Asperger’s syndrome, a developmental disorder, is often called high-functioning autism. It is classified as an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Children with ASD, including Asperger’s, tend to have problems with communication and social skills, such as collaborating with other kids in the playground. Communication difficulties can include nonverbal communication. While every child is unique and will present various signs and symptoms of the disorder, those with Asperger’s are generally thought to have a milder form of autism.