Illnesses

Asperger's Syndrome

"Asperger Syndrome is a developmental disorder falling within the autistic spectrum affecting two-way social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and a reluctance to accept change, inflexibility of thought and to have all absorbing narrow areas of interest. Individuals are usually extremely good on rote memory skills (facts, figures, dates, times etc.) many excel in math and science. There is a range of severity of symptoms within the syndrome, the very mildly affected child often goes undiagnosed and may just appear odd or eccentric."   Rosalyn Lord

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Asperger Syndrome
by Rosalyn Lord
Key Features: Social interaction, Communication, Narrow Interests and Preoccupations, Repetitive Routines/Rituals, Inflexibility.   Education Advice, Helpful Strategies.

Asperger Syndrome: a Clinical Account
by Lorna Wing
Clinical Picture, Course and Prognosis, Aetiology and Pathology, Epidemiology, Differential Diagnosis, Classification, Management and Education.

Asperger Syndrome
by Stephen Bauer, M.D., M.P.H.
Introduction, Epidemiology , Definition, Clinical Features, Through the Lifespan, Thoughts for Management in the School.

Introduction to Asperger's Syndrome
from Darin Jensen's Web Site

Articles on Asperger's Syndrome from FAAAS

All About Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, and Related Developmental Disorders
from MAAP Services

CAUSES/RISK FACTORS/PREVENTION

Autism: Causative Factors by Linda Lazarides
Abstract of Journal Article Linking Diet to Autism.

PATIENTS' STORIES

The Boy Who Couldn't Make Friends
by Lori Miller Kase

Asperger's Syndrome - from the Horse's Mouth

Dave Spicer's Site

Kevin Phillips' Web Site

Don't Mourn for Us by Jim Sinclair

OTHER RESOURCES

ASPEN - Asperger Syndrome Education Network

Asperger's Association of New England

Asperger Syndrome Support Group of New York City

Families of Adults Afflicted with Asperger's Syndrome

MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Spectrum

National Autistic Society - U.K.

O.A.S.I.S. - Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support

Thorne House Services for Autism

Tony Attwood's Web Site

Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic

RECOMMENDED BOOKS

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Tony Attwood, Asperger's Syndrome: A Guide for Parents and Professionals

Patricia R. Bashe and Barbara Kirby, The OASIS Guide to Asperger Syndrome: Advice, Support, Insight, and Inspiration

 Rebecca A. Moyes and Susan J. Moreno, Incorporating Social Goals in the Classroom: A Guide for Teachers and Parents of Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Liane Holliday Willey, Asperger Syndrome in the Family: Redefining Normal

Liane Holliday Willey, Pretending to be Normal: Living with Asperger's Syndrome by Brenda Smith Myles and Jack Southwick, Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns

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