When trying to connect to a person with Autism through conversation, it would be helpful to start by talking about a topic of interest to them. However, the person with Autism may assume that there is an equal knowledge base for both parties and may speak to the other person like an expert unless they are informed otherwise. Eventually the conversation can turn to shared interests, taking turns talking about the subject, and eventually being able to converse solely about the other person’s interests. Using humor is always a fun way to connect, but difficulties with abstract reasoning can make it difficult for a person with Autism to understand humor. Make sure the humor is obvious to the person when joking and, if the joking is personal, ask them if it is ok to joke around before doing so. Many people with Autism misinterpret the intentions of gentle teasing and become insulted. Finally, when trying to explain a concept or rationale to a person with an Autism make sure they understand how the concept relates to them personally. People with an Autism tend to see things only from their own point of view and thus may not understand the importance of what is being said unless it is made clear to them how the information can benefit them.