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"The Geek Syndrome": Asperger's in the 21st Century

Team Hollywood | 18 Oct 2013 13:00
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Sometimes referred to as the "geek syndrome", Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is a neurological condition classified on the Autism Spectrum. It is usually characterized by social difficulties, and sometimes some remarkable abilities, often in the technical realms. It has also recently been reclassified by the American Psychiatric Association, prompting questions regarding the future of those with symptoms of AS. Thus, in pursuit of truth and science, join psychologists Dr. Mark Kline and Dr. Kevin Metz, and real-life "Aspergian" Will Vinci, for an exploration - and indeed, celebration - of Asperger's Syndrome: what it is (and what it's not), its intersection with geek culture, and the unique perspective it brings to the world.

Participants:
Mark J Kline
Kevin Metz
Will Vinci