I didn’t find out that I had Asperger’s Syndrome until I was an adult, a fairly normal occurrence for a female.
What Causes Asperger’s Syndrome?
Changes in the brain are responsible for many of the symptoms of this disorder. However, doctors have not been able to determine precisely what causes these changes.
Genetic factors and exposure to environmental toxins, such as chemicals or viruses, have been identified as potential contributors to the development of the disorder.
Boys are more likely to develop AS than girls.
We learn to emulate others at a young age. Because we simply do not understand what is expected of us in social situations.
“Females with ASDs often develop ‘coping mechanisms’ that can cover up the intrinsic difficulties they experience. They may mimic their peers, watch from the sidelines, use their intellect to figure out the best ways to remain undetected, and they will study, practice, and learn appropriate approaches to social situations.