And remember this: Have you been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome? Common symptoms include: Contact your general care practitioner to see what your options are. There is a strong link between autism and creativity.
DATING, GOING OUT AND SEX
Dating Tips And Sex Advice For Asperger's Syndrome | Dr. Amy Marsh | YourTango
How do we effectively teach relationship skills? Teaching social thinking is a good place to start. Michelle Garcia Winner has done excellent work in this area. Her book Socially Curious, Curiously Social teaches perspective taking, facing social challenges, creating thinking flexibility and building strong friendships. Having successful friendships can set the groundwork for successful dating later on. The hidden curriculum is another good place to start. She highlights several ways to teach those unspoken, hidden social rules through social narratives, cartooning, Power Cards , and video modeling.
Romantic Relationships for Young Adults with Asperger's Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism
Finding a life partner is not always about finding the person you think is best for you but rather someone who compliments you, adds to what you lack, who is not perfect but who appreciates you for who you are and who is willing to put in the work that an intimate, lasting relationship requires. Focus less about what you want and more about what you need. Look for things you both have in common.
Pop culture stereotypes of "absent-minded professors,""geeks," and "nerds" are familiar labels to most of us, conjuring images of rather odd and laughable eccentrics. Shows like "The Big Bang Theory" and "Silicon Valley" glamorize these nerds by showing them to not only make big bucks, but actually get the girl even if she's a nerdy girl too. People with Asperger's traits have been accused of not having feelings or being unable to express emotion, like the "Star Trek" characters, Mr.