Well, here I am new and wandering all over. I am an adult with Asperger's syndrome. It was awful growing up and trying to be a trapezoid with all those round holes. Preferred to hide in my little world at school-discovered writing as a useful tool in communicating with all the normals out there. Still find it easier to communicate that. I now have a TBI(traumatic brain injury), but never mind why or how, and live on an adequate income. Hints for all you parents, we know you love us, but that love can be sooo painful-we want to show you we love you too-we just don't know how. Touch, verbal skills-scary stuff like that brrr...teach us that other ways are ok. Share cloth, bells, sparkly things, shells, etc. ways to communicate without intimacy-that way we both can I love you without the pain.