Asperger’s syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder. This means the behaviors we associate with Asperger’s are present at the earliest stages of life. For the most part, they are caused by problems in the growth and development of the brain or … Read more

There is from the start an extreme autistic aloneness that whenever possible disregards, ignores, shuts out anything that comes to the (person) from outside. Leo Kanner, “Autistic Disturbances of Affective Contact”   Ultimately, lonely people are not actually interested in … Read more

Lonely, hurt, angry, sad, misunderstood, isolated, desperate. These are common feelings in couples where one or both spouses have Asperger’s. The reason is simple. Asperger’s affects a person’s ability to read and understand the thoughts, feelings, and intentions of others. … 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

Empathy is the experience of understanding another person’s thoughts, feelings, and condition from their point of view, rather than from your own. There is a commonly held belief that adults with Asperger’s lack empathy and cannot understand emotion. In an … Read more

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