How to be a good friend

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Do you have a friend with Asperger Syndrome?  Unsure of how you can be a good or a better friend to them?  Read my post to find out how you form a good friendship.

To be a good friend to someone who has Asperger Syndrome is quite straight forward.  The biggest thing you can do is be understanding.  What I mean by understanding is always remember that people with Asperger Syndrome may find certain environments overwhelming, because of how bright the lights are or how loud the music is.

They will appreciate consistency.  This will most likely mean they prefer to activities that are familiar as they will know what to expect. Following on from this being consistent will go a long way in your friendship benicar 20 mg.  If you want somebody with Asperger Syndrome to try something new then you will need to let them set the pace for doing any activity that is new or unfamiliar.

If you are understanding of the challenges that are faced by people who have Asperger Syndrome you will also be patient.  This quality will go a long way in building a long lasting friendship.

Your friendship will most likely be one-sided.  This will mean that your friend with Asperger Syndrome won’t proactively keep in touch.  This is nothing personal but you might have to be the one who takes responsibility maintain contact.

So those are just a few of ways to of how you can be a good friend to someone who has Asperger Syndrome.

Before I sign off always remember that you may very well be that person’s only friend. I say this from experience as an adult with Asperger Syndrome.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

One thought on “How to be a good friend

  1. Michael Riches

    “If you want somebody with Asperger Syndrome to try something new then you will need to let them set the pace for doing any activity that is new or unfamiliar.”

    Thanks Tom, I think this particular advice is actually of paramount importance both in vocational as well as in social scenarios and environments, in my experience people often get dismissed too easily because of difficulties in adapting or adjusting to new situations and requirements and get labelled as inflexible or difficult etc. And it’s all so unnecessary, as every body in truth will have their own pace of knowledge and skills acquisition, but this is where people on the spectrum have their strengths of consistency, logical and systematic thinking work against them, the biggest adjustment society, especially employers can make is to be more tolerant and flexible themselves 🙂

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