Asperger’s Syndrome

What it is

One of the three Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), as outlined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV), and one of the five conditions of the Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) category. Asperger's Syndrome (AS) is characterized by a social interaction impairment, limited or preoccupying interests and difficulty with non-verbal communication skills. Some with Asperger’s may refer to themselves as “Aspies”.



Resources

Social communication differences and repetitive behaviours from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids).