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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism implications of NVLD

Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 11:23 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,643

It seems to me that there's probably two different learning styles which are both seen in many autistics, but are kind of exact opposites. NVLD is one of them. The other is the visuospatial thinker style with much better nonverbal than verbal skills, which is associated with the classic Block Design...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Confusion

Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 11:17 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,104

The problem is that, without staff, I do nothing. I sit at my computer and type, and that is all. I can't cook, or clean, or go anywhere, or sometimes even eat, or do ANYTHING without staff here. You know, that could be overload. It's possible that if you had a good long break, you'd start function...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: child with down syndrome diagnose with aspergers,

Posted: 05 Jul 2011, 11:08 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 4,576

there'll be less incentive (imo) for pregnant mothers to abort their foetuses/babies if prenatal technology for ASDs also becomes available. Doubt it. Cleft lip/palate is easily treated by corrective surgery in infancy, yet many prenatally diagnosis kids get aborted anyway. A lot of people don't se...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: child with down syndrome diagnose with aspergers,

Posted: 03 Jul 2011, 10:04 am 

Replies: 19
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I think there should be autism subtypes, but not the ones we currently have. We should have subtypes where research has inedicated that the presence or absence of a certain trait is significant to proper education or handling. Such as visuospatial thinker as opposed to nonverbal learning disability ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: - post deleted

Posted: 02 Jul 2011, 4:17 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,240

Regarding change, it seems to me that some autistics have trouble with any change, but others don't. A more common pattern is being fine with everything being new (eg if you visit a place you've never been to before) but upset if only one thing changes while everything else stays the same (eg going ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: PDA sociopathic condition related to aspergers syndrome

Posted: 02 Jul 2011, 4:12 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 26,793

Well, from what I've read, pretty much all PDA kids play pretend, and most do so far more than most kids. This is one difference from other autistics, who often don't play pretend or run 'scripts' rather than making stuff up. And this pretend play is more intense. For example, you know how an NT kid...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "NT mode"

Posted: 02 Jul 2011, 3:52 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,400

I think it's kind of silly to think of myself as being more or less autistic at different times. I'm always the same person, and like anyone else I go through different moods. In some of those moods, my behavior happens to resemble NTs more than in other moods. But that doesn't mean I'm any less aut...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Confusion

Posted: 02 Jul 2011, 3:49 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,104

I have staff 40 hours/week, and we have to work toward goals of independence. I bet that's your problem right there. A lot of disability programs don't seem to recognize that people have limits, and can't give out 100% effort all the time . Everyone needs downtime. Are you being forced into this, o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: This mother of autistic child deserves applause

Posted: 02 Jul 2011, 3:38 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,072

Makes me sad.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: child with down syndrome diagnose with aspergers,

Posted: 02 Jul 2011, 3:32 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 4,576

so according to the DSM-IV (as well as the ICD-10), it'd be impossible to diagnose children that have Down Syndrome as also having AS It's actually impossible for anyone to meet DSM-IV criteria for Asperger Syndrome. Every person with that diagnosis actually meets autism criteria, or else they don'...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm not invited, but my 10+ year significant other is....

Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 7:47 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,494

Do they say explicitly that only she's invited, or try to keep you from knowing about it? Or do they just verbally invite her while not mentioning you? If the latter, they might be assuming she'll invite you along, and not realize that you don't think you're welcome there. A lot of people treat coup...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Wow...wrong diagnosis. Should I leave?

Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 7:37 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,412

Borderline Personality Disorder w/ Sensory Processing Disorder. It was quite a punch in the stomach, but I think they are correct. Does BPD and Asperger's get mixed up a lot? Not that I know of, but sensory processing disorders are often assumed to indicate AS, even though you can have sensory proc...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Questions about PDD-NOS in a young girl and cholesterol

Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 7:23 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,187

Many different syndromes can result in autistic behavior. In those cases, any medical treatment is more to treat the underlying condition than the autism. Haven't heard of hypobetalipoproteinanemia before, but my suggestion would be look for a doctor experienced in that specific disorder, whether or...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is the difference between Fragile X Syndrome & Auti

Posted: 24 Jun 2011, 7:11 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4,336

Well, Fragile X Syndrome comes with a distinct behavioral phenotype, that is similar but not the same as autism. Add in individual variability, and you get many of them being autistic. Just off the top of my head, Fragile X behavior includes: * hand-flapping * high social anxiety * sociability (this...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Would you take the cure or be killed?

Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 8:40 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 3,446

I'd take the cure, because at least some of me would survive. Autism is a big part of who I am, but it's not everything. Besides, if I got a severe brain injury, I wouldn't want to die, so how could I judge becoming NT any worse than that? But I would fight against the cure. Given that my NT mother ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How come Donna Williams has a low IQ?

Posted: 21 Jun 2011, 8:35 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 6,387

Given the severe sensory problems she describes, I can imagine her having a lot of trouble understanding the verbal questions and processing the visual input for the nonverbal ones. Her receptive skills sound very shaky, both verbal and nonverbal, meanwhile her expressive skills seem a lot better.
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