Common Characteristics of Adults with HFA/AS


"If you look normal, then act normal" is society's expectation.


As is the case in any discussion of characteristics, not every individual will present with all the symptoms described below. Many will have only a few of these, while others may seem to possess them all. Severity levels of each may widely differ between individuals and what is often seen in one individual may not be seen in others. It is imperative to keep this concept in mind when discussing the subject of characteristics.

• IQ is typically normal to gifted

• typically male

• motor skills may be impacted

• often clumsy

• often unusual gait

• often unusual posture

• communication skills may be misunderstood or abrasive

• may have a restricted range of interest


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