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Amajanshi
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04 Apr 2009, 9:37 am

Hi guys, I'm Amajanshi and I'm new to this forum!

I'm 20 years old currently, and living in Melbourne, Australia. I'm studying at Uni still and I don't live at college (coz it's cheaper to stay with family).

I first heard/read about Autism Spectrum Disorders and Aspergers Syndrome from a book called "The Curious Incident of the Dog at the Night Time". My friend told me that I talk very much like the main boy in that book. I looked up the reviews of that book on Amazon and saw numerous references to ASD and Aspergers.

After googling Aspergers, I'm pretty sure I have it even though I haven't been properly diagnosed by a psychologist/psychiatrist yet (which I'm willing to do in the future)...

So yeah, that's about it for now.



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04 Apr 2009, 1:40 pm

Hello. I am Rocco, I am 24, and I am from Harrisonburg, Virginia. I was born and raised in New Jersey, however. I currently work as a lab tech working with different chemicals treating water.

I don't have many friends. It's pretty hard for me to make them, and the ones I have now are they best friends I could ever ask for. I just wish I had more (I can count on one hand ALL of my friends).

I love music, video games, and politics (odd combination), and really not much else. While I try to do other things, it's hard for me to get involved unless I feel a slight interest in it.

Anyway, if anyone would like to befriend me if you live close or just want to talk, send me a PM.



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11 Apr 2009, 3:41 pm

Hi, i'm me. A 21 year old guy from Costa Rica self-diagnosed with AS.

I like computers, especifically linux
Hearing and creating music.
Analizing society.

Anyway, hello. 8)



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17 Apr 2009, 9:23 am

im updating my profile in here. hopefully you dnt mind :wink:

name: richard
age: 28
location: flagstaff, arizona

hi my names richard. my mother wanted to name me damion and im happy she didnt! im a pretty easy going guy and i let life fly by me apparently. i love heavy metal, rocks, gemstones, maps, watching the gem shopping network, drinking coffee, walking, sleeping, staying at home, snow, mountains, pineforests, elk, and camping.

things i dont like. loud obnoxious people, drama queens, gangsters. people with great memorys. i cant really think of alot of things i dislike right now but im shure theres more.

looking to meet anyone! especially in real life :)
im not employed and i am currently reciving disability

heres a recent picture. just ignore they walls, its not my room. im temporarly staying in the spare room at my moms house, as you can see my fine array of stripped t-shirts is in full view. i dress to impress! 8)

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thanks for reading my profile and being intrested in me



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19 Apr 2009, 3:46 pm

I have a very common girl’s name and am in my mid twenties.

I’m currently temping and doing volunteer work in the UK.

I have a myriad of interests that fluctuate from day to day.

I’d be happy to discuss anything Psychology, Communication Skills, Computer, Chemistry or Ecology related. I dabble in lots of different advanced subject areas so I’m quite flexible as to discussion topics. I’m also keen on introspection and analysis of the self. I also like to observe the physical environment.

I was informally assessed for AS in the late 80s.
Whether or not I’m AS now is in contention.
I have bad experiences in the past with being labelled AS, misinformation, condescension, ostracism and having to work with large groups of people, so please be gentle.

I have been mainstreamed all my life and have thought that I was “normal” and doing well for some time until recently. I have also had the label removed because it was deemed that I didn’t need assistance any more.

I have had social difficulties and don’t have many friends in real life now.

Looking to talk to someone online who's understanding.



