What is Asperger Syndrome?

"People with Asperger syndrome perceive the world differently from everyone else." (Tony Attwood)

"Some people call autism a 'diffability'." (Wendy Lawson)

"I am a blue butterfly in a field of meadow browns." (Danny Beath 1960-2013)

Asperger syndrome (AS) is a condition on the autism spectrum. We at Autonomy do not see AS as a disability, just a social difference or "different wiring".

People with AS may have some difficulties with social communication and interaction, being flexible, seeing another person's view, sensory issues and anxiety. AS can also tend to affect a person's ability to make and sustain friendships, which is why our social groups are so successful. People with AS may also be very intelligent and are often able to concentrate and focus on a subject, achieving a high level of skill in their area of interest and want to talk to others about these interests too!

There is a lot of information on Asperger syndrome on the internet. Try some our links to other web pages and groups. For more information on Asperger's syndrome or about the group, then please contact Sara or Eric Heath at:

autonomyshropshire@yahoo.co.uk01743 821363



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