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Because of their difficulty recognizing what other people are thinking and feeling, adults with Asperger’s typically understand the literal, rather than the figurative, meaning of communication. The statement, “I feel blue,” for example, might confuse someone with Asperger’s who would … Read more

Everyone is impacted by COVID-19 in some way or another. Yet the steps being taken to protect the general health of people across the country affect adults with Asperger’s in specific ways. Those who were socially isolated before may be … Read more

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

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