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Unread 10-10-2012, 11:07 PM   #11
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I have a 14 yr old son who was diagnosed with Asperger's back when he was 10. He is quite quirky, and he always seems to keep my guessing as to what he will say or do next.

The only thing about an Aspie, is the lack of social skills, and the no filter on what comes out of his mouth. It can be quite embarassing at times.

And now that he is at that teenager time, life has been...
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Unread 11-13-2012, 01:44 PM   #12
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I have not, but I suspect AS on myself which has made me interested in the subject. I've recently been interested how Temple Grandin helps children with autism. I think it can be considered in some aspects. I recommend the movie about her life "Temple Grandin", made in 2010.
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I have not, but I suspect AS on myself which has made me interested in the subject. I've recently been interested how Temple Grandin helps children with autism. I think it can be considered in some aspects. I recommend the movie about her life "Temple Grandin", made in 2010.
Temple Grandin has also written books that may be of interest, as well.
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Unread 12-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #14
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Temple Grandin has also written books that may be of interest, as well.
thanks for the referral on temple grandin-i had forgotten about the movie. I've recently done a lot of research on aspergers. there is a lot of information you you tube that shows the stemming traits (hand flapping) and also the repetitive speech on specific topics-mainly children-haven't seen adults on you tube. lot of info on internet-also support groups around the country. be well, loretta
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Unread 02-22-2013, 08:40 PM   #15
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I have autism as well. I have a hard time coping with troubling thoughts (these thoughts stay in my mind almost all day everyday for months).
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Unread 02-27-2015, 11:17 AM   #16
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I worked for many years with teens many who were on the autistic spectrum and many diagnosed with Aspergers. Indeed I sat in on many assesments. As with all aspects we are alll imdividuals. If you look at the indicators many of everyday people would tick several boxes, I know I would. The main principle here is individual, a good manager gets the best out of his team by recognising strengths and weaknesses and acting accordingly to have a team of happy productive individuals.Its about assessment and the resources available to give the support so that all can have the chance to achieve and grow. Simple idea but I helped the lucky ones they got the help still too many flounder sink or in eyes of many rebel.
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Unread 02-28-2015, 11:11 AM   #17
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I have Aspergers Syndrome, it is hard for my family to understand me, thinking that i should just 'fit in' with the world. It is great that today, when i started in this thingy, that i should find your posts//what ever you call them, about Aspergers Syndrome. why do people have any type of autism? what couses it?
someone I know with Aspergers' says....it is still unknown as to the cause of autism. You might need to get a second opinion about having aspergers, adhd and ocd, the way the brain works, you can't have all three. There are theory's that you can but this person with aspergers and their research feels that you simply can't because it's chemically impossible.....hope this helps.
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Unread 02-28-2015, 11:15 AM   #18
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I have a 13 yo boy who has been diagnosed since about age eight. He looks different from many Aspies. He is literal. Great vocabulary and good at math but he is drawn toward being very animated and loud during stimulation-- especially in venues like the classroom or parties. Instead of withdrawing he tends to try to interact boldly (too boldly) with peers. He gets very loud and disruptive in class.

Stimulants tend to calm him down in these environments. The stimulants cause tics, sometimes painful tics. We have had a time balancing medication with behavior.
The person I know says that it is a myth that people with aspergers are good at math...reason being aspergers is a processing disorder with generally makes them worse at math; the only exception to the rule would be if math is their focus...ie people with aspergers focus in on a thing or subject and will know EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING about it...hope this helps.
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Just a note that some of the original posts are from a long time ago so they may not be seen.

btw, you can have all three. You can have more than 3, although all this varies from individual to individual.
Some people will have attention difficulties or obsessive or compulsive behaviours that may not be diagnosed as disordered = OCD for example.

Some people can also have Asperger's and Tourette's Syndrome and OCD, so they may have tics as well as motor stereotypies or self-stimulatory behaviours. There's also Stereotypic Movement Disorder and that can be confused with tics and TS and the children don't have an ASD.

Asperger's isn't an umbrella diagnosis. Once it becomes an umbrella diagnosis then everyone is in trouble who has comorbid conditions because those comorbid conditions are often the reason for difficulties.

Everyone I know with Asperger's is good at math, but it doesn't mean everyone would be. The same as people I know who have ASD diagnoses are geniuses, but it doesn't mean everyone is a genius.

Who is "this person" and their research? I'd be interested in reading it. Thanks.
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I will let the person with aspergers read this and state their opinion. I was just parroting, which I rarely do, but because she is an avid researcher and has her opinion on Neurotypicals and their studies.....
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