Asperger syndrome

What is Asperger syndrome?

People with Asperger syndrome see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you have Asperger syndrome, you have it for life – it is not an illness or disease and cannot be 'cured'. Often people feel that Asperger syndrome is a fundamental aspect of their identity.

Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some people with Asperger syndrome also have mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels and types of support.

People with Asperger syndrome are of average or above average intelligence. They don't have the learning disabilities that many autistic people have, but they may have specific learning difficulties. They have fewer problems with speech but may still have difficulties with understanding and processing language.

For more information, why not visit:

National Autistic Society

Autism Helpline - Monday: Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday 9am-3pm
Supporter Care - Monday: Thursday 10am-4pm and Friday 9am-3pm
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