- Leeds City Council / Leeds Health Authority
- United Kingdom
Asperger Syndrome is a form of autism, a lifelong developmental disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to others.
As with autism, people with Asperger Syndrome experience difficulties in:
• Social interaction
• Social Communication
• Social imagination
However people with Asperger Syndrome usually have fewer problems with language than those with autism, often speaking fluently though their words can sometimes sound formal or stilted.
People with Asperger Syndrome are often of average or above average intelligence.
Because their disability is less obvious than that of someone with autism, a person with Asperger Syndrome is, in a sense, more vulnerable.
As they get older they may realize that they are different from other people and feel isolated and depressed. People with Asperger Syndrome often want to be sociable and are upset by the fact that they find it hard to make friends.
Bearing all this in mind it seems incredible that although there will be over 2000 individuals in Leeds with Asperger Syndrome there is very little help or support for them.
We the undersigned call on Leeds City Council Health Authority to provide a Diagnostic / Assessment Service for Adults on the Autistic Spectrum along with support via Outreach Services.
This would also include Services appropriate to individual needs distinctly for people who are high functioning and do not necessarily need to access current day service provision.
The Diagnosis Service for Asperger Syndrome in Leeds petition to Leeds City Council / Leeds Health Authority was written by M Marshall and is in the category Health at GoPetition.