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The Exorcist
November 2nd, 2008, 04:26 PM
Just wondering, do you guys have a family member or friend or even yourself, has Autism or Asperger's. Just curious, because the thing is, I have it (diagnosed when I was 5 years old). Just making sure I'm not the only one on this forum with something like that.

EDIT - I'm not posing for attention, I'm just sharing something with you guys. I hate posers.

Sal Kar
November 2nd, 2008, 04:34 PM
Man thats heavy.
Must really stink livin with it.
Soz to hear it buddeh.
=(

Gumball Watterson
November 2nd, 2008, 05:12 PM
Autism? If you mean the stupid heredable eye syndrome that makes you wear sucky glasses, yes.

BUT WAIT! There's more. If you ordered during the birth of AdvancedK9, we gave a FREE Astigmatism syndrome secretly with your order of Autism!

Yeah, would hate to be me.

Yu_&_Rei
November 2nd, 2008, 05:14 PM
thats not autism, my little sister has Autism and shes had it since she was born but shes a lot better now but she still has it. We get a speech therapist person to work with her and at school shes with all the normal kids so thats good.

moments.
November 3rd, 2008, 03:39 AM
I don't have autism although I do know someone who has a form of Apergers Syndrome who did Drama with me.

Motsuko Live
November 3rd, 2008, 04:10 AM
When I lived in Perth with my former foster parents, one of my foster brothers had Asperger's. I don't think he had it too, too bad, but it was noticeable to say the least. He had plenty of ticks; he'd twitch his head every now and then, and he'd always have to look behind his shoulders - both ways - before he could sit down and stay quiet for an extended period of time. It was kind of strange at first, but I got used to it. Another thing I noticed is that he'd always take things very literally. Example; if I were to say "There's many ways to skin a cat", he would reply with something along the lines of "Ew, that's gross... why would you want to skin a cat?". Then I'd have to explain to him what the saying meant. Of course, he still wouldn't fully understand, so I eventually learned to stop using any kind of metaphor.

Cynic Kaka
November 3rd, 2008, 04:11 AM
Well, I have Asperger's, ADHD, and ODD or something like that.

Anyway, you're not alone dude.

Fox♠
November 3rd, 2008, 04:29 AM
I have about 3 friends with aspergers, one of them has it quite severely, the other two not so much. It's sad, some people still don't accept Aspergers as a real disability.

Also, it is possible to overcome Autism and Aspergers. There's an English artist who couldn;t speak a word at 5, couldn;t communicate, needed a strict routine etc (common Autistic traits) now he's around 20, famous and leads a pretty much normal life. He can talk fluently and communicate perfectly. Doctors aren;t sure why or how he made such progress from his initial diagnoses. Most people think it was his determination to share his art.

Melody
November 3rd, 2008, 04:45 AM
I don't think that it's a large disability, people with this disorder can still function fairly normally if they have the willpower to overcome it. It's all a matter of 'Mind over matter' really. It irritates me to see people with Asperger's Sydrome being treated like they're as severely disabled as someone with a more severe form of autism, when they're not that bad off. It undermines their confidence greatly and I think that there should be more of a push to allow people with Asperger's Sydrome to be treated as normally as possible, with their condition in mind of course but not so much that it affects how they treat them.

Asperger's Sydrome is a High Functioning Autism i've been told. So it's not as bad as other forms of Autism.

Cassino
November 3rd, 2008, 11:55 AM
Apparently I have Asperger's and ADHD.
In reality I only have attention lapses; no mental disorder or handicap.

Well, I have Asperger's, ADHD, and ODD or something like that.
OCD?

Fox♠
November 3rd, 2008, 12:37 PM
Of course sufferers of Aspergers should be treated as "normal". Everyone should.

I was just merely saying how little help or useful support there is for Aspergers sufferers.

I myself have Dyspraxia, and it is only now at the age of 18 I;ve started receiving any notable help.

Horizon
November 3rd, 2008, 01:51 PM
This reminds me of a book I've been studying for my A-Level English. It's called "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time", and it's written from the point of view of a 15 year-old boy who has Asperger's. It's a very good book, one of my new favourites, and it gives a good insight into what living with the condition is like.

You should check it out sometime. But yes, I do respect people with the syndrome, even though I didn't fully understand what it entailed before reading said book.

Soul Eater
November 3rd, 2008, 02:10 PM
o/ I have Mild Autism and me my dad also think my mom might have it too. So know, you aren't the only one. ^^ I also have sensory issues (Possible Sensory Integration Disorder), ADHD, a slow learning disability, Social Phobia, and possible Dyscalculia.

