Oliver – We Love You Just The Way You Are
Oliver * has a huge, bellowing, hearty laugh. His pink face lights up behind his glasses as he responds to a joke told by his friend. He is a larger than life character…
I worked with Oliver from when he was 18 years old to 21 years. If you did not know him, you might think he was just one of those loud, occasionally foul-mouthed teenagers you see around the UK. He would speak too loudly in class, he laughed too loud, he laughed at inopportune moments, he swore regularly and brushed it off, when staff commented, with a wave of his hand and a ‘whatever’ sound.
Whoever said people with Asperger Syndrome do not smile, were so wrong…
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Love this post, having met quite a few people with this syndrome I have found them to be very witty and even more observant than is often portrayed. However I don’t under estimate the difficulties they have in conforming to what society considers appropriate behaviour. But lack of empathy is not just their problem as many so called ‘normal’ people lack it also.
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Thank you for responding to my post.
You are absolutely right about none ASD persons lacking empathy, that is so true.