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01 Apr 2005, 2:22 pm

Every now and then, after I say or do something AS, my Mom laughs hysterically and says I'm like Rainman. I have the movie, should I consider watching it? I'm not insulted by people laughing at me, I'm just never sure why. Some thing I say, I guess.


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01 Apr 2005, 5:28 pm

I haven't seen it yet...

I've heard it's good... it even won an Oscar...



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01 Apr 2005, 5:50 pm

[Every now and then, after I say or do something AS, my Mom laughs hysterically and says I'm like Rainman.]

[I'm not insulted by people laughing at me, I'm just never sure why. Some thing I say, I guess.]

What kind of "Rainman things" do you remember doing, or
were told you were doing? Where in the autistic disorder spectrum
do you dwell?



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01 Apr 2005, 6:30 pm

Yeah, it is a good movie, although it's about someone who lives in an institution, so that's someone fairly unsophisticated. I don't normally like Tom Cruise, but it's probably his best role, and Dustin Hoffman is a pretty good actor.



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01 Apr 2005, 7:03 pm

i saw it before i knew i had AS, and i thought the guy had some serious problems. it may not be as bad as i remember but i get a little touchy about the whole thing. good movie though.
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01 Apr 2005, 11:35 pm

Ghosthunter said:

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What kind of "Rainman things" do you remember doing, or
were told you were doing? Where in the autistic disorder spectrum
do you dwell?


I'm not sure what kind of things I do. But when she picks me up from work, I'll sometimes tell her what went on, what happened, etc. And what I did in these situations seems to occasionally remind her of Rainman. I have AS. I also have OCD and ADD. I like to think I'm the farthest from NT I could possibly be.


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[ I also have OCD and ADD.]

What is OCD?



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02 Apr 2005, 1:11 am

Ghost Hunter OCD stands for Obsessive Comulsive Disorder

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02 Apr 2005, 1:13 am

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:
If I find somethnig I enjoy a lot, I'll do it repeatedly to an unhealthy extent. Normally applies to eating. Hard to control urge not to eat without stopping. Used to wash hands until they bleed. Etc.


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02 Apr 2005, 2:24 am

Sarcastic_Name wrote:
Every now and then, after I say or do something AS, my Mom laughs hysterically and says I'm like Rainman. I have the movie, should I consider watching it? I'm not insulted by people laughing at me, I'm just never sure why. Some thing I say, I guess.


I always liked the movie even WAY before I was diagnosed. I was not to thrilled howeverr when a security lady at school called me "Rainman" and was kind of unhappy about that.


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02 Apr 2005, 10:56 am

I liked the movie. Some parts are not exactly right about autistic people. But it's very realistic.



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02 Apr 2005, 2:00 pm

Rainman is a composite character, built from the traits of several real-life people, mainly Kim Peek, who IMO is the most incredible person living today due to his math skills and infallable memory.

I liked the movie BTW, dustin hoffmans best role ever.


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02 Apr 2005, 2:38 pm

I'll probably watch it today.


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