Topic: Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism Society of America
Autism Network International
The Help Group
Internet Special Education Resources
www2.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=3750129 "Understanding Asperger's"
www.kidspeace.org/healingcurrent.aspx - Entire "Healing Magazine" dedicated to Autism.
What is Asperger's ?
Aspergers is considered a pervasive developmental disorder at the higher funtioning end of the Autism Spectrum. It is characterized by sustained impairment in social interaction and the development of restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, activities, and interests. In contrast to Autism, there are no obvious delays in language or cognitive development, or in age-appropriate self help skills and adaptive behaivors through there are subtle impairments.
-Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Asperger's Fact Sheet
* Helpful article: http://www.readingrockets.org/article/41114 - Tips for Reading Together with children with Autism.