I just never tell anyone because, well you sometimes hafta be careful. Alot of the times people here are like those in real life and they tend to think you are saying you have some sort of disability just to get attention but that's not true for me.

The reason for that is because I have little to no control over my emotions and hyperness online, I tend to say things without realizing the consequences, I also tend to obsess over things for less than a week and at times I get yelled at because I change my themes and obsessions too much. Stuff like that.

I consider myself normal because no matter what disability you have, you are still normal. As long as you are a human being, it doesnt matter if you learn slow or have a cripple because in god's eyes we are all the same.

I think I'll close this before it gets too long. XD

devilicious
November 3rd, 2008, 02:18 PM
I have a malfunctioned sense of equilibrium and a relatively large ommetaphobia, but that's it.

I do have more than one autist friend, though, and I treat them as I would treat anyone else.

Yamikarasu
November 3rd, 2008, 02:20 PM
No, but my neighbor has autism, he's about eight or nine. There's a kid at my school who I think might have autism, but I'm not sure. It's a lot more common disorder than you would think.

The Exorcist
November 3rd, 2008, 02:26 PM
Man thats heavy.
Must really stink livin with it.
Soz to hear it buddeh.
=(

Yeah, but I was researching and found out that their memory and IQ is higher than a person without it (some people that is), in fact people said in a documentary that they sometimes know TOO MUCH about stuff.. It's not like I know all of Slipknot's history (lol, I think that explains it...). Also it sucks because it's hard being the social type.... Anyhow that's enough talk for one post (no not talk, a post...)

Man thats heavy.
Must really stink livin with it.
Soz to hear it buddeh.
=(

Yeah, but I was researching and found out that their memory and IQ is higher than a person without it (some people that is), in fact people said in a documentary that they sometimes know TOO MUCH about stuff.. It's not like I know all of Slipknot's history (lol, I think the explains it...). Also it sucks because it's hard being the social type.... Anyhow that's enough talk for one post (no not talk, a post...)

I have a malfunctioned sense of equilibrium and a relatively large ommetaphobia, but that's it.

I do have more than one autist friend, though, and I treat them as I would treat anyone else.

You should anyhow, my friends still treated me the same when I told them this year that I found out I had AS.


This reminds me of a book I've been studying for my A-Level English. It's called "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time", and it's written from the point of view of a 15 year-old boy who has Asperger's. It's a very good book, one of my new favourites, and it gives a good insight into what living with the condition is like.

You should check it out sometime. But yes, I do respect people with the syndrome, even though I didn't fully understand what it entailed before reading said book.

Yeah, I've got that book as well, it's pretty good stuff, and also its okay to not understand. The book does give a good understanding of AS.

I don't think that it's a large disability, people with this disorder can still function fairly normally if they have the willpower to overcome it. It's all a matter of 'Mind over matter' really. It irritates me to see people with Asperger's Sydrome being treated like they're as severely disabled as someone with a more severe form of autism, when they're not that bad off. It undermines their confidence greatly and I think that there should be more of a push to allow people with Asperger's Sydrome to be treated as normally as possible, with their condition in mind of course but not so much that it affects how they treat them.

Asperger's Sydrome is a High Functioning Autism i've been told. So it's not as bad as other forms of Autism.

Exactly what I'm saying to myself, I've been taking this as a big deal, but I realise there's worse possibilities with AS/Autism, anyhow they still should be treated normally, I see the person, not the disability.



Okay, I think that's enough replies...

Soul Eater
November 3rd, 2008, 02:35 PM
Man thats heavy.
Must really stink livin with it.
Soz to hear it buddeh.
=(

Actually no. People with Autism can live very successful lives. With the right treatment, they can be just like you.

thats not autism, my little sister has Autism and shes had it since she was born but shes a lot better now but she still has it. We get a speech therapist person to work with her and at school shes with all the normal kids so thats good.

My dad told me that one time when I was younger I had a delay with speaking and I didn't say a word at the rightful developmental age. I had a delay in my development but with speech therapy as a young child, I finally learned to speak.

Autism can be tough to live with but like I said, its not like something that will bring you down the rest of your life. Many people are able to live lives with disabilities. It's just like a person that is in a wheelchair, they learn to adapt to everything in wheelchairs and they live the most inspiring lives ever. Alot of people misjudge them because they always think that being in a wheelchair would be the hardest thing to live with but its not.

