Weirdest things you hear about Asperger's?

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19 Mar 2012, 7:08 pm

Oh, that Aspies are unpredictably, yet severely, violent.

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19 Mar 2012, 8:32 pm

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I hate that with such a passion it's difficult to describe.

So many people have done that. One of my best friends said, "You know, rethinking it, I don't think you have it because my brother is the poster-child of a kid with Asperger's."

Then when I told another friend, she simply said to me, "That's bullsh*t!" and walked away. When I asked her later, she said it's simply because she knows someone else who has it more severe and therefore shows it more than I do.

Now that's BS.

The ignorance is astounding. People don't seem to realize that it's a spectrum disorder. Also, it's kind of like saying, "I know you more than you know you." Don't you think?

It says two things to me:
* People who say it are also generally the type to think they/their families is where the world starts and ends, from my experience.
* Therefore, you're not even entitled to your own complex personality and individual experience, because THEY have something going on in their lives which they need to tell you about instantly. :roll:


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19 Mar 2012, 9:19 pm

That we have absolutely no empathy or Theory Of Mind when it comes to the needs and wants of other people.


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19 Mar 2012, 9:31 pm

"You don't have Asperger Syndrome, you're just shy! :roll:


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19 Mar 2012, 11:24 pm

Regarding synaesthesia-For me I assign gender and personalities to numbers. For example 1,3,5,6,9 are all male. 2,4,7,8 are female. 1 is the son of 2 and 3-who are married to each other. 5 is middle aged and single. 6 is in his mid 20's. 7 is in her 40's and 8 is in her 50's they are friends. 9 is 8's son or that's the type of relationship they have with each other.

I've only told one other person about this (my Aspie). It's the weirdest thing but I've thought this way since I was very young, like 8 or so.

WEIRD HUH????

And guess what? I'm NT!! !



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20 Mar 2012, 12:01 am

From a childfree forum:

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While I do feel sorry for the Autistic kids, IF a "special needs" kid enjoys being touched, hugged, sitting on Santa's lap, etc......then while he may have mental retardation or emotional issues of some sort, he is NOT Autistic and I am sick of people saying that ALL of these emotionally disturbed kids are Autistic because they are NOT. I call the ones "awtards" who I don't think have Autism, based on what these moos post about their kid. If he is showing emotion, wanting to be hugged, desiring to "fit in", etc.........he isn't Autistic. I also think "spectrums" is a full of s**t bogus diagnosis when they can't figure out what to call whatever is wrong with the kid too from mild mental retardation to just not disciplined. I have ALWAYS said these misdiagnoses do the truly Autistic kids a grave disservice

Some common traits of Autistism which can be verified most anywhere:
No fear of danger.
Over or under sensitivity to pain.
May avoid eye contact with you.
May prefer to be by him/herself.
Has difficulty expressing what they want or need - may then try to use gestures.
May echo words or phrases.
May have inappropriate attachments to objects.
May spin his/herself or objects.
Prolonged repetitive play.
May insist on things/routines always being the same.
May exhibit inappropriate laughing (laughing when not appropriate to the situation).
May display tantrums for no apparent reason.
May avoid cuddling.
May exhibit self injurious behavior when upset i.e. biting selves or banging heads.
An overall difficulty interacting with others.

Does THIS sound like a kid who would enjoy sitting on Santa's lap? I f*****g think NOT.



So autistic kids don't sit on Santa's lap and enjoy it? If you do, you are not autistic. Nice. :roll:

The person I quote had a lot more written in her post but I thought this part was the best.



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20 Mar 2012, 8:26 am

Weirdly there're the people who know that autism is a spectrum disorder, and understand what a spectrum is... but think that the spectrum then encompasses absolutely everyone (so everyone must therefore be on the spectrum) :roll:

My mother thinks Asperger's is just a fad diagnosis - because every other kid seems to be being diagnosed with it.
... whereas she'd never heard of it when we were growing up... in the 1970s!! :roll:



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21 Mar 2012, 7:05 pm

MONKEY wrote:
"Everyone's a bit autistic, it's just normal behaviour but if you're diagnosed autistic then it's just normal behaviour but more of it!"

The biggest load of bullshit I've ever heard.

It's just their opinion. Not based on real facts. That's the most "amusing" aspect of it.

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That we have absolutely no empathy or Theory Of Mind when it comes to the needs and wants of other people.

A personal favourite of mine.


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21 Mar 2012, 7:11 pm

That aspie's are "fascinated by traps" :lol: :lol:

That gives me a bellyache every time. :lmao:



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21 Mar 2012, 7:22 pm

When I tell people I have Aspergers, they dismiss it and just say I'm introvert and that Autistic people all talk funny or some other stereotype.



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21 Mar 2012, 10:44 pm

That it's basically just a learning disability.

At age 23, I tried to explain to my older brother that A.S. was fundamental to my identity. In the course of that conversation, he said he understood me better than anyone else could, because, as he stated: "if anyone can relate to having Aspergers, I can, because I have dyslexia"

Nevermind that during highschool he had told me, and that he'd told other people, that "technically speaking" I'm mentally retarded.



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22 Mar 2012, 1:06 am

That Asperger's is a fake disease, made up by people who just want attention. :roll:


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22 Mar 2012, 2:37 am

I remember my first ex saying he figured AS is some sort of ADHD and I remember him telling me he tells people it's a form of it. His excuse was "lot of people don't know what autism is but they do know what ADHD is so I say it's a type of it." I am sure those people have heard of the internet and know how to use Google. :roll:



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22 Mar 2012, 9:22 am

Some people have absolutely no idea how we operate at all.

I was at a disability studies conference this past weekend presenting some poetry along with some others with disabilties. After the sessions ended, one of the organizers and I got into chatting, and she seemed like a genuinely open-minded, nice person. Imagine my surprise when my boyfriend told me that when he introduced himself to her as my boyfriend, she asked/clarified if he was my support worker. Understandably, he was confused and was taken aback. People need to stop relying on such stereotypes about AS. Yes, we are socially awkward, but we are capable of having friendships and relationships with people.



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22 Mar 2012, 9:16 pm

nemorosa wrote:
That aspie's are "fascinated by traps" :lol: :lol:

That gives me a bellyache every time. :lmao:

What does it mean?


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