Asperger Syndrome Specialists Paducah KY

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Easter Seals Child Development Center
(270) 444-9687
2229 Mildred Street
Paducah, KY
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Early Intervention, Education, Government/State Agency, Therapy Providers, Training/Seminars

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Purchase Area (KY) Chapter ASA
(270) 442-6126
4125 Roettger Drive
Kevil, KY
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Camp KYSOC
(502) 732-5333
Easter Seals Camp, 1902 Easterday Road
Carrollton, KY
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Respite/Childcare/Babysitting, Summer Camp/ESY, Support Organization

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KY Parent Information Resource Center
(800) 327-5196
Licking Valley Community Action Program, 203 High St.
Flemingsburgh, KY
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Other, Support Organization

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The Owensboro Area Autism Support System (OAASS)
(270) 686-8517
Green Therapy Pavilion
Owensboro, KY
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Adult Support, Marriage & Family Counseling, Support Group Meetings, Support Organization

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Hampton Physcial Therapy Sensory Integration Therapy
(270) 443-0681
5150 Village Square Dr.
Paducah, KY
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Early Intervention, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Play Therapy, Sensory Integration, Therapy Providers
Ages Supported
Preschool,Kindergarten,1-5 Grade,6-8 Grade,9-10 Grade,11-12 Grade,Adult

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Weisskopf Center for the Evaluation of Children
(502) 852-5331
University of Louisville, 571 South Floyd Street, Suite 100
Louisville, KY
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Other

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Kentucky Special Parent Involvement Network (KY-SPIN)
800-525-7746 or (502) 937-6894
10301 B Deering Road
Louisville, KY
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Disability Advocacy, Support Organization

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Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky, Inc.
(502) 473-1256
2210 Goldsmith Lane #118
Louisville, KY
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Disability Advocacy

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Division of Mental Retardation (DMR)
(502) 564-4527
Department for MHMR Services, 100 Fair Oaks Lane 4W-C
Frankfort, KY
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Disability Advocacy, Government/State Agency

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Top 10 reasons for adults to seek an Asperger Syndrome diagnosis

Top 10 reasons for adults to seek an Asperger Syndrome diagnosis

Lisa Jo Rudy

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Asperger Syndrome (AS) is a high functioning form of autism that only became an "official" diagnosis in 1994. That means many adults with AS have never been diagnosed. Diagnosis can provide a framework for labeling, understanding and learning about behavioral and emotional challenges that have perhaps seemed inexplicable up to this point. This can diminish shame, lead to a greater sense of community and begin the process of learning to live more adaptively with an Asperger's brain. It may also help others in your life understand and respond differently.

1. Asperger Syndrome May Be Getting in the Way of Your Career
You never seem to get a job that reflects your abilities, even though all your credentials are terrific on paper. Or you're passed over for promotions regularly because you just don't get office politics. The problem could be AS.

2. Asperger Syndrome May Be Getting in the Way of Friendships
You have a tough time making and/or keeping friends, and don't know why. Or your friends are only interested in you when you're engaged in an activity you share but you haven't built a personal relationship. The problem could be AS.

3. Asperger Syndrome May Be the Reason You "Obsess" on Certain Topics
You've been called "obsessive" or "fanatical" but you feel you're just very interested in one incredibly fascinating topic. You'd like to figure out whether you're right or wrong, and make a good decision about whether to try to expand your interests. It would help to know whether you have AS.

4. Asperger Syndrome May Be Cramping Your Social Style
Parties and social events are a great way to meet people and they can be essential for business, dating, and even a happy marriage. But if you don't know where to stand, how to break into a conversation, what to wear or whether you're talking too loudly, you may need help and support to take part and have fun. And the problem may be AS.

5. Asperger Syndrome May Be Standing in the Way of Romance
You met someone special. You're interested in making a move. Now what? Dating is tough for anyone, but if you have AS it can be downright baffling. Need help? You might need to start with an AS diagnosis.

6. Asperger Syndrome Could Be the Reason You're "Mall-Phobic"
You get easily overwhelmed anytime there's too much sensory input - even at the mall, the grocery store, or at a sporting event. And you'd very much like to be comfortable taking part in those ordinary activities. The problem could be AS, and part of the solution could be getting that diagnosis.

7. Asperger Syndrome May Be Making it Harder to Get Through School
If you have Asperger Syndrome, you may be a visual thinker in a verbal world. With an AS diagnosis, you can get the help and accommodations you need to complete courses, tests and interviews to get the work you want.

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