What Is It? What Do We Need to Know?

Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Vincent van Gogh, Issac Newton, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Lewis Carroll, Andy Warhol, and Thomas Jefferson all showed symptoms of Asperger syndrome (AS), which is one of the autism spectrum disorders (Hapur, Lawlor, & Fitzgerald, 2004). Hans Asperger, an Austrian physician, first classified the disorder in 1944 (Farrell, 2004). However, an awareness of this disorder in the United States did not happen until 1994 when it was listed in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, and this short span of time has limited the amount of information published about the disorder (Farrell; Smith, 2007).

The number of AS students attending college is increasing (Farrell, 2004; Smith, 2007). This means that more faculty and staff will work with students who have AS. College faculty and staff need to learn about AS (Smith). If they do not understand it, they will be at a disadvantage when working with students who have it (Smith).

Please see attached flyer and join us
For information on Asperger’s Syndrome:

Thursday, Feb. 6th
T102 3:30-4:30
All are welcome…faculty/staff/students!

Refreshments are available!

This is courtesy of:

Jeannie Burdick, LMHC
Professor/College Counselor
585-343-0055, x6357


On-campus crisis:
Campus Security x6240 or x6500
Call 911
Counseling Suite x6219
Counseling webpage http://www.genesee.edu/campuslife/counseling/

24 hour toll free helpline: Regional Action Phone (RAP)
Genesee County 585-343-1212 or 1-800-359-1903
Orleans County 1-800-889-1903
Wyoming County 1-800-786-3300
RAP: rap@olmstedcenter.org

Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services
Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, Wyoming Counties 1-800-527-1757
Monroe County 585-546-2777

Veterans Crisis Line
1-800-273-8255, Press 1


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