Adam Stephenson

Adam Stephenson

Industrial Design and Technology BA

Asperger Syndrome Awareness Cards

A tool to help communicate Asperger Syndrome

Asperger Syndrome (AS) is an emotional and social development disorder on the Autism Spectrum. Autism as a whole is commonly misunderstood, and if Autism Spectrum Disorders such as AS are not communicated properly to those who don't have it, the resulting misunderstandings can be quite destructive for those that do. These cards were created as a tool to help people with a late diagnosis of AS (late teens) learn about the disability and communicate its characteristics to others. AS is unique to each individual and it affects everyone differently. The cards can be selected so that only relevant information is included and communicated. Upon receiving a diagnosis, a person with AS would be given several packs of personalised cards to distribute to whomever they wish in order to give the people closest to them a better idea of the challenges they face in daily life.