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I'll be your onii chan!


It's ok. I have 5 of them already
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RaisedInACult wrote:

every child I've ever seen who's had "autism", come to find out, pops was skiin' the freakin himalayas of cocaine in the months, year leaidng up to the pregnancy.

How do you know Mom wasn't?
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No way to know, and even if there was it isn't our business. I have seen a lot of threads like this over the internet and it is actually pretty sad. IF he is, and it has been kept private, that is his and his family's prerogative to do so.


Reminds me of the news outlets bringing up dirty Melania Trump pictures. Ugh, why media? I was about to throw my TV out the window.


It's amazing how that was meant to hurt Trump's campaign and it managed to get him votes instead. A sort of sweet justice you cannot get in any other form.
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You're forgetting one of the most important "traits" of someone who is severely autistic or on the further extremes of the ASD scale - the lack of desire for change. Changing an entire routine can be disastrous for someone who is autistic (and can be excruciating for a high functioning person who is on the ASD scale or autistic in general).

This would correlate with the speculation of them waiting until he finishes the school year for Barron to move to the White House. It takes preparation to ease someone into a change like that. Shifting people, location, and familiar places would be a rather difficult scenario to undertake for someone who is autistic.

But I echo the rest of those who think that it doesn't matter either way. Considering some of the more politically left/right-winged threads in GD are far more foolish or treading on the line of conspiracy theories, I don't see much of an issue with this thread existing - just don't see much purpose behind it.


Routine changes aren't just disastrous for people with autism, but they are also difficult on children in general. Routine changes are also difficult on some of those that experience some sort of anxiety. Additionally, routine changes can be difficult on people with a form of OCD--the list goes on and on. We can speculate all day.

Many people have at least a couple of autistic traits--especially, unsurprisingly, those in the STEM fields. There are plenty of theories about a spectrum of neurology existing between that of neurosis (autism) and psychosis (schizophrenia).

So what defines Autism Spectrum Disorder? The word disorder is important. The easy answer is a fulfillment of an array of criteria and the most important one being: clinically significant impairment of your life.

That doesn't mean you're a little bit quirky, you keep your room tidy, you like to have a schedule, or maybe you're a bit of a picky eater.

Additionally the criteria isn't designed for someone to evaluate themselves and read it like they would a horoscope--a clinical psychologist, psychiatrist or neurologist who are specifically trained to assess patients are meant to. Their knowledge extends beyond the written criteria allowing them to determine what would or would not fulfill it, for instance.



To be clear, most of that isn't directed at your post, but the amount of ignorance that surrounds matters like this.
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Really? You guys are now just talking about the insensitivity when most of you here have been one way or another.....insensitive yourselves on GD? Come on we've allowed pretty ridiculous and disparaging threads to be made on GD I'm sure this one is no different.
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Heh, Trump's opponents need to be diagnosing a different sort of brain disorder on themselves, I think, instead of harassing his son.
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Adjacent-Taurus wrote:

Really? You guys are now just talking about the insensitivity when most of you here have been one way or another.....insensitive yourselves on GD? Come on we've allowed pretty ridiculous and disparaging threads to be made on GD I'm sure this one is no different.


Not like it's rule breaking.



That same freedom allows me to be a bit of an arrogant prick back--my natural form.
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Glory to our Austists! Just get him on the internet and he will become one of Kek's many followers doing his will. Nothing can stop weaponised autism!
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uncletim wrote:

First off let me say I don't care one way or another. I found this video and it does explain a few things and he is showing the signs of it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZAd5Pu9iw4
PS this is not an aint-Trump thread


If you mean his tendency to say the same few "key" words over and over for security and credibility, and to look for somebody else's interference even when there's no evidence but there must probably be some if you look, the former is considered just as much of a psychiatric tell-sign of a Paranoia complex as the latter.

(Those who remember Humphrey Bogart playing with his balls in "The Caine Mutiny", and searching for imaginary strawberry-thieves, I kid you not...)
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I don't understand why some people are getting uppity, standing on their hind legs saying "Hey, listen. Hey, I have something to say." I don't think anyone is speaking in a derisive manner, the child certainly isn't being mocked. Maybe with the exception of one idiot, but that's about it.



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Posted 12 days ago
So again..why is this getting blown up. Whether he has it or not changes NOTHING.
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Whether he is or isn't, I think it's low and cowardly for Ms. O' Donnell to have begun this mess. Given her history of gross contempt for Trump, not for one second do I believe her "diagnosis" of Barron was born out of genuine concern. She's receiving backlash from all sides for this, and is trying to cover her ass. I do believe that she crossed a line by involving the ten year-old.
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Posted 12 days ago

PrinceJudar wrote:

So what defines Autism Spectrum Disorder? The word disorder is important. The easy answer is a fulfillment of an array of criteria and the most important one being: clinically significant impairment of your life.

To be clear, most of that isn't directed at your post, but the amount of ignorance that surrounds matters like this.


Well, while we're being clear, I wasn't attempting to generalize as in "autistic people are the only people to struggle with moving or having massive changes in their lives". My ex-stepson is high functioning autistic. There are several "generalizations" that can easily be made about someone who is autistic. I agree, though, the main thing is the disorder. When something has such a significant impact on the person's life that it becomes a disorder, that's when it's serious enough to be labeled as such. I was generalizing in the sense that I've seen the reactions of several autistic children when they've had to shift schedules or routines.

When my ex-stepson ended up going from grade school to secondary (in the UK), it took a lot of planning and frequent visits for him to feel comfortable enough that it was realistic to expect him to actually go to that school on a daily basis (several meets and greet lunches, several 1-2 hour visits to the special education unit/room, etc). If this was not done in a very precise and planned way, he would have an episode or he would become very distressed.




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If we, as the American public, could grant Obama's two daughters their own privacy, why can't we do the same for Trump's minor aged child?

I feel it's in bad taste to speculate as to whether a child of someone most people in this world have never met is autistic or not. Barron didn't choose to be president, his father did. I feel that Barron should be allowed his childhood, as much as possible, during this period. If you dislike Trump, fine, comment about him, but commenting on his child is just in poor taste.

And yes, while there are many telltale signs of autism that many of those who have been diagnosed with it do experience, it does affect people differently. Some are unable to function well and those on the opposite end of the spectrum are so high functioning that they could be considered idiot savants.
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Posted 12 days ago

Akage-chan wrote:

considered idiot savants.

what are you trying to say?
we are know it alls on the topic of idiots?
or we are idiots who are ..smart?
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