ERIC Number: EJ679123
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Asperger Syndrome and the Children Who "Don't Quite Fit In."
Portway, Suzy; Johnson, Barbara
Early Child Development and Care, v173 n4 p435-43 Aug 2003
Interviewed young adults with Asperger Syndrome and their parents to examine the experience of growing up with the syndrome. Found that many were excluded educationally or socially, and although they "looked and talked normally," they never seemed to "fit in." Findings suggest need for greater knowledge of Asperger Syndrome among preschool practitioners and health care professionals and emphasize need for earlier identification and appropriate educational, social, and emotional support. (KB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special Issue on: "Children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders."