Dr. Volkmar describes if people with autism can develop social skills.
People with autism can develop social skills, and actually often as time goes on, they develop more and more social skills. They tend to be somewhat eccentric and one-sided.
About Dr. Volkmar, M.D.:
Fred Volkmar, M.D. is the director of the Yale University Child Study Center and Irving B. Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Pediatrics and Psychology at Yale University, where he heads the university's autism research and autism clinic. He is also Chief of Child Psychiatry at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His research focuses on understanding the fundamental nature of autism and developing better guidelines to diagnose autism and related conditions.