Asperger's Syndrome News and Research

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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.
Scientists to develop new techniques for autism detection and treatment

Scientists to develop new techniques for autism detection and treatment

Toddlers who played with fewer toys show improvement in communication skills

Toddlers who played with fewer toys show improvement in communication skills

Camp STAR to offer evidence-based therapy for children with ADHD

Camp STAR to offer evidence-based therapy for children with ADHD

Children with ASD can benefit from interactive computer program

Children with ASD can benefit from interactive computer program

Teenage autistic boy allowed sex change procedure

Teenage autistic boy allowed sex change procedure

Early autism diagnostic test on the horizon

Early autism diagnostic test on the horizon

Presbyterian Hospital collaborates with New York Center for Autism to establish Institute for Brain Development

Presbyterian Hospital collaborates with New York Center for Autism to establish Institute for Brain Development

Siblings of children with autism have language delays: Study

Siblings of children with autism have language delays: Study

Kids with preexisting illness get new protection for coverage but hurdles remain

Kids with preexisting illness get new protection for coverage but hurdles remain

First Edition: September 23, 2010

First Edition: September 23, 2010

AERI merges with AHEADD to support communities impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder

AERI merges with AHEADD to support communities impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorder

Antidepressants cannot be recommended in children with autism: Study

Antidepressants cannot be recommended in children with autism: Study

Parents of kids with autism spectrum disorders more likely to split: Study

Parents of kids with autism spectrum disorders more likely to split: Study

Sensory dysfunction affects quality of life of patients with Autism

Sensory dysfunction affects quality of life of patients with Autism

DNA copying error in autism sufferers discovered

DNA copying error in autism sufferers discovered

University of Utah receives $2.4M, four-year grant to track children with ASDs

University of Utah receives $2.4M, four-year grant to track children with ASDs

Writer advocates for community inclusion for children and families living with autism

Writer advocates for community inclusion for children and families living with autism

Sleep problems in children and adolescents with ASDs associated with daytime behaviors: Report

Sleep problems in children and adolescents with ASDs associated with daytime behaviors: Report

CAM use higher among children with GI symptoms: Study

CAM use higher among children with GI symptoms: Study

Psychotropic medications common among children with ASD: Research

Psychotropic medications common among children with ASD: Research