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Understanding what it means to have a communication disorder in Autism/Asperger's

By Maxine and Daniel

People with ASD often suffer the frustrating experience of being misunderstood. Others act hurt and offended by something they did when no offense was intended. The problem is, our children may get these reactions from people all day long. Communicating is like walking on a minefield--you never know when things are going to blow up in your face. The feeling of living on edge...of waiting to mess up...can cause tremendous anxiety, as can the angry, punitive responses they can elicit all ...

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