This often leaves our children with Asperger's Syndrome feeling lonely and confused, unwelcome and not sure why. They are not invited to birthday parties, play dates, or invited to 'hang out' as they get older. They tend to also have isolated areas of interest (e.g., video games) but struggle to relate to their peers on much else other than that. They also perceive their virtual friends as real friends, which can make video games that much more reinforcing.
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