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Name Asperger's Syndrome
Related to/Also known as Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism
Symptoms

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.

Types  
Useful national contacts Asperger's Syndrome Foundation
Link opens in new window www.aspergerfoundation.org.uk
The National Autistic Society
Helpline: 0808 800 4104, 10-4 Mon-Fri
Link opens in new window www.nas.org.uk
Asperger's Support Group Online
resource made by AS people in the UK
Link opens in new window www.assupportgrouponline.org
Online resources What is Asperger's? (National Autistic Society)
Link opens in new window www.autism.org.uk/asperger
Autism and Asperger Syndrome (Mencap)
Link opens in new window www.mencap.org.uk/about-learning-disability/about-learning-disability/learning-disability-and-other-conditions/autism-and-aspe-0
Autism spectrum disorder (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/autistic-spectrum-disorder/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Autism Spectrum disorders, including Asperger syndrome (Contact a Family)
Link opens in new window www.cafamily.org.uk/medical-information/conditions/a/autism-spectrum-disorders-including-asperger-syndrome/??page=7&f=A
News and events  
Our resources

Freaks, geeks and Asperger syndrome The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition 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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