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  • 1350s

  • 1640s

  • 1870s

  • 1900s

  • 1940s

    • 1944: Asperger described four children in his practice[2] who had difficulty in integrating themselves socially. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
    • 1944: Asperger published the first definition of Asperger syndrome in 1944. - Hans Asperger, Wikipedia.
    • 1944: Asperger syndrome is also called Asperger's syndrome,[1] Asperger (or Asperger's) disorder,[3][4] or just Asperger's;[5] it is named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger who, in 1944, described children in his practice who lacked nonverbal communication skills, demonstrated limited empathy with their peers, and were physically clumsy. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
    • , 1944: Hans Asperger publishes his paper on Asperger syndrome. - 1944, Wikipedia.
    • August 19, 1948: Jerry Newport (born August 19, 1948) is an author with Asperger syndrome whose life was the basis for the 2005 feature-length movie Mozart and the Whale. - Jerry Newport, Wikipedia.
  • 1950s

  • 1980s

    • October 21, 1980: October 21Hans Asperger, Austrian pediatrician after whom Asperger syndrome was named (b. - 1980, Wikipedia.
    • 1981: Lorna Wing popularized the term Asperger syndrome in the English-speaking medical community in her 1981 publication[94] of a series of case studies of children showing similar symptoms,[90] and Uta Frith translated Asperger's paper to English in 1991. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
    • 1981: An English psychiatrist, Lorna Wing, popularized the term "Asperger's syndrome" in a 1981 publication; the first book in English on Asperger syndrome was written by Uta Frith in 1991 and the condition was subsequently recognized in formal diagnostic manuals later in the 1990s. - History of Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
    • 1989: Sets of diagnostic criteria were outlined by Gillberg and Gillberg in 1989 and by Szatmari et al. in the same year. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
    • 1989: Gillberg became instrumental in the publication of the first diagnostic criteria for Asperger syndrome. - Christopher Gillberg, Wikipedia.
    • July 7, 1989: Joshua Thomas Bailey Muggleton (born 7 July 1989) is an English speaker, writer and consultant on Asperger syndrome. - Joshua Muggleton, Wikipedia.
  • 1990s

    • 1990s: Finally, from the early 1990s, his findings began to gain notice, and nowadays Asperger syndrome is recognized as a diagnosis in a large part of the world. - Hans Asperger, Wikipedia.
    • 1992: AS became a standard diagnosis in 1992, when it was included in the tenth edition of the World Health Organization's diagnostic manual, International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10); in 1994, it was added to the fourth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic reference, Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV). - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
    • 1994: He was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in 1994. - Carl Söderholm, Wikipedia.
    • 1996: Olsen now resides in Los Angeles with her son Michael (born 1996) who was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome in 2004. - Susan Olsen, Wikipedia.
    • 1998: Ravenscroft School closed and the house became Farleigh College, a Special Needs school educating children with autism and Asperger Syndrome, but which subsequently moved to new premises near Mells. - Farleigh House, Wikipedia.
    • 1999: People with Asperger syndrome may refer to themselves in casual conversation as aspies, coined by Liane Holliday Willey in 1999. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
  • 2000s


    • 2000

      • 2000: The The Aspergers Society of Ontario was founded in 2000 by Canadian parents of children with Asperger syndrome (AS), and professionals. - Aspergers Society of Ontario, Wikipedia.

    • 2001

      • 2001: The programme has covered many controversial storylines ranging from students throwing benches into the swimming pool (1978; as a result of which, following letters of complaint from teachers and parents, the episode was withdrawn from the repeat season), rape (2001), heroin addiction, Asperger syndrome (2001), and attempted suicide (2005), prompting many complaints from viewers. - Grange Hill, Wikipedia.
      • July, 2001: In June and July 2001, the National Autistic Society conducted a survey of 81 parents of children with autism and Asperger syndrome to investigate their putative 'special relationship' with Thomas the Tank Engine. - Thomas and Friends, Wikipedia.

    • 2002

      • 2002: In a 2002 paper, Simon Baron-Cohen wrote of those with AS, "In the social world there is no great benefit to a precise eye for detail, but in the worlds of math, computing, cataloguing, music, linguistics, engineering, and science, such an eye for detail can lead to success rather than failure." Baron-Cohen cited two reasons why it might still be useful to consider AS to be a disability: to ensure provision for legally required special support, and to recognize emotional difficulties from reduced empathy. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.

