They also can have an extreme sensitivity to particular sensory experiences.
We know that young adults with Asperger’s syndrome have significant difficulty developing peer relationships and are developmentally delayed in knowing what someone may be thinking or feeling.
To achieve a successful relationship, a person also needs to understand and respect him- or herself.
Adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome also are gullible and vulnerable to being given misinformation on relationships by fellow teenagers.
An act of kindness or compassion can be perceived as a signal of a deeper level of interest or more personal than was intended.
I have had to explain to men with Asperger’s syndrome that the smile and personal attention of a female member of the cabin crew on an aircraft are signs of courtesy, not indications of a desire for a relationship.
The predisposition to develop a special interest can have other effects on the development of relationship knowledge.