simple question to help with simple people

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Artfuljin
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24 Aug 2011, 6:28 pm

ok so im trying to explain to my super NT family what aspergers is and they are just not getting it (kinda frustrating) so if i was to tell them AS makes me Emotionally Dyslexic and just leave it at that would I be accurate?



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24 Aug 2011, 6:47 pm

Don't know how it is for you, but I would choose to say "socially" dyslexic...but people are different :)



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24 Aug 2011, 7:25 pm

Socially and emotionally dyslexic, while being hyperlexic with nearly everything else.


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24 Aug 2011, 10:22 pm

When my mother first told my grandfather I had AS, he looked at her quizzically and asked "Is she retarded?"

People with AS have average to high average or even genius levels of intelligence and tend to excel at certain subjects. However the trade-off to these talents is that they often have social deficits as in difficulty understanding or interpreting the social behavior of others, and hypersensitivity.