Guest Host: Melinda Penkava

Asperger’s syndrome is a neurological disorder, a form of autism. People with Asperger’s typically are very verbal and high-functioning, yet still have characteristics of autism. We’ll look at the range of severity within autism, and learn about the latest research into Asperger’s and autism.

Additional information:
Rebecca Landa recommends the book "Asperger’s Syndrome" by Tony Attwood

Guests

  • Valerie Paradiz author of "Elijah's Cup" (Free Press) and parent of a child with Asperger's syndrome
  • Rebecca Landa director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute

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