical time frame.