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Adult Asperger’s cannot be cured, say the experts. The reasons are twofold. First, Asperger’s is believed to be caused by disturbances in the development of the central nervous system, causing the child, and later the adult, to behave in ways … Read more

What causes Asperger’s in adults? Several explanations exist, one being the central coherence theory, first proposed in 1989 by Uta Firth, a pioneer in the study of Asperger’s syndrome. The term “central coherence” describes a person’s ability to determine meaning … Read more

I shut down. I can’t think. I don’t know what to say or how to respond. It happens nearly every time I talk to people. John F … then I no longer feel in control. I speak so quickly that … Read more

Shortly after completing my book, Adult Asperger’s Syndrome: The Essential Guide, I turned my attention to a new project – explaining how to assess and diagnosis Asperger’s in adults. It wasn’t too long into researching this topic, however, that I … Read more

  Previously, I wrote about the fact that adults with Asperger’s often appear not to feel empathy for other people. A common stereotype is of a cold, detached, emotionally unavailable person who has little regard for someone else’s hurt and … Read more