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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Grieving an Autism diagnosis

Posted: 15 Jul 2021, 10:46 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 792


What ever may be the impact-response --- I get it.
I think we all do

As only can we

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I’m not autistic I have Aspergers

Posted: 14 Jul 2021, 5:38 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,715


DSM crew blew it. Think about it: What is the purpose of diagnosis? There are two: 1. Allow clinicians to communicate with each other precisely; 2. Treatment and prognosis. In the first, suppose I said: "it is a motorized vehicle" - minimally helpful. How about: "motorized land vehicl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Talking to myself.

 Post subject: Re: Talking to myself.
Posted: 11 Jul 2021, 7:57 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 14,304


Well, it makes for intelligent conversation -- considering one is locked in a world of neurotypicals :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I’m not autistic I have Aspergers

Posted: 11 Jul 2021, 7:03 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,715


Harry, I am not sure the people sitting around the table have as their primary motive wanting to be useful. There may be elements of ego and a desire to control others that factor in. However, one cannot rule out the financial aspect. A broader category that sounds more threatening would certainly ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I’m not autistic I have Aspergers

Posted: 11 Jul 2021, 6:40 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,715


Under DSM5 I have HFA; under ICD10, Asperger's. Go figure. These diagnostic codebooks are formulated by a bunch of folks sitting around a conference table; and they need to feel useful. So they do random things and give themselves trophies. They're like someone playing with a block of cheese, cuttin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The line between neurotypical and autistic and severity

Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 6:50 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 2,509


Seems part of the drive is to neatly categorize in order to make sense of the world. But categories are artificial. They're like lines of latitude and longitude, which are useful for navigation, but don't actually exist on the surface of the earth. There are many distinct advantages to "owning&...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Friendly Hello

 Post subject: Friendly Hello
Posted: 10 Jul 2021, 4:44 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 576


Hailing from Seattle, glad to have found you!
Diagnosis explains quite a bit from this life. Glad to be home.
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