PyroGyro
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Location: Derbyshire
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Posted:Hmmmm....

I was curious to find this ...

Asperger's Disorder
Asperger Syndrome is a neurobiological disorder named after the Viennese physician, Hans Asperger, who in 1944 published a research paper which described a pattern of behaviors in several young boys who had normal intelligence and language development, but who also exhibited autistic-like behaviors and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills. It wasn't until 1994 that Asperger Syndrome was recognised a a unique disorder.
Qualitative impairment in social interaction with at least two demonstrations of impaired social interaction. The person:
Shows a marked inability to regulate social interaction by using multiple non-verbal behaviors such as body posture and gestures, eye contact and facial expression.

Doesn't develop peer relationships that are appropriate to the developmental level.

Doesn't seek to share achievements, interests or pleasure with others.

Lacks social or emotional reciprocity.


Restricted repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities, as manifested by at least one of the following:
Preoccupation with abnormal (in focus or intensity) interests that are restricted and stereotyped ( such as spinning things ).

Rigidly sticks to routines or rituals that don't appear to have a function.

Has stereotyped, repetitive motor mannerisms (such as hand flapping).

Persistently preoccupied with parts of objects.







Anyone else feel like they've just joined a new club ...!...

PyroGyro


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Boo_Bunny
Boo_Bunny

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Location: infront of you
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Posted:umm Every time i read a new tread, what i thought was my life gets weirder and weirder hehe

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Mr Majestik
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Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
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Posted:funny thread actually, there was a show my group did earlier this year(that i missed) for a organisation which runs camps for kids with disabilities. There was one kid who had never seen spinning before in his life, and promptly learn every trick my group could show him in the one night! apparently he was autistic or something of the sort and he had cancer of the brain. One of the supervisers told my friend that basically as the cancer was destroying his brain his ability to learn was accelerating, but eventually it would kill him and he had about three weeks maximum to live.

sad yet totally amazing...........


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nucleon
nucleon

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Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Member Since: 29th Oct 2004
Total posts: 404
Posted:I have asperger too...
and I spin poi
eh.. know nothing more to say about in now...


so you think Im not a newbie? Ok I'll be the King of the newbies. Nucleon the king of all noobs

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coleman
coleman

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Posted:Written by: PyroGyro

asperger's syndrome described a pattern of behaviors in several young boys who had normal intelligence and language development, but who also exhibited autistic-like behaviors and marked deficiencies in social and communication skills. It wasn't until 1994 that Asperger Syndrome was recognised a a unique disorder.



since the acceptance of the autistic spectrum, asperger's has been considered a 'mild' form of autism.

anyone read "the curious incident..."?

well that's asperger's smile

i don't have asperger's but i do suspect that i have mild ocd's...

*clicks light on and off 22 times and leaves room*


cole. x


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fluffy napalm fairy
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Posted:i just read that book. woah. hmm. i think (or hope!) that most people have mild ocd's!

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Shu
Shu

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Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)
Member Since: 19th Apr 2005
Total posts: 538
Posted:lol

cute story!

i think i'll buy the book someime!

i wonder what disorder i have!!! i can never seem to keep still and always have to be doing something with my hands!


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:the curious incident is a great book. i love the way the chapters are all prime numbers...i have a thing about numbers and maths....anyway!

when i read it i felt like i related to it wayyyy to much as far as the ocd things...esp the counting.

everyone should read it, its a great insight to the world of aspergers


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nucleon
nucleon

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Location: Eindhoven, the Netherlands
Member Since: 29th Oct 2004
Total posts: 404
Posted:is there a Dutch translation of this book?, maybe it is in our library, and if there is what would be the tiltle? or should I Just go and buy the english version of it?

so you think Im not a newbie? Ok I'll be the King of the newbies. Nucleon the king of all noobs

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Mynci
Mynci

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Location: wombling free...
Member Since: 27th Apr 2005
Total posts: 8737
Posted:I've just been diagnosed with mild ADD and OCD due to my symptoms matching those above and my accute sense of empathy wild inanimate objects I think have an itch! eek
Often caught myself scratching tables coz they look itchy, however my aspect is juggly in nature and I'm not so enthralled by spinny things more than falling objects


A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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polarity
polarity

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Location: on the wrong planet
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1228
Posted:The only problem I have with that book is that it's so popular most people will think that's the only way people with AS act.

AS is on a spectrum where you can have symptoms from classic autism, ADD, ADHD, OCD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, tourettes and bipolar disorder (and a few others), in wildly varying amounts, so there is really no standard pattern of behaviour.

Also aspies are far more likely to be individualistic than most normal people. Because they're limited in interacting with people they'd otherwise imitate, they get to develop in relative isolation.


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