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.
Children with developmental regression at increased risk for more severe autism: Study

Children with developmental regression at increased risk for more severe autism: Study

Experts to speak at international conference on autism

Experts to speak at international conference on autism

Undiagnosed autistic traits deny children needed support

Undiagnosed autistic traits deny children needed support

Participants sought for trial of driver training for youth with Asperger Syndrome

Participants sought for trial of driver training for youth with Asperger Syndrome

Oxytocin hormone improves social behavior in autistic patients

Oxytocin hormone improves social behavior in autistic patients

New study may help develop assessment tests in social-emotional learning

New study may help develop assessment tests in social-emotional learning

New findings may provide a standardized way to diagnose autism in children

New findings may provide a standardized way to diagnose autism in children

Documentary presents inspirational story of kids with autism and Asperger's syndrome

Documentary presents inspirational story of kids with autism and Asperger's syndrome

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment ineffective for children with autism

Hyperbaric oxygen therapy treatment ineffective for children with autism

Children and young people with autism should be offered special teaching support

Children and young people with autism should be offered special teaching support

Two-year trial to test effectiveness of behavioral psychotherapy for young adolescents with autism

Two-year trial to test effectiveness of behavioral psychotherapy for young adolescents with autism

Women are better than men at distinguishing between emotions: Study

Women are better than men at distinguishing between emotions: Study

New findings reinforce the urgency of autism as a major global public health crisis

New findings reinforce the urgency of autism as a major global public health crisis

Study on adults living with autism spectrum disorders in England

Study on adults living with autism spectrum disorders in England

Film released on people with Asperger Syndrome

Film released on people with Asperger Syndrome

Scientists discover 27 genes associated with Asperger's syndrome, autistic traits and empathy

Scientists discover 27 genes associated with Asperger's syndrome, autistic traits and empathy

Autism and employment

Autism and employment

Autism discovery may explain why disorder strikes boys four times more than girls

Autism discovery may explain why disorder strikes boys four times more than girls

Genes that influence brain cell connections linked to autism

Genes that influence brain cell connections linked to autism

Helping autistic teens make friends

Helping autistic teens make friends