Asperger's Syndrome is a variant within the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) characterised by repetitive patterns of interest and behaviour. Those diagnosed with Asperger’s are able to function well linguistically and cognitively, and to achieve high standards of academic success, especially when supports are offered to facilitate their unique learning needs. Those can include training social skills, cognitive behaviour therapy, medications, speech therapy, and occupational therapy.
Conversely, many aspects Asperger's Syndrome may predispose individuals to success within certain areas of professional and academic life. For example, some feel that Albert Einstein, Mozart, Thomas Jefferson and others may have exhibited a suite of symptoms that, were they with us today, might be viewed as within the AS spectrum. We'll never know, though there are certainly many successful people today in business, science, and culture who have Asperger's to one degree or another. Temple Grandin, an extremely successful scientist and communicator, is notable by her work as well as by the awareness that she’s brought to AS.
For parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, schools offer:
Listed below are schools in the United States that welcome students with Asperger's Syndrome. If you want to see our fill list of US private schools and learn what they have to offer, read our guide.
Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)
Co-ed therapeutic boarding school in Massachusetts for students 11-22 years. Student support is offered for learning disabilities, OCD, anxiety, ADHD, NLD, ASD, attachment disorder, bipolar disorder and depression. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$58,227 to $141,214 USD||MiddleSchools HighSchools Coed Boarding Day||9999999999|
Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)
A friendly, active boarding school for bright boys who have good intentions but who may be too impulsive, intense, or bothersome for other schools and whose intellectual interests may separate them from their peers. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$58,500 USD||MiddleSchools HighSchools Boys Boarding||58500|
Heritage (est. 1984)
Heritage offers expert care for at-risk adolescents including those diagnosed with Mood Disorder, depression, anxiety, defiance towards authority figures and those on the Autism Spectrum. Learn more on our website. [View profile]
|Student-paced||$138,000 USD||MiddleSchools HighSchools Girls Boys Boarding||138000|