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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Age of your parents?

Posted: 21 Mar 2013, 4:27 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,490

Mom 24
Father a little older but also in his twenties

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is diagnosis for? What does it mean?

Posted: 20 Mar 2013, 8:46 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,928

A diagnosis like AS should provide the opportunity to receive a form of "help" that is usually suited to some of the needs of people diagnosed with that diagnosis and that is usually not available (due to financial or other reasons) to people without a diagnosis or with a different diagnosis. I alwa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Extrovert Asperger's characterstics.

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 12:12 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 8,933

I test as extroverted but I don't think that the concept of introversion and extroversion holds true for an autistic person who has little social intuition.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Angry at folk that think there hard working.

Posted: 06 Mar 2013, 2:08 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 4,718

But there are just as many that are just lucky genetically and are total snobs about it. No, I don't think that's it. If someone fails in the empathy department like that then that is a "shortcoming". Would you really consider a person like that lucky in a general sense; one who treats others unfai...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many self-diagnosed Aspies actually have it?

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 5:44 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 12,949

Well, there is a German diagnostician who is apparently well-known and who outright criticises neurodiversity, says that adults self-diagnose hastily and based only on Internet tests and that autism isn't a way of being and that it's psychiatric and not biological. But he also wrote that parents of ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many self-diagnosed Aspies actually have it?

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 4:06 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 12,949

For the record, you don't "get a piece of paper" like an *Asperger's Diploma* when you get diagnosed. All you do is get a psychiatrist's bill that has a diagnosis code on it that you submit to your insurance company. Actually, I received written reports that state my diagnosis, my symptoms and furt...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Going on a 6 hour flight with my autistic daughter , help !

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 2:04 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 4,103

I always refused to go on a plane so far, so I don't know whether it's possible to decide where to sit and who to sit next to. If you can influence the seating decision, would demanding her to be placed next to a window be fine with her? Is she better/calmer if you or someone else from the family si...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you ask other people questions about themselves?

Posted: 05 Mar 2013, 12:42 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 7,803

It's true, in the most basic sense asking others about themselves expresses your interest in them. I ask people about what happened to them but not because I have a personal interest in emotionally bonding with them more. I forget asking my family and friends about and I forget to tell them about wh...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism Spectrum Identity

Posted: 04 Mar 2013, 6:23 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 7,182

It's interesting you view it that way, seeing nuances between Autist sein and Autismus haben ... Dutch corresponds to German very closely on this point, and yet I never saw a difference between saying 'I am an autistic' or 'I am autistic' or 'I have autism'. Curiously, some posters above have expre...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism Spectrum Identity

Posted: 04 Mar 2013, 2:55 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 7,182

Autist (in German). That's a strong declaration because it can serve as an answer to "Who are you?" -> "Ich bin (ein) Autist." To avoid making some people nervous about being confronted with a disorder (and to avoid them forgetting about the person who has said disorder), I sometimes say that I have...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Blood Type and Asperger's Correlation?

Posted: 04 Mar 2013, 2:11 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 8,652

I'm suprised so many people know their blood type!

I don't know what mine is (I wish I knew!) and was told I'd have to pay for that information to be revealed in reports of blood counts.

Something about it not being a medical necessity to know one's blood type or whatever.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What things in the house caused you problems as a child?

Posted: 03 Mar 2013, 12:20 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 7,295

In childhood: - the vacuum cleaner At home, I covered my ears with my hands, started crying hysterically and froze/sank to the floor and froze. I didn't want to let that "thing" go where I couldn't see it. At my grandmother's place I hid under the table, curled up and covered my ears with my hands a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Speech/language declining - how to know?

Posted: 26 Feb 2013, 7:15 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,478

Thank you so much! I haven't forgotten about your answers. You were right about the exhaustion and a lot happened since last year. I had been going to ASD therapy for about 5 years but I won't be going anymore. Your replies helped a little with my decision. My former therapist and other ASD speciali...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Finding concentration really hard . . .

Posted: 09 Feb 2013, 1:42 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 953

What happens when you try to focus on schoolwork? Can you describe what it is that's keeping you from taking in all relevant information during lessons and when you attempt to study? Has it always been like this or did it happen to you only recently? It's really important to first figure out why thi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hogwarts Sorting Hat: Aspie Edition

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 2:07 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 6,197

Definitely Slytherin. Friends said so too on numerous occasions.

I always played the Gryffindor-part in Harry Potter games however because it appealed to me more.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I never steal and have never stolen

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 7,361

While brought to a shopping trip by my family, I tried to steal a single green decorative plastic grape put of a store for furniture and housewares in 6th grade because I'd listened to a conversation of my classmates about that everybody steals because its normal. I figured that if I stole something...
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