Would you rather have AS or be in a wheelchair?

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11 May 2009, 11:18 pm

Would you rather have AS or be in a wheelchair?



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11 May 2009, 11:45 pm

I wouldn't trade my AS for anything.


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11 May 2009, 11:53 pm

AS for sure, a wheelchair would suck. The wilderness is not wheelchair accessible. D: Plus I'd probably get fat.


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11 May 2009, 11:56 pm

I love to walk and can't deal with being still so I'd have to say AS.


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12 May 2009, 12:46 am

Most definitely, AS.


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12 May 2009, 3:47 am

If the wheel chair had a jet pack... wait, I mean NO. :lol:

I'd expect a scary amount of NTs would prefer a wheel chair, though.


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12 May 2009, 4:33 am

AS by far. I love being able to use my legs.


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12 May 2009, 6:27 am

The poster above is right at least in my case, this NT would definitely choose a wheelchair over AS. I would be too afraid of where I might fall on the spectrum, I would much rather not have control of a mere appendage than to not have control of my mind/sensory functions. I can't see not being able to control how the world affects me, that would be horrible for me...the OCD's, anxiety and many off the issues that can come with AS aren't things I would want to have to struggle with.



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12 May 2009, 8:06 am

I imagine myself in a wheelchair in an AS point of view: People will look at me, people will try to help me, and I will be dependent on people - all this I dont want as beeing an Aspie - and I love to walk around and to bike!

I have met an NT in a wheelchair. She could socialise in a way I cant but I still wouldnt want to trade with her

AS rules!


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12 May 2009, 8:53 am

Hmm... I wonder if there are any aspies in wheelchairs.


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12 May 2009, 9:31 am

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Would you rather have AS or be in a wheelchair?


well i was going to buy an electric wheelchair a few years ago.
i like how they use a joystick to push their seat where they want to go.

people who knew me said it was not very nice to purchase a wheelchair if i am not disabled.

but i liked that i could potentially drive it into the buildings where i work (from a modified car), and then into the lifts, and then drive it to my desk and the hand rests would fit under the the desk perfectly.

it would be very good to have an electric wheelchair, but when i got out of it to go into a shop, people would get angry that i could walk i was told.

i was told that i would get many people disgruntled if i rode my chair and then got off and ran somewhere.

why?
can they not afford a chair?

i am still thinking about getting one seriously.
they look fun to drive.

i can not divest my AS so i would like an electric chair to sit in to get a buzz.



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12 May 2009, 10:59 am

Definitely the wheelchair.... I mean AS! :lol:


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12 May 2009, 11:45 am

Henriksson wrote:
Hmm... I wonder if there are any aspies in wheelchairs.

If were to widen the asd labelling,am on the spectrum [not aspie],and waiting for an assessment to get a manual wheelie,am paralysed from the waist down for up to a day if have had too much sensory overload or a seizure...Strapples has PDDNOS and is a electric/power wheelie user,and there's also another user am know of [but can't remember name] who's a wheelie user,am think she's an aspie,and Anbuend [whos not been on here for a while] is an autie and needs a manual wheelie if remember correctly.
Am know someone on a mixed disability forum who is a electric wheelie using undiagnosed aspie,but manages to be a teacher to teenagers.

b9,
yes they're awesome machines.
am doubt people who need a wheelie would be jealous if saw self using a wheelie,as they're free on the NHS [manuals at least].

and people do have the most stupidest beliefs about wheel chairs,eg,the idea that everyone who uses a wheel chair is completely unable to walk,and anyone who gets out of one and walks or is a part timer is faking it,the majority of users are not full time reliant on them.


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12 May 2009, 12:35 pm

AS for sure.

Though I think it would be easier to get help for physical disabilities, because people don't say you're making things up and yell at you for draining money away from people with terminal illnesses.


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12 May 2009, 12:55 pm

I'd keep my AS!


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