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Asperger Syndrome Diagnostic Scale

Brenda Myles, Ph.D.
Stacy Jones-Bock, Ph.D.
Richard Simpson, Ph.D.

Technical Information

The normative samples consisted of 115 children and adolescents who had been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome (AS).
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About the Authors

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D.

Brenda Smith Myles, Ph.D. is recipient of the 2004 Autism Society of America's Outstanding Professional Award and the 2006 Princeton Fellowship Award, she has written numerous articles and books on Asperger Syndrome and Autism including Asperger Syndrome and Difficult Moments: Practical Solutions for Tantrums, Rage, and Meltdowns (with Southwick) and Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence: Practical Solutions for School Success (with Adreon), the winner of the Autism Society of America's Outstanding Literary Work. Brenda has made over 500 presentations all over the world, written more than 150 articles and books on autism and Asperger Syndrome, and served as the co-chair of the National Teacher Standards Committee.

In addition, she has received millions of dollars in grants to support the education of students on the autism spectrum. Myles is on the National Institute of Mental Health's Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee's Strategic Planning Consortium and the Autism Society of America's Panel of Professional Advisors. Myles is also on the executive boards of several organizations, including the Organization for Autism Research and Maap Services Inc. In addition, she was recently acknowledged as the second most productive applied researcher in ASD in the world from 1997 to 2004.Back to the top

Stacey Jones-Bock, Ph.D.

Stacey Jones-Bock, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at Illinois State University. She has been in the field of Autism as a teacher and teacher educator for approximately 16 years. She has published numerous professional articles and has made many professional presentations in the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has coordinated a technical assistance project in Kansas and in Illinois, and is the Director of the Autism Spectrum Institute at Illinois State University. Back to the top

Richard Simpson, Ph.D.

Richard Simpson is Professor of Special Education at the University of Kansas.  Prior to his higher education position he worked as a school psychologist and special education teacher. He has also directed several on-campus demonstration programs for students with autism spectrum disorders and coordinated federal grant programs related to students with disabilities. He has authored numerous books and articles on the topic of students with autism spectrum disorders and was the senior editor of the professional journal Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities from 1995-2003. Back to the top


Authors Brenda Myles, Ph.D., Stacy Jones-Bock, Ph.D., & Richard Simpson, Ph.D.

Age Range 5–18

Administration Time 10–15 minutes

Administration Type Observer-completed

Qualification Level B


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