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Asperger's Syndrome

National Organization for Rare Disorders, Inc.

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Synonyms

  • Autism, Asperger's Type
  • Asperger's Disorder

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Discussion

Asperger's syndrome is a neuropsychiatric disorder. Children with this disorder experience the inability to understand the feelings of others, abnormal single-mindedness, lack of verbal skills, insensitivity to social cues, withdrawal and obsessive indulgence in special interests. Many clinicians believe that Asperger's syndrome is a sub-type of autism that is differentiated by a later onset (i.e., it is usually not recognized before 30 months of age) and by the fact that speech generally is not delayed, as it often is in children with autism. The exact cause of Asperger's syndrome is unknown.

Resources

PHP - Parents Helping Parents, Inc.
Sobrato Center For Nonprofits San Jose
1400 Parkmoor Avenue,
Suite 100
Santa Clara, CA 95126
USA
Tel: (408)727-5775
Fax: (408)286-1116
Tel: (866)747-4040
Email: info@php.com
Internet: http://www.php.com

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
P.O. Box 5801
Bethesda, MD 20824
Tel: (301)496-5751
Fax: (301)402-2186
Tel: (800)352-9424
TDD: (301)468-5981
Email: me20t@nih.gov
Internet: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/

National Autistic Society
393 City Road
London, Intl EC1V 1NG
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7833 2299
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7833 9666
Email: nas@nas.org.uk
Internet: http://www.autism.org.uk

OASIS @ MAAP
Email: info@aspergersyndrome.org
Internet: http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/Home.aspx

Organisation For Anti-Convulsant Syndrome
PO Box 772
Pilling
Preston, Intl PR3 6WW
UK
Tel: 01253 790022
Fax: 01253 790022
Email: janet.oacs@o2.co.uk or tegs78@ntlworld.com
Internet: http://www.oacs-uk.co.uk/

MUMS National Parent-to-Parent Network
150 Custer Court
Green Bay, WI 54301-1243
USA
Tel: (920)336-5333
Fax: (920)339-0995
Tel: (877)336-5333
Email: mums@netnet.net
Internet: http://www.netnet.net/mums/

R.O.C.K. (Raising Our Celiac Kids)
3527 Fortuna Ranch Rd
Encinitas, CA 92024
USA
Tel: (858)395-5421
Fax: (858)756-0431
Email: info@celiackids.com
Internet: http://www.celiackids.com

New Horizons Un-Limited, Inc.
811 East Wisconsin Ave
P.O. Box 510034
Milwaukee, WI 53203
USA
Tel: (414)299-0124
Fax: (414)347-1977
Email: horizons@new-horizons.org
Internet: http://www.new-horizons.org

Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
PO Box 8126
Gaithersburg, MD 20898-8126
Tel: (301)251-4925
Fax: (301)251-4911
Tel: (888)205-2311
TDD: (888)205-3223
Email: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD/EmailForm.aspx
Internet: http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/GARD

Geneva Centre for Autism
112 Merton Street
Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2 Z8
Canada
Tel: 416-322-7877
Fax: 416-322-5894
Email: info@autism.net
Internet: http://www.autism.net

Autism Speaks
1 East 33rd Street
4th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Tel: (212)252-8584
Fax: (212)252-8676
Email: contactus@autismspeaks.org
Internet: http://www.autismspeaks.org

Global and Regional Asperger's Syndrome Partnership (GRASP)
666 Broadway, Suite 830
New York, NY 10012
Tel: (888)474-7277
Fax: (888)474-7277
Email: info@grasp.org
Internet: http://www.grasp.org

College Internship Program
18 Park St
Lee, MA 01238
Tel: (413)243-0710
Fax: (413)243-2517
Tel: (877)566-9247
Email: admissions@cipworldwide.org
Internet: http://www.collegeinternshipprogram.com

Cleft Lip and Palate Foundation of Smiles
2044 Michael Ave SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
Email: Rachelmancuso09@comcast.net
Internet: http://www.cleftsmile.org

For a Complete Report

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The information provided in this report is not intended for diagnostic purposes. It is provided for informational purposes only. NORD recommends that affected individuals seek the advice or counsel of their own personal physicians.

It is possible that the title of this topic is not the name you selected. Please check the Synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and Disorder Subdivision(s) covered by this report

This disease entry is based upon medical information available through the date at the end of the topic. Since NORD's resources are limited, it is not possible to keep every entry in the Rare Disease Database completely current and accurate. Please check with the agencies listed in the Resources section for the most current information about this disorder.

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Last Updated:  5/5/2008
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