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The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« on: July 06, 2007, 07:42:24 am »
I have seen a lot of people with aspergers here, so I've made a topic for them (And us).
Do you think aspergers is a disability or an advantage?



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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2007, 09:19:47 am »
I have seen a lot of people with aspergers here, so I've made a topic for them (And us).
Do you think aspergers is a disability or an advantage?

I've never seen anyone with aspergers here.

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2007, 09:26:14 am »
Asperger syndrome (also referred to as Asperger's syndrome, Asperger's disorder, Asperger's, or AS) is a condition on the autistic spectrum. It manifests in various ways and can have both positive and negative effects. It is typically characterized by issues with social and communication skills. Due to the mixed nature of its effects, it remains controversial among researchers, physicians, and people who are diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome.

A minority of clinicians dispute the view that Asperger's syndrome is differentiated from other autistic spectrum disorders. Instead they refer to Asperger's as high-functioning autism (HFA). These researchers argue that the key difference between Asperger's and autism normal early development and lack of any language delay is a difference in degree and not kind. Early in life people with AS can have learning disabilities. However, IQ tests may show superior intelligence or very high memory capacity in diagnosed individuals.

The diagnosis of AS is complicated by the lack of standardized diagnostic criteria. Instead, several different screening instruments and sets of diagnostic criteria are used. AS is often not identified in early childhood, and many individuals are not diagnosed until they are adults. Assistance for core symptoms of AS consists of therapies that apply behaviour management strategies and address poor communication skills, obsessive or repetitive routines, and physical clumsiness. Many individuals with AS can adopt strategies for coping and do lead fulfilling lives being gainfully employed, having successful relationships, and having families. In most cases, they are aware of their differences and can recognize if they need any support to maintain an independent life

Topic over. This is all we can discuss. Also,
I've never seen anyone with aspergers here.
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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2007, 09:26:44 am »
I have seen a lot of people with aspergers here, so I've made a topic for them (And us).
Do you think aspergers is a disability or an advantage?

I've never seen anyone with aspergers here.

Oh yes you have.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2007, 09:29:01 am »
I have seen a lot of people with aspergers here, so I've made a topic for them (And us).
Do you think aspergers is a disability or an advantage?

I've never seen anyone with aspergers here.

Oh yes you have.

Well, I have some people in mind, but it isn't something I've thought much about.

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2007, 09:46:36 am »
Asperger's isn't a real disease.

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2007, 09:49:06 am »
Not saying it is one, cow.

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2007, 11:12:08 am »
Asperger's isn't a real disease.

do you mean its not real, or that its not a disease?
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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2007, 11:13:26 am »
I have Aspergers!

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2007, 12:46:10 pm »
Personally, I find it to be a curse when dealing with people face to face, but that made me start taking an intrest in science. One thing led to another, and now I'm here. :)

^ which reminds me... smilies are a lot easier to understand than people's faces. Emotional subtly is not my strong point...

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2007, 01:48:34 pm »
I used to have a mild case of Asperger's syndrome in my early youth.

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2007, 02:22:52 pm »
Surely Asperger's syndrome can't just go away, its an actual neurological... thing. Either you still have it or you never had it.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2007, 02:24:54 pm »
Or, you've learned to cope with it.

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2007, 02:27:46 pm »
In which case he would logically still have it...

Those with Asperger's are psychically compelled to follow logic at all costs! Obey my logical words!
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: The AS (Aspergers) topic.
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2007, 02:33:39 pm »
*Cracks up at the absurdness of that last sentance*

Heh... lol...

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Should we add a poll? "Have you ever been diagnosed with a form of autism? Yes/No"