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22 Apr 2006, 4:22 am

What is your first name? Sabine

Age: 32

Location: The Netherlands

Hobbies and Interests: Music, singing, scatting, rapping. SSX Tricky on the PS2.

Pets: 2 cats & 2 goldfish

Why are you here? Because I have always wondered what was wrong with me, and why I was different, and the more I learn about AS, the more I think there's nothing wrong with me, but there's a big chance I am an Aspie.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Not (yet). I have an appointment with the doc next month.

Favorite subjects: music

Favorite music: Jason Mraz (I love all sorts of music, but Jason is my hero. I am working on doing every tune he does)

Books: 'De Larf', by Midas Dekkers (Dutch author)

TV shows/Movies: Spaced (channel 4 sitcom), The Butterfly Effect (Director's cut), Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

Instrument: my voice.

Do you like sports? nah. I like watching the Formula 1 though.

Family: It's just me really.

Clothing: anything cheap, baggy, but extremely color coordinated.

How did you find this website? Google

Job: IT-person

Plans for the future? I am planning on making those plans.

Any comments?
Not at the moment.



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22 Apr 2006, 3:46 pm

What is your first name? Mags

Age: 45

Location: Canada

Hobbies and Interests: Musician, Computerist, Humourist

Pets: 1 (4lb) dog

Why are you here? Because I have one sone who was just diagnosed, another son who refuses to go to the Doctor to get his diagnosis (we just maintain with him) and a spousal unit who is undiagnosed - she would go to the Doctor if she just would.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): skipping

Favorite subjects: Music, Star Trek, My kids

Favorite music: Indie, Jazz

Books: Atlas Shrugged - Ayn Rand / The Pillars of The Earth - Ken Follet / A Short History of Nearly Everything - Bell Bryson

TV shows/Movies: Magnolia, The Princess Bride, Huff, Star Trek - All, Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction...

Instrument: Vocals, Guitar (Acoustic Jazz), Coronet, Flute, Sax, Banjo, Percussion, Piano, (if a gun is against my head), and I will try anything.

Do you like sports? Football (American), Curling, Tennis

Family: 3 boys and one wife.

Clothing: anything cheap, baggy, but extremely color coordinated.

How did you find this website? Autism Ontario

Job: Web Designer

Plans for the future? Maintaining my sanity despite being neurotypical.

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bt1978
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Location: Australia

22 Apr 2006, 11:57 pm

What is your first name? Brad

Age: 28

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Hobbies and Interests: Reading and writing, cooking, walking, anything to do with geography and transport, rugby league

Why are you here? Because I am

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Dx of "autistic tendencies" when I was 5, but formally diagnosed with AS last year

Favorite music: Alternative rock -- stuff like Fastball, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Powderfinger, Pink. But national anthems are an Aspie obsession of mine. :wink:

Books: Anything by George Orwell

TV shows/Movies: Little Britain, The Glass House, news and current affairs, documentaries, Futurama

Do you like sports? Sort of. I'm a fan of the Wests Tigers in the National Rugby League and I don't mind watching tennis either. I like to walk and swim; I can't stand playing team sports

Family: They're all interstate, I still keep in touch with them though

Clothing: Conventional without being daggy. Lots of blues, browns and greens.

How did you find this website? Word of mouth though the Brisbane Aspie community

Job: Clerical assistant

Plans for the future? Build up my mental and physical health, get fit, get a diploma or degree, a full-time job, my own little house and a dog, and be the best I can be

Any comments? Not really :)



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23 Apr 2006, 3:01 am

wobbegong wrote:
I have not had a formal diagnosis with an AS specialist. Is it Aspie to want one?


I think you'll find that most of us are in the same boat here, it seems to be a fairly common thing for a lot of people to realise that they fit the general description of AS from books/magazines/internet rather than seek a formal diagnosis. This isn't necessarily a bad thing either, so long as your sources are reliable. I'm not overly proud of the fact that I first twigged to having some kind of ASD from reading a Men's Health article. :oops:

I would happily have gone without a diagnosis altogether, but my Mum asked me to get one because she suspected that I had Fragile X, which is hereditary, and my older nephew is growing up to have a lot of the same problems as me. It turned out that Mum wasn't overly well informed on Fragile X though! :P

wobbegong wrote:
I don't understand why a site dedicated to people who don't handle sensory overload well, has so many intrusive adverts. I hate how slow it makes the site go. I appreciate the ads help fund the site but there must be a better way.


Unfortunately, according to Alex, the ads aren't helping fund the site; they're funding the site, period. There's been a thread about how he was trying to run the site on member contributions before resorting to the ads because nobody was kicking in (including me :oops: ), or at least not enough to cover the expenses of running the site. In all fairness, not a lot of WP members are financial enough to contribute, due to patchy or non-existent work situations.

Any suggestions?


