• Does being born with Aspergers mean I was born with a mental disability?

    Best answer: I have Asperger's and my opinion is that it is definitely a social disability, but can also be a useful intellectual asset. As I'm sure you understand, people with Asperger's can become obsessed with understanding every minute detail of a very limited topic. The trick is to learn to be comfortable... show more
    Best answer: I have Asperger's and my opinion is that it is definitely a social disability, but can also be a useful intellectual asset. As I'm sure you understand, people with Asperger's can become obsessed with understanding every minute detail of a very limited topic. The trick is to learn to be comfortable with who you really are and to use your obsession with details to your advantage.

    The first step is to accept that you are never going to be particularly popular, because you lack the social instincts that regular folks use to emotionally connect with each other. The chances are that you will have fewer friends because you don't enjoy participation in group activities or understand how to interpret other people's emotional states. It's likely you will have difficulty controlling your own emotions and may be prone to temperamental outbursts. It's not as grim as it sounds, because the older you get, the less you will care about being popular with others and the more comfortable you will become with being alone with yourself.

    On the other hand, you can learn to use your tendency to obsess with details and habitual repetition to your advantage. You can use Asperger's as a powerful study aid and focus down on the essential principles of even the most complicated topics -- assuming you can find a quiet distraction-free place to study. If you're like me, you will be able to learn most things by yourself because you will obsess with the incomprehensible details until you truly do understand.

    As an Aspie, you won't excel at the social games most people play but, if you take advantage of the alone-time your social handicap creates, you can become a powerful autodidact and master virtually any technical subject you put your mind to. The trick is to not use your social disabilities an an excuse for failure and to, instead, turn your tendency to obsess about details into a practical study-aid and powerful intellectual advantage. If you're like me, you'll care about understanding how and why things work the way they do and may have a real talent for math, science, and engineering.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • My sons school district won’t let him walk during graduation even though it is written in his transition plan?

    Best answer: You go into the school and have a meeting wiht the special ed director. You listen to their reason why they fell your son will be overwhelmed. And then you tell them why you feel he won’t be, You go in knowing your legal rights and your son’s legal rights . You go in knowing school and state policies on this... show more
    Best answer: You go into the school and have a meeting wiht the special ed director.
    You listen to their reason why they fell your son will be overwhelmed. And then you tell them why you feel he won’t be,

    You go in knowing your legal rights and your son’s legal rights . You go in knowing school and state policies on this matter.
    9 answers · 7 days ago
  • Will we have servants in Heaven?

    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Laurel VS Yanny audio debate?

    As most of you know, the audio clip came across to people differently. Some hear yanny, some hear laurel. I hear neither... I hear "yilly" with a slight roll of the tongue. I have a west coast American accent. Who do some people hear yanny or laurel? Do some of you hear "yilly" or something else?
    As most of you know, the audio clip came across to people differently. Some hear yanny, some hear laurel. I hear neither... I hear "yilly" with a slight roll of the tongue. I have a west coast American accent. Who do some people hear yanny or laurel? Do some of you hear "yilly" or something else?
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Does “half dyslexia” exist?

    i know a girl (with a history of lying) who says that she is “half dyslexic”. i found it odd because i couldn’t find any information about “half dyslexia” on the internet. she was using it as an explanation of why she mixes up people’s names. i’m sorry if i sound ignorant but i am genuinely wondering if “half... show more
    i know a girl (with a history of lying) who says that she is “half dyslexic”. i found it odd because i couldn’t find any information about “half dyslexia” on the internet. she was using it as an explanation of why she mixes up people’s names. i’m sorry if i sound ignorant but i am genuinely wondering if “half dyslexia” exists. i honestly don’t know
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • Do I have a right to know any details about my son's IEP evaluation?

