I am a speech language pathologist and work with many chidren who are on the spectrum. I very much believe that what they eat contributes to this. If any one is willing to share I would be interested in hearing how changing your diet has helped/hindered, changed/not changed life for you. I know there is a tie between gluten and ASD but parents need to know this.
No when it comes to Aspergers it does not just mean bad or a disease. But there are many people who just can't function in the world and will need lifelong care. Yes they are what is termed autistic not aspergers; that is why it is called a spectrum. I do think for some people on the spectrum finding their abilities and helping them to learn how to use those in the most effective manner is important. But for others much more intensive interventions are needed.
However busy bodies regularly try to tell me I'm an aspie... although I don't think such a label shoudl even exist, they act like it's some disease that you are forced to live with... or perhaps it's just some people are smarter than others and with intelligence comes personality quirks.
You know all those things you wanted to do: You should go do them.
SW 215 lbs
CW 180 lbs (whole foods/primal eating)
LW 172 lbs
GW 125ish lbs