Ansperger's and marriage/ ltr/ spouses/ adult relationships. How to understand people with Asperger's. Living with Asperger's Syndrome. Autism Society - Homepage. Ted talk: Girls, Autism, and the Empathy Deficit. Spectrum Social and Recreation Services. Adults with Asperger syndrome as parents. Asperger's syndrome is at the milder end of the autism spectrum, and naturally there will be a variation of difficulties experienced by adults with Aspergers.
Some may face chronic unemployment and emotional issues, while others may generally cope very well in a non-autistic world and succeed in work, family life and other hallmarks of 'normal' life. A common problem for adults with Aspergers syndrome is not being diagnosed. They may struggle with relationships, work and life in general, without knowing why. As the awareness of Asperger's syndrome increases, more people are seeking a diagnosis in the adult stage of life. In most countries, there is a severe lack of support services for children on the autism spectrum, and there are even less supports for adults with Asperger's syndrome. Describing the triad of impairments Asperger's syndrome is characterized by something known as the triad of impairments. Social communication Social understanding Imagination. Wired 9.12: Take The AQ Test. Take The AQ Test Psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen and his colleagues at Cambridge's Autism Research Centre have created the Autism-Spectrum Quotient, or AQ, as a measure of the extent of autistic traits in adults.
In the first major trial using the test, the average score in the control group was 16.4. Eighty percent of those diagnosed with autism or a related disorder scored 32 or higher. The test is not a means for making a diagnosis, however, and many who score above 32 and even meet the diagnostic criteria for mild autism or Asperger's report no difficulty functioning in their everyday lives. How to score: "Definitely agree" or "Slightly agree" responses to questions 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 33, 35, 39, 41, 42, 43, 45, 46 score 1 point. And Developmental Disorders, 31, 5-17 (2001). Previous Story: The Geek Syndrome Next Story: For More on Autism. Operating system and the Neanderthal theory. Aspergers Syndrome - Aspergers, Empathy & Facial Expressions. Like most people with Aspergers Syndrome , I am not very good with facial expressions. When you don’t have a natural ability to see facial expressions, you never learn to look for them.
I suppose it would be a bit like a dog looking at a book, he could see the book, he could probably see the words, but they would have no meaning. Thankfully recognising facial expressions and recognising people’s faces are two different functions (neurologically speaking I mean) and I have a very good memory for faces.
When I look at a face I notice the shape, the symmetry (or lack there of), the eyes and mouth and I take an automatic snapshot which I can bring to mind at any point later on, even years later. When I see people in a photograph I have the ability to mentally bring them out of the photo and I can see them as large as life in my minds eye, even if I have never met them before. Equally I am not very good at facial expressions. Zen Emu X. Asperger symptoms in adults. Classified as one of many pervasive development disorders Asperger Syndrome is also seen in many adults.
The brain of individuals with Adult Asperger Syndrome works in a different way, especially when it comes down to processing information. Their focus is on details and mostly these adults have specialized in one field of interest. Asperger symptoms in adults can stabalize over time and this provides them with opertunities to improve their social skills and behavior. Adult Aspergers are impairments in social interaction like maintaining friendships or feeling the need to engage in activities with others.
There is also impairments in communication such as taken whatever is said litterally and being unable to read between the lines. Lifelong Condition It’s a lifelong condition without cure or treatment but because adults have a good understanding of their strengths and weaknesses they can develop coping skills. Asperger syndrome in adults has some common characteristics such as: Careers.