There are wide-ranging differences within the group of kids with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism in their social interests and behaviors. In terms of general sociability, there are 3 sub-groupings of these young people based on social interests:
- Active but odd: This group makes initiations and responds to others. They are interested in interactions and seek them out, but their ways of carrying out the interactions are unusual in their odd language, obsessive topics, and lack of understanding of others.
- Aloof: This group is indifferent in all situations, particularly marked with peers, though approaching to get needs met and often enjoying physical interactions.
- Passive: This group involves kids who initiate few social interactions, but respond positively to the approaches from others.
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