An Obit: Asperger’s Disorder (1994-2013)

30 Jan

An Obit: Asperger’s Disorder (1994-2013)

Asperger’s Disorder, a lovable, socially awkward and at times misunderstood part of the autism spectrum, died in May 2013 due to complications related to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition. Asperger’s endured a prolonged battle with ivory-tower hypocrisy and finally succumbed to the paranoid fears of misdiagnosis-motivated endemics and the resultant raging cost of medical expenses. Asperger’s Disorder, known by aliases Asperger Syndrome or Asperger’s, was 19.

Asperger’s Disorder was surrounded by his family, including his brother, Autistic Disorder. 

A beloved icon to some and a controversial figure to others, Asperger’s had deep roots in the most powerful, creative and brilliant minds of our society. With spots in many popular television shows, Asperger’s became the official poster-child for the autism spectrum family.

From 1994 to 2013, Asperger’s was alleged to be responsible for spearheading a dramatic increase in autism spectrum disorders. While naysayers argued that Asperger’s was PC for “freak” or a bail-out for the “weirdo quirky” ones, Aspies clung to their diagnosis with pride and conviction.

Asperger’s is survived by Autistic Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Integration Disorder, Childhood Disintegrative Disorder, and Temper Dysregulation Disorder. Asperger’s had recently celebrated graduation from high school and was pursuing courses at the local community college while living at home. Although he aspired to attend the local major university, he knew had many adaptive skills to gain, including juggling a part-time job and maintaining his personal hygiene.

Memorials will be held at upcoming Star Wars conventions, technology summits, E3, LegoLand, Comic Con, LARP gatherings at local colleges, and Magic, YuGiOh, and Pokemon gaming rooms in coffee shops.


Posted by on January 30, 2012 in ASD in the Grand Scheme


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8 responses to “An Obit: Asperger’s Disorder (1994-2013)

  1. Elise Ronan (@RaisingASDKids)

    January 31, 2012 at 11:18 AM

    Very good…like the sarcasm and the digs…

  2. Kristine Rosario

    January 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    I dont understand, is the Medical community saying that it it is not a real thing anymore?

  3. Lee

    February 1, 2012 at 8:47 AM

    I can really relate to what this article is saying. It’s very funny too..

  4. Chris Mc

    September 30, 2012 at 10:16 PM

    I wonder what will happen when Aspergers is gone (at least from the psych community) and becomes the top part of Autistic Spectrum Disorder. We already have a divided community with some of the public screaming “cure” (typically parents of the severely autistic child), and some higher functioning with Asperger’s claiming that gifts in life that they have (and a unique way of seeing life) are part of the condition – and they remind us “why eliminate the Einstein’s of the world?” Next, throw in controversies over treatment. I do a private practice with higher functioning folks, and recently I received a call from a women inquiring about therapy for her son and asking if I did ABA, (this woman’s higher functioning son ran his own business and was married as well). I said that I didn’t do ABA, but instead offered a form of cognitive behavioral called acceptance and commitment therapy and was then berated with how the “only” approved or accepted form of therapy for any autism disorders was ABA (this lady was herself in the mental health field and had researched what she thought was “the answer”.)

    I am on the spectrum, and are two of my three children. I have also had the pleasure of sitting through one of your CEU classes at JUCO. Keep up the good work and we will just have to see what happens when the DSM V comes out! Hopefully there will be a day when higher functioning forms of autism are: recognized and not either over-diagnosed or under-diagnosed, when strengths will be recognized but the disability aspects will not be minimized and a day when all on the spectrum will look for the commonalities instead of differences combined with public support for all on the spectrum.

    • Paulo

      September 21, 2014 at 8:15 PM

      Care Shade.. ( your site is importante by aspies)
      The ¨Blow up¨ of AS, was a stupid error with Aspies, because many scientific discoveries, were are made by Aspies.
      With cordiality,Paulo.

  5. xorophoxi

    September 20, 2014 at 12:11 PM


  6. Paulo

    September 21, 2014 at 7:59 PM

    G ´Night Shade;1
    Was a big mistake,to do a obit of AS. But the AS activist must fight more for AS.
    With cordiality, Paulo.


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