Anxiety Overload in Asperger's and HFA

Autism spectrum disorders and anxiety often go hand-in-hand. Aspergers and High Functioning Autism may affect a child’s ability to communicate effectively with others and to understand the world around him -- and that’s bound to cause anxiety. Anxiety can become even worse when there is a change in the child’s routine. Even positive and “fun” changes (e.g., school field trip, visit to the zoo) can increase anxiety and aggressive behaviors.

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