    I made a formal request and signed papers for the school to evaluate my child for an IEP just over 4 months ago. I know that these evaluations may take time, but the school has kept us completely in the dark about what's going on. Every time we have asked (always through e-mail) for any updates or details... show more
    I made a formal request and signed papers for the school to evaluate my child for an IEP just over 4 months ago. I know that these evaluations may take time, but the school has kept us completely in the dark about what's going on. Every time we have asked (always through e-mail) for any updates or details about the evaluation we have been ignored. The principal usually responds to e-mails from us within a day or two about any thing other than the IEP, so I know it's not an issue of not checking her e-mail or having the time to get back to us. As of now we have no idea if they are going to give him one or not. To be honest, I’m beginning to wonder whether they have even been doing the evaluation at all. If they have been doing it, they haven’t included us in any part of it. It’s not like I’m e-mailing her everyday demanding a detailed breakdown of every little bit of information. I was just asking for updates but when that didn't work I’ve started asking what has been done so far in the evaluation, who has been involved in the process, and where it stands now. But still no response. So do I have a right to know this information? Or can the school just keep it from us? There's just over a week left in school and it's starting to feel like they're just brushing us off til schools over and they don't have to deal with it. Any advice please?
    9 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Should i drop out of year 11 or continue school?

    Best answer: I would keep going. For one thing, you write fairly well. I'm not just saying that. You really do. Your grammar and spelling isn't perfect but it isn't that bad. Not only that, you'll have a feeling of achievement if you finish school. Definitely finish school. As far as those jackasses that try... show more
    Best answer: I would keep going. For one thing, you write fairly well. I'm not just saying that. You really do. Your grammar and spelling isn't perfect but it isn't that bad.

    Not only that, you'll have a feeling of achievement if you finish school. Definitely finish school. As far as those jackasses that try to bully you, or make you feel bad about yourself, or whatever, screw them. Don't even listen to those fools. Just finish school and prove to yourself you can do it.
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Am I wrong for not attending my nephews graduation?

    Hi.. thanks in advance for any replies... my nephew is graduating high school in May... I am expected to attend... here’s the thing,.. my son, who is the same age, and severely autistic, would have been in the same graduating class with his cousin ... but instead, he’s in a self contained school for severely... show more
    Hi.. thanks in advance for any replies... my nephew is graduating high school in May... I am expected to attend... here’s the thing,.. my son, who is the same age, and severely autistic, would have been in the same graduating class with his cousin ... but instead, he’s in a self contained school for severely disabled kids... he will graduate at 21 years old... I know my heart will be broken at my nephews graduation, because all I will do is think about how my son could have been there... I’m not sure I can handle it... all I will do is cry.. I don’t want to ruin it for the others, either... thoughts?
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • My son was born blind, what are the best resources on patenting visually impaired children?

    Best answer: Why don't your search Amazon or the library or ring the foundation for the blind if there is one where you live. I reported all the rude answers and hope others will do the same as they were very cruel and disgusting.

    Here I found some books.
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?...
    Best answer: Why don't your search Amazon or the library or ring the foundation for the blind if there is one where you live. I reported all the rude answers and hope others will do the same as they were very cruel and disgusting.

    Here I found some books.
    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?...
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Does Autism affect a child’s apparence?

    Best answer: No, autism doesn't impact on someones appearance. Autism is neurological rather than physical, thus no external features are present in autism and thus Autistic children will look just like allistic children. There can be mannerisms associated with autism that may make it easier to spot an Autistic child, if... show more
    Best answer: No, autism doesn't impact on someones appearance.

    Autism is neurological rather than physical, thus no external features are present in autism and thus Autistic children will look just like allistic children. There can be mannerisms associated with autism that may make it easier to spot an Autistic child, if you know what you're looking for, for example an Autistic child may not look people in the eyes like an allistic child would.

    I didn't look like a 'normal' child, I had significant developmental delays due to autism which included problems walking (walking on the inside of my feet/ankles) which made me stand out, but no one would have been able to guess that I was Autistic due to this aspect of my appearance - after all many children experience problems walking, it's not specific to autism.
    11 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why was this guy still held responsible for his own actions when he has a disorder?

    Best answer: Unfortunately disabilities/disorders don't excuse you from being horrible to other people for the sake of it or committing crimes, or anything of the like. Having a seizure is different because it can't be consciously controlled and is not a "behaviour" as such and therefore there is nothing to be... show more
    Best answer: Unfortunately disabilities/disorders don't excuse you from being horrible to other people for the sake of it or committing crimes, or anything of the like. Having a seizure is different because it can't be consciously controlled and is not a "behaviour" as such and therefore there is nothing to be "responsible" for.
    14 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do people only seem to care about autism on April 2nd?

