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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You are all mechanical intellect-robots

Posted: 02 Sep 2012, 7:11 pm 

Replies: 32
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Yeah that would be a literal and very modern translation but one that pays no mind to the era that Asperger wrote the text in and more importantly, it completely dismisses the context in which he used to word "automaten". Admittedly, Asperger had his own eccentric way with words that does take some ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You are all mechanical intellect-robots

Posted: 02 Sep 2012, 11:17 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,059

"Intelligenzautomaten" is what he wrote but the translation got something wrong: diese Menschen sind, kraß ausgedrückt , Intelligenzautomaten. Which means that he wrote that calling autistic people Intelligenzautomaten due to their impairments in acquiring social (and other) skills intuitively...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do so many aspies have issues that I don't?

Posted: 02 Sep 2012, 7:13 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,359

Most of those behaviours strike me as perfectly normal behaviours that non-autistic teens/adolescents display (today). Hard to say anything more concrete about it from such a short list/one that doesn't go in depth about the situations in which they displayed those behaviours and whether they had an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism, just a temporary fashion...

Posted: 02 Sep 2012, 7:04 am 

Replies: 58
Views: 4,464

So how I understood it, my psychiatrist toled me that I have those 3 diagnoses at the moment and that those 3 will stand on the report in the end: - Borderline tendencies (I don't even fullfill 5 criterias how I understood it, or I don't know) By the sounds of it, the BPD "diagnosis" ought to be a ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm coining a new term for Aspies: "Wizard of Oz Syndro

Posted: 01 Sep 2012, 10:15 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,907

As for me, I grew up with a lot of the people around me assuming that because of my autistic behaviour and the ADHD that I had low average or even below average intelligence. At age 17/18, some teachers still baby-talked me. I also got bad grades at school because often I didn't manage to speak/make...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you feel angry or sorry for yourself about having an ASD?

Posted: 30 Aug 2012, 7:59 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,272

I feel angry with other people imposing their one-size-fit-for-all ideas of the spectrum on me. As an autistic person with a high IQ and the ability to talk fine under certain circumstances, I cannot possibly have impairments such as... I cannot possibly experience difficulties such as... I cannot p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone has any issues with comfortability?

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 4:45 pm 

Replies: 11
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I also have trouble feeling "comfortable" in the way that most people seem to use that word. I do not feel at rest, I am never relaxed when awake is relaxed means to describe a moment of not experiencing intense stimulations. For me, it is because of the constant stimulation (not quite an overload) ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspie Vs Autie

Posted: 29 Aug 2012, 3:36 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 5,537

Given the fact that most mental health professionals consider me to be a person with "very mild" and/or "extremely hf" Asperger's Syndrome but given that I am dead certain that because of my history and the nature of my impairments (and taking into account what people who know me best in real, every...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have brown on the inside of your iris on your eyes?

Posted: 28 Aug 2012, 5:57 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 11,713

There are several kinds of "rings" around the pupil and even around the iris. It is a ridiculously common phenomenon, so take that in mind. The yellow/brown/golden ring around the pupil (usually meaning no specks extending into the iris, no lines/whole differently coloured parts extending into the i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trying to find a cure is idiotic

Posted: 25 Aug 2012, 4:16 pm 

Replies: 133
Views: 9,239

Curing intellectual disability... how? Who to "cure" and by how much? Would that mean making someone with an IQ below (edit:) 70 and/or a diagnosis of MR as "smart" until they just about no longer meet criteria? Give them an IQ of 76 (nevermind about those self-help skills) and wish them eternal hap...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do all Aspies have dexterity issues or is it just me?

Posted: 24 Aug 2012, 8:33 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,168

Motor difficulties can be a part of AS and milestones may be delayed. It's not a criterion but the motor difficulties (this includes walking, riding a bide, fine motor skill tasks, awkward gait, uncoordinated or bouncy way of walking), a feature that's often observed in kids and adults with AS. I ge...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Where are you from?

Posted: 24 Aug 2012, 6:16 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,032


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you embarrassed by some of your AS symptoms?

Posted: 23 Aug 2012, 5:35 pm 

Replies: 41
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I'm not at all embarrassed when I actually happen to flap or jump up and down in public, but when I just think about that most people consider flapping, bouncing, flicking and slapping in a seemingly normal person like me a scary behaviour and that they get all kinds of weird thoughts about it as if...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ICD-11 and ASDs

Posted: 22 Aug 2012, 7:25 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 7,971

But then only if they do not get the diagnosis of SCD, because that rules out the actual disorder ASD, correct? From what I understand of SCD, you're right on that. But even if ASD is not described as an actual diagnosis,SRD falls under the "secondary" parent-category of...I call it now "being auti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ICD-11 and ASDs

Posted: 22 Aug 2012, 6:24 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 7,971

In comparison to the Social Communication Disorder in the DSMV and the Social Reciprocity Disorder in the ICD11, the Social Communication Disorder rules out Autism Spectrum Disorder and the Social Reciprocity Disorder falls under the Autism Spectrums Disorder, do I understand it correct? If I am co...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ICD-11 and ASDs

Posted: 22 Aug 2012, 10:32 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 7,971

New update: For now, the short description of autism says: Autism is the prototypical variety of ASD, characterised by an impaired capacity for reciprocal socio-communicative interaction, together with restricted interests and repetitive behaviours. It differs from the 'parent' category (ASD) in not...
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