About AS

The syndrome is considered along the autistic spectrum. We have reprinted Jamie Freed’s article, with permission from her and the AANE, to give an overview of Asperger Syndrome in Adults

Here are some web resources to find out more about Asperger Syndrome and to investigate topics of getting a diagnosis, relationships, employment, housing, independent living skills, and more.  Your questions may be answered here:

  1. If you are considering a diagnosis or are interested in resources around the Portland area, please check out our provider’s page
  2.  AANE: Asperger/Autism Network of New England: This is one of the first groups in the country made up of adults, professionals, parents, and educators. it provides information, education and support. It is a gold mine. Here is a list of helpful articles: (Note the web mistress has positive bias to this site as she has established connections with the organization).
  3. ASAN (Autistic Self Advocacy Network):  This group, headquartered in Washington D C, advocates for the autistic community. The published articles and guides are very well researched and edited.
  4. Autism Society of Oregon: Here is a helpful resource list: including  a directory of professionals in the area
  5. Alex Plank’s: “Wrong Planet”. is a very loosely edited but valuable site that has been around for a long time. He’s now doing stuff in Southern California
  6. Specialisterne: This is a group from Denmark working with folks along the autistic spectrum towards employment and related training, primarily in the New York City metro area.
  7. We have a Autism and Asperger Tool-Kit if you need to communicate to others your condition.

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