    • 2003

      • 2003: A 2003 review of epidemiological studies of children found prevalence rates ranging from 0.03 to 4.84 per 1,000, with the ratio of autism to Asperger syndrome ranging from 1.5:1 to 16:1;[84] combining the average ratio of 5:1 with a conservative prevalence estimate for autism of 1.3 per 1,000 suggests indirectly that the prevalence of AS might be around 0.26 per 1,000. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
      • 2003: In a 2003 episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent, he guested as an insurance investigator who displays strong Asperger's Syndrome traits. - Mark Linn-Baker, Wikipedia.

    • 2004

      • 2004: In a 2004 study, Uta Frith reported an overlap and that at least half of the Asperger syndrome group obtained scores on the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) that would classify them as severely impaired. - Alexithymia, Wikipedia.
      • 2004: According to the Times, the omission of Cottrell's diagnosis of Asperger syndrome during his 2004 trial played a key role in the decision. - William Cottrell, Wikipedia.
      • 2004: According to the Times, the omission of Cottrell's diagnosis of Asperger syndrome during his 2004 trial played a key role in the decision. - William Cottrell, Wikipedia.

    • 2005


    • 2006

      • April 15, 2006: The article refers to his April 15, 2006 journal entry, in which he wrote: "I was a peculiar young man — borderline Asperger's, I would guess."[18] - David Byrne, Wikipedia.
      • May 17, 2006: Ofsted's report of 17 May 2006 describes the school as: 'Caroline Chisholm is a good school with many outstanding features, a view shared by parents and reflected in the school’s self-evaluation. Outstanding features such as the quality and standards in the Foundation Stage, the progress made by pupils with a statement of autism or Asperger’s Syndrome, the behaviour and attitudes of all pupils, and the personal development and well-being of pupils make Caroline Chisholm a unique school' - Caroline Chisholm School, Wikipedia.
      • 2006: It was reported to be the fastest-growing psychiatric diagnosis in Silicon Valley children; also, there is a predilection for adults to self-diagnose it. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
      • 2006: As of 2006, no studies addressing the long-term outcome of individuals with Asperger syndrome are available and there are no systematic long-term follow-up studies of children with AS. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
      • 2006: A group lead by Thomas Bourgeron from the Pasteur Institute in France, found anomalies of the 22q13 locus in five children with diagnosis of autism and Asperger syndrome. - 22q13 deletion syndrome, Wikipedia.
      • , 2006: International Asperger's Year. - 2006, Wikipedia.

    • 2007

      • 2007: For example, a relatively small 2007 study of 5,484 eight-year-old children in Finland found 2.9 children per 1,000 met the ICD-10 criteria for an AS diagnosis, 2.7 per 1,000 for Gillberg and Gillberg criteria, 2.5 for DSM-IV, 1.6 for Szatmari et al., and 4.3 per 1,000 for the union of the four criteria. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: In a 2007 interview, Mortenson revealed that she has Asperger syndrome, like her father and grandfather. - Heidi Mortenson, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: Another son, Henry, has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome [7], and is profiled in the 2007 documentary Autism: The Musical. - Stephen Stills, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: A 2007 meta-analysis of 55 studies of school-based social skills intervention found that they were minimally effective for children and adolescents with ASD,[53] and a 2007 review found that social skills training has minimal empirical support for children with Asperger syndrome or high-functioning autism. - Autism therapies, Wikipedia.
      • 2007: The Schilling's son Grant had been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome in 2007. - Curt Schilling, Wikipedia.
      • August, 2007: Page revealed in The New Yorker that he had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, "in the course of a protracted effort to identify — and, if possible, alleviate — my lifelong unease". - Tim Page (music critic), Wikipedia.
      • December, 2007: Marzo was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. - Clay Marzo, Wikipedia.

    • 2008


    • 2009

  • 2010s

    • 2012: One of the proposed changes in DSM-V, set to be released in 2012, would eliminate Asperger syndrome as a separate diagnosis, and fold it under autism spectrum disorders, which would be rated on a severity scale. - Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.
    • 2012: One of the proposed changes in DSM-V that is set to be released in 2012 is to eliminate Asperger syndrome as a separate diagnosis, and fold it under autism spectrum disorders. - History of Asperger syndrome, Wikipedia.






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