Children with ASD lack effectiveness in social interactions and lack the ability to make social connections. Social situations are easily misread by children with ASD, and their interactions and responses are often interpreted by others as being odd. Their social differences often lead to additional concerns, such as low self-esteem, and even depression.
They have a desire to fit in but lack the skills to do so. Children with ASD don’t have a clear understanding of the give and take in social relationships. They lack the ability to read social cues and do not have a clear understanding of social rules. This inhibits their ability to make friends. Their lack of social communication skills has perhaps the greatest impact on their life because of this.
The Parenting Aspergers Resource Guide: A Complete Resource Guide For Parents Who Have Children Diagnosed With Aspergers Syndrome.