My stepson is seventeen and has Asperger's, along with other issues. He's a fun kid, very intelligent. But sometimes he'll get on a subject and just keep going and going with it, long after those he is talking with are ready to move on. I know it's an Aspie thing, but it hinders him socially, especially with his peers, who are often less patient with his quirks than adults are. The problem is, he doesn't pick up on subtle hints, and if you come right out and say that you've talked about something--tonight it was coming up with unisex names--for long enough and it's time to switch topics, he gets his feelings hurt. I'm willing to let himsteer the conversation when it's just me, but he has expressed regrets about not having more friends to hang out with. So I'm wondering if you all have come up with any strategies for giving conversational or other social cues to your special needs teens in a way that is helpful and not likely to make them angry.
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