What types of treatment are available?
Individuals with Asperger's syndrome are generally quite bright and verbal, but have social difficulties that can sometimes impair their performance at home or at work. Structured, predictable environments are often beneficial for bringing out best performance. Many individuals with Asperger's syndrome achieve good levels of academic and personal success; others need assistance in obtaining and maintaining employment, living arrangements, and social relationships.
Many individuals with Asperger's syndrome benefit from social skills group and individual intervention in the form of ABA or behavioral therapy. Many individuals require special accommodations within their educational placement and are found eligible for special education services. Treatment should be tailored to meet the individual's needs; build on their strengths and foster development in the areas they have difficulty. Progress should be continually monitored and treatment adjusted as necessary to continue to facilitate development and success.