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We don't qualify for welfare, so how do I get my son help with Asperger syndrome?

We don't qualify for welfare, so how do I get my son help with Asperger syndrome?

Ask your Doctor: You can also look at asperger.Com you can find information. Your local school system special education department my youngest son has aspergers it is difficult to find help but it is out there. ...Read more

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Asperger Syndrome (Definition)

Asperger's syndrome is a developmental disorder affecting a person's ability to socialize and communicate effectively. Common symptoms include unusual nonverbal communication, not being sensitive of others' feelings, having difficulty understanding humor, and speaking ...Read more


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What is the method which i can change my Asperger syndrome so my work doesn't judge me?

What is the method which i can change my Asperger syndrome so my work doesn't judge me?

As perfects does not: Go away. The more you understand your condition the more you can help people at work understand your idiosyncrasies. ...Read more

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At what age do you get Asperger syndrome?

At what age do you get Asperger syndrome?

Pre 3 years: Abnormal eye contact, aloofness, failure to turn when called by name, failure to use gestures to point or show, a lack of interactive play, a lack of interest in peers. Some of these behaviors may be apparent in the first few months of a child’s life, or they may appear later.  problems in one of the areas of communication and socialization or repetitive, restricted behavior must be present by 3. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines that can cure Asperger syndrome?

Are there any medicines that can cure Asperger syndrome?

No: At present, no medications have been shown to treat any form of pervasive developmnental disorder (pdd)--increasing called autism spectrum disorders (asd). Some symptoms such as repetitive behaviors and obsessions may respond to medications, but we have no cure--or even good treatement--for the disorder itself, whether asperger's or autism ...Read more

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How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

How can you tell if somebody's child has Asperger syndrome?

Be Careful: Only a qualified professional such as a developmental pediatrician or a behavioral psychologist should after careful evaluation diagnose a child with asperger.In general they display behavioral rigidity, poor social interaction, understanding language in context, limited interests, repetitive behavior ie hand flapping, and normal or above average intelligence.Little professor is the common stereotype. ...Read more

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How do I recognize the signs of Asperger syndrome in a child?

How do I recognize the signs of Asperger syndrome in a child?

AUTISM: Asperger syndrome is the most common. Starts in infancy or before 3 years old. Abnormal social interaction, delayed speech , repetitive ritual behaviors and unpredictable mood changes. ...Read more

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Any cure for Asperger syndrome yet?

Hmmmm: I view aspergers as a uniqueness among humans, rather than a disorder. Even though there are biological abnormalities in aspergers patients, aspies are wonderful gifted folks who have narrowed but incredible skill sets. They may require help to get along in our society, but mostly they need to love themselves, refine their social armamentarium, & perfect their gifts. ...Read more

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Is there any cure for Asperger syndrome?

Is there any cure for Asperger syndrome?

No cure.: Like most illnesses that we humans are susceptible to, asperger's is an illness that can be managed, but not cured. Other such illnesses are high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, asthma, etc. ...Read more

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Does the Asperger syndrome have xyy chromosome?

Not by definition: Someone with xyy may has asperger's disorder but that is not part of the disorder itself. ...Read more

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Confused at 60== think I have Asperger syndrome?

Need Evaluation: It would be unusual to be diagnosed with asperger's syndrome at age 60, because this disorder would need to be present on a lifelong basis. It would be important for you to make an appointment for a full evaluation with a mental health professional, preferably someone who is familiar with asperger's. If you are concerned about the recent onset of difficulties you are dealing with something else. ...Read more