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How would a fourteen-year-old with aspergers react to something loud like an alarm going off? Would he freak out?

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In brief: It depends...

Like any other human, people with asperger's will react to a change in the environs as you and i might.
A person with aspergers tends to want a routine in the day, more so then others and a disruption may lead to difficulty adjusting to the disruption. Aspergers is a spectrum for severity. The more severe the disorder to more fixed in the routine, and the more that person will react to a change.

In brief: It depends...

Like any other human, people with asperger's will react to a change in the environs as you and i might.
A person with aspergers tends to want a routine in the day, more so then others and a disruption may lead to difficulty adjusting to the disruption. Aspergers is a spectrum for severity. The more severe the disorder to more fixed in the routine, and the more that person will react to a change.
Dr. Shane Russell-Jenkins
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: Like anyone else

Aspergers is not a well defined condition.
The major defect is poor social and verbal skills. Anyone may be overly sensitive to excess stimulation. Anyone can over-react and freak out when excessively startled. All of us, even those with asperger tendencies, need to learn to calm and tolerate the excess stimuli around us. A child with asperger symptoms can not avoid alarms just tolerate.

In brief: Like anyone else

Aspergers is not a well defined condition.
The major defect is poor social and verbal skills. Anyone may be overly sensitive to excess stimulation. Anyone can over-react and freak out when excessively startled. All of us, even those with asperger tendencies, need to learn to calm and tolerate the excess stimuli around us. A child with asperger symptoms can not avoid alarms just tolerate.
Dr. William Goldie
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