Maia Szalavitz speaks with Valerie Gaus, a clinical psychologist in private practice on Long Island, who has worked with adolescents and adults with autism for more than 15 years. Valerie Gaus’s new book, Living Well on the Spectrum, offers practical advice on coping with the high-functioning form of autism known as Asperger syndrome. Affected people typically show passionate intellectual obsessions, oversensitivity to sensory experiences like bright lights and loud noises, and poor social skills.
What happens when children with Asperger’s grow up?
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Mind Reading: How to Live Well on the Autistic Spectrum