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As an adult, how do I find out if I have Asperger's syndrome?

Chantal Sicile-Kira
Mental Retardation & Developmental Disabilities Specialist

Typically, if you suspect you have Asperger's Syndrome and want a definitive diagnosis, you must see either a clinical social worker, a licensed professional counselor, a psychologist, a psychiatrist, or a neuropsychiatrist. It is important to see a professional who specializes in autism spectrum disorders or Asperger's Syndrome, and someone who is familiar with Asperger's Syndrome in adults. To find an appropriate treatment provider, it may be helpful to contact The Global and Regional Asperger Syndrome Partnership or the Autism Society of America, which may have chapters in your area (if not, they can provide names and references).

*Asperger syndrome, or Asperger's, is a term that is no longer used as a formal diagnosis. In current diagnostic criteria, the syndrome is included under the diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders.

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