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Old 04-21-2008, 08:05 AM   #2
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Re: Eye Contact - Aspergers

I have Asperger's, but few people think that I have poor eye contact. This is because I look at people's mouths, so they assume that I'm looking at their eyes. This is a trick I learned over the years- you can still sort of see the person's eyes, but it's not nearly as intense as looking directly into the eyes. (I still have poor eye contact, meaning that I look around the room and not at the person, with somebody I don't know well.) Maybe you could try this with your son. If he doesn't like looking at faces at all, you could maybe try the trick with him again when he's older and understands more of the social implications of eye contact. Good luck!
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