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Apr 24, 2018

Professor Tony Atwood is considered a world expert on Asperger's Syndrome.  He is a clinical psychologist with honours, masters and a PhD from University College London.  He is also Adjunct Professor at Griffith University and author of many excellent books on this topic. 

We discuss:

- Features of Asperger's Syndrome

- How to work with carers, friends and family members

- Management principles 

- Lifestyle factors 

- Further Resources


ICD-10 Asperger's Syndrome:

A disorder of uncertain nosological validity, characterized by:

the same type of qualitative abnormalities of reciprocal social interaction that typify autism,

together with a restricted, stereotyped, repetitive repertoire of interests and activities.

It differs from autism primarily in the fact that there is no general delay or retardation in language or in cognitive development.

This disorder is often associated with marked clumsiness.

There is a strong tendency for the abnormalities to persist into adolescence and adult life.

Psychotic episodes occasionally occur in early adult life.