Initiating and maintaining friendships can be challenging at times, and when Asperger’s is part of the dynamic it can feel overwhelming. Most individuals naturally socialize and desire human connection. While this innate need to connect can seem natural and easy, it can become complicated and stressful for those with high functioning autism. Learning to identify specific areas of difficulty is critical in building sustainable strategies that can inform and shape long lasting relationships. With the right type of support and counseling, individuals can effectively develop the necessary skills in order to cultivate healthy and meaningful friendships with peers and colleagues.