Welcome to Asperger Friends Website

Learn and Get Information, Essential Resources, Symptoms, Tips & More About Asperger’s Syndrome

What is Asperger's Syndrome?

Asperger's Syndrome is an Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Autism affects individuals in different ways, but general symptoms include impairments in speech or communication skills that are usually recognizable from an early age.
  • Individuals with autism sometimes lack interests in developing relationships with their peers as well, and can sometimes lack the desire to engage in make-believe play.
  • The disorder can impact the individual’s motor skills as well, and those affected are typically less likely to make eye contact and may have a fixation on specific parts of objects.

How is it Different from Classic Autism?

Difference between Asperger and Classic Autism

Symptoms of

Depressive Mood

While we know that Asperger's and depression tend to co-occur, it can be hard to diagnose depression in someone with Asperger's because of an overlap of symptoms. For example, a person with Asperger's may have flat affect, meaning that they appear to be sad or down.

Having Problems Understanding Humour

The difficulty of a child having an atypical sense of humor is that they are less likely to draw others to them through this medium. This is especially the case during the teen years, when peers are often very unaccepting of difference. Difficulties perceiving humor can create a feeling of marginalization in students when they are surrounded by laughing peers who got the joke.

Lack of Awareness

People may appear clumsy as they are always bumping into people and objects due to an inability to understand their place in relation to what is around them.

Being Sensitive

Being sensitive to noise, touch, odor, or tastes is another one of the symptoms of Asperger Syndrome

Inability to Perceive Gestures

It's challenging for people with Asperger's to show gestures, and they often tend to show meaningless gestures.



Watch Video

Famous People
with Asperger's

Watch Video

and Making

Watch Video

People with

Professionals currently surmise that at least one in every 250 people has an Asperger profile.

0 M


In 2015, Asperger’s was estimated to affect 37.2 million people globally, about 0.5% of the population. The exact percentage of people affected is not firmly established.

State with the Highest
Population of Asperger

The latest report found that autism rates varied greatly throughout the United States. California had the highest incidence rate, with 1 in 26 8-year-olds receiving a diagnosis.

Colleges for Students
on the Autism Spectrum

It is estimated that 10-14% of current college students have Autism Spectrum Disorder. In numbers, that’s 1.8 million to 2.6 million college students on the Autism Spectrum, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And with current numbers from the Center for Disease Control suggesting that 1 in every 59 children are now diagnosed with autism, those numbers are set to increase in the very near future. That’s why it’s more important than ever for colleges and universities across the country to adapt, and to provide students on the Autism Spectrum with the support, facilities, and perhaps most importantly, the opportunities needed to succeed READ MORE.

Causes of

The exact cause unknown. The condition is attributed to:

  • Genetics – the condition is associated with genetic disorders such as Fragile X syndrome
  • Abnormalities in brain function
  • Prenatal complications and exposure to environmental toxins and chemicals, especially during pregnancy, may also contribute to the development of the disorder

Risk factors include:

  • Gender: more common among men
  • Born to older parents

More About
Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger’s, is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by significant difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication, along with restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. It is an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but differs from other ASDs by relatively unimpaired language and intelligence.The syndrome is named after the Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger, who, in 1944, described children in his care who struggled to form friendships, did not understand others’ gestures or feelings, engaged in one-sided conversations about their favorite interests, and were clumsy. The Syndrome is no longer an official diagnosis. READ MORE.


Medical therapy is not very effective in treating the condition. Behavioral and educational interventions can help manage the condition successfully.

Therapies: Social skills training · Speech and language therapy · Cognitive behavior therapy and more

Tips for Parents of
Teens with Asperger's Syndrome

I am not an expert on parenting a teen with AS — and every teen is different. Still, I’d like to offer other parents the gist of what I’ve learned from being a parent myself, from my colleagues at AANE, and from the many other parents I have spoken with by phone, via e-mail, or at the support group meetings I’ve facilitated. Please consider this article just another contribution to our community dialogue; feedback is welcome! READ MORE



  • Matthew Loscialo
  • Posted by Matthew Loscialo
May 21, 2022

Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder marked by challenges...

  • Matthew Loscialo
  • Posted by Matthew Loscialo
May 21, 2022

The Autism Society of Florida is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). Our...

  • Matthew Loscialo
  • Posted by Matthew Loscialo
May 21, 2022

Aspergers Camp Florida – An Environment Where Your Child Can...

Watch Video



Our motive is to enlighten and provide people with Information, Resources, Tips & almost everything about Asperger.

About Me

Growing up with Asperger Syndrome wasn’t easy for me during my early days in school.

I was always told by my parents you can do anything you put your mind to. Taking landscape photography put me in a place where there was beauty, peace and quiet. I enjoy letting people see things and places that they may never get to see for themselves. Now I am an award winning photographer with the Professional Photographers of America and a new member of the Professional Photographers of Tallahassee, Florida.

As a new resident of Tallahassee, Florida, I am enjoying the arts of the city and hope to contribute and be part of the cultural art scene of the city.

Matthew Loscialo

Watch Video

Want to Book
A Vacation Trip?
Check out Vacation Trip Guides

Find destinations from Land trips, Cruises, River cruises, Villas, Resorts, Hotels, and Transportation for your next vacation, We will do the research to make it easier for you to plan your next vacation trip.

By continuing to use our website you agree to our Cookie Policy