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Asperger syndrome (AS) is a developmental disorder. It is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), one of a distinct group of neurological conditions characterized by a greater or lesser degree of impairment in language and communication skills, as well as repetitive or restrictive patterns of thought and behavior. Other ASDs include: classic autism, Rett syndrome, childhood disintegrative disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (usually referred to as PDD-NOS). Unlike children with autism, children with AS retain their early language skills.
Augmented reality improves mental abilities of children with autism

Augmented reality improves mental abilities of children with autism

Vanderbilt engineers develop virtual-reality driving environment to help teenagers with ASD

Vanderbilt engineers develop virtual-reality driving environment to help teenagers with ASD

University of Derby introduces new MOOC to provide better knowledge on autism, Asperger’s and ADHD

University of Derby introduces new MOOC to provide better knowledge on autism, Asperger’s and ADHD

Children with autism can develop speech, gestures by listening to different speech sounds

Children with autism can develop speech, gestures by listening to different speech sounds

Using antidepressants during pregnancy greatly increases autism risk

Using antidepressants during pregnancy greatly increases autism risk

Study: Men and women with autism perform differently on 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' test

Study: Men and women with autism perform differently on 'Reading the Mind in the Eyes' test

Research: Interaction between cortical and subcortical brain regions highlights role of hypersensitivity in ASD

Research: Interaction between cortical and subcortical brain regions highlights role of hypersensitivity in ASD

Study calls for improved accessibility to care for transgender youth with gender dysphoria

Study calls for improved accessibility to care for transgender youth with gender dysphoria

Early language delay leaves a 'signature' in the brain

Early language delay leaves a 'signature' in the brain

Longer looks: Tech-savvy health care ads; being cautious of bad hospital data

Longer looks: Tech-savvy health care ads; being cautious of bad hospital data

Exposure to elevated levels of steroid hormones in the womb linked to later development of autism

Exposure to elevated levels of steroid hormones in the womb linked to later development of autism

Study examines links between parental obesity and risk of autism developmental in child

Study examines links between parental obesity and risk of autism developmental in child

Mental health crisis may be better served in homelike environment instead of traditional ER, says study

Mental health crisis may be better served in homelike environment instead of traditional ER, says study

Researchers develop new screening tool to facilitate diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in adults

Researchers develop new screening tool to facilitate diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder in adults

ReAttach therapy can be effective treatment for people with autism

ReAttach therapy can be effective treatment for people with autism

UCSB to host 6th Annual International PRT Autism and Asperger's Conference next month

UCSB to host 6th Annual International PRT Autism and Asperger's Conference next month

New approaches provide lifetime support for individuals with ASD

New approaches provide lifetime support for individuals with ASD

Findings have implications for potential gene therapies for autism spectrum disorders

Findings have implications for potential gene therapies for autism spectrum disorders

Weekend reading: Mental illness stigma, health insurance mazes and female libido

Weekend reading: Mental illness stigma, health insurance mazes and female libido

Maternal use of valproate during pregnancy increases risk of autism in offspring

Maternal use of valproate during pregnancy increases risk of autism in offspring