People with Asperger syndrome have a form of autism. They usually have average to above average intellectual ability, although about 5% also have an accompanying learning disability. However they all have great difficulty with:
Communication Skills, Especially non-verbal language
Understanding and interacting in social situations
Understanding and empathising with other people’s thoughts and feelings
People with Asperger syndrome often have special interests or obsessions and amass a huge amount of knowledge about a particular subject. The ability to focus exclusively on one subject and the joy that people with Asperger syndrome get from their chosen interest is a great gift. People with Asperger syndrome may find it difficult to maintain long term relationships but they are often very loyal friends.