Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome: Signs and Symptoms

Adults with Asperger's Syndrome

Asperger’s syndrome is a form of autism that affects social interaction and communication. The signs and symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome can vary from person to person, but they generally include difficulties in social interaction, communication, and motor skills.


Different from autism, Asperger’s syndrome is a high-functioning form of autism.

Asperger’s syndrome is a high-functioning form of autism. People with Asperger’s syndrome have trouble with social interaction and being overly sensitive to sensory input, but they can often compensate for this by using their intellect to complete tasks.

Somone with Asperger’s syndrome may also have problems with language development, motor skills, and coordination, sensory processing disorder (SPD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression or anxiety disorders such as panic attacks or phobias; sleep problems such as insomnia or nightmares that interfere with restorative sleep stages.


People with Asperger’s syndrome have trouble with social interaction

  • Difficulty with social interaction: People with Asperger’s syndrome often have difficulty understanding other people’s feelings, thoughts, and emotions. They may also find it difficult to make friends.


  • Difficulty with sensory input: People with Asperger’s syndrome often struggle to process information from their environment due to their limited ability to identify what is happening around them. This can be problematic when interacting with others as they may not pick up on subtle cues or misunderstandings due to the way they perceive things in the world around them (e.g., loud noises are always meant for you).


  • Difficulty eye contact: One of the hallmark signs of Asperger’s syndrome is the difficulty maintaining eye contact; this symptom causes some people who have AS/AUTD to experience extreme anxiety when faced with someone else’s gaze because they feel as though they cannot connect emotionally without this kind of connection happening first before moving onto other aspects such as physical affectionate gestures etc.

Other Signs and Symptoms

Other signs and symptoms include limited eye contact, monotone speech, literal interpretation, and difficulty using nonverbal communication such as facial expressions or body posture.

Another sign of Asperger’s syndrome is poor social skills. People with this condition often have difficulty understanding what others are trying to say or do because they tend not to focus on the social context in which people communicate.

They may be too blunt or insensitive when talking with others because they don’t understand that some words can hurt feelings or offend other people’s sensitivities (for example, calling someone “stupid” when he has just told you that your favorite color is blue).


Nobody is quite sure what causes Asperger’s syndrome.

Nobody is quite sure what causes Asperger’s syndrome. Scientists believe that it might be caused by a combination of genetics, environment, and other factors.

It isn’t clear if it is a single gene or a combination of genes that cause the disorder; it may also be caused by bacteria or viruses that affect your brain development in certain ways (and we’ll talk more about these things later).

Asperger’s syndrome has many symptoms, but most people with AS have only two main issues: social skills and communication difficulties. The good news is there are lots of ways to improve your social skills!


Knowing the signs and symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome

Knowing what the signs and symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome are can be helpful to you or your loved ones. The following list is a brief overview of some common symptoms, which may help you better understand this condition:

  • Social awkwardness and discomfort with new situations
  • A narrow range of interests that doesn’t change over time
  • Rigid adherence to routines, rituals, and schedules (such as wearing clothes in one particular order)



If you’re on the fence about whether or not to get tested for Asperger’s syndrome, we hope this article has helped you understand what it is and how it can affect your life.

The most important thing is to remember that even if you don’t have any of these symptoms, getting tested for any medical issues is still a good idea. We’ve covered some common ones here but there are many others out there (like sleep apnea), so it’s best to talk with your doctor about everything before making any decisions!