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    Autism or Parental Abuse?

    Thanks. Good to know that, as a doctor, you've undoubtedly researched this and know what you're talking about! (I know about neonatal units. Our grandson was in one for weeks. Preemie, severe brain bleed, told he'd probably never walk. Probably--not positively. In fact, he has very mild cerebral...
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    The second line in my post reads "quickly form institutions." It should read "quickly form INTUITIONS." A computer gitch.
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    Thanks for your insight!
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    Autism or Parental Abuse?

    Thanks for your help. Are you in a caring profession?
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    Autism or Parental Abuse?

    Thanks! It's wonderful to learn from others, and not just from books, that there are others like me and that I'm not a uniquely worthless, despicable creature, as I believed when I was a kid.
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    Autism or Parental Abuse?

    I’m trying to figure out if I have Asperger’s or some other psychological condition. I’m pretty sure I have Asperger’s because I have a bunch of aspie traits and used to have more before masking. I’m borderline on several autism/Asperger’s tests but very high on the autism masking test. (A...
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    I often asked myself, "How can they expect me to have been born knowing how to act?" I now suspect that normal people ARE born knowing in a broad sense how to act, or at least are born with the capacity to quickly form institutions for dealing with the world. People share a common humanity, and...
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    I'm so glad I found this site and fellow aspies who post here! It was just yesterday, and already I've had a bunch of responses to my post, several of which resonate in a way I couldn't believe. Ken,
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    I'm so gla I found thi aaite
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    I'm fascinated by accounts like yours of other aspies relating their aspie experiences. I never knew I had Asperger's until recently. I always thought of people on the autism spectrum as being like the autistic son of a friend, a teenager who can't speak and is institutionalized. Then I read...
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    I never separated from my parents--I maintained a distant relationship with them until they died. I didn't separate when I lived at home because I believed them--until I was in my 20s, I thought I really was no good and deserved everybody's scorn. I didn't realize the truth until I read books on...
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    I'm glad I found a good site!
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    Thanks for the tip!
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    I certainly did--and do--mask intensively. I scored very high on the masking test. No way do I regret masking nor do I intend to stop. I am only too well aware of masking's downsides, but the alternative is a life of complete rejection, failure, and misery. Probably those with mild Asperger's...
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    Looking back, I think they resented me because I annoyed and embarrassed them by not acting normally. They probably assumed I was doing it on purpose and got angry because I wouldn't stop despite their lectures and punishments (it took me a long time to learn how to act normally). This took...
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    Aspies Rejected by Parents

    I’m looking for other aspies rejected by their parents. Aspie kids are weird, and surely there must be a significant number of parents who want nothing to do with them. I’d like to know what effect this has on the children and how much I have in common with other rejected aspies. I never knew...
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