Autism

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  1. mashers
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    Just wondering if anyone else on this forum has autism. I have Aspergers and have been much happier since being diagnosed.
     


  2. ihaveamac

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    I feel like I would dump a lot of nonsense here, so I'll try to keep it short. I was diagnosed with Aspergers and something else shortly after moving from South Korea (I don't speak korean, so don't ask). since then I've had a few classes and was pulled out of some throughout the rest of my time in middle/high school.

    I usually don't talk "out in the real world" unless it's related to something I have to do or I'm very interested in. this is how I met some new people while in an I.T. class in junior and senior high school years. after that though, it's hard to talk about myself outside on almost anything.

    if there's one thing I'd describe as a "special interest", it would be around technology and hacks like the recent ironhax. what I really liked about ironhax is that it's like the beginning of a new homebrew scene, and is something that I can actually contribute back to especially during this time.

    here's a picture of all my [3]DS systems.
     
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  3. PokeAcer

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    I have Asperger's too. I was diagnosed back in mid-2013. I don't have too many issues with my social skills, but that's mainly because I'm never speaking to people in real life whom don't know me.
     
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    Nice to know that there are a couple of other aspies here. I was diagnosed very recently (but have known for a long time). I work with children with autism/aspergers and their families and schools. I love what I do but it is a lot of social interaction. It feels hard to cope sometimes. Right now there's nothing I like more than to come home and do some programming. It helps me to feel calm and in control :)
     
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  5. Pacheko17

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    I have aspergers too.
    Cool to see more people who are somehow like me xD
     
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    I also have aspergers, too! :P
    Wow, I didn't think there were gonna be others like me on this forum?! ^_^
    I was diagnosed when I was about 8 or 9 (which was about 2009-10)
     
  7. Tomato Hentai

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    The closest thing I have to Autism is Sensory Processing Disorder, which often gets mistaken for Autism.
     
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  8. Saiyan Lusitano

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    I'd say I have this and tend to panic when I'm around places too crowded (I try to avoid) as well with people that look suspicious (so again I just exit). Even more since the recent terrorist attacks around the world. Maybe it's paranoia than panic attacks but I can't really tell, thankfully it doesn't happen too often.
     
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    I have Autism too.

    Also, Aspergers and Autism are now One and The Same, so... Yay?
     
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    I was misdiagnosed with Asperger's when I was younger and I strongly advise those who have been diagnosed with it to do extensive research and don't just take a shrink's word for it. It's very over-diagnosed and while many people do have autism both mild and severe and of varying types, I know I was misdiagnosed because I have zero problems reading social situations, am better with empathy than most people and can read peoples' body language quickly and instinctively. I think the reason this particular shrink thought I had it was because I didn't like him, was kind of a dick and he assumed I didn't understand that I was being a dick even though I let him know directly that I knew he had no clue what he was doing. He mistook bluntness/me not caring for an inability to read social situations, which I'm generally very good at.

    edit: The number of likes I'm getting suggests I'm not the only one who's seen a crappy, overzealous shrink who had no clue ;)
     
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    Quoting this because of a similar situation.

    I already am aware that I am not behaving with people the way most consider as normal.

    Back in school, it was difficult foe me to socialize. It is still today, but with a job in public, that helped a lot.

    So there was a teacher, who thought that I could have autism, and told a lot of her colleagues (as well as the social worker I had to deal with, due to the fact I was in a adoptive family)

    Of course. That assholes of parents I had believed them, and kept finding reasons for me being (different) from others.

    It's not a secret that I indeed have major relationship issues with people around me. I tend to react in a way that people consider strange. And I act and do/like/think of things a way anyone around me don't

    But does that mean that mean that I have autism? I couldn't know unless a professionnal evaluate me.

    Anyway. Those school idiots told I could be autistic, and pretty much everyone believed that could be true, as if that made sense to them.

    So, I don't know. I never was seen by a specialist. Sometimes, assumptions are good for destroying self esteem...
     
  12. Hungry Friend

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    Similar situation for me as well because I've always marched to the beat of my own drum and I tend to cast aside social norms within reason of course. I'm pretty introverted actually but when I am in social situations I'm very good at talking to people/have natural charisma, read body language and voice tones instinctively/without effort and I'm just generally good at reading situations which is nearly impossible for people with Autism of any degree to do instinctively(it can be learned most likely). I don't mean that as an insult but difficulty in social situations is one of the main symptoms and I'm the complete opposite despite being an introvert. When I have to be social and charismatic, I'm damn good at it although it's not my favorite thing to do. I know I'm bragging a bit and can admittedly be a little cocky, but the main reason I mention my talent for reading others is because it contradicts the false diagnosis I received as a kid.

    Also Vins, fuck what shrinks or anyone else outside of family and other loved ones thinks of you. If you're comfortable in your own skin that's all that matters, labels be damned.
     
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    In UK (well, IK in Wales at least) we have the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service, which a specialist from came to my class years ago and watched me for a week or so. I've been seen by a diagnosis and they said I do have it.
     
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    Asperger's was diagnosed on me in 2010 and I suffer from social phobia and have some bad social skills (but it all got better since my diagnosis). It's also hard for me to make friends irl and speak loudly. Always need to repeat myself ._.
    It's also a struggle for me to get over my diffidence to record my voice for yt videos or English and Spanish homework.
    A fun paradox: I speak 4 languages and have huge knowledge in many others, even I sometimes say less than 100 words a day (if texting does not count :D
    Also had to experience bullying at school due my different behavior..
     
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    Mine was diagnosed last year, it didn't really change much for me because I never really considered that in my entire life and I quickly realized that being diagnosed wouldn't change anything about me.
    The thing is, only now that I've started to observe it, that I realized how this screws me up, I can't talk to strangers and I can't make any new friends, the only way I can make friends is if I'm introduced to someone, I can't go up to them and say hi ( It also works if they start talking to me, although I'll be a bit awkward at first but get used to it in some minutes of talking ).
    Because of this, I feel like I'll never be able to have a relationship, marry someone and start a familly, because I'm just too goddamn shy and when I actually like someone, I screw it because I'm too weird and quirky... It's fine though, love is just an excuse.
     
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    I have issues talking to people too. I can't really explain it, but I feel really awkward and uncomfortable when talking to people, and I just can't seem to choose the right words when I wanna talk. That last part also seems to affect me online, it sometimes takes me a while to write posts and stuff because while I know what I want to say, I don't know how to say it.
     
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    I also get that online, but it's mostly because I'm not a native english speaker ( 90% of the websites I use are in english, and english is the only language I can use properly online, because I can't socialize with people from my country even online, except if they come up to me first or if I introduce myself in english ).
     
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    I was diagnosed with syndrome of Aspergers (wich is close to autism) when i was 19 , i can tell my dad and my oldest brother all have the same syndrome... my other 2 brothers and my sis don't and my mom doesn't have it.
    i also have reading blindness, i don't know the nglish term for it, but for some reason it's not that much of a problem when the text is in english.
     
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    The only thing I can think of would be Dyslexia, but that might not be correct.
     
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    that's the word, why the hell did they torture someone like me with such an insane word...
    diagnosed with that when i was about 6 years old
     
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