BALTIMORE - Asperger syndrome has been mentioned a lot in the news after the Newtown school shooter has been reported to have the disease. But, what exactly is it?
The CDC says that Asperger syndrome is on the Autism spectrum of diseases and can cause behavioral, communication, and social challenges in the people who have it.
Is there a link between Aspergers and violence ? Read more here.
Symptoms that a person with Asperger syndrome might have (from the CDC):
People with Asperger syndrome can make progress in managing and overcoming these challenges with proper services and support. Intensive social skills training, speech therapy, and anxiety and attention problem medication can help.
Call the National Information Center for Children with Disabilities at 1-800-695-0285 to find local resources.
The disease is normally diagnosed when a child is school aged. The CDC urges early intervention to help your child reach their full potential.
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