Asperger Syndrome was a term that used to be used with children whose main difficulty lay in social skills while having strong language and academic skills. However, this term is no longer used in diagnosis and has recently become viewed as controversial due to links with Hans Asperger and the context of his work. Some autistic adults may still choose to define themselves as Apergers.

More information about the characteristics of Asperger Syndrome can be found on the National Autistic Society website.