Gifted? Autistic? Or Just Quirky?

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 11:00 AM EST
Maia Szalavitz
... "Paradoxically liberating" is how Phil Schwarz has described his Asperger's syndrome diagnosis. He was in his late 30s at the time, and he had number of things on his mind: A software developer in Framingham, Mass., Schwarz had been labeled "gifted" as a child and had graduated third in his high school class. For years he had struggled with depression and a feeling that he was not living up to the promise of his past.... ...