People with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome do not have the delayed language development that's typically found in people with autism. In addition, people with high-functioning autism have average or above average intelligence. However, they may show other behaviors and signs similar to what's seen with other types of autism:
delay in motor skills
lack of skill in interacting with others
little understanding of the abstract uses of language, such as humor or give-and-take in a conversation
obsessive interest in specific items or information
strong reactions to textures, smells, sounds, sights, or other stimuli that others might not even notice, such as a flickering light
Unlike people with other forms of autism, people with high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome want to be involved with others. They simply don't know how to go about it. They may not be able to understand others' emotions. They may not read facial expressions or body language well. As a result, they may be teased and often feel like social outcasts. The unwanted social isolation can lead to anxiety and depression.
Coleman and Carter
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Navigating Love and Autism
Navigating Love and Autism www.nytimes.com It is about two Asberger college kids learning how to love each other. Very interesting and strait from their point of view.
My life is crazy love!! I love my work but it drves me crazy, I love my husband with all of my heart but he drives me crazy, I love my kids but...Any way I have a great life, I have a hard life too. If you need a laugh I am here for you, if you need to cry, Iv'e got it in me to make you do that too. Need advise I will listen but refer you to the Lord. Why do I love my life, one reason. Jesus Christ. He gives me a peace in confusing times and patience when dealing with my husband. God is the reason