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About Asperger’s

We provide relevant and up to date information, presented in a practical way.

Imagine…

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You had just landed on another planet and you did not know the inhabitants, their language, and customs, how they interacted, or how you should behave in their presence.
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Trying to find your way in a crowd, in a foreign country with only jumbled signposts to follow, and directions which you can only partially understand.
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Not being able to talk, use your hands, use facial expressions or gestures, and you had not been taught sign language.
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Hearing 10 TVs all at once and not being able to ‘tune in’ to any of them.
For people on the spectrum ordinary situations can feel just like this.

What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)?

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a lifelong condition that affects the way a person processes and experiences their environment. This includes a wide range of differences in how people think, feel, and communicate with the world around them. Asperger’s Syndrome (also known as Level 1 Autism) falls within the Autism Spectrum. The key difference is that people with AS, typically, do not experience a delay in language development.

People on the spectrum often find it difficult to read and reciprocate social signals such as body language, facial expressions, and eye contact. As a result, they may find it hard to communicate and interact with others.

Although people on the spectrum often have difficulty socially, many have above average intelligence, especially those with Asperger’s syndrome. They may excel in fields such as science, arts, literature, maths, and computer programming.

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