I’ve always found the world (especially the social world) a difficult sea to navigate. For me, acting via imitation was the most successful method — though not without goofs. Observe, embrace what seems to work, and do your best with it. …and duck into a warm, quiet cave away from people as often as you can.
How much harder it must be when your symptoms are much more profound. Here’s a great story of patience, improvisation, and the power of side-kicks.