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Asperger's Syndrome Directory

Asperger's syndrome is a pervasive development disorder and is on the autism spectrum. It is similar to autism, but those with Asperger's usually function better, socialize more with others, and communicate and learn normally. Causes are unknown, but genetics may play a role. Treatments may include special education classes, behavior modification, speech or occupational therapy, medications, and more. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how Asperger's syndrome is caused as well as symptoms and treatments.

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The condition, similar to autism, requires patience from parents, structure, and sometimes a special dog.

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