Name Asperger's Syndrome
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
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The National Autistic Society
Helpline: 0808 800 4104, 10-4 Mon-Fri
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Online resources What is Asperger Syndrome? (National Autistic Society)
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Autism spectrum disorder (NHS Choices)
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Autism Spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome (Contact a Family)
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Lesser-known things about Asperger's syndrome (BBC Ouch blog)
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'Our position - MMR vaccine' (National Autistic Society)
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News and events

World Autism Awareness Week is 1st-7th April (National Autistic Society website)
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Our resources

Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome 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 Link opens in new window look in your local library for this book.
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