Autism Q&A for Dec 2022

Autism Q&A for Dec 2022
Autism Q&A for Dec 2022

I have picked a number of questions and answers from the questions I received in the last month.

What are some executive functioning skills that people with autism often struggle with?

People with autism often struggle with a range of executive functioning skills. However, these skills are essential for planning, organization, and goal-directed behavior. Some specific executive functioning skills that people with autism may struggle with include:

  • Time management: Difficulty planning and prioritizing tasks, leading to problems with time management and meeting deadlines.
  • Flexibility: Difficulty adapting to changes in routine or environment, leading to inflexibility and a tendency to become frustrated or upset when faced with new situations.
  • Working memory: Difficulty remembering and using the information at the moment, leading to problems with multitasking and following instructions.
  • Emotional control: Difficulty regulating emotions, leading to outbursts or emotional meltdowns.
  • Inhibition: Difficulty controlling impulses, leading to impulsive behavior and difficulty delaying gratification.

These challenges can make it difficult for people with autism to succeed in school, work, and other areas of life. However, with the proper support and accommodations, many people with autism can overcome these challenges and lead fulfilling lives.

What are the symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome in children as they enter adolescence (age thirteen)? Should parents be worried?

The symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome in children may become more pronounced as they enter adolescence. Some common symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome in adolescents include difficulty with social interactions, a limited range of interests, and repetitive behaviors. Adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome may also have trouble understanding social cues, such as body language or tone of voice, and may struggle to interpret other people’s emotions. They may also have difficulty making and maintaining friendships.

Parents of adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome may be concerned about their child’s ability to navigate the challenges of adolescence. However, with the proper support and accommodations, adolescents with Asperger’s syndrome can learn to manage their symptoms and lead fulfilling lives. In addition, it can be helpful for parents to connect with other families of children with Asperger’s syndrome to learn more about the disorder and to share their experiences and concerns.

Do any successful entrepreneurs have Asperger’s Syndrome or are somewhere on the spectrum?

Yes, many successful entrepreneurs are believed to have Asperger’s syndrome or another form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For example, Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, is rumored to have Asperger’s syndrome. Another successful entrepreneur with ASD is Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State University known for her livestock handling innovations. In addition, many people with ASD have unique strengths and abilities that can be valuable in business and entrepreneurship. With the proper support and accommodations, individuals with ASD can succeed in entrepreneurship.

Who are some famous people with Asperger’s syndrome or ASD? What did they accomplish in their lives with this diagnosis?

Some well-known people believed to have had Asperger’s syndrome or another form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) include Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. These individuals are known for their exceptional physics, mathematics, and music achievements. Likewise, many people with ASD are knowledgeable and can excel in areas of interest to them. With the proper support and accommodations, adults with ASD can lead fulfilling and successful lives.

What are some things that people should know about adults with Asperger’s syndrome?

Asperger’s syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by difficulty with social interaction and communication and restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior and interests. People with Asperger’s syndrome may have trouble understanding other people’s emotions and may be unable to interpret social cues, such as body language or tone of voice. They may also have limited interests and may engage in repetitive behaviors. However, adults with Asperger’s syndrome can lead fulfilling lives and excel in their chosen fields if they receive the proper support and accommodations.

What are some early signs of autism that parents can look out for?

There are some early signs of autism that parents can look out for. Some common signs include:

  • Lack of or delay in speech and language skills
  • Avoidance of eye contact
  • Difficulty with social interactions and forming relationships
  • Repetitive behaviors or intense interests
  • Sensitivity to sensory stimuli, such as loud noises or bright lights
  • Poor motor skills or awkward movements

It’s important to remember that every child is different and may not exhibit all of these signs. If you’re concerned about your child’s development, you should speak with a doctor or healthcare professional. They can assess your child and provide guidance and support.

How do people with autism process and store information differently?

ndividuals with autism may process and store information differently than typically developing individuals. For example, they may have difficulty interpreting and responding to nonverbal cues, such as facial expressions and body language, which can make it difficult for them to engage in social interactions and form relationships. They may also have difficulty with communication and may not be able to express themselves as quickly or clearly as others. Additionally, individuals with autism may have sensory processing difficulties, which can affect their ability to process and interpret information from their environment. This can lead to challenges with daily activities such as shopping or driving. The exact way in which individuals with autism process and store information can vary significantly among individuals and further research is needed to fully understand the unique ways in which individuals with autism think and learn.


My name is Adi, and I am the proud parent of Saar, a lively 17-year-old who happens to have autism. I have created a blog,, with the aim to share our family's journey and offer guidance to those who may be going through similar experiences. Saar, much like any other teenager, has a passion for football, cycling, and music. He is also a budding pianist and enjoys painting. However, his world is somewhat distinct. Loud sounds can be overwhelming, sudden changes can be unsettling, and understanding emotions can be challenging. Nevertheless, Saar is constantly learning and growing, and his unwavering resilience is truly remarkable.

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