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26 Dec 2011, 9:27 pm

Are there any other blind autistics or Aspies here? I'm blind and have PDD-NOS and would like to find others like me.



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26 Dec 2011, 10:21 pm

I don't know of any, but I heard of something interesting related to this: Two deaf twins, one has Aspergers, but it was hypothesized that she would have full autism if she wasn't deaf.


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26 Dec 2011, 10:35 pm

i have a freind who is visually impaired and has aspergers



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27 Dec 2011, 1:05 am

I'm a visually-impaired Aspie. I have to say, though, that the autism makes life more challenging than the visual impairments. By far.



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27 Dec 2011, 1:16 am

The autism definitely does make it harder than the blindness. Although dealing with my eye condition does make it pretty hard because it comes with a lot of other problems. Both the blindness and the autism have combined to make me have major problems getting around. I have very bad spatial awareness and am constantly crashing into things and getting lost.



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27 Dec 2011, 1:31 am

LOOKOUTLanie wrote:
The autism definitely does make it harder than the blindness. Although dealing with my eye condition does make it pretty hard because it comes with a lot of other problems. Both the blindness and the autism have combined to make me have major problems getting around. I have very bad spatial awareness and am constantly crashing into things and getting lost.
For me, it's autism plus ADHD plus being blind. Not only is it hard to see objects sometimes, it's hard to pay attention to what I can see. Everything can be a possible distraction.



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27 Dec 2011, 1:35 am

I'm not blind officially but I'm borderline legally blind. I was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder that was not identified till my senior year of high-school; Incomplete Achromatopsia http://www.lowvision.org/achromatopsia_ ... indnes.htm
I'm extremely nearsighted(my visual acuity is 20/100), I have some colorblindness, very sensitive to lighting conditions; I see better in lower light. After I graduated high-school I spent 6 months at a training center for people who are blind or visually impaired to learn life-skills. One of the many reasons I had AS ruled out when I was officially tested for it was due to my vision. The psychs thought some of my Aspie issues were related to my low vision or the bad childhood I had due to my vision disorder not being recognized & part of the testing involved visual stuff & I did not fit the typical AS pattern. School was a major struggle for me due to not having my vision or AS recognized & I feel like all my school years were a huge waste except for causing me to have post traumatic stress & lots of other anxiety & emotional problems. I was destined to s#ck at life from the moment I was born


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27 Dec 2011, 2:30 am

I have a condition called septo-optic dysplasia. My optic nerves are underdeveloped. It also comes with lots of other problems. I also had glaucoma until it got so bad I got my eye removed.



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27 Dec 2011, 3:44 pm

nick007 wrote:
I'm not blind officially but I'm borderline legally blind. I was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder that was not identified till my senior year of high-school; Incomplete Achromatopsia http://www.lowvision.org/achromatopsia_ ... indnes.htm
I'm extremely nearsighted(my visual acuity is 20/100), I have some colorblindness, very sensitive to lighting conditions; I see better in lower light. After I graduated high-school I spent 6 months at a training center for people who are blind or visually impaired to learn life-skills. One of the many reasons I had AS ruled out when I was officially tested for it was due to my vision. The psychs thought some of my Aspie issues were related to my low vision or the bad childhood I had due to my vision disorder not being recognized & part of the testing involved visual stuff & I did not fit the typical AS pattern. School was a major struggle for me due to not having my vision or AS recognized & I feel like all my school years were a huge waste except for causing me to have post traumatic stress & lots of other anxiety & emotional problems. I was destined to s#ck at life from the moment I was born
When my shrink was testing me, she knew I was legally blind and wanted to see if low vision was behind my social difficulties, or AS. So I had to go to an eye specialist and do all of these tests, and reading facial expressions from far away (with my glasses on, of course). I passed all of the visual tests. When my shrink got the results, she told me that I see well enough for vision not to be the factor behind most of life's problems, that the issues were Asperger's and ADHD. To which I asked, "ass burgers? What's ass burgers?"