“In general, a child with Asperger’s Disorder functions at a higher level than the typical child with autism. For example, many children with Asperger’s disorder have normal intelligence. Children with Asperger’s Disorder are usually using words by the age of two, although their speech patterns may be somewhat odd.
Most children have difficulty interacting with their peers. They tend to be loners and may display eccentric behaviors. Coordination difficulties are also common with this disorder. These children often have special educational needs.
Children with Asperger’s are also at risk for other psychiatric problems including depression attention deficit disorder, schizophrenia, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.*
The outcome for children with Asperger’s is generally more promising than for those with autism.”
The information above pertains to Damien only.