I went to a GREAT workshop during the last 2 days....given by Dr Peter Vermeulen from Belgium! He does research on Autism and published several books.... Ok....the new buzz that REALY MADE SENSE is his research and theory on Context Blindness in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)! So he told us....and it makes sense, that yes mind blindness does exist, but that thats not really what causes social inappropriate behaviour, rather that they found that people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) has Context Blindness. Roughly this means that a person with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) can not read info from the environment to create a context to help him understand for example facial expressions, emotions...and so forth. He went on telling about research that showed that social skill training doesn't really improve sosial skills within the person with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), because the contexts where these skills needs to be applied is changing all the time....and because people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) struggles with transfering info into new situations, cant adjust and apply the learned skills... He also spoke about the ineffectiveness of teaching for example identification of emotions through pictures....because for example....crying can be because of sadness or happiness!!!! And what is social inappropriate behaviour!!!??? Because the appropriateness depends on the context....That we rather need to explain and teach these kids how to interpret contexts.....exct! And because context cant be understood...people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) struggles with predicting the outcome or what will happen in a given situation and this increases their anxiety....this then can lead to anger, crying, exct! The penny really dropped for me! He published a book called "Autism as context blindness".... I am really going to order it for me!