Missoula Adult Aspergers Support Group: Autism Spectrum Disorder (including high functioning autism, Aspergers syndrome, non-verbal learning disorder) is the name to describe a set of symptoms on the autism spectrum. Many individuals with Aspergers or autism spectrum disorder have strengths in fields such as math, music, the arts, and language. Many people with gifts in these fields have displayed characteristics of Aspergers: Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and Amadeus Mozart are but a few. We have difficulties with novel social situations, non-verbal communication, small talk, making and keeping friends, rigidity of thinking and behavior, literal thinking, being perceived as rude and aloof, very narrow areas of interest, sensory issues (e.g., lights, sounds, and textures), etc. So if you think you might be on the spectrum and you are 18 or older, come join us for discussion and fun with like-minded people.