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neptunevsmars
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23 Apr 2006, 3:12 am

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How did you find this website? Word of mouth though the Brisbane Aspie community


I've noticed, through web research, that there's a lot more AS support based in Queensland than anywhere else in Australia. I'm curious as to why that is...not to mention, a little envious. :wink:


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23 Apr 2006, 4:02 am

Ok Let me introduce myself **Drum roll**


What is your first name? : Cherie

Age: 22

Location: Australia, Northern NSW

Hobbies and Interests: Internet, TV, Music, Movies

Pets: 1 dog named Phantom, 1 cat named Ceefa

Why are you here? : To find out if I have AS, To make new internet friends

AS Status: Currently undiagnosed


Favorite music: Alt/hard rock eg. Tool, Perfect Circle, NIN, Marilyn Manson & others

Books: Womens day and TV week :lol:

TV shows/Movies: TV: Monk, NCIS, L&O CI & SVU, House, Enough Rope
Movies: Kill Bill, Sin City, Pulp Fiction, V for Vendetta, other Tarantino movies. Hayao Miyazaki movies, others I cant think of right now.

Instrument: Played a recorder in 3rd grade. keyboard/piano but gave lessons up due to schedule clashes

Do you like sports?: NUP!, occasional NRL match on TV is as much as I can stand

Family: 2 bro's in QLD, live with mother, dad lives nearby

Clothing: Trendy yet functional, the brighter the better, I shop at Supre A LOT

How did you find this website?: Googling for info on aspergers

Job: Book-keeper

Plans for the future?: Dont die, Find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

Any comments?: NUP!!



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23 Apr 2006, 2:36 pm

What is your first name? Alexandra

Age: 15

Location: Norway

Hobbies and Interests: Music, psychiatry

Why are you here? Most likely have Asperger's syndrome.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): undiagnosed

Favorite subjects: music and science

Year/Grade: 10th grade

Favorite music: Alternative/rock.

Books: mostly non-fictional books.

TV shows/Movies: criminal minds,

Instrument: drums

Do you like sports? If so, which ones?: I'm not particulary interested in sports.

Family: A mom and a dad.

Clothing: Mostly casual. Tend to have a limited wardrobe.

How did you find this website?

Job: Don't have one yet. Planning on attending med-school.

Plans for the future? Planning on attending med-school.

Any comments? This web-site has helped me understand more about myself.



bt1978
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24 Apr 2006, 1:57 am

neptunevsmars wrote:
I've noticed, through web research, that there's a lot more AS support based in Queensland than anywhere else in Australia. I'm curious as to why that is...not to mention, a little envious. :wink:
It helps that Tony Attwood is based in South East Queensland. :) Also there are some very dedicated people who help and have helped to run the Asperger's Syndrome Support Network of Queensland, which is based in an office in Brisbane's northern suburbs.

Haven't I seen you before on forum.asperger.asn.au, Neptune? I've decided to use Wrong Planet for a while, broaden my horizons and get to know more people. :D



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24 Apr 2006, 8:06 am

bt1978 wrote:
there are some very dedicated people who help and have helped to run the Asperger's Syndrome Support Network of Queensland, which is based in an office in Brisbane's northern suburbs.


Anywhere near Zillmere? Would have been handy to know, had I only been diagnosed at the time I last visited. :wink:

bt1978 wrote:
Haven't I seen you before on forum.asperger.asn.au, Neptune? I've decided to use Wrong Planet for a while, broaden my horizons and get to know more people. :D


Most likely. I went through a phase where I registered on quite a few forums then went inactive fairly quickly. Must check it out again though...thanks for the reminder. :D


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24 Apr 2006, 9:41 pm

neptunevsmars wrote:
bt1978 wrote:
How did you find this website? Word of mouth though the Brisbane Aspie community


I've noticed, through web research, that there's a lot more AS support based in Queensland than anywhere else in Australia. I'm curious as to why that is...not to mention, a little envious. :wink:


It's more of a network of people helping each other to find existing services, and we support each other. Sadly not any services as yet, but the ASSN campaigns for them.



TheNeil2001
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Location: Harrogate...UK...Suburb of Europe

26 Apr 2006, 3:33 am

What is your first name? Neil (shocker that isn't it?)

Age: 31

Location: Harrogate, UK

Hobbies and Interests: Apple Macs

Why are you here? Want to be able to discuss things with other AS bods

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): 21st April 2006

Favorite subjects: Apple Macs

Year/Grade: Huh?

Favorite music: Jem, film soundtracks

Books: Yes, I have books

TV shows/Movies: Empire Strikes Back, The Bride of Frankenstein

Instrument: Musically useless

Do you like sports? Watching - yes, doing - running

Family: Wife, mother, brother, 2 guinea pigs, 3 budgies

Clothing: Yes I am waering clothes

How did you find this website? Google search

Job: Analyst Programmer

Plans for the future? Payoff mortgage, leave rat race

Any comments? Hoping to shake off feeling of isolation, talk to other AS people...



