Asperger’s Syndrome & Social Security

Through December 2016, I will be writing several comprehensive posts about my experiences with Asperger’s Syndrome that will be shared with my college course blog. Access to this blog is only available to my Washburn University students and professor.


Those adults (or children) that have Asperger’s Syndrome may qualify for benefits assistance from the United States Social Security Administration.  These benefits can assist in expenses from housing, groceries, and medical expenses.

Children under the age of 18 are limited to SSI (Supplemental Security Income).  Parents, however, must meet strict rules in their income, and it must be displayed that the child has significant impairment in learning, completing tasks for the appropriate age, interaction with others, caring for themselves, and basic functions, which require extra attention.

If you are an adult applying for disability benefits, your claim will be judged based on guidelines in which deals with the Autism disorder and other developmental disorders.  Children will be reviewed at high school graduation or their 18th birthday for adult disability benefits.