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Asperger syndrome

Asperger; syndrome; autism; spectrum; disorders; ;

Asperger syndrome is not a disease or illness. A person does not 'catch' it or 'recover' from it. It affects people all of their lives. People with Asperger syndrome have problems with social skills, communicating with others and with behaviour.

Most children, young people and adults with Asperger syndrome can think well and learn about lots of things as easily as other people, but they have problems:

  • when they try to communicate with others
  • with social skills
  • with behaviour.

As they get older, they may find they are better able to manage their behaviour, and become more skillful at communicating with others.

To find out more about Asperger syndrome have a look at:

Raising Children Network 

Better Health Channel (Victorian Government)

Autism SA (South Australia)

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