Asperger’s Syndrome Information and Advice
Asperger’s disorder, Asperger’s, AS, or AD, syndrome) is one of several autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) Asperger’s syndrome is characterised by difficulties in social communication and reciprocal social skills, and in restricted and stereo typed interests and activities. AS is distinguished from the other ASD’s in having no general delay in language or cognitive development.
There is no single treatment for Asperger syndrome, and the effectiveness of particular interventions is supported by only limited data. Intervention is aimed at improving symptoms and function. The mainstay of treatment is behavioral and social therapy, focusing on specific deficits to address poor communication skills, obsessive or repetitive routines, and clumsiness. Most individuals with Asperger’s syndrome can learn to cope with their differences but may continue to need moral support and encouragement to maintain an independent life. Famous people with Asperger’s include the well documented Chris Peckham, Susan Boyle, Michael Palin and Albert Einstein.
Please browse through the sites highlighted below to discover more about Asperger syndrome. These resources are provided free by ABLEize, if you find them useful please pass this page on and allow others to benefit.
Social care and health provision for those with Asperger syndrome and their families. Site includes support and information contacts along with fundraising appeals and local job vacancies. Based in Norwich.
Committed to promoting awareness and understanding of Aspergers Syndrome. The Foundation aims to promote high quality support and services to enable people with Aspergers syndrome to develop into members of the community who are respected for their contributions. Site includes FAQ and information sheets.
An information, help and support site providing a broad range of facts, myths and signs of Asperger syndrome details.
A dedicated blog from a mother sharing her thoughts after her diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Site includes interesting and information facts along with members comments.
Asperger’s syndrome information, symptoms and diagnoses details from the Great Ormond Street Hospital along with how they treat the condition to help children with AS to develop appropriate social skills.
Part of the Kids Health website dedicated to highlighting Asperger syndrome and how it can affect communication and socialising with boys being three or four times more likely to have AS than girls.