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Asperger Syndrome

What is Asperger Syndrome?

Asperger Syndrome or (Asperger's Disorder) is a neurobiological disorder that lies on the Autistic Spectrum and affects more boys than it does girls.

The O.A.S.I.S. organization describes Asperger's as the following:
“Individuals with AS can exhibit a variety of characteristics and the disorder can range from mild to severe. Persons with AS show marked deficiencies in social skills, have difficulties with transitions or changes and prefer sameness. They often have obsessive routines and may be preoccupied with a particular subject of interest. They have a great deal of difficulty reading nonverbal cues (body language) and very often the individual with AS has difficulty determining proper body space. Often overly sensitive to sounds, tastes, smells, and sights, the person with AS may prefer soft clothing, certain foods, and be bothered by sounds or lights no one else seems to hear or see. It's important to remember that the person with AS perceives the world very differently. Therefore, many behaviors that seem odd or unusual are due to those neurological differences and not the result of intentional rudeness.”

Possible Accommodations

All accommodations are made for students on an individual basis.

  • Admission to Cook Dining Hall and Kletz Snack Bar
  • Single room accommodations
  • Academic support
  • Writing Lab
  • Counseling Center
  • Support Group
  • Life Coaching