|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
|Online resources||What is Asperger Syndrome? (National Autistic Society)
Autism spectrum disorder (NHS Choices)
Autism Spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome (Contact a Family)
Lesser-known things about Asperger's syndrome (BBC Ouch blog)
'Our position - MMR vaccine' (National Autistic Society)
|News and events||
World Autism Awareness Week is 1st-7th April (National Autistic Society website)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of resources on Asperger's Syndrome and on a wide range of disability related issues.