Asperger's Syndrome

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Melinda Penkava
Asperger's Syndrome

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...

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

Rebecca Landa

director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders at the Kennedy Krieger Institute

Valerie Paradiz

author of "Elijah's Cup" (Free Press) and parent of a child with Asperger's syndrome

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