Often children want to make friends, but have trouble knowing how. They can't always understand body language or facial expressions. Some don't like to make eye contact; others stare intensely.
People with AS like orderly things; doing things the same way, at the same time each day. Changes to routines are difficult for them to handle.
Therapy to teach social and practical skills can help. Anxiety about change can be also treated. Although they have to work harder, people with AS can have relationships, families, happy and productive lives.