How can it be autism? High functioning or not, it seems more like a learning disability, or something of the like more than autism. True autism has little to no normal social functioning, or self-realization. Asperger's simply has some trouble in social situations. (Depending on how mild to severe one's case is, I suppose) Asperger's patients realize they exist, and can eventually function like a totally normal person. How the hell is it classified as "autism"?