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Asperger Syndrome

What is Asperger syndrome (AS)?
People with Asperger syndrome have normal intelligence and language development, but also have some autistic-like traits. They may have trouble with social skills, sensory input, and making transitions, and may need rigid routines. Their interests can focus on one area to the point that it is like an obsession. Some experts believe AS is like a "high-functioning autism," and/or that it is like a non-verbal learning disability (NLD).  See also Your Child:  Non-verbal Learning Disabilities.

How can I find information and support?
Web sites:

Books and videotapes for kids and parents about Asperger syndrome:

Social groups in the Ann Arbor area:

Compiled by Kyla Boyse, R.N.  Reviewed by faculty and staff at the University of Michigan
Updated May 2008

U-M Health System Related Sites:
U-M Pediatrics

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