Children or adults with Aspergers syndrome may qualify for Social Security disability benefits. Children are limited to SSI (Supplemental Security Income). To qualify for benefits, the parents must meet strict income guidelines and it must be shown that the child has significant impairment in: learning.
Does Aspergers qualify you for disability?
Children who have been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome that severely affects their functioning at home or school may be able to get disability benefits through the SSI (Supplemental Security Income) program.
What are the characteristics of someone with Aspergers?
Common symptoms of Aspergers that may impact social interaction or communication include:Problems making or maintaining friendships.Isolation or minimal interaction in social situations.Poor eye contact or the tendency to stare at others.Trouble interpreting gestures.Inability to recognize humor, irony, and sarcasm.More items •22 Mar 2018