Yonae
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27 Apr 2006, 9:46 am

What is your first name? Michelle

Age: 27

Location: Sydney, Australia

Hobbies and Interests: Animals, Biology - genetics, Natural Sciences, Astronomy, Anthropology, Archeology, Psychology, Programming Java and C, Music, Soccer, Religion, Politics, Computer games, Final Fantasy Online and Internet, Dungeons and Dragons 3rd edition & Forgotten Realms & Star Wars, reading

Why are you here? I was reading RSS feeds and stumbled across the article in Wired online about the Geek syndrome and after that was curious to find out more as it sounded like me.

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): Undiagnosed and never will be officially diagnosed, if I have a problem in life, or if someone I care about thinks I have a problem, I will help myself correct it.

Favorite subjects: See above, in the "Interests" category.

Year/Grade: 2006?/I'm not in school any longer, graduated high school 1996 then went to Uni and then TAFE.

Favorite music: Everything, I'm very eclectic but punk is my most favorite.

Books: Anything written by Jane Austin, George Orwell - 1984, Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series, Terry Goodkind, David Eddings - Belgariad and the Mallorean series, Stephen King, selected romantic poetry from Robert Frost, Wordsworth, Shelley and Byron, any old classics like Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll and Aesop's Fables.

TV shows/Movies: I don't watch TV much except for National Geographic and Music Channels, I dislike watching movies generally too but my favorites are:the BBC version of Pride and Prejudice (by Jane Austin of course), Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Flight of the Dragon & Cowboy Bebop.

Instrument: I play the Piano

Do you like sports? I like to watch and play soccer.

Family: Mother, Father and Brother. And my husband and his family. And my dog :-)

Clothing: Is generally on me unless I'm sleeping or showering. I can't stand wool clothing though, it is itchy.

How did you find this website? See the "Why are you here" answer.

Job: I work for a large IT international company (not Microsoft!! !!) as a Problem Manager. I help tech support diagnose major system failures and root causes of those failures by supplying them with logical thought mapping, crisis management, resourcing if they require it and a window to throw the system out of if they can't fix it.

Plans for the future? I am moving to Florida in 1.5 months. This will be one exciting adventure.

Any comments? It is nice to find a site where I can feel a little accepted by my weirdness and to understand I am not the only one that thinks the way I think. I've always had trouble accepting myself for the way I am and this site has helped me a little bit in that! :)


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29 Apr 2006, 10:06 am

What is your first name? Richard

Age: 18

Location: Cardiff Wales

Hobbies and Interests: Music, Reading, Documentries on anything really, Jive Dancing

Why are you here? That's what I'm asking myself

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): on the 6th of august 1999 one day before my birthday

Favorite subjects: Biology, chemisty

Year/Grade: I'm in college

Favorite music: anything really

Books: Harry Potter(to the point of obession), mostly pharmacy pratice based books

TV shows/Movies:Question time, ducmentires ect.

Instrument: don't play one

Do you like sports? I do karate i have a black belt in it

Family: too huge to mendtion

Clothing: t-shirts with jeans mostly.

How did you find this website? googled it

Job: currently unemployed

Plans for the future? get job in pharmacy, finish college course

Any comments? vote lib dem!



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Location: connecticut

29 Apr 2006, 11:21 am

What is your first name? lauren

Age: 20

Location: connecticut

Hobbies and Interests: reading, music, baseball, ghosts, horror movies, animals

Why are you here? to make some friends who understand me

When were you diagnosed? official diagnosis - recently, but i have been in special ed programs since i was 12

Favorite subjects: history

Year/Grade: nothing right now, hopefully i'll be going to ccsu in the fall.

Favorite music: anything except hard rap music and death medal

Books: anything! i love to read. adam rapp is my favorite author and i also love the harry potter books.

TV shows/Movies: horror movies, comedies, cop shows

Instrument: bass and guitar

Do you like sports? fencing (not very well)

Family: mom, dad, brother, lots of cousins and aunts and uncles, grandparents, and an aunt no one likes

Clothing: whatever is comfortable

How did you find this website? someone on another message board told me about it

Job: nothing right now

Plans for the future? i want to be a photographer

Any comments? i just want to make friends and be accepted.



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01 May 2006, 2:34 pm

What is your first name? Ieva

Age: 16

Location: Lithuania

Hobbies and Interests: U2, autism,AS, books "the curious incident of a dog in the night- time", "white oleander", movie "Amelie from Monmarte"

Why are you here? AS is one of my interests

When were you diagnosed?(skip if you don't have a disorder): i m not aspie

Favorite music: rock, U2 for ever!! !!

Books: "The curious incident of a dog in the night-time", "White oleander"

TV shows/Movies: VH1 hits, Amelie from Monmarte, The sixth sense

Instrument: people's nerves

Do you like sports? noooo

Family:my parents are devorced.

Clothing: jeans and t shirt

How did you find this website? my aspie friend showed it

Job: haha

Plans for the future? no future

Any comments?no