Specific issues

Asperger’s Syndrome can bring with it further issues, both for the person living with the condition and for those that care about them. This page is intended to provide information and resources that support these specific issues.

Mental health

Some people with Asperger’s Syndrome also suffer with mental health issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicide
  • Fragile X
  • Eating Disorders
  • Bullying
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Please use the following links for more information regarding these conditions and their intersection with Asperger’s Syndrome.




Eating disorders

The symptoms and causes of Eating Disorders are subject to debate within the autistic community but a deeper understanding is developing on the subject.

The National Autistic Society has some excellent resources on autism and Eating Disorders. Please refer to the following link and search for eating disorders at: Autism.org.uk/enquiry

For statistics and current research within the field, please search for eating disorders at Autistica.org 

Beat is  the UK’s leading charity dealing with the struggles of people with eating disorders. You can find their assistance at: beateatingdisorders.org.uk

Schools and education

There are a large number of schools that can provide specialist services for children with Aspergers Syndrome.

Here are some links that may be helpful:

The Good Schools Guide (search Aspergers Syndrome / Autism)

Priory Group

Autism Education Trust.  

Gabbitas Leaders in Educational Advice (020 7734 0161)

Adult support

The Asperger’s Syndrome Foundation run a monthly Saturday club in central London for young adults with Asperger’s or an  Autistic Spectrum Condition. This has been operating since March 2010. We  provide a safe non-judgemental environment to those seeking to relax, make new friends and learn new skills. For more information on this and how to set up your own group go to………(Social Skills Club page?) 

For adult support services  contact your local authority and ask  what options and services are available in your area.

The National Autistic Society have an excellent section on Community Care for Adults which can also be found on their website autism. org.uk