...That being said..I can only guess that she has been misdiagnosed about Asperger syndrome as well as high-functioning autism...
When Asperger's was a diagnosis that one could have, I remember reading that if there was early slow language development the diagnosis was not Aspergers. Asperger's did not have slow language development.
Regardless, the concept of a "spectrum" (aka, continuum) makes an unprofessional diagnosis by anyone worthless, in my opinion. Sort of like the old fashioned cold. Some colds are debilitating, some just annoying.
Plus, since Aspergers wasn't even a diagnosis in my youth, many a young person was just idiosyncratic and tolerated if they didn't disrupt the class and passed the tests. By the way, I thought Dr. Asperger initially was published in German psychological journals, which seemed to be ignored by the U.S. psychological community, as far as adding the diagnosis to the DSM at the time of publication. I wonder why?
Also, I have a pet theory that the whole spectrum disorders thing are inheritable; however, I would guess that only in our high tech world are many spectrum types getting married and having offspring. Perhaps, in earlier times they did not, when there was little for a spectrum type to do and make a decent living for supporting a family? So, today the gene is being inherited more often? Or, just the advent of the "cubicle" has spectrum types found an environment to prosper?
As history shows, brawn was once a valued commodity in the marriage market. Brains, not so much.