The Social Lives and Work Experience of Adults with High Functioning Autism: An Indian Scenario By. Sanpalei Nylla Lyngdoh

Introduction

This issue of NASET’s Autism Spectrum Disorder series was written by Sanpalei Nylla Lyngdoh from Texas Tech University. The purpose of this exploratory study is to attempt to understand how ASD affected the social lives and work of individuals at adulthood stage. The ability to attribute mental states to self and others is called Theory of Mind. The lack of theory of mind means that individuals with ASD have difficulty understanding others’ points of view; drawing inferences from what others say, and extracting the thoughts and assumptions of others from their words and actions. The study aims at exploring how ASD affects individuals in their social lives and how it affected them at their workplace in India. Findings and implications are discussed.

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