I've posted about this young man at work who is the classic poster adult child for AS. I've sort of taken on his role as work mom when I'm there which isn't often because I work out of two offices now. He's had some rough times with people not understanding his awkward attempts at humor. A lot of people don't like him because he's wierd and despite my trying to help them understand many of them don't want to. Luckily his immediate boss is kind. But he has a childlike emotional makeup and it's difficult for others to make allowances for it. He reminds me of manster. He take everything personally and has meltdowns. He tries to hide them but I can see tears well up in his eyes after he throws his hands up in the air if the phone rings too often or someone says something he doesn't like. Yesterday he was in a mood and I ignored him. He had put on his "leave me alone" demeanor and instead of approaching him to ask how he was I just left him alone. At the end of the day he came around to my desk and said, in a tear choked voice, "by the way thanks for giving me the cold shoulder all day" and then walked away. When I tried to approach him to talk he literally ran away from me. I guess I'm the one person he feels comfortable with and he felt somehow abandoned by me. It's a tough call. I can't take on his stuff but I guess I can take the time to be kinder and more understanding because no one else there does. I felt bad. I'll make it up to him next week. I've tried to encourage him to find a different counselor, this one doesn't get it. He told me that he shared with her the possiblity of AS stuff and she dismissed it, probably because she doesn't know anything about it, believe it or not. He needs to find an AS social networking site. He is so lonely and isolated and thinks women his age hate him. He's come far despite this pervasive developmental challenge. He's the leader of his young dems group here in Denver and is very active politically. He has a math degree, but is working as the receptionist till another job opens up which will be a while with our current hiring freeze. I don't know what I'm asking for here, just probably anything that pops into your minds as you read this.