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Ask a autistic guy
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Ask a autistic guy
Hey guys. I thought I'd post one of these because why the fuck not huh? I have high functioning autism so ask away.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
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RE: Ask a autistic guy
Fascinating spectrum of possibilities. Any special abilities in music, math or ....?

I wonder if or when you ever felt different from others. Did you wonder what was up with other people who lacked your enhancement/disability. And, of course, do you see it one way or the other (i.e. as enhanced or diabled?)
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RE: Ask a autistic guy
Do you feel discriminated by the average person in society for being autistic?
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RE: Ask a autistic guy
(May 23, 2015 at 3:49 pm)whateverist Wrote: Fascinating spectrum of possibilities. Any special abilities in music, math or ....?

I wonder if or when you ever felt different from others. Did you wonder what was up with other people who lacked your enhancement/disability. And, of course, do you see it one way or the other (i.e. as enhanced or diabled?)
A mixture of both. My gift is relatively mild as my abilities in math is astoundingly average. My gift appears to be in the form of reading comprehension. When I was tested at 16 I was reading the level of someone with a masters degree. As for wondering about other people without my uniqueness, I used to wonder all the time what it would be like to be thoroughly normal, but I came to the conclusion that would be boring. I actually now spend more time wondering about people more like me as some of them are very non functional individuals. And I wonder how they all themselves to be like that.

(May 23, 2015 at 3:56 pm)Dystopia Wrote: Do you feel discriminated by the average person in society for being autistic?

All the time. People react different to me, look at me different, some are just plain nasty.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
Reply
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RE: Ask a autistic guy
I imagined that would happen - It must suck (probably) - Whenever I find someone who appears to be autistic or neurodivergent I react as I would with another person.

How do you feel when you see institutional instances of discrimination, like when a parent kills an autistic kid and people are saying "well the parent was suffering I don't blame them"?
Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you

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RE: Ask a autistic guy
(May 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm)Dystopia Wrote: I imagined that would happen - It must suck (probably) - Whenever I find someone who appears to be autistic or neurodivergent I react as I would with another person.

How do you feel when you see institutional instances of discrimination, like when a parent kills an autistic kid and people are saying "well the parent was suffering I don't blame them"?

Depends. With me you wouldn't have known when I was a small child unless you know what to look for. So the reality that most of the ones that get killed off never really have a hope of being anything more then a screaming two year old for their existence. Therefore I can see why some parents are so hurt by this, but to just kill your child? That's a act of a monster.
So no the parents suffering is not justification for murder. The real institutional discrimination is in the schools. Many teachers are stupid, bigoted, and set in their ways. Even worse is that what little funding there is to help learning disabled and disabled kids often goes to the kids munching on the crayons while going to a glorified daycare.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
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RE: Ask a autistic guy
What are autism's negative effects and how do you cope?
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Do you feel that getting a diagnosis helped you? I ask because I know that some people don't receive help until later in life. 
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RE: Ask a autistic guy
(May 29, 2015 at 7:35 am)Brakeman Wrote: What are autism's negative effects and how do you cope?

Its mostly with socializing and none verbal cues. I've coped by tryingto learn to consciencely read people. But mostly people get weird vibes off me from own weird body labguage. To people that would judge on that I usually just think that if that's why you don't want to be around me your not worth my time.

(May 29, 2015 at 8:44 am)Nope Wrote: Do you feel that getting a diagnosis helped you? I ask because I know that some people don't receive help until later in life. 

Yes. But not in a direct way, as in educational situations the only thing they can do to help me is a scribe. Namely because autism is a kind of a vague term and I'm on the very functional high end. On the other hand learning about the neurologocal differences in my own brain is fascinating.
To-morrow, and to-morrow, and to-morrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
Reply



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