Romance and Asperger’s Syndrome

July 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm 2 comments

The other day I saw an interview with Hugh Dancy, who portrays a man with Asperger’s Syndrome in the new movie Adam. His character is one of the romantic leads (and the title character) in the film. In the interview, Dancy talks briefly about the research he did to better understand people with Asperger’s and the challenges they face in navigating social relationships.

I have no idea how accurate Dancy’s portrayal will be, but for a true insider’s viewpoint on life with Asperger’s, check out Laura Wexler’s powerful story “Alien No More,” which spotlights the struggles and triumphs of Penn State student Scott Robertson.

Clicking on this link will download a PDF of the article, which originally ran in our May/June issue.

Chas Brua, contributing editor

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