It is a wonderful, informative and enjoyable read about this man’s life long struggle.
However, he never seemed to understand why his wife was complaining about his apparent indifference and even hostility toward her. According to the Mayo Clinic Staff, Asperger’s Syndrome is a developmental disorder that affects a person’s ability to socialize and communicate effectively with others.
If anything, he demonstrated complete confusion because he had no clue that his wife needed a warm welcome with hugs and kisses.” Their marriage ended in divorce. Children with Asperger’s Syndrome typically exhibit social awkwardness and an all-absorbing interest in specific topics.
The causes of Asperger’s are unknown and there is currently no cure.
However, with behavioral therapy, most people who are “Aspergian” are able to learn the basic social skills necessary to function in society.
As a result, they find themselves criticized, rejected and avoided by others.
The fact that eye contact is difficult, if not impossible, makes them seem even more odd to others.
‘Dad was always at the lab or with his nose in a textbook, completely oblivious to his family.'” In other words, her father was a good example of someone with Asperger’s Syndrome. This case was of “A man who, when his wife was away from home for weeks at a time because of travelling for work, did not lift his head up from the computer to greet and embrace her on her return.
He was a brilliant computer expert who was responsible for some major advances in that industry.
Clearly, as exemplified in the above cases, these are extremely bright and even brilliant people.
Despite being intelligent, they are extremely rigid, even compulsive in their approach to life.
They may not understand the reasons for this but they do accept the fact that they need to learn new behaviors.