International Aspergers Day

Happy Birthday Hans Asperger!  February 18th is international Aspergers Day, in honour of the Austrian paediatrician who first identified the group of traits that became known as Aspergers Syndrome.  

Australia's own Asperger Services organisation, previously known as Aspergers Syndrome Support Network QLD Inc, began the tradition of celebrating Hans Asperger's birth annually, after the Asperger Adults of Greater Washington created the International Year of Aspergers in 2006, marking the centenary since Hans Asperger's birth in 1906.

As societal knowledge and understanding of the Aspies among us grows, here's hoping this event becomes more widely celebrated.