Lack of Demonstrated Empathy in Kids on the Autism Spectrum

The lack of “demonstrated empathy” is possibly the most dysfunctional aspect of Asperger's (AS) and High-Functioning Autism (HFA). But we do use the term “demonstrated empathy” for a very important reason. It’s not that these children have no empathy – they do. Rather, they often “give the impression” that they do not care about others.



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Raising Kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder: Parents' Grief and Guilt

Some parents grieve for the loss of the youngster they   imagined  they had. Moms and dads have their own particular way of dealing with the...