- Allow for ‘processing time’ – don’t assume that someone with Asperger’s isn’t listening when you are having a conversation with them. They may need extra time to respond to what you have said. Allowing for processing time allows someone with Asperger’s the opportunity to join in a conversation instead of being talked over, rushed or ignored.
- Always invite them to social gatherings – people with Asperger’s do like spending time with others. Someone with Asperger’s might not always want to socialize but they will probably appreciate the invitation to socialize
- Be accepting/understanding of their quirks – someone with Asperger’s might display unusual coping strategies when in a stressful or new situation. Becoming aware of these behaviours instead of pointing them out might be more useful in helping someone with Asperger’s lower their anxiety levels.
- Give them the opportunity to talk about their special interests – special interests are extremely important…
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