By Tony Attwood
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According to the Gillberg criteria, the prevalence rate is between 36 and 48 per 10,000 children, or between 1 in 280 or 210 children (Ehlers and Gillberg 1993; Kadesjo, Gillberg and Hagberg 1999). There is a difference between the scientific terms of prevalence and incidence. Prevalence figures indicate how many individuals have the condition at a specific point in time, while incidence is the number of new cases occuring in a specified time period, such as one year. Using the Gillberg criteria, it is my clinical opinion that we are currently detecting and diagnosing about 50 per cent of children who have Asperger’s syndrome.
As Liane Holliday Willey said exuberantly on learning of her diagnosis, ‘That’s why I’m different; I’m not a freak or mad’ (Attwood and Willey 2000). There can be benefits in terms of self-esteem and moral support in identifying with other adults with Asperger’s syndrome by using the Internet and support groups specifically for and organized by adults with Asperger’s syndrome. The group meetings can initially be organized by a local parent support group or by disability support staff at a large university or college that has several students registered with Asperger’s syndrome (Harpur, Lawlor and Fitzgerald 2004).
The girl’s problems with social understanding may only become conspicuous when her friend and mentor moves to another school. The language and cognitive profile of girls with Asperger’s syndrome may be the same as those of boys, but the special interests may not be as idiosyncratic or eccentric as can occur with some boys. Adults may consider there is nothing unusual about a girl who has an interest in horses, but the problem may be the intensity and dominance of the interest in her daily life: the young girl may have moved her mattress into the stable so that she can sleep next to the horse.
Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals by Tony Attwood