On the date of his birth, February 18, the international community honors this man
who contributed so much to the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders.
(From Wikipedia) Asperger died before his identification of this pattern of behaviour became widely recognized because his work was mostly in German and little-translated. The first person to use the term “Asperger’s Syndrome” in a paper was British researcher Lorna Wing. Her paper, Asperger’s syndrome: a clinical account, was published in 1981 and challenged the previously accepted model of autism presented by Leo Kanner in 1943. It was not until 1989 that his reports were translated into English. Unlike Kanner, Hans Asperger’s findings were ignored and disregarded in the English-speaking world in his lifetime. Finally, from the early 1990s, his findings began to gain notice, and nowadays Asperger syndromeis recognized as a diagnosis in many countries of the world.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANS ASPERGER ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!