They may feel that others are judging them for their disorder.So, they may withdraw to avoid this stigmatization.
The bottlenose dolphins at the Roatán Institute for Marine Sciences (RIMS), a resort and research institution on an island off the coast of Honduras, are old pros at dolphin performance art.
They’ve been trained to corkscrew through the air on command, skate backward across the surface of the water while standing upright on their tails, and wave their pectoral fins at the tourists who arrive several times a week on cruise ships.
Many – if not most – adults with Asperger’s (high-functioning autism) were mistreated as children by some members of their peer-group.
They may have been teased, bullied or rejected due to their “odd” behavior and way of viewing the world.
No wonder why this vicious cycle relegates many adults on the spectrum to a life of depression, anxiety, and solitude.
Login to Live Chat immediately as you start your work day.Is this due to the fact that they are (a) “task-oriented” versus “people-oriented” and (b) more concerned with facts than feelings (both of which are Asperger’s traits) – or have they simply been rejected and ridiculed (not an Asperger’s trait) for so long that they have learned it’s much less painful to travel through life alone?Some Aspies spend most of their time alone because being around other people is just too difficult.As a therapist working with adults on the autism spectrum, it has often been difficult to differentiate between a client’s Asperger’s-related symptoms versus symptoms associated with being a social outcast of sorts.For example, many of these adults prefer to live alone, refusing to date or marry.In fact, the majority of human anxieties appear to be due to social exclusion, which may explain why so many Asperger’s adults have anxiety issues.