19 Apr 2009, 8:45 pm

I'm very new here. I honestly feel silly doing this, but....
I just thought I was a very weird, akward dork my whole life. My last girlfriend, who worked with special ed children, once exasperatedly asked me if I had asperger's or something. It was the first time I'd ever heard the term. I just thought she was trying to be insulting. It didn't mean anything at the time. Then more recently a guy I had been traveling with did the same thing. He had a psychology degree so knew something about it. I looked it up the next day on the internet and had a "holy, f*****g god" moment. All my life's confusion and strange dysfunctionality made sense.
I was doubtful still, but after more reading I think it's better to be honest with myself and realize this is real for me. I've been a musician in the smaller town I lived in in my 20's. Living among the artistic sub-culture has helped me get away with being completely eccentric and still being somewhat accepted. Being good looking and good with a guitar and song writing helps a bit with a social life even if you are a weirdo otherwise.
I am in Florida, but am moving back to San Francisco soon. Like a lot of you guys it seems I have failed to create any lasting friendships. So I am doing this. I hope I'm not being too boring.
I love Stewie Griffin. He's my favorite baby in the world. I think The Velvet Underground was amazing. Hunter S. Thompson is one of my heroes. Milan Kundera writes wonderful books. News broadcasts are some of the funniest programs I've ever seen. I've read a ton about quantum physics and cosmology, just because I think it's beautiful. My beautiful girlfriend during the middle of that phase had a hard time giving up her affection time to physics books. What was I thinking? 8O
"You've lived a trite and meaningless life, and you are a bad person" is the worst thing I could hear on judgement day.
I'm open to hearing from anyone so don't be shy. Even if you can't think of anything to say, random questions are welcome, and answering questions is fun, in writing anyway. 8) I'd really like to talk to people who understand for advice and companionship and whatnot.
And an observation to end with. Would you say having asperger's is something like having your instincts in a completely different place than the rest of your mind?



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23 Apr 2009, 8:37 am

I'm not so new here, but I'd figured I post something here....so here goes...

My name is Sarah. I'm 27 years old and I live in central NJ near the coast. I'm a high functioning autie (dx'ed at age 3). I work as a formulation chemist for a cosmetics company...I make makeup...

I have various obsessions that have come and gone and returned on occasion....let's see...the plant life that populates the barrier Islands of the Jersey Shore, the human body, pharmacology, internal combustion engines and other mechanical things, cooking and baking...
I have fetishes for hinges, pulleys, and the silicone rubber covers for cell phones.

I have some sensory integration issues and I really don't like loud noises or flashing lights (even a flickering fluorescent light bulb that 's going out will can drive me to a meltdown). I really can't stand the sound of clanging metal, I hate the sound velcro makes, I can't stand the feel of silk, but I love the feel of satin......velvet kinda freaks me out. I really like heavy blankets.

Anyway. I like to read non-fiction books and I watch House and Grey's Anatomy, and I sometimes watch soap operas on at night for background noise to help me get sleepy. I'm also into MMA, and have been following the UFC for about 15 years. I listen to mostly punk and ska, but I also like rockabilly, psychobilly and some hardcore and metal. I also play bass, and I'm learning how to play an upright bass.....

I'm engaged to an NT, who I've been dating since I was 14 years old.



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23 Apr 2009, 6:51 pm

Hello people. Well I guess I should start by saying I was diagnosed with aspergers originally when I was 13 in the UK and then again at the age of 19 in France. I've never been that great with people. I do volunteer work and try to fill my Evenings with classes(dreamweaver, flash, sculpture, etc). I enjoy movies, series and I have a small collection of anime. I am also a bit of a gamer. I enjoy playing call of duty on the new PC that I built. I also have fun with my new psp.

I am easy going and would be happy to be contacted by pretty much anyone.



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24 Apr 2009, 12:44 am

Hello. I'm a noob. I am a self-diagnosed AS with an IQ of 137.

Last year I married a wonderful woman who has an autistic child. After knowing me for quite some time before, one day she stated that she wondered if I was on "the spectrum". Not knowing what this meant exactly I bumped into a site about AS. I cried and was overwhelmed with fear as I read my own life in someone else's words. It was like a missing piece of the puzzle... answers as to why I do what I do, feel what I feel, think how I think, why I have always been so different than others, and an explanation to the things that I've struggled with for so long.

Since then I chose not to further research the topic until recently, when I downloaded a test and took it. WOW. Even my wife was flabbergasted and had a few of her own questions about me answered. That same evening I found the link to this site. How refreshing.

I plan on visiting an autism specialist for an official evaluation soon. Its not that I want a label, but rather an explanation. I have so many questions! Anyway, I'll come back and post the results here once that happens.

God bless.



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28 Apr 2009, 9:31 pm

duncvis wrote:
:D greetings SineWave.... have been entertained by your posts this morning.

