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What is the prognosis for children with Asperger syndrome (AS)?

With effective treatment, children with Asperger syndrome (AS) can learn to cope with their disabilities, but they may still find social situations and personal relationships challenging. Many adults with AS are able to work successfully in mainstream jobs, although they may continue to need encouragement and moral support to maintain an independent life.

This answer is based on source information from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

*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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