Asperger's Syndrome: Emotional and Social Implications

About the Course:

Whether unfamiliar or familiar with some of the concepts involved in this material, you can benefit from information in this course. This course is for professionals who work with or who may come into contact with people who have Asperger’s Syndrome. This mini-course covers the social implications of Asperger’s Syndrome, as well as the emotional difficulties that frequently occur with this diagnosis. The impact on family life is addressed, along with suggestions for working with those with Asperger’s.


Deborah Samet, LICSW, BCD

About the Author:

The Asperger’s Connection is a Project of National Significance and is funded through a grant from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and nurses who provide services to or seek knowledge about the social, emotional, and family impact of Asperger’s Syndrome.

Course Objectives:

  1. to discuss the emotional and social implications for family members of individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome

  2. to discuss social and emotional difficulties frequently seen in Asperger’s Syndrome

  3. to describe the restricted and/or repetitive patterns of behavior seen in persons with Asperger’s Syndrome

  4. to describe the communication difficulty people with Asperger’s experience

  5. to describe the difficulty people with Asperger’s have in Social Interaction

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