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Asperger's schools in the USA

American Asperger's schools

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 (AS) 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.

What to look for

For parents of children diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, Asperger's schools offer:

  • smaller class sizes
  • flexibility in budgeting for Asperger's support
  • relief from (unfortunate) bullying
  • specialized instruction and co-curricular therapies, including occupational therapies
  • student-directed programs to support the child's learning styles, such as Montessori, Waldorf, or Reggio Emilia schools.

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

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List of USA dedicated special needs schools with Asperger's support


These are USA dedicated special needs schools which support Asperger's syndrome. They provide full-time support for all students in the school, through accommodations, modifications, and remediations.

 
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Chamberlain International School (est. 1976)  

  • Middleboro, Massachusetts(USA)
  • 6 to 12 Coed
  • Day school (22 students)
  • Boarding school (98 students)
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]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
  • Behavioral and Emotional
US $60,000 to US $160,000MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed60000ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Autism Autism Asperger's Syndrome Asperger's Syndrome Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Clinical Depression Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Suicidal thoughts Troubled behaviour / troubled teens Troubled behaviour / troubled teens

Hampshire Country School (est. 1948)  

  • Rindge, New Hampshire(USA)
  • 3 to 12 Boys
  • Boarding school (25 students)
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]
  • Liberal Arts
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
US $61,500MiddleSchools HighSchools Boarding Boys61500ADHD (moderate to severe) Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Asperger's Syndrome Autism

List of other USA schools with Asperger's support


These are regular USA schools offering some support for Asperger's syndrome. Environments offered may include dedicated, integrated, and withdrawal special needs classes, as well as regular classes with resource support and in-class adaptations.

 
  School Name Type Conditions Cost

Montverde Academy (est. 1912)  

  • Montverde, Florida
  • PS to 12 Coed
  • Day school (891 students)
  • Boarding school (325 students)
Founded in 1912, Montverde Academy is an elite college preparatory school for students in grades Pre-K3 through post-graduate studies with a distinct student population from over 80 countries worldwide. [View profile]
  • Traditional
  • Learning disabilities
  • Developmental
US $7,875 to US $51,350Preschool Kindergarten Elementary MiddleSchools HighSchools Day Boarding Coed7875ADHD (moderate to severe) Dyslexia (Language-Based Learning Disability) Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) Dyscalculia Dysgraphia Language Processing Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorders (NLD) Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit Asperger's Syndrome

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