Individuals who have Asperger’s looks like everyone else, but no they are not like everyone else.
People with autism face many issues and challenges in their day to day life.
Our duty towards autistic people is not to cure them but to understand them and to support them in all possible ways.
They act differently, and their way of expressing themselves is different. Because of which people are often unable to understand them.
Challenges in Social Life
People with Aspergers have a dreadful time understanding what is going on around them. They do not always pay attention to the social scene around them. And even when they do, the world often misunderstands what they are trying to say.
Having Aspergers may make them hyperactive but they keep it to themselves.
Others need to understand, help them interact and make them feel comfortable so that they won’t feel left out.
Eye contact is difficult for them. All of this makes people feel that they are socially awkward, because of which people often find them rude and call them aloof.
Challenges in Relationships
They are often called white blooded as they lack deep understanding and empathy
Asperger Syndrome can lead to a partner feeling unimportant and unloved, although this is rarely the case.
The truth is that a partner with Asperger Syndrome has their ways of demonstrating love and care and may not know that this is different to what is expected.
You may find a partner with Asperger’s as selfish and manipulative when this is usually far from the truth – many with Asperger Syndrome find it hard enough to work out their thoughts and feelings without having the capacity to manipulate anyone else’s.
We are all the same. Just our abilities are different.
We just need to understand each other as our spark defines who we are and we mustn’t lose it.
Just be kind to them and help them instead of underestimating and criticising them.
They are not rude, wrong, hyper or shy by choice. They have Asperger’s.
What’s your excuse?