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Posted 5/24/08

That same story has happened to me, but me being the person with AS and due to recent incidents (at the time) involving the police; I didn't want to make myself known to have AS because I had people wanting to hurt me. (5 boys tried to jumped me. Saved by sixth formers who were skipping class. Ended up going to hospital for having a tiny piece of metal embedded in my hand)

Despite current events, its also my feelings. Telling somebody I have AS makes me feel vunruable as I've given sooo much information all at once its disturbing. Makes you feel uncorftable so you can only really tell by looking for the symptoms, in the end all your really looking for is a title to explain the weirdness.


People tried to attack you? Sheesh, what a world we live in. To be honest, I think as far as the social aspect of Asperger's (or regular autism) is concerned, Western culture explains a lot of the negative treatment these people receive in society. This part of Western culture is penetrating the Philippines too, and I don't like it.

Let me explain. I read a book on human development once that said that, based on studies of elementary and high school students around the world, all student-age children in schools could be separated, more or less (note that this is not an absolute thing) into three categories: sociable, unsocial, and aggressive. Sociable means the type who can and want to get along with others well. Unsocial (different from antisocial) are the types who don't have very good social skills and don't socialize often, but don't dislike or hurt others either. Aggressive kids are the true antisocial ones, exhibiting hostile behavior to other people.

Now, both Chinese and American schools were studied, decades ago. They found that in both China and the US, sociable kids were quite popular with their same-age peers. No surprise there.

The real surprise came with the next two categories. Personally, I would expect that unsocial kids would be "neutral" not popular, but not disliked either. Aggressive kids would be actively disliked by peers.

In fact, in China, unsocial kids were popular too, since usually these were the studious and smart ones, and education is taken seriously in China. Adults liked them, and peers looked up to them. Aggressive kids were disliked in China. In contrast, in the US, unsocial kids were disliked and ostracized by peers. As if that wasn't bad enough, in the US, aggressive kids (the type who bully others) were actually quite popular to some peers, and invariably the targets of their bullying were the unsocial ones.

When the study was repeated a few decades later in both countries, things were the same in the US, but China was starting to become more like the US, with aggressive kids becoming more popular and unsocial ones less so.

I think it's an effect of Western, or to be more precise, American culture. American culture claims to be tolerant and multicultural, but the facts belie this notion. American schoolyard culture ostracizes the different, people who "can't get along with others". Did it ever occur to anyone that maybe the reason they can't get along with others is because everyone hates them already? Unsocial people don't dislike others, they are just introverted. Usually, they do have a few close friends. Being bullied does tend to make you dislike others and close up further, though. Then the bullies can say that this attitude was what caused the bullying in the first place.

And due to American culture's global influence, it's many bad points are spreading to other countries too...
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Posted 5/24/08
omg!!!!! i think i have that kind of syndrome

im scared!!!!

is it that serious???
Posted 5/26/08
I never thought I'd see such a thread here,call someone about diversity... how nice

I don't know how you can tell if you have or not online,since you type..no weirdo eye thing body language thing..but, it's mmm I have lots of fun...so what the hell
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Posted 5/26/08
I'd love to have it if it didn't come with any motor coordination problems, photographic memory would come handy for those tests = /.

People don't have a lot of respect for people with bad motor movements.
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Posted 5/28/08
Although I've said abit about Aspergers Syndrome.
You cannot compare one person directly to another. Everybody is different and its correct about the symptoms, but its different from each person who has Aspergers.

I've spoke to one person once who worried about their voice because the tone, speech were messed up but as far as body language it was great, I wouldn't of suspected a thing.


The biggest confusion for me is differing the difference between Autism and Aspergers syndrome.
Its important that the facts are right, but with so much information its easy to get confused.
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Posted 5/28/08
I donno....
I think its pretty sad .... to see a person with this kinda thing
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Posted 5/28/08 , edited 5/28/08

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yes my brother has it...anyone heard about the links with the mmr vaccine and asbergers/autism? coz i beleive that is so true...
but thanks for posting this.. people need to be more aware.


that was completely disproved, the guy who suggested it was never actually able to back it up through his studies, and now the diseases that would have been nearly eradicated by the mmr jab, are now are starting to make a come back in Britain, because he scared a generation of mothers into not getting their children immunised.


as for aspergers syndrome, I first head about it in a princess diaries book [last place i'd ever expect ] there are quite a few good books with aspergers sufferers as the leads: "The curious incident of the dog at night time" and "just in case" are two good ones and in the tv show Boston Legal one of the main characters, Jerry Espensen has Aspergers.
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Posted 5/28/08

myshellbell wrote:
There are also several people with Aspergers who end up bordering being Obsessive compulsive and have higher risk of anxiety disorders and depression.


I'm not sure about bordering Obsessive compulsive.
All I know was that I've been diagnosed with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder); I have to always be in routine or it makes me nervous and I'm obsessed with washing my hands longer than necessary (10 sec quick wash = 1-2 minutes, I find it initiating I can't break the habbit)

I feel depressed most of the time for not fitting in and even when I'm introduced into a group I never really feel like I belong. I really don't know what to say about anxiety, I get it confused with nervousness.

I know that was all about me and everybody is different, but I was just trying to show my point.
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Posted 5/29/08

myshellbell wrote:

DarkOnister wrote:

myshellbell wrote:
*snippy*

*snippy*

Yes some get very obsessive about routine. It may not be in the same sense of other OCD problems but it is hard and upsetting to a lot of people with Autism to get out of their routine. For children a lot of times a social stories or visual time tables/aids for them not to get confused about what is changing. You try to teach children with ASD at a young age about how changes in your routine are OK. If it is not done at a young age then it can be a major fear that that child will end up with OCD at an older age. I hope that helps clear up what I mean.

So my sentence should have been written something like: There is a chance of people with Autism or Aspergers developing OCD problems....or something to that effect


I'd agree with all of that.
Breaking a routine irritates me or makes me nervous which doesn't help the situation any better.
The annoying thing is to decide when there's a time where it really doesn't matter if I'll be nervous or not.
The last thing I want during a test or some event is to be thinking about the toilet or about my throat drying out because I've been too nervous.
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Posted 5/29/08 , edited 5/29/08
lloloks kluikiew iu hnjabve opnbe../(looks like i have one) O.O. clumsiness and uncoordinated motor movements.
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Posted 5/29/08
I have it.
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Posted 6/6/08 , edited 6/6/08

CandyFLuff wrote:

yes my brother has it...anyone heard about the links with the mmr vaccine and asbergers/autism? coz i beleive that is so true...
but thanks for posting this.. people need to be more aware.


Asperger's should not be vaccinated its unfeasible.First of all Asperger syndrome is a primal contrusion of intelligence and many benefactors or Inventors have donated to Society,(Einstein,Jefferson,JFK,Graham,Lincoln,Bill gates,Al gore,Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and a few others which i namely forget.Why superimpose restrictions on a syndrome thats clearly augmented with sensibility and jurisdiction.
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Posted 6/10/08
I agree its one of those things that people who don't have it would say without doubt.

Its not just the fact about being smart of different, its the fact that people are trying to "Cure" your personality.
What's up what you are is your personality and people are asking to try and cure that.

To me it feels like a moral and I'd rather it be left, but hasn't been a time when people mention this to me alot, its the reason why I keep the secret that I have Aspergers. The fact that I've been tested on several drugs in the past with some nasty side effects only makes me annoyed (considering the age).
Posted 6/10/08
I've worked with kids with aspergers and autism.....and its tough at times....but yes they are very smart and catch on quick....its so sad to see their potential and be able to reach it....but its nice to see them grow
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