Autistics have one thing that they are good at. Usually, it's something that makes it easier for them to communicate. For me its writing, and as you can see, my biggest talent because I can express my needs and even my feelings, just about everything in writing or even just typing.

Allstories
November 3rd, 2008, 02:43 PM
I think this SomethingAwful article is a pretty good summation of my skepticism's about the legitimacy of Asperger's Syndrome (or at least the self-diagnosis thereof):

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/aspergers-zeph-mercurial.php?page=1

Rebellious Treecko
November 3rd, 2008, 02:55 PM
Yeah, I have Asperger's.
I had delayed speech and motor control as a baby.
I get offended by little things, (even on the internet) and I get stressed pretty easily, and I'm also narcissistic, so my life can be hard at times. But I'm still a pretty normal person.

It's hard to describe everything about my life, so I'll leave it at that.
If you have Autism or Asperger's, don't worry. Most people lead happy and sucssesful lives despite their difference.

True Reign
November 3rd, 2008, 02:57 PM
I don't know anyone who has any of the disabilities you just named, but some people at my school have them really bad. They have a special class just for them because they have trouble comprehending math below the standard 8th grade level.

FairyGarland
November 3rd, 2008, 03:01 PM
I know of some people with varying degrees of the condition. One has a milder case than the others. Asperger's isn't as severe as autism though, it can go undetected quite easily.

eleven
November 3rd, 2008, 04:32 PM
My older brother has Autism, as well as a friend of mine. Both are quite smart, but have trouble with the simpler things in life, like talking.

Soul Eater
November 3rd, 2008, 04:34 PM
I had delayed speech and motor control as a baby.
I get offended by little things, (even on the internet) and I get stressed pretty easily, and I'm also narcissistic, so my life can be hard at times. But I'm still a pretty normal person.

That's sounds alot like me. I get like that all the time. I get pretty emotional over the smallest of things.

Fox♠
November 3rd, 2008, 05:03 PM
I think this SomethingAwful article is a pretty good summation of my skepticism's about the legitimacy of Asperger's Syndrome (or at least the self-diagnosis thereof):

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/aspergers-zeph-mercurial.php?page=1

LOL :]

It's true to a degree, a lot of people wrongly use Aspergers to make themselves feel better over their own social downfalls. Which is pretty sick.

Soul Eater
November 3rd, 2008, 05:27 PM
LOL :]

It's true to a degree, a lot of people wrongly use Aspergers to make themselves feel better over their own social downfalls. Which is pretty sick.

Yeah that's the sort of thing I see all the time online. People tend to make up some disability just to get attention and to gain friends. They think that having a disability is a way to gain that but its not because even having apserger's, its not your fault for being lazy and anti-social but because you have a developmental delay.

It's just like those that thinks aspies or autistics or ANYONE with disabilities is a disgrace to our society. It's sad because alot of people can't understand that we were just like them and just because we learn at a slower pace doesnt mean we are stupid and retarded. I know a bunch of people with disabilities and one of them is my very best rl friend, his name is Tyler and he is the sweetest person ever. He is always there to give you a laugh even at the worst of times.

There is also the ones with Down Syndrome and those ones are the sweetest and the most cutest ever. Not everyone is a disgrace just because they are different because we are all the same, we are human, are we not?

ハリマ☆ハリオ
November 3rd, 2008, 05:35 PM
I had a preliminary diagnosis for it when I was 5. Though it caused much stress in the family, further tests showed that I was "normal". My young cousin seems to have it, though.

Dukey
November 3rd, 2008, 09:16 PM
One of my best friends has Aspergers Syndrome, and he's really cool.

Sure he can get annoying some times, asking questions about if I think he's good at something, but still, he's a really good friend to me, and I can't imagine him without Aspergers, he just wouldn't be the same =)

Aphrodite
November 3rd, 2008, 09:45 PM
This reminds me of a book I've been studying for my A-Level English. It's called "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time", and it's written from the point of view of a 15 year-old boy who has Asperger's. It's a very good book, one of my new favourites, and it gives a good insight into what living with the condition is like.
Yeah, I'm reading that too. Basicaly it's a funny (in some places), well-written story about the main character, who has Aspergers. It's actually quite insightful, and gives a great description of Aspergers.
--

I know a couple of people who have aspergers, one serious, one mild. The serious one has to take a lot of medication (don't ask me why, I can't remember) to help "tone it down". But, he's actually very smart. So don't judge a book by it's disease cover.

