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Aspergers vs. High functioning autism.

what is the difference in the two?  is there something different i should be looking for vs. the other?  thank you for your input.  
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Here is a link that explains the differences: http://www.autismspeaks.org/family-services/tool-kits/asperger-syndrome-and-high-functioning-autism-tool-kit/how-are-and-hfa-dif
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In my own case with AS, I tell people I have a brilliant mind with lousy PR and that I am stuck somewhere between Rainman and Spock at the social level.  At 63, there is no such thing as an actual diagnosis for me, but saying I have HFA (rather than trying to explain AS) typically results in people saying I do not appear autistic.  If you have never visited ****.net, maybe have a look.
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