Question: Can someone with Aspergers feel empathy?

Do people with Aspergers have empathy? Contrary to popular belief, people with Aspergers do have empathy. They care about how others are thinking and feeling but they often have difficulty putting themselves in other peoples shoes. This is a skill that can be learned over time.

How does Aspergers affect emotions?

In addition to difficulties with understanding emotions, individuals with ASDs may become angry quickly and may have difficulty calming themselves effectively. They often need to be taught skills to cope with an increase in irritability once they have been able to identify these emotions.

Can you have autism and be empathetic?

Every person living with autism is unique; some may struggle with empathy while others may feel completely overwhelmed by other peoples feelings, and then there is everyone in between. It seems that autistic expression of empathy may be atypical.

How can you help someone with Aspergers?

Social skills training, which can help someone with Aspergers understand social and conversation cues and help them to interact with others more effectively. Physical or occupational therapy, which can help to improve motor skills in people with Aspergers that have problems with coordination.

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