The Exorcist
November 3rd, 2008, 10:48 PM
I think this SomethingAwful article is a pretty good summation of my skepticism's about the legitimacy of Asperger's Syndrome (or at least the self-diagnosis thereof):

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/aspergers-zeph-mercurial.php?page=1

Everything on that web page was correct for me, so don't think anything about me as poser.

speedinglight
November 4th, 2008, 04:30 PM
I myself am autistic and i lead a comfortable life

aside from the fact that i get pissed easily i'm fine ^^;

Kirakishou
November 5th, 2008, 12:58 AM
My younger brother is autistic...I tend to forget that a lot of the time, actually, even though he can't talk properly, is very loud and drives me up the wall.
Of course, with my brother being autistic and his father being "depressed" and showing possible signs of Asperger's Syndrome has cast doubts on me...in my mother's eyes, at least. Although I can confidently say I have neither Asperger's Syndrome or Autism. I do have mild OCD when it comes to my hands, though. I HATE having things on my hands. Although a lot of people are like that, no?

Mooshykris
November 5th, 2008, 10:48 AM
http://www.pokecommunity.com/showthread.php?t=159071&page=24093557]I[/url] had delayed speech and motor control as a baby.


Hmmm, you may have Aspergers, but more on the lower level. Classic Asperger's has a trait of early development. Just saying.


I have a highly defined and very noticeable case of Asperger's Syndrome.

I have basically Classic Asperger's, with the traits of being hyperfocused, sensitive over minute details, sudden uncontrollable and unintentional impulses, ect. I live pretty normally as I can say, the hardest thing is often times people can't understand some of my Asperger's related behavior when it starts unintentionally and beyond control.

The one thing that's actually a little worse about Asperger's over Autism is how being on the spectrum, AS people can see their own separate world. However, unlike Autism, they're not separated from the world as most will also see within the "normal" world overlapping their own. Thus if "strange" behavior is exhibited by someone with Autism, it can be "justified," but someone with Asperger's, who usually appear to be just "normal," such "strange" behavior is viewed differently.

Moving on,

I also have ADHD, mild OCD, and SEVERE Dysgraphia.


~Mooshykris

Salamence!
November 5th, 2008, 09:47 PM
I don't have it, but my brother who is 23 has it. It's bad. He has trouble speaking to people and stuff.

The Riddler
December 4th, 2008, 01:04 PM
I have been diagnosed with this, but a realy weak disease...I sometimes have communicational troubles_I'm speaking normaly, but when I get shy...I get shy even if this person leaves 20min. ago...

Ashen
December 4th, 2008, 01:15 PM
I have Asperger's, as does my brother and my dad. They both have it worse than I do, though. Like, in terms of severity (from strongest to weakest) it goes my brother, my dad, then me. I'm a lot better now that I was when I was younger. I showed all the signs of classic Asperger's: not understanding humor, taking things literally, being hyperfocused on one subject for weeks or months at a time, not knowing how to act in social situations (getting myself into a lot of trouble because of how outgoing I am), and lack of executive function.

It still gets me sometimes, though, because my executive function still isn't up to scratch. And that's a big problem in college, considering how independent you have to be to get all your work done, especially in my major.

Other than that, though, I have GID, OCD, and... that's about it. I have a couple of physcial disabilities, but I'm not sure how related they are to the topic.

Tangerine Fox
December 4th, 2008, 02:54 PM
I know someone with Asperger's Syndrome, yes. Unfortunately, he was raised by an, um, interesting, family, and is completely unbearable more than half the time. Instead of helping him, they've basically encouraged all the social negatives it brings.

The very first time I met him, he essentially told me that I was an idiot who didn't know anything about anything and that I was also an evil Satanist psychopath because I had an Eevee charm on my bag. I had known him for all of ten minutes when this happened.

Since that time, despite attempts to be nice and work with him for the theatre we both volunteer at, he has proceeded to insult, amongst other things: myself, my family, my friends, my upbringing, mine and my sister's competency, and all of our religions. (Which, for the record, are the same. So...?)

He's even caused little kids to cry; he's bragged around the crew about how he loved frightening all the kids in the show and how funny it was.

