Asperger’s Syndrome in Adults was created after Mike, the guy who started the Facebook community, received his official diagnosis in November of 2011. The phrase appears many times on Facebook, but never for adults; rather as a mixed community (kids, parents, and caregivers to make a few). While that is not a bad thing, the adult population needs something more targeted to them, since adults may have different wants and needs.
With the inclusion of Asperger’s Syndrome into the overall autism spectrum and now simply referred to as “Autism Spectrum Disorder,” the presence of this community is also important so that people don’t confuse the two. While Asperger’s is part of the autism spectrum, Autism and Asperger’s exhibit different symptoms, and affect the adult in different ways.
Even though there are far more resources than before dealing with Asperger’s in Adults, you can never have too many resources. What one site might not have, another might. Also, every site has a different focus – some do policy work within governments, some connect people to resources, some provide education, some allow an outlet for individuals to be expressive and share their experiences.
While this site did go ignored for a few years due to “life,” it was never forgotten.
Mike has a few goals for this site, now that he is working on a reboot:
- Reaching out to other adults with Asperger’s and allowing them to post their stories.
- Reaching out to specialists and clinicians who might want to impart some of their experiences in working with adult clients with Asperger’s.
- Keeping up with relevant legislation and policies that affects adults with Asperger’s. It should be strongly noted: This site does not and will not endorse any political figures for any office. We also don’t engage in any lobbying of any government. Anything found here will be for informational purposes. Also, with Mike’s understanding of the political process, there may be articles that explain a policy or law.
- Eventually, start accepting donations on this site to help it run. The goal is to grow this site to a point where it might be cited by other experts or other Asperger outlets.