|Related to/Also known as||Autism Spectrum Disorders
|Symptoms of Asperger's Syndrome
Asperger's Syndrome is a form of autism, a condition which affects the way a person communicates and relates to others.
People with Asperger's Syndrome have difficulty in communicating and with social relationships, and exhibit a lack of imagination and creative play. They have fewer problems with language compared with those with autism, and do not usually have the accompanying learning difficulties associated with autism.
|Useful national contacts||Asperger's Syndrome Foundation
The National Autistic Society
Helpline: 0808 800 4104, 10-4 Mon-Fri
Asperger's Support Group Online
resource made by AS people in the UK
|Online resources||What is Asperger's? (National Autistic Society)
Autism and Asperger Syndrome (Mencap)
Autism spectrum disorder (NHS Choices)
Autism Spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome (Contact a Family)
|News and events|
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Asperger's Syndrome and on a wide range of disability related issues.
Visit our library to read Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome: A user guide to adolescence by Luke Jackson. Or have a look in your local library for this book.