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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 
http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/brain/asperger.html  
• 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  
www.sacramentoasis.com   
• 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 
http://kidshealth.org/parent/medical/brain/asperger.html   
 
Diagnostic Overview
• Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV)  
 
Diagnosing Asperger Syndrome
• Kids Health – An Autism Spectrum Disorder 
www.kidshealth.org/parent/medical/brain/asperger.html     
• 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 
www.med.yale.edu/chldstdy/autism/asdiagnosis.html
 
How is it Different from Autism and Other Disorders?
• Autism Speaks – Asperger Syndrome      
www.autismspeaks.org/navigating/index.php
• National Autism Society – UK  
www.nas.org.uk  
• OASIS @ MAAP - The Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support
www.aspergersyndrome.org
 
How Will I Deal With the Diagnosis? How Will This Affect My Family?
• Asperger Syndrome – Mayo Clinic                    
www.mayoclinic.com/health/aspergers-syndrome/DS00551
• Attwood, Tony. Ph.D. Should You Explain the Diagnosis to the Child? 
www.ahany.org/ShouldYouExplainTheDiagnosis.htm  
• 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   
www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/asperger/detail_asperger.htm    
• Asperger Syndrome – Mayo Clinic                   
www.mayoclinic.com/health/aspergerssyndrome/DS00551/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs
• 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? www.washington.edu/doit/Faculty/print.html?ID=247
• Autism Society (2010) Working with Individuals with Asperger's Disorder 
http://www.autismsociety.org/site/PageServer?pagename=life_aspergers_working  
• Organization for Autism Research                                        
www.researchautism.org
• Understanding Asperger Syndrome: A Professor’s Guide 
http://www.researchautism.org/resources/AspergerDVDSeries.asp  
 
Transitioning Into Adulthood
• US Department of Education (2007) Free Appropriate Education for Students 
with Disabilities: Requirements under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 
1973  www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/edlite-FAPE504.html
• Wright, Peter and Pamela (2008). Key Differences Between Section 504,  
the ADA, and the IDEA 
www.wrightslaw.com/info/sec504.summ.rights.htm   
• Office for Civil Rights - Questions and Answers on Disability Discrimination 
under Section 504 and Title II                                                  
www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/qa-disability.html   
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26 • Office for Civil Rights - Frequently Asked Questions About Section 504 and 
the Education of Children with Disabilities              
www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/504faq.html  
• U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (2007) 
http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cdynamic%2CTopicalBrief%2C
17%2C  
• Asperger Center for Education and Training 
www.aspergercenter.com  
•  U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Disability Rights Section 
(2005). A Guide to Disability Rights Laws                        
www.ada.gov/cguide.htm