Three questions from two parents this time on a single topic: The autism spectrum and obsessive interests. These questions were about a child and teen, but this is a topic that can be relevant for any age…so let’s do it. Let’s Q and A this business.
Q: As kids get older is it common for obsessions to sometimes be more socially inappropriate? We have sort of worked this out but it got me thinking about them and what adults with Aspergers might think about finding a balance.
Yes! It is very common for obsessions to sometimes be perceived as more socially inappropriate as the years go by. Not that they are inappropriate, they can just be perceived as such.