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Featured Is Aspergers really text-book or are extreme variants possible

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Aspychata, Feb 13, 2019 at 6:46 PM.

  1. Aspychata

    Aspychata Only you can free yourself.....

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    Seriously, are we really that easy to dx? It seems that there many nuances due to environmenal, upbringing, maturity or lack of, misdiagnosis, specific life experiences, age, education, yadda, yadda, yadda. What do you feel?
     
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    Isadoorian Well Known Chat Member, Welcomer of Newcomers V.I.P Member

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    Variants are possible; much like our Fingerprints and DNA, every person with Autism is completely different and will show different symptoms.
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Well-Known Member

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    Just trying to understand and observe all the different personalities of this community relative to their traits and behaviors reflects that we constitute a rather broad spectrum of autistic people.

    Many variants, and many variables to consider.
     
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    tree Blue/Green Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    How does what I feel have anything to do with it?
    This question would make more sense to me if it were
    what did I think about the possibility of there being a range.
     
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  5. Aspychata

    Aspychata Only you can free yourself.....

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    Great response, it's like a giant gift bag, you really never know what you will get. l wonder if stress brought out more symptoms for me, what do you feel?
     
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  6. Aspychata

    Aspychata Only you can free yourself.....

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    Excellent, how big is the range?
     
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  7. Butterfly88

    Butterfly88 88 Times the Fun V.I.P Member

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    As the saying goes if you've met one person with autism you've met one person with autism.
     
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  8. Aspychata

    Aspychata Only you can free yourself.....

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    That is hilarious
     
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  9. Aspychata

    Aspychata Only you can free yourself.....

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    l have read that getting older doesn't necessary mean that you become more Aspie.
     
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  10. JDShredds

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    Just like no two people are the exactly same, no two people on the spectrum are exactly the same, and no two Aspies are exactly the same. There are extreme examples on every type of spectrum outside of Autism (hence the word spectrum), so it stands to reason the same stands for the Autism spectrum and within the "boundaries" of Aspergers, ASD1, HFA etc.
     
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  11. Aspychata

    Aspychata Only you can free yourself.....

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    Maybe there are more of us then we know.........
     
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    Judge Well-Known Member

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    Indeed. I think you'll find that while some of us may cite the CDC's claim that every one in sixty-eight persons is on the spectrum of autism, that we suspect that number is somewhat low. It wouldn't surprise me if in another ten years this ratio is revised upwards. ;)
     
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  13. Aspychata

    Aspychata Only you can free yourself.....

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    Lol, l feel more at home.
     
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  14. GrownupGirl

    GrownupGirl Tempermental Artist

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    I don't think we're that easy to diagnose, especially if we just happened to be born with the X chromosome.
     
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    Everyone is different, period.
     
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    55853 Well-Known Member

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    To my knowledge, everyone has an X chromosome. You mean two X chromosomes, do you not?
     
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  17. Progster

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    No, we are not easy to diagnose. Doctors often misdiagnose, or not spot well-masked traits. Only a well-trained, experienced clinician can diagnose us, often multiple tests are needed, many sessions or hours of observation, sometimes a team is used for the diagnosis, and in the end, the diagnosis is based on subjective opinions. We are all different, there is no one size fits all.
     
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  18. Joshua Aaron

    Joshua Aaron Just a Professional Weirdo w/Autism and ADHD

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    There is not a textbook example of Asperger's.
     
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    Catana Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    The "official" criteria are so vague that you (and so-called professionals) are free to interpret any characteristic any way you want.
     
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  20. Joshua Aaron

    Joshua Aaron Just a Professional Weirdo w/Autism and ADHD

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    Oh my goodness! You actually made a good point here! Somehow, "pros" do something dumb, and it's actually kind of a shame that it happens quite often.
     
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