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Asperger’s Explained

There is a lot of talk and mystery lately about Asperger’s syndrome. What exactly IS it? What causes it? What are the symptoms?

Asperger’s syndrome or disorder is an ASD (autism spectrum disorder). It is most often characterized by difficulties in social interaction and may be accompanied by specific patterns of behavior or speech. People with Asperger’s syndrome tend to be capable of functioning in everyday life, but may be less socially adept, appearing eccentric. The exact cause is unknown, but there appears to be a likelihood of a genetic basis. It is NOT caused by poor parenting or emotional deprivation.

There is an excellent video that explains Asperger’s syndrome on the CNN website: Click here to see this video.

Kids Health also has a very informative article on this disorder. Click here to read the article.


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