On a rare occasion, he's conversational and somewhat friendly towards me. I think now that he is older and has to work with more people who are less tolerant of him acting out, he is at least getting a little better. Thankfully, I know his family has a large part to do with it, but it doesn't make the experience any more pleasant. :/

That aside, the only time I can recall being around someone with autism was in gymnastics; one of the boys in the advanced class was an amazing gymnast, but incredibly sensitive to sound and had to wear thick headphones the entire time he was there. He was two levels above me, so we didn't speak much, though. Other than that, I have a lovely friend who I don't get to speak to often that carries some genes linked to autism (wording is fuzzy here), but that's about it.

RaikaCastillo
December 4th, 2008, 08:52 PM
Yeah, I have a mild case of Asperger's. It doesn't hinder me as much as it used to but it's still a bit of a headache when I'm trying to communicate with people I don't know all that well and I have to wonder if I'm making myself understood or whether something sounds awkward. Also there's the matter of the hyperfocus (the phenomena of being entirely engrossed in something to the point you tune the world out--that is until someone gets your attention and you are startled back into reality--fun stuff. My counselor says it has some benefits but I've mostly noticed the downside to it).

Adventure
December 5th, 2008, 02:07 AM
This reminds me of a book I've been studying for my A-Level English. It's called "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time", and it's written from the point of view of a 15 year-old boy who has Asperger's. It's a very good book, one of my new favourites, and it gives a good insight into what living with the condition is like.

You should check it out sometime. But yes, I do respect people with the syndrome, even though I didn't fully understand what it entailed before reading said book.
I read that in my A-level English as well... I didn't finish it though, we had to give the book back before I could. It seemed good though.

-;4093562']I don't know anyone who has any of the disabilities you just named, but some people at my school have them really bad. They have a special class just for them because they have trouble comprehending math below the standard 8th grade level.
That's the case in my school too. We've got special classes, but that's for people with severe cases. I work at a big camp sometimes, and we've got many kids coming there who have lighter cases and are just like any other kids, only that I have to make sure some take their medications correctly. Else they can get sad easier or have concentration problems.

Yeah, I have a mild case of Asperger's. It doesn't hinder me as much as it used to but it's still a bit of a headache when I'm trying to communicate with people I don't know all that well and I have to wonder if I'm making myself understood or whether something sounds awkward. Also there's the matter of the hyperfocus (the phenomena of being entirely engrossed in something to the point you tune the world out--that is until someone gets your attention and you are startled back into reality--fun stuff. My counselor says it has some benefits but I've mostly noticed the downside to it).
Mmm, that's what we're told and taught when we take care of the children at the camp.

I just think people are different. Long ago, there weren't any names for these "disturbances" or what to call it. People who had them was just a little different. But all people are different, right? And should be given even chances to succeed in life~

Andrew1989
December 5th, 2008, 02:09 AM
I've had Aspergers Syndrome ever since I was 9.

My Social skills and trying to 'interact' with other people is a real pain in the backside ¬_¬.

Amachi
December 5th, 2008, 01:24 PM
After reading all the posts in this thread, I think I might have Asperger's syndrome.

DonRoyale
December 5th, 2008, 05:03 PM
WTF

I have Aspeger's.

No, really.

This is...so awkward...

Oh well. I go about it the best I can.

It's not the worst thing in the world. And I know I'm the furthest thing from retarded.

LunarWing
December 19th, 2008, 05:29 PM
I'm a new member here, and saw this thread.
What a coincidence, I have PDD-NOS, the lightest form of autistic spectrum.
I'm not restricted in a social way, I just have problems organising the things that need to be done. I have had more problems in the past, but I have trained myself in maintaining those problems, and eventually they disappeared!=)

PDD-NOS, in addition to Asperger Syndrome, are the two "high function" types of autism. People with PDD-NOS are often creative, have eye for detail, are easily distracted and can be very chaotic. In some cases, they are also restricted in a social way(as I said): take things literally, are not able to fully express emotions etc, but allways in a much milder way than classical autism(I don't have the social restrictions though.)

Idiot!
December 21st, 2008, 01:49 AM
I think my brother is autistic, but I can't be too sure.

LunarWing
December 21st, 2008, 05:11 AM
Well, autism has many symptoms that also count for ADHD and other disorders, so its hard to tell:O

¡No Hablo Inglés!
December 21st, 2008, 10:05 AM
My younger brother is autistic...I tend to forget that a lot of the time, actually, even though he can't talk properly, is very loud and drives me up the wall.

That sounds a lot like my twin brother. xD

He has a fairly severe case of Autism, but I've seen some cases far worse. Although he can't talk properly, he's extremely loud and loves to sing. Sometimes it can get annoying, but hey, at least he's doing what he wants and having fun, right? =D