An Asperger Parent Support Group meets monthly in Elkhart County, Indiana. For more information click here.
Anabaptist Disabilities Network
Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a neurological condition on the autism spectrum that involves differences in social interaction, accompanied by unusually intense or highly-focused interests and activities, and repetitive or stereotyped patterns of behavior. The condition is a pervasive developmental disability (PDD) related to autism. It differs from autism in that those with AS by definition always have normal or above intelligence and no delay in language development in early childhood.
Typical Asperger Strengths
Much of the information here about AS would apply equally to a similar autism spectrum disorder, PDD-NOS (Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified). Some may also use the term high-functioning autism as a rough equivalent to AS. Confused? A proposed revision of the diagnostic criteria will replace all these names with a single term: Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Now back in print - in English or Spanish!
Autism and Faith: A Journey Into Community. This unique guide is the product of two years of work by The Autism and Faith Task Force in New Jersey. The Task Force is a joint effort of The Elizabeth M. Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities and the Center for Outreach and Services for the Autism Community (COSAC).
A new chapter offers tips on responding to challenging behaviors
Autism and Your Church by Barbara J. Newman is a resource from Friendship Ministries. This workbook offers practical ways to welcome and include individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) into the full life of a congregation.
Autism and Your Church Training DVD by Barbara Newman produced by Faith Alive Christian Resources
Be sure to check out the resources on ADNet's Autism page.
"Horses Live to Run": Article published in Timbrel Magazine about life in Christine Guth's Asperger marriage and family. Article begins on page 7.
Faith Communities that Include People with Asperger Syndrome
Updated January 2010
Asperger Resources for Young Adults
: An annotated list of books and websites compiled by Christine Guth for and about young adults and college students on the autism spectrum. websites, articles, and books on issues relevant to young adults, including college planning, self advocacy, sexuality, and vocational development.
Bullying Prevention -- a resource list. Children with Asperger Syndrome are four times more likely to be bullied than their peers. Here are books, articles, and websites that offer resources to help with this common problem that can be devastating for children on the spectrum.
GRASP (Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership) has started an online discussion group "GRASP Christian," for adults and teens who want to discuss Christianity and how faith relates to life-on-the-spectrum.
Christine Guth's annotated list of favorite Asperger and autism online resources
Foundation for Children with Behavioral Challenges
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