Hi, I'm looking for advice. First, I'd like to say that I have a high-functioning form of autism. For me, this means that I great in school and technical things, but there's a black hole in my brain where my social skills were supposed to be. Anyway, here's my current situation: I go to a rather small school. In fact, my entire high school has less than 100 students. So anyway, I have a few people who I know and talk to. Occasionally I make some jokes with them. I also associate with people who go to my church. The group there is even smaller, with about four girls and six or seven guys at most. With the people at school, I kind of feel like people either have no opinion on me, or they dislike me simply because I have no social skills. In fact, I've been told (by my peers) that I won't get anywhere in life simply because I lack these skills (yet I have a high GPA). At my church, people don't generally talk to me. I make an effort, but most of the time they are being nice. Nobody actually wants do stuff with me. Actually, that goes for pretty much everyone. It's quite rare that someone will contact me, even just to talk about something. It's lonely, yet I see lots of people around me with lots of friends. They do stuff, talk to people, etc. To top it all off, girls generally avoid me like the plague. Although I had one girl at work tell me she liked me, even she backed out (never found out why, although I may have mistaken this). Anyway, what can I do to be better? How to I turn around my relationships with these people, as I don't really have the opportunity to meet new people?