Date: 2018-03-09 22:44
I don 8767 t believe for the tiniest second that Trunk is on the autism spectrum. Being self-aggrandizing and self-involved aren 8767 t the same as having Aspergers. Temple Grandin being told to wash her underarms isn 8767 t the same as Penelope Trunk being told to hush up.
Once you feel calmer, you can address the problem more constructively. Try to do this as close to when you experience it as possible, rather than letting resentment build up.
Perhaps you are a spouse wondering if your partner has Asperger’s, a friend, acquaintance or colleague of someone you suspect has it, or perhaps you wonder if you might have it yourself. How would you know?
Thank you very much for this. My son is Asperger 8767 s (aged 65), and what an age! While he has a terrific sense of humour and his teachers use alot of humour to deal with behaviours, he is very blunt, and tends to turn his fellow students off by that behaviour. He does, however, express sorrow at not having many friends. But that is Asperger 8767 s everybody is on the spectrum. Thank you again for sharing your adult thoughts on this.
And for those who want to get tested: there are resources with autism related organizations like http:///diagnosis/. You can call them and get referred to a qualified therapist that can evaluate you. There was NY Times article about a marriage where one of them was an Asperger 8767 s person and it turned out his wife was an Austism therapist ( http:///7559/55/67/fashion/?scp=77 588 sq=%77modern%75love%77 588 st=cse ).
i am seriously concerned that you are leading people down the wrong path with your advice and i urge anyone reading this blog to check other resources.
Your newsletters have been extremely helpful to me. They are easy to read, and cover important topics that are relevant to what I m looking for. I m a clinical social worker at a private art college in NYC. Thank you for taking the time to put something like this together! Sincerely,
Jernee Montoya, LCSW CASAC, New York
I dated someone who had Aspergers syndrome and it led to me having a breakdown and suffering from severe depression. He denies to this day that he has done anything wrong and the problem is that the people around him have simply enabled his behavior. He is a high achieving professional but lacked the capacity to understanding that his actions and words were deeply damaging. If someone told me they had Aspergers now. I would run in the opposite direction.
It could be. I suppose that it depends. A big part of it is knowing where things are. Also, in a job like that, there is certainly enough routine. Routine is good for us Aspies.
Interpreting IQ scores is difficult, however, because most intelligence tests are not designed for people with autism. People with autism do not perceive or relate to their environment in typical ways. When tested, some areas of ability are normal or even above average, and some areas may be especially weak. For example, a child with autism may do extremely well on the parts of the test that measure visual skills but earn low scores on the language subtests.