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Asperger's & Autism Forum
As hard as I try, my friends don't really get what Aspergers is. I've had it for years now and I don't really get what it is. But, that's besides the point. My friends are super confused on how different I am because of Aspergers. So how in the world can I tell them?
I was a "smart kid", started reading and writing at 3-4. I was top of the class student for 12 years. Musically talented, I learned notation and basic music theory before school. Started writing songs at 8. Got maximum points at admissions to music college. I was one of the best at my course. Until the graduation.
Lately I've started to realize that none of my knowledge, skills or contacts from university matter in real life. You wouldn't believe what different things in life I've been...
How do you feel about and perceive the general image of ASD in society?
(ranging from media to stereotypes and prejudices, perhaps even how it's being perceived on the workfloor/school)?
Autism sometimes gets a bad rep and recently has been linked to some extreme violence (and let's not debate whether that's uncalled for or if it's true, that's not the discussion here) and as media reports, the masses eat it up, claiming that autism is dangerous. Add in the increase in diagnosis and you've...
In Norway, there's getting more and more of these so called Aspergers Corporations. These companies hires ONLY people with Aspergers syndrome and gives them the job they WANT. They can also train you and teach you in something if you dont know it yet. In an AS-Corporation, they always prioritize your very few interests and needs. Does you guys have this in your countries and/or USA?
From the 1st September i will be hired in an Aspergers-corp. and get 6 months in order to learn C ++...
Hey, so I'm pretty new to this place, and I find it really interesting, however there seem to be alot of shorts of words that I haven't encountered before so I'm guessing there related to aspergers/autism etc. So the ones I've seen the most of are AS, ASD, NT, and that's all I remember now. Could someone please tell me what they mean? And if there are other lingo that I've missed haha ^^,
I've noticed that people talk about difficulties understanding facial expressions with autism a lot, but I don't really know what it means to necessarily be able to read a facial expression. I can typically understand very expressive ones when people go over the top, such as when someone is grinding their teeth, they are mad, or when someone is smiling and showing teeth, they are happy. I also understand when people drop their jaw, they are shocked or surprised. However, those seems rather...
I catch myself doing this all the time. Whether doing my paperwork at work and going through one step at a time, or back when I was in fast food I was noticed doing this in front of co-workers, one who even starting doing it next to me as a joke trying to show me an example of what it sounded like to him.
For some reason, when it comes to tasks I've done over and over again, it is easier to say what I'm doing as I'm doing it for some reason.
Hi everyone! I am curious as to how my Aspie brothers and sisters connect artistically. I would love to know some of the following items, but feel very free to express yourself as you wish to discuss how art functions in your lives. I will answer the questions for myself at the end of this post!
What do you call "art"? What kinds of art interest you?
Were you artistically expressive as a child in any way(s)?
What role do any of these art forms play in your life today?
How has artistic...
What do you think the best movie about Asperger's Syndrome is?
I have come across a very interesting, informative, and relatable piece of writing about autism and the workforce on the website of one James Williams:
Two Perspectives on the Workforce
To summarize: the first author describes her experience mis-planning and failing in her desired career path due to undiagnosed autism. The second author then describes how he successfully pursued a suitable "career" by working with his self-knowledge as an autistic person, and discusses obstacles and options...
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