Return to Search

Asperger's Syndrome and Pursuing Eligibility for Services

The Case of the "Perfect Misplacement"

By Klin, Ami; Volkmar, Fred R.


This online article describes how children with autism can sometimes be placed alongside students with conduct disorders in educational settings, a practice which the article strongly condemns. The article emphasizes that students with conduct disorders may be "perfect victimizers," whereas children with autism may be "perfect victims."

The Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network (ASPEN) is a nonprofit organization based in New Jersey, which endeavours to provide families of individuals on the autism spectrum with "education about the issues surrounding the disorders; support in knowing that they are not alone, and in helping individuals with ASD’s and NLD achieve their maximum potential; [and] advocacy in areas of appropriate educational programs, medical research funding, adult issues and increased public awareness and understanding." [Website]

For full text or more information



This online article is in English


Asperger Autism Spectrum Education Network (ASPEN)
New Jersey, United States

Is there a mistake in this record?
Please email us at

ACT provides the resources gathered in the Autism Information Database as a service. We cannot guarantee the suitability or effectiveness of any of the resources listed. We caution all users to be critical consumers; see MedlinePlus Guide to Healthy Web Surfing. ACT reserves the right to remove or refuse a listing, at our discretion.