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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your superpowers?

Posted: 25 May 2021, 8:00 pm 

Replies: 26
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I'm getting the sense that a lot of people with Asperger’s have been dealing with such consistent and recurring focus from others on their annoying behavioral traits throughout their lives that their "gifts" are either buried, avoided, or just ignored. Researchers looking into what causes ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your superpowers?

Posted: 24 May 2021, 1:59 am 

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All I hear about special education seems focussed on sacrificing any talents to produce a simulation of normality, instead of working on how to manage and direct a talent. There should also be courses for NTs on how to work with us. "The essence of modern management is to make individual stren...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your superpowers?

Posted: 23 May 2021, 3:34 am 

Replies: 26
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My special skills involve being an extreme visual thinker (I can think in higher dimensions), massive data absorber, pattern identifier and creativity builder. Thanks for reminding me that I seem to be above average at recognizing patterns quicker than most. (3) it's really a GIFT that you wish you...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Empathy for only certain people

Posted: 22 May 2021, 5:00 am 

Replies: 10
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My testing showed that I'm fairly average when it comes to reading facial gestures. Some I had to study for quite a while, so they clearly don't take the length of time before you respond into consideration. I can tune-in on people with some effort. Frankly, that's good. I know people who are empath...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your superpowers?

 Post subject: What are your superpowers?
Posted: 22 May 2021, 2:26 am 

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I'm new here, and was diagnosed with Asperger's in January. It has been quite a gift, as it has explained a bunch of things from my past that have looked like random unrelated nonsense. Now a TON of it makes sense. I was just invited to a TEDx talk I signed up for around the topic of what it's like ...
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