Understanding the Challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder: Part 2

Another similarity is difficulty with social interactions. People with ASD tend to have difficulties reading the nonverbal and even verbal cues of a situation, and communicating their own views and intents effectively.  Again, the expression of these challenges can be unique to each individual. 

Here’s what it might look like. 

  • You/ your friend may feel nervous or unsure in social situations. 
  • You/ your friend may act in a strange manner in social situations.
  • You/ your friend may be avoided by others.
  • You/ your friend may have difficulty expressing your views and feelings, possibly misunderstood by others and then left out. 

At Independent with Autism, we work people that have ASD/ Asperger’s Syndrome to improve social communication, reducing these awkward and possibly dangerous situations.