Originally Posted by Electric Wizard
It's a shame in cases like yours where people who really need ADA protections will be denied them. However, I don't find it that surprising, given how diagnoses of adhd and asperger's have grown exponentially. It seems like within the past five years anyone that's the slightest bit awkward is labeled as having asperger's. Regardless of whether it's justified, this redefinition seems to be a clear response to that.
Apparently while diagnoses has grown exponentially, the actually rate of autism and other disorders in the general population has stayed the same. There was an article on that in the paper the other day. Kind of interesting I guess...