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Question on Asperger Syndrome

I’ve been searching on the characteristics of this particular disorder but I still can’t seem to find all the answers to my questions so I’ve decided to post them here and see if any of you can help me out:

01. A lot of scientists and researchers say that AS is similar to autism, only a lot lighter, I was wondering if a child could go until age two and a half - maybe 3 - not showing any symptom of the syndrome and then suddenly start showing them, like happened in some of the autism cases I’ve read about (where the kid even started talking and then all of a sudden forgot how to talk)?

02. I know that every person is different and that one doesn’t need to have all the symptoms of the disorder to be diagnosed with AS, but would it be fine to say a kid who has normal physical coordination (no physical clumsiness besides the typical kid clumsiness), stopped talking at age 3, qualitative impairment in social interaction, don’t look people in the eye, restricted activities and interests (collecting and lining up toys, assembling puzzles and listening to classic music, especially piano), no clinically significant delay in cognitive development and no tic has Aspergers? Or does that sound more like autism?

03. I’ve also found a few videos of teens that had severe autism and are now almost completely recovered learned how to minimize the symptoms and cope with some of the characteristics that bothered them, is there any statistics of how rare a recovery like that can be? Is it the same for AS? (Edit: I want to say that I'm very sorry for my inappropriate use of the word "recovery" here, it was very inconsiderate of my part but I assure you I didn't intend to offend anyone...)

04. Some people say that hug therapy helps (along with other methods) autistic kids, does that work for kids with AS as well?

Sorry if this is TL;DR

Thank you very much in advance!
Tags: ~psychology & psychiatry (misc), ~psychology & psychiatry: autism
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