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What is Asperger Syndrome?

• National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – Asperger Syndrome Information Page www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/asperger.htm
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)

What are the Symptoms of Asperger Syndrome/HFA? 

• National Institute of Mental Health – What are the Autism Spectrum Disorders? www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/autism/what-are-theautism-spectrum-disorders.shtml
• Kids Health – An Autism Spectrum Disorder 
• Ozonoff, S., Dawson, G., and McPArtland, J. (2002) A Parent’s Guide to 
Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism:  How to Meet the 
Challenges and Help your Child Thrive.  NY:  Guilford Publications. 
 
Executive Functioning and Theory of Mind
• Blair, J; Mitchel D; Blair K (2005). Psychopathy, emotion and the brain. WileyBlackwell. pp. 25–27  
• Sacramento Asperger Syndrome Information and Support  
• Pinkham, Amy E., Penn, David L., Perkins, Diana O., Lieberman, Jeffrey
Implications for the Neural Basis of Social Cognition for the Study of 
Schizophrenia American Journal of Psychiatry 2003 160: 815-824
• Winner, M. (2002). Assessment of social skills for students with Asperger 
syndrome and high-functioning autism. Assessment for Effective Intervention, 
27, 73–80 
• Baron-Cohen, S. (2001). Theory of mind in normal development and autism. 
Prisme, 34, pp. 174-183
 
What Causes Asperger Syndrome?
• Kids Health – An Autism Spectrum Disorder 
 
Diagnostic Overview
• Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)  
 
Diagnosing Asperger Syndrome
• Kids Health – An Autism Spectrum Disorder 
• Asperger's Syndrome: Guidelines for Assesment and Diagnosis - by Ami Klin, 
Ph.D., and Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, Ct 
 
How is it Different from Autism and Other Disorders?
• Autism Speaks – Asperger Syndrome      
• National Autism Society – UK  
• OASIS @ MAAP - The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support
 
How Will I Deal With the Diagnosis? How Will This Affect My Family?
• Asperger Syndrome – Mayo Clinic                    
• Attwood, Tony. Ph.D. Should You Explain the Diagnosis to the Child? 
• Ozonoff, S., Dawson, G., and McPArtland, J. (2002) A Parent’s Guide to 
Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism:  How to Meet the 
Challenges and Help your Child Thrive.  NY:  Guilford Publications. 
 
Interventions and Treatment Options
• National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke – Asperger Syndrome 
Information Page   
• Asperger Syndrome – Mayo Clinic                   
• Ozonoff, S., Dawson, G., and McPArtland, J. (2002) A Parent’s Guide to 
Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism:  How to Meet the 
Challenges and Help your Child Thrive.  NY:  Guilford Publications. 
 
Asperger Syndrom/HFA and the Classroom
• Washington University (2007) What are typical challenges and 
accommodations for students with Asperger's Disorder and high-functioning 
• Autism Society (2010) Working with Individuals with Asperger's Disorder 
• Organization for Autism Research                                        
• Understanding Asperger Syndrome: A Professor’s Guide 
 
Transitioning Into Adulthood
• US Department of Education (2007) Free Appropriate Education for Students 
with Disabilities: Requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 
• Wright, Peter and Pamela (2008). Key Differences Between Section 504,  
the ADA, and the IDEA 
• Office for Civil Rights - Questions and Answers on Disability Discrimination 
under Section 504 and Title II                                                  
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26 • Office for Civil Rights - Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and 
the Education of Children with Disabilities              
• U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (2007) 
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• Asperger Center for Education and Training 
•  U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section 
(2005). A Guide to Disability Rights Laws