Aspergers was removed as a stand-alone item and rolled into “the spectrum”. That just happened (this year, I believe).
In our case, I might have though our boy had Aspergers, since he is “high functioning” - but - the only problem is that he doesn’t speak and that one item doesn’t fit into Aspergers.
My wife works with autistic pre-schoolers. It can be very challenging for care-givers as well as families. I've seen the threads here where people seem dismissive of Autism, and that's always a little painful.
Working in an engineering environment, as I do, I am aware of many adults who are certainly "on the spectrum" and I would have described them as (at least somewhat) having Aspergers. Poor social skills, unusual focus, obsession with details that seem unimportant to anyone else, very little flexibility in how things are done. Properly managed, these traits can be pretty useful. And then there is Austism. A tougher situation all around. Not all bad, of course, but far less likely to be channeled into a normal career. People with Autism will always need care.
I understand the challenge.
My uncle lived with his parents until he was 40. He married and lived a pretty good life. He was a farmer and depended on my father from childhood for most analytical things. He generally had a very mild kind nature.
My son is 38 and still lives with my wife and I most of the time. We own a house at the farm where he stays part of the time. He has other health issues, due to a fall from his cutting horse about 8-9 years ago. 3rd disc in back had burst fracture. Spent months in back brace and still has issues.