Autistics guide to dating

24-Jul-2016 15:18

Half of them had daily living skills that were "significantly below" expectations for someone of their age and IQ.

The book jacket described him as suffering from Asperger’s syndrome, but Haddon told the Hay Festival audience in 2012 that he had never specified any disorder and was uncomfortable with the book’s status as a handbook for autistic spectrum disorders.

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This is the second in a series examining the research and reality of the transition to adulthood, with advice from experts who have studied the process and young adults who have lived it.

With a broken alarm clock, Zosia Zaks feared oversleeping for an a.m. As someone with Asperger's Syndrome, he lacked a so-called adaptive skill – in this case, performing the steps needed to replace a clock battery – that makes adult life easier. Zaks, now a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and other experts say adaptive skills, or skills of daily living, need to be taught explicitly to people on the autism spectrum.

“I’m a little worried if people are saying, ‘If you want to work out how to treat people on the spectrum, read this novel’.

“I also get a bit worried when people say, ‘I’ve got Asperger’s, my family have never understood me but I gave them your book and it opened a window’.

“I’m very lucky because the Curious Incident is pretty robust.

It has spread around the globe like a benign version of bubonic plague.

With a broken alarm clock, Zosia Zaks feared oversleeping for an a.m. As someone with Asperger's Syndrome, he lacked a so-called adaptive skill – in this case, performing the steps needed to replace a clock battery – that makes adult life easier. Zaks, now a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, and other experts say adaptive skills, or skills of daily living, need to be taught explicitly to people on the autism spectrum.

“I’m a little worried if people are saying, ‘If you want to work out how to treat people on the spectrum, read this novel’.

“I also get a bit worried when people say, ‘I’ve got Asperger’s, my family have never understood me but I gave them your book and it opened a window’.

“I’m very lucky because the Curious Incident is pretty robust.

It has spread around the globe like a benign version of bubonic plague.

In 2003, an archaeological team digitally mapped the city of Uruk, which now lies buried beneath the Iraqi desert.