As a child, he worked to overcome academic and social challenges.He pursued a master’s degree in special education to help other young people succeed; and during this time he was diagnosed with autism.We all remember the stress of our middle school and high school years.Our bodies were changing, our friends were changing, and all of the rules around us were changing.
His story is a prime example of the type of brainy, mentally gifted, single-minded, willful boys who often are falsely diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when they are assessed as young children.
Although the deficits of a man with AS become painfully clear in time, they often present as normal in the beginning of a relationship.
Understanding Your Boyfriend Better Dealing with Differences in Communication Being a Team Community Q&A Autism, known clinically as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD, is also sometimes referred to as Asperger Syndrome or PDD-NOS. Some autistic people face extra challenges in romantic relationships, while others eschew them altogether.
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