The term Asperger's is outdated. Experts once used this word to refer to people with a particular form of autism characterized by high verbal skills and intelligence, matched with poor social skills and a dislike of physical touch. People like this still exist, but doctors might use the simple word autistic to describe them. Terminology changes don't alter core symptoms. Whether you use the words Asperger's or high-functioning autism or just autism, your issuesremain the same. Knowing more about what people like you do every day to feel better and succeed might be helpful as you plot a treatment course.