Flirting and Other Social Advice for Aspies

The Atlantic has a reasonable piece on aspie dating.  What I found most interesting is that I learned about the PEERS Center at UCLA, and Autism Talk TV (ATTV).

The UCLA Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is a manualized, social skills training intervention for adolescents and young adults. It has a strong evidence-base for use with teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders, but is also appropriate for teens and young adults with ADHD, anxiety, depression, and other socioemotional problems.

Let’s ignore the fact that psychology is a fuktup field in which researchers use public funds to do work, and then register trademarks, charge exhorbitant fees for evaluation and services, etc (on this I will post a rant someday), and instead note that the PEERS program has some sort of association with Autism Talk TV, a project of Alex Plank‘s (he’s the guy who advised Diane Kruger for her aspie role on The Bridge).  You can see Plank interview Kruger for ATTV here.  Plank also founded Wrong Planet, and online autism community.

The piece in The Atlantic features a video on flirting, and you can decide for yourself whether it would be useful.  I am critical of the execution of that particular video, but I very much like the idea.


About Will H. Moore

I am a political science professor who also contributes to Political Violence @ a Glance and sometimes to Mobilizing Ideas . Twitter: @WilHMoo
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