SineWave wrote:
...I’m a philosopher, a sociologist, a manipulative rogue, a relationship-advice-giver and innocent sh**-disturber.


makes for some interesting contributions to the boards.... (does that description sound at all familiar to anyone?) :lol:

welcome aboard.

Dunc :twisted:


Ah good, home at last.



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29 Apr 2009, 7:11 pm

Hi, I'm Leanna. I'm a 21 year old female Aspie.
I live in Long Island, NY in the USA, and I go to college in the middle of nowhere in NH, USA.
I like Anime, Manga, and RPG Video Games.
My major in college is Buisiness with a minor in Mathmatics.
I am sensitive to loud noises, the textures of some foods, spicy foods, black pepper, and am a super clutz.
I've been suprisingly sucessful at making friends at my college. I am completly friendless while I'm at home though, so I get really lonely over summer and winter break.
I'm hoping to make some friends that can understand what it's like to be on the spectrum. It would also be nice to have someone to talk to over the upcoming summer break...



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01 May 2009, 2:37 pm

TheLonelyGamer wrote:
HI I'm Albert 26 I live still at home in NJ just outside Philadelphia(its either that or move out on my own and not survive for long and move back)and I am Definetly looking for male and female friends that atleast share similar interests (or something that I may find interesting im actually open to trying something new to see if I may like it). Well female wise id like to find a girl thats more into the same stuff im into that maybe I could be more then friends and make it more a relationship (ill get into that later) Guy wise pretty much the same since I am a Gamer (not just sports I find they bore my afterawhile unless im actually competeing against a person), an Otaku (somewhat minus the skills to learn the language), was into Pro Wrestling until the scene kinda dried up, I love movies especially anything Jackie Chan (minus voice overs if I can), im an avid Comic and novel reader also stuff Like LOTR, Children of Hurin, Lost Tales of Middle Earth, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, anything Edger Allen Poe

I'v not noticed I had AS when I was younger but I really dont remember since my memory isnt all that great but I do remember actually having friends and I miss those days greatly and rue my inability to wana stay in contact with people maybe its because I feel that they realize I act odd or outofsorts they will automatically alienate me but still I try I moved up to going to an arcade in philly with other ppl at a VG store I frequent and sometimes on my own and actually talk to ppl there (guess thats a big step in the right direction).


You sound like my hubby a bit. We're in the Philadelphia area. 8) You can PM if you'd like to talk more. We could use some more aspie friends.


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01 May 2009, 7:13 pm

GoddessofSnowandIce wrote:
TheLonelyGamer wrote:
HI I'm Albert 26 I live still at home in NJ just outside Philadelphia(its either that or move out on my own and not survive for long and move back)and I am Definetly looking for male and female friends that atleast share similar interests (or something that I may find interesting im actually open to trying something new to see if I may like it). Well female wise id like to find a girl thats more into the same stuff im into that maybe I could be more then friends and make it more a relationship (ill get into that later) Guy wise pretty much the same since I am a Gamer (not just sports I find they bore my afterawhile unless im actually competeing against a person), an Otaku (somewhat minus the skills to learn the language), was into Pro Wrestling until the scene kinda dried up, I love movies especially anything Jackie Chan (minus voice overs if I can), im an avid Comic and novel reader also stuff Like LOTR, Children of Hurin, Lost Tales of Middle Earth, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, anything Edger Allen Poe

I'v not noticed I had AS when I was younger but I really dont remember since my memory isnt all that great but I do remember actually having friends and I miss those days greatly and rue my inability to wana stay in contact with people maybe its because I feel that they realize I act odd or outofsorts they will automatically alienate me but still I try I moved up to going to an arcade in philly with other ppl at a VG store I frequent and sometimes on my own and actually talk to ppl there (guess thats a big step in the right direction).


You sound like my hubby a bit. We're in the Philadelphia area. 8) You can PM if you'd like to talk more. We could use some more aspie friends.
Pm is away!


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04 May 2009, 12:29 am

yea...umm hi...I"am 25 and in texas...


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04 May 2009, 2:58 am

What part of Texas?

I am in San Marcos, halfway between San Antonio and Austin.



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08 May 2009, 6:50 pm

hey WP
i'm a 20 years young male aspie currently hiding in the UK