Culture of Asperger Syndrome

Many people with Asperger syndrome generally refer to themselves in casual conversation as the more affectionate "aspie" or "aspy." Others prefer "Aspergian," "Asperger's autistic," or no name at all. Many who think there is no significant difference between Asperger syndrome and autism because of the spectrum-analogous variances in autism may prefer the term autie or just autistic as a more general term.

To refer to themselves as a group, many people with Asperger syndrome use the term neurodivergent, which comes from the fact that professionals consider Asperger syndrome a neurological disorder. To refer to people who are non-autistic, many use the term neurotypical (NT). In addition, people who seek a cure for autism sometimes are pejoratively called "curebies.