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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have Savant-like Abilities?

Posted: 20 Jul 2008, 1:55 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 9,147

I don't know if this is savantish, but I write. For publication I mean. I just write and, quite frankly, I don't exactly know how I do it or where all the thoughts and creativity come from. It just happens. Last week, eg. one mag that commissioned me had given me a serious broad topic area. I read a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you ever heard of an aspie like this?

Posted: 27 May 2008, 4:57 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,303

Don't ask when I got this from: -Who's always desperate for attention (especially in having some kind of relationship). -Who always likes competition a lot. -Who tries to be like everybody else. -Who's always super-sensitive. -Who's always is super-obsessed with one (or few) things. That sounds exa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergians as mirrors

Posted: 28 Apr 2008, 9:44 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,071

oh yes, Anbuend, I'd forgotten about that part. And the bit about quite distasteful confessions. Have had complete strangers (and a few household names) telling me their most intimate feelings/secrets without me asking any probing questions. Do they do this to everyone? Maybe they do. Or maybe it's ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Non-aspie loving an aspie

Posted: 28 Apr 2008, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 3,515

Hmmm. "I'll have you know..." Why are you not asking this young man what he wants and how he feels? Why are you not listening to him and going at his pace according to how he has clearly told you his fear dictates? Why are you asking complete strangers about an issue that is entirely intimate and un...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergians as mirrors

Posted: 28 Apr 2008, 8:56 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,071

I totally agree with the proposition about projection. It happens to me all the nauseating time. It's bizarre. They call us fixated and obsessive, yet once an NT who is intent on projecting their crap on you then you can never get them to shift and see you as you really are. Actually, I am utterly s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistics should never hurt each other.

Posted: 28 Apr 2008, 8:42 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,157

We have all been hurt enough. If you look at Autistics, it's pretty easy to see that Autistics do not have the tendency to initiate hurt or harm or damage against anyone, or anything; not against Autistics, nor humans, nor animals - nor all the creatures on this planet, nor flora, nor others' perso...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being Diagnosed with Autism/AS By Mistake

Posted: 27 Apr 2008, 9:38 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,368

I think it's the other way round - people are more often diagnosed with other conditions long before the rightful ASD is acknowledged. I remember speaking with a neurologist (who fancies himself as a big banana in the neuro-psych world) about the rise of Aspergers. He immediately dismissed ASDs and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Non-aspie loving an aspie

Posted: 26 Apr 2008, 10:04 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 3,515

Does anyone else feel that the original poster is rather cyber-stalking this person? Presumably, WP is where the object of this person's obsession comes to chill and hang out with like-minded people.. Personally, I would be mortified if anyone 'followed' me so publically to my own little corner of t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: It appears I don't have AS.

Posted: 03 Apr 2008, 6:28 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,933

You identify - that's the crucial part. You're on the right planet here! Just as a matter of note, David Dinklage writes that NVLD and AS are rather like the proverbial parts of the elephant = each blindfolded 'expert' will call the bit that they encounter one thing or another. Essentially it's the ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If you have a NOS diagnoses- what does it mean?? a List.

Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 11:07 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 41,051

:D NOS just means that doctors don't know much about a lot of things! It's a jargon way of saying 'Jeeez! What do I know?! Could be anything!'

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First visit to a professional re: asperger's

Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 11:03 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,248

I don't think that's how it works in the UK though. To see a specialist in anything you first need to see a general practitioner to get a referral. It just means that the process for any kind of answer is drawn out longer than necessary. Anyone can go to see a specialist privately and pay for it th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's Syndrome is Scandinavian

Posted: 15 Feb 2008, 10:39 pm 

Replies: 218
Views: 43,461

This is a fascinating proposition. We can trace our genetic lineage way back and literally from all over Europe, Russia, middle East, Ashkenazim. In theory our AS could have come from anywhere. But the AS line can indeed be traced back through the Scandinavian>Scottish lines. I suspect that there ar...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Top psychological cure: denial, grandiosity, NT denigration

Posted: 09 Feb 2008, 9:48 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 9,761

natty Tucan Tucan Joined: Apr 11, 2007 Posts: 271 PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:49 pm I read your post, natty, and was reminded of my father who went to his grave thinking that HE was at fault and was always so ashamed of how he wasn't quite good enough. In fact, he was an extremely accomplished c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Top psychological cure: denial, grandiosity, NT denigration

Posted: 09 Feb 2008, 9:16 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 9,761

Anbuend - a stunning post, brilliantly argued and very well referenced. This deserves to be a sticky.
thank you.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's? Only in my vocabulary for 3 days. Now what?

 Post subject: Re: A little cocky?
Posted: 09 Feb 2008, 7:52 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,846

My IQ is 134, which is in the 98th percentile. That means that I have extremely high intelligence which makes me eligable for high iq societies (like mensa). A little pretentious are we? I know you aren't trying to be a show off, but this is what gives such a bad rap. And you should al...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain Signal Linked to Autism

Posted: 07 Feb 2008, 10:53 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,427

So I came to this sort of conclusion the other day. Uta Frith Sort of says why - but not in the same way that I would. Her interpretation (as frikking usual from 'experts') gives NTs the benefit of the doubt and makes people with autism, VERBATIM: 'WRONG'. As per *^(*%&! usual! :twisted: She ha...
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