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Asperger Syndrome

Sometimes called the "Little Professor" syndrome, Asperger Syndrome is at the high end of the Autism Spectrum. Because it is relatively mild, it's often diagnosed in teens and adults. Discover symptoms and treatments, meet "aspies," and find out how a diagnosis of Aspergers can be a positive event!
  1. Adults & Asperger Syndrome (6)
  2. Books on Asperger Syndrome (8)

Does Asperger Syndrome Still Exist?
According to the new diagnostic codes, Asperger syndrome no longer exists. Does that mean you will have to stop using the term -- and start saying "I have an autism spectrum disorder?" The answer is yes... and no.

Is It Asperger Syndrome?
People with Asperger's Syndrome may have a tough time with social cues and small talk. They may also be very intelligent, and highly successful in their own areas of interest. Could you or someone you love be diagnosable with Asperger's Syndrome?

What Are the Diagnostic Criteria for Asperger Syndrome?
What are the diagnostic criteria for Asperger syndrome? Here are the specific criteria as laid out in the official DSM-IV-TR diagnostic manual.

Definition: Asperger Syndrome
What Is Asperger Syndrome? Here's a quick definition!

What Is "High Functioning Autism?"
The term "high functioning autism" is often used to describe individuals who are clearly autistic but have significant verbal, academic, social and life skills. What does it mean to have high functioning autism?

Why Asperger Syndrome Will Disappear
The new diagnostic manual (DSM 5) will be put into practice in 2013. When that happens, the term Asperger syndrome will disappear from diagnostic literature. Find out why.

Mood Disorders and Asperger Syndrome
The diagnostic criteria for Asperger syndrome do not include anxiety or depression. But experts say that people with Asperger syndrome have a greater than average chance of developing mood disorders.

Mood Disorders and Asperger Syndrome
The diagnostic criteria for Asperger syndrome do not include anxiety or depression. But experts say that people with Asperger syndrome have a greater than average chance of developing mood disorders.

How to Explain Your Child's Asperger Syndrome
Asperger syndrome is invisible, at least some of the time. At other times, though, symptoms rise to the surface. When should parents tell their children that they have Asperger syndrome? When and how should parents explain Asperger syndrome to other adults?

Should a Teen with Asperger's Try to Be "Normal?"
As youngsters with Aspergers approach their teen years, the pressure to "act normal" increases. How far should a parent push their child with Asperger's to "act more normal?" Kate Goldfield, a young adult on the autism spectrum, offers ideas and insights.

Book Review:The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome
The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome by Patricia Romanowski Bashe and Barbara L. Kirby offers a broad, deep look at symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. It also includes a wide range of tools for supporting your child with Asperger Syndrome as he discovers his own strengths.

Asperger Foundation International
This site includes downloads of outstanding reports including a college resource guide, a guide to social security benefits, and the state of services for adults with AS.

Tony Attwood: A Guide to Aspergers
Australian Tony Attwood is among the most positive, inspiratonal experts out there on the subject of Asperger Syndrome. Visit his website and find out more.

Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS)
Top notch resource for all things Asperger. Great site for parents, caregivers, and adults with Asperger syndrome.

Asperger Foundation International
This site includes downloads of outstanding reports including a college resource guide, a guide to social security benefits, and the state of services for adults with AS.

Tony Attwood: A Guide to Aspergers
Australian Tony Attwood is among the most positive, inspiratonal experts out there on the subject of Asperger Syndrome. Visit his website and find out more.

Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support (OASIS)
Top notch resource for all things Asperger. Great site for parents, caregivers, and adults with Asperger syndrome.

Why "High Functioning" Autism Is So Challenging
What makes Asperger syndrome and high functioning autism so challenging? Here are just a few issues to be aware of.

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