    Honestly it's quite insulting when for a single day, everyone gets all excited about hearing about autism, but not from actually autistic people, but from neurotypical mothers and fathers. Then after that day, we seem to fade into obscurity and if we try to speak up about our experiences, we're silenced and... show more
    Honestly it's quite insulting when for a single day, everyone gets all excited about hearing about autism, but not from actually autistic people, but from neurotypical mothers and fathers. Then after that day, we seem to fade into obscurity and if we try to speak up about our experiences, we're silenced and told that we don't understand. It's frustrating.
    5 answers · 1 month ago
  • Would you date someone with Asperger’s Syndrome?

    Best answer: This is hypothetical as I'm not looking. It depends on the person obviously! To begin with there'd have to be a mutual spark of attraction or it'd be no go from the start. You just can't make the spark happen no matter how hard you try. After that it would depend on if that person and I were... show more
    Best answer: This is hypothetical as I'm not looking. It depends on the person obviously! To begin with there'd have to be a mutual spark of attraction or it'd be no go from the start. You just can't make the spark happen no matter how hard you try. After that it would depend on if that person and I were able to meet each other's emotional needs on a satisfactory level. I've never been one for grand gestures or the cliché relationship stuff, but I do need to be acknowledged as a whole person and regularly have the full full attention of my beloved. By that I mean that we spend much of our time doing our own thing but when we get together to do anything together, even just to eat, we give each other our full attention in the moment. If I always felt like we were mentally a universe apart even when were cuddled on the sofa it just wouldn't be enough for me. I've known half a dozen adults with diagnosed AS including my best and oldest friend. Each one is as different from the other as neurotically people are from each other. Some people would be just fine to date if we were attracted to each other but I've also come across one or two that haven't yet grasped that other people are people with interior lives of their own that can be different.

    I'll also add this; each person I've met with officially diagnosed AS has been aware that they process things differently and make an effort to check in with people to make sure that everything is on track and that we're all understanding each other. They always tell me when I've not expressed myself clearly. They want to have good relationships with other people. On the other hand I have met self-diagnosed people who I have great doubts actually have AS. They seem to use AS as an excuse to treat other people badly and then claim that you can't get angry back because of AS and can't help it. If people have met these self-diagnosed jerks before I can't blame them if they get nervous of dating someone with AS.
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is there a speech impediment where You pronounce feud as food or beauty as booty?

    Best answer: It is not an impediment, it is simply social custom where the person grows up. Across Britain there are many accents and dialects, and many of us can guess closely where a person comes from by the way they talk and their dialect expressions.
    Best answer: It is not an impediment, it is simply social custom where the person grows up. Across Britain there are many accents and dialects, and many of us can guess closely where a person comes from by the way they talk and their dialect expressions.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • Need answer help me?

    Best answer: You should know that you will be denied. In over 20 years of working with clients in social services, I know of only one person who was approved the first time by Social Security for disability. It is their practice to deny EVERYBODY - and he was a double amputee with other disabilities as well. You will have to... show more
    Best answer: You should know that you will be denied.
    In over 20 years of working with clients in social services, I know of only one person who was approved the first time by Social Security for disability.
    It is their practice to deny EVERYBODY - and he was a double amputee with other disabilities as well.
    You will have to get an attorney to help you appeal the ruling, and THEN you have a chance of winning.
    It's a delaying tactic, and I think it is a scam. Normally, with their initial rejection, Social Security includes instructions and, sometimes, names of attorneys, for the appeal process. If they REALLY thought you were ineligible, why would they do this?
    However, the truth is that you do really need an attorney to navigate this process. The attorney will tell you whether or not you have a good chance of winning the appeal. If not, it may be difficult to find someone to take your case.
    If you ARE approved, you will receive benefits back benefits the date you first applied... but your attorney will take a big chunk of it.
    (Personally, I think Social Security should be fined for every case that is initially denied that is later approved.)
    4 answers · 2 months ago