Asperger’s Syndrome and Social Security Disability
Asperger’s syndrome is an autism spectrum disorder where people lack the skills to socially interact and communicate with other people. The signs of Asperger’s are typically evident when a person is still a child and first attends pre-school or some other situation with constant social interaction. Along with social awkwardness and disjointed or extremely formal speaking patterns, children with Asperger’s typically have a consuming interest in a specific area or topic.
Living with Asperger’s can significantly affect the way you interact with others, which then impacts the way you are able to work. In some cases, you may not be able to work with this condition and can require financial benefits to help you maintain your lifestyle. If you or someone you love has Asperger’s syndrome and needs Social Security disability benefits, contact the Indianapolis Social Security benefits lawyers of the Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 to speak with a qualified attorney.
How Asperger’s Syndrome Affects You
Some estimates show that two out of every 10,000 kids have Asperger’s syndrome. This condition can greatly affect one’s social skills as an adult, making it difficult to interact with co-workers or bosses effectively. Some difficulties stemming from Asperger’s syndrome include:
- Inability to understand or empathize with others
- Awkward communication skills, including a lack of eye contact or facial expressions
- Inability to assess situations or moods of other people
- Extreme close-minded focus on a single topic
Any of these can greatly alter your life and can make it hard to find or keep a job and interact with other people.
If Asperger’s syndrome or other ailments have made it difficult for you to keep a job, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. Contact the Indianapolis Social Security benefits attorneys of the Hankey Law Office, at (800) 520-3633 to schedule a consultation.