Parents with children who display Aspergers syndrome are often frustrated and do not know where to turn for help. However, the good news is that there are special schools, summer camps, informational sites, and support groups for parents of children with Aspergers Syndrome.
Schools for Children with Asperger Syndrome
Craig School is a nonprofit school for children entering grade 3 through 12 who have various learning disabilities including academic deficits, social and emotionally impairments. Craig school provides an individual learning approach tailor made for the student while at the same time fostering group connectivity and preparation for college and universities.
The Craig School10 Tower Hill Rd | Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046
Phone 973.334.1295 | Fax 973.334.1299
Email [email protected]
It can be difficult to find a good boarding school for children with Aspergers syndrome. The cost can be a major factor. However, help with finances may be available through your local school or school board.
Here are some recommended boarding schools:
New Leaf Academy
New Leaf Academy provides an online application form or
New Leaf Academy is housed on 68 acres of land in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, near Hendersonville. It is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). This school caters to girls between the ages of 10 to 14, concentrating on their social skills and ability to form solid relationships. The New Leaf Star Step Program uses the integrative approach whereby staff, counsellors, and parents work together to encourage the social and academic development of these girls. A large portion of the program is devoted to the development of empathy skills.
New Leaf Academy Private Middle School for Girls in Bend, Oregon – Second Location
Contact can be done directly on the website or
Address and Contact Info:
New Leaf Academy
PO Box 6454
Bend, Oregon 97708-6454
Tel: (877) 820-5050
The Glenholme School
81 Sabbaday Lane
Washington, CT 06793
(860) 868-7377 (ph)
(860) 868-7894 (fax)
Devereux Glenholme is another therapeutic boarding school which specializes in academic, social, and emotional development of boys and girls from 10 to 18 years old. The goal of the school is to fully prepare the students for mainstream education in other boardings schools, colleges and universities.
Devereux gives individualized education for students with Aspergers syndrome, and prepares them for life. They specialize in emotional, behavioral, and character development, learning disabilities, social coaching, relationship building, self-discipline strategies, motivational management, career development and multimedia curriculum.
Talisman Summer Camps
Talisman Summer Camps are ACA accredited and specializes in providing an enriched experience for children between 8 – 17 with high functioning Autism and Aspergers syndrome. The usual summer time activities are offered such as wilderness trips, hikes, swimming and kayaking and special learning education is provided as well. The dedicated staff concentrates on social learning, relationship building, and independence. The Talisman also offers year round learning with specialized smaller classes.
64 Gap Creek Road
Zirconia, NC 28790
Resources for Aspergers Syndrome
Oasis / (Online Asperger Syndrome Information and Support) website provides comprehensive information on how to deal with children with Aspergers syndrome and where to go for help. This website has useful information for parents, educators, and medical professionals. It also provides links to local, national and even international support groups. OASIS provides links to special schools and summer camps, reading material and moderated support message boards. There is also a newsletter with valuable conferences, seminars and other important information.
Asperger’s Webring is a free website that offers links to over 80 sites and also provides valuable educational articles, personal blogs, and more.
Wrong Planet is a website that provides valuable information for people with Aspergers syndrome, ADHD and other neurological disorders. The site has articles, chat rooms, blogs and more. Wrong Planet provides a community for people with Aspergers syndrome or family members and other people associated with someone who has it. The site also provides valuable information on community events, TV programs, and other ongoing sources of information that shed light on new information as it happens.
Autism Speaks is an international organization dedicated to promoting Autism awareness. The website gives links to science, support groups, and advocacy information.
Autism Science Foundation Blog
Autism Science Foundation Blog provides important news on research as it unfolds. Interested individuals can join the Autism Science Foundation group on Facebook
Aspergers Syndrome Support Group Directory for listing of support groups please click here:
Additional resources for Aspergers Syndrome