Aspie - Aspergers or Autistic Spectrum

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LifeOfTheSpectrum
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17 Oct 2008, 11:43 am

I think I've already asked this, but I've forgotten the answer.

Is an Aspie someone with Asperger's or anyone on the Spectrum?

Same goes for AS, is that Asperger's Syndrome, or Autistic Spectrum?



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17 Oct 2008, 11:48 am

Asperger's is just a historical term for some characteristics on the spectrum.



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17 Oct 2008, 11:51 am

What does "Aspie" mean then? Someone with Asperger's Specifically, or someone anyone on the Spectrum?



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17 Oct 2008, 11:52 am

For the longest time I thought that AS meant autistic spectrum, and I can still tend to use it as such...but I guess it is really just short for Aspergers syndrome....also, an aspie is someone with aspergers syndrome.

I sorta came up with my own lingo to circumvent the whole Aspergers thing.
I use "AS-ish" to describe friends and family who are not diagnosed, but exhibit alot of traits....so before I was diagnosed, I called myself AS-ish.
I also use the word "spectrumy"...same thing...for people who seem to be someplace on the spectrum...but not sure exactly where....and no diagnosis or anything to speak of necessarilly

My small group of friends is rather spectrumy..



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17 Oct 2008, 11:56 am

LifeOfTheSpectrum wrote:
What does "Aspie" mean then? Someone with Asperger's Specifically, or someone anyone on the Spectrum?

aspie is an unofficial name for someone with aspergers,autie is the unofficial name for someone with classic autism.


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18 Oct 2008, 12:18 am

As I see it, Aspie would be a person with aspergers, and AS would be Aspergers. Autism spectrum disorders would be ASD. Autism Disorder would be AD.