If you’d like an unusual way of getting some insight into social dynamics, you might be surprised to find that the research at the PEERS program for Autism has some lessons to teach everyone. We don’t often think at a basic level why two strangers have and continue a conversation. It turns out at the core, it’s about discovering “common interests”. As you move into dating, things get more complicated, especially when you are on the Autism spectrum. If you are curious about my familys’ journey, take a look at the UCLA Semel’s CART newsletter.