Asperger syndrome (AS), one of the autistic spectrum disorders, is a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by an inability to understand how to interact socially. AS is commonly recognized after the age of 3. People with high-functioning autism are generally distinguished from those with AS because autism is associated with marked early language delay. Other characteristics of AS include clumsy and uncoordinated motor movements, limited interests or unusual preoccupations, repetitive routines or rituals, speech and language peculiarities, and non-verbal communication problems. Generally, children with AS have few facial expressions. Many have excellent rote memory, and become intensely interested in one or two subjects (sometimes to the exclusion of other topics). They may talk at length about a favorite subject or repeat a word or phrase many times. Children with AS tend to be self-absorbed, have difficulty making friends, and are preoccupied with their own interests.

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... Asperger syndrome is often considered a high functioning form of autism. People with this syndrome have difficulty interacting socially, repeat behaviors, and often are clumsy. Motor milestones may be delayed. ...
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Asperger's Syndrome Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Once children are diagnosed with Asperger''s syndrome, parents sometimes look back and identify signs of the disorder as early as 30 months of age. But, without the benefit of hindsight, it''s often t...
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Causes
... Doctors and researchers don''t understand what causes Asperger''s syndrome or the other autistic spectrum disorders. There seems to be a strong genetic component, especially in Asperger''s syndrome. T...
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Asperger's Syndrome Treatment

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Treatment
... The core signs of Asperger''s syndrome can''t be cured. But most children benefit from early specialized interventions that focus on behavior management and social skills training. Your doctor can hel...
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Asperger's Syndrome Support

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Coping skills
... Asperger''s syndrome can be a difficult, lonely disorder — for children and their parents. By nature, the disorder brings difficulties socializing and communicating with your child. It may also ...
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Asperger's Syndrome Other

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An Intent So Focused: Understanding Asperger Syndrome
... From day one, Karen Hull and her husband, Gregory, realized something was different about their son Brian. "He hardly ever slept and didn’t cry, except when he had temper tantrums." The todd...
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Information Resources Online: Autism & Related Disorders
... General autism resources (research, information, treatment): Tony Attwood’s site for parents and professionals http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/ OASIS (Asperger''s related information) http://www.udel.ed...
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Asperger's Syndrome Articles

  • Asperger Syndrome Information Page
    ... Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder.  It is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a greater or lesser degree of imp...

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