if you have aspergers,or high functioning autism,reply

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12 Mar 2014, 9:29 am

tell your story here



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12 Mar 2014, 10:16 am

Rats, essay format. I was hoping for multiple choice. ;)

I will respond in more depthy later when I have more time. May I ask why you are asking?



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12 Mar 2014, 11:07 am

einsteinmyhero wrote:
tell your story here


Beginning story:
I was born.

Middle story:
I'm alive.

Last act:
(I can't wait to learn how it ends.)

Could you give us a little detail about yourself as well? :D

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12 Mar 2014, 3:03 pm

There's no such diagnostic label as "high functioning autism". According to the new DSM, the label "Asperger's" is not given to the newly diagnosed any more, although other diagnostic systems (e.g. ICD-10) still continue to use it.


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12 Mar 2014, 3:24 pm

Once upon a time, there were three little pigs.....

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12 Mar 2014, 3:31 pm

Seven Doctors say, " You are Autistic." To which I reply, "Well, ain't that a b!t(h"


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12 Mar 2014, 4:06 pm

Clarify.


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12 Mar 2014, 5:10 pm

OP, that's what the entire site is for! We're telling our stories. And exchanging ideas and experiences. And just chatting, knowing that there are other people's brains which work a little like ours.

It's easier for us to answer specific questions than to just say, "Tell your story," because that is rather vague, and we much prefer specifics. If I were to tell my story, it would be book-length, and many parts of it would be rather boring, because I would not know which parts of it are relevant and which parts to leave out.

We ask each other questions all the time, though. Those are easier.
For example:
"Do you rock? what do you feel like when you rock?"
"How old were you when you were diagnosed?"
"How did you get on with your siblings?"
"Do you ever have trouble talking?"
"Do you use social scripts to get through routine interactions?"
"Are you 'out of the closet' or do you prefer to try to pass as NT?"

There've been topics on all of those. Try the search function, or ask a new question.

I did once get published in a book of "Six-word memoirs", which I think is about as brief as it gets. The idea was to write the story of your life in six words. Mine was:

"I don't really mind being autistic."

So I'll let that stand as my story. :) There's much more to me than that, but with only six words, that's as close as I can get.


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13 Mar 2014, 6:33 am

I see.And for those who want to know about me,I was born,diagnosed at five,beat by my biological father who never married my mother,and some years later,here I am.



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13 Mar 2014, 6:33 am

I see.And for those who want to know about me,I was born,diagnosed at five,beat by my biological father who never married my mother,and some years later,here I am.



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13 Mar 2014, 9:11 am

Sorry to hear that. Quite a few of us have a history of childhood abuse. There's something about autistic people that brings out the worst in the sociopaths of the world. I got the same thing from a couple of stepfathers.


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13 Mar 2014, 10:29 am

It ended when i was eight,in about 2009.