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Common Workplace Challenges

Copyright © Barbara Bissonnette 2013

Individuals with Asperger’s Syndrome vary widely in their abilities, challenges and need of support. Some appear awkward in their interactions with others, forgetting to make eye contact or to smile, or talking too loudly, softly or quickly. Others are charming and talkative, but may ask too many questions, or alienate others with quirky behavior or unintentional social gaffes. Workplace challenges fall into three primary categories: interpersonal communication, planning and organization, and sensory/motor difficulties. Communication deficits typically present the biggest hurdle, since they may appear to be attitude or behavior problems.