San Francisco Psychologist, author of Adult Asperger s KENNETH ROBERSON, PH.D Dr Roberson is a clinical psychologist in San Francisco with years of experience evaluating and treating adults with Asperger s Diagnostic Criteria Asperger s Disorder Homepage DSM eliminated the diagnostic category ASPERGER S DISORDER and lumped it with a general category of AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER Asperger s Syndrome is still a part of World Health Organization s WHO ICD , which does not contain diagnostic criteria, except for the Diagnostic Criteria for Research , which are presented below Asperger syndrome Asperger syndrome AS , also known as Asperger s, is a developmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests As a milder autism spectrum disorder ASD , it differs from other ASDs by relatively normal language and intelligence. THE AUSTRALIAN SCALE FOR ASPERGER S SYNDROME THE AUSTRALIAN SCALE FOR ASPERGER S SYNDROME M.S Garnett and A.J Attwood The Australian Scale For Asperger s Syndrome A.S.A.S is reprinted on the ASPEN website with the permission of Tony Attwood, PhD. Lesser known things about Asperger s syndrome BBC News When people hear of Asperger s syndrome they may think of children or Einstein But here are some lesser known things about the condition from those who know. What Strengths Are Common To Adults With Asperger s Asperger s Syndrome is NOT all about being defective, abnormal or impaired It s about having differences Adults with Aspergers have an alternate way of seeing things and their solutions to life s challenges are distinctive, not wrong. Autism, Asperger s Syndrome Semantic Pragmatic Disorder British Journal of Disorders of Communication , The College of Speech Therapists, London Autism, Asperger s syndrome and semantic pragmatic Autism Spectrum Connection Understanding the Student With Asperger s Syndrome Guidelines for Teachers Karen Williams, University of Michigan University of Michigan Medical Center ASPIE STRATEGY The Hidden Autistics II Asperger s in A regular occurrence during sessions in my practice is my encountering of what I call autistic empathy An oxymoron, you say I don t think so. ASPIE STRATEGY The Hidden Autistics Asperger s in Adults Recently I encountered a problem while collaborating with a group therapist with whom I share a patient My patient has progressed quickly in therapy, as do many adults on the spectrum.