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11 May 2011, 2:09 am

There was another thread called "would you socialise with LFA" and some folks mentioned being able to "sense" the autism in people who are undiagnosed and such, and being able to speak autism fluently, and I think someone (verdandi?) said there was a LF boy who immidiately took a shine to her, which I thought was interesting.

So whats with that? Share stories.


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11 May 2011, 4:42 am

I was on an art course a few months ago. There was a lady in the class who, to me, obviously had ASD. Everything about her screamed it out at me, e.g. mannerisms, facial expressions. I, on the other hand, seem to appear NT, if a little confusing to some (maybe others would see it in me, but I don't think NTs generally would recognise it). Anyway, I found her really interesting and although she said some unusual stuff, I got her. I've been in similar situations and the blank expressions I saw in the others, when she was speaking, were just like what I'm faced with regularly. She also has an amazing talent for basic drawing, but she really struggled with some of the tasks, when we weren't given an actual theme. For example, we were given some acrylic media and basically told to play with it. I could hear her sighing and she told me that she just wasn't comfortable with not having a specific instruction. I struggled too, but somehow managed to keep it hidden. I didn't get to grips with the concept of what we were supposed to be doing, but I managed to produce a piece of work. The following week, she wasn't there and another girl in the class said to me that she found her annoying. She was looking for a response from me, to back her up, but I was never going to do that. I said that she'd struggled with the abstract nature of the instruction and the other girl said that it didn't have to be an abstract piece of work.
Now I've just confused myself again. :?



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11 May 2011, 6:27 am

Oh, yeah. the Aspie radar, as I heard it call in previous threads here.
Same as I have sense with whether or not I can get along with people or not to a certain extent, I've read alot of people on this site have this too.

Not to surprise I have really a small amount of people with which I have an immediate connection, be it males or females.


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11 May 2011, 7:51 am

A few friends I made in college:

1. Likely aspie (friend from before college... it's complicated)
2. Diagnosed HFA
3. Diagnosed aspie
4. A few others, most not as close

Furthermore, I used to spend quite a bit of time on another forum. That forum seemed to me to have quite a lot of autistics. I asked some people to take the Aspie Quiz, and the ones I guessed to be autistic scored quite high.

The fact of the matter is that I just get along better with other autistics, and I can tell right away. There are some neurotypicals (or possible neurotypicals, I should say) that I get along OK with, but with other autistics, there is a much better (and much quicker) connection.


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11 May 2011, 4:10 pm

You know that one friend we often have throughout school....mine was an undiagnosed aspie....I like to think we found each other. In the 1st grade my only "friend" was the other girl in my grade who liked to stand by the door at recess. That was our entire friendship, just standing there, not talking. Went on a "date" with a guy in high school....turns out....aspie. There was just something there I sensed. The date ended with him having a major meltdown. Possibly perceptive selection, but I didn't have a lot of friends and didn't date, so.....