The Gwynedd & Anglesey Asperger/Autism Support Group was established in May 2002 by parents of children diagnosed as having Asperger’s Syndrome and Autism, such disorders will sometimes be referred to as Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Set up to provide parents and carers with a forum to discuss issues of concern within a confidential setting and to provide mutual support.
What is Asperger’s Syndrome?
Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) was first diagnosed some 50 years ago by a Viennese paediatrician, Hans Asperger, however his pioneering work did not receive recognition until the early 80’s.
What is Autism?
Autism was first diagnosed by Leo Kanner in 1943. He identified an unusual pattern of behaviour in a number of infants, which at the time he classed as ‘early infantile Autism’.