Here we explain more about Asperger syndrome – a form of autism – including the three main difficulties that people with Asperger syndrome share, how many people have the condition, and what may cause it.
As soon as we meet a person we make judgements about them. From their facial expression, tone of voice and body language we can usually tell whether they are happy, angry or sad and respond accordingly.
People with Asperger syndrome can find it harder to read the signals that most of us take for granted. This means they find it more difficult to communicate and interact with others which can lead to high levels of anxiety and confusion.