Aspie is an informal term, used primarily by autistic people, and is not a diagnostic term. It is intended as a less clinical way of explaining that you have been diagnosed as Asperger’s, or that you self-identify as such.

Aspie continues to be used by many autistic people. It is certainly a lot easier to say, and a lot less politically loaded, than Asperger’s Syndrome, and, for many of those diagnosed with Asperger’s from the early 1990s up until 2013, this is understandably the label identified with most strongly.