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04-11-2018, 21:59   #46
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One thing I consider very unfair for those on the spectrum is that while it is known that they have problems communicating, somehow the "normal" people who are experts in communication are unable to understand them.

Would you say a deaf person is to blame if they can't hear you?
To counterbalance that part of the right education for people on the spectrum is to help them to communicate appropriately.

You cannot cover all scenarios hence why having some support in a working environment is required however it's not a free pass for really bad behavior .
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Never claimed to be but I know a hell of a lot more than all those posters with their false outrage.
My whole purpose for this thread was to hook people in who had false misconceptions about Aspergers and correct them.


For example, it is not a disease or a mental disorder.

Having a few outraged people in the thread correct misconceptions was also useful.
Yer Da sells Avon blowing my cover was not.

I was posting in a thread from another Aspie over the weekend and he was posting rubbish and using his Asperger's as an excuse that is what motivated me to start this thread.
I don't think anyone has posted with false outrage .
Your opening post was quite dismissive , name calling etc .

If your cover was not blown , would you have continued to 'hook' in people as you put it ?Instead of being open and honest and willing to answer questions or try enlighten others about AS .
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I don't think anyone has posted with false outrage .
Your opening post was quite dismissive , name calling etc .

If your cover was not blown , would you have continued to 'hook' in people as you put it ?Instead of being open and honest and willing to answer questions or try enlighten others about AS .
You mean boring and dull the thread would have dropped off the board.

The post disagreeing with my first post has 16 thanks and I find that quite encouraging.

But my cover is blown and this thread now has a lot of attention if you have any questions ask away.
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A teacher. Yes. One who has taught students who are mildly on the spectrum. And those who are so far on the spectrum that they’re borderline for continuing in mainstream education.

Aside from the experience I have in teaching students with ASD, I had to study a huge amount of psychology of adolescence and education, and any professionals that we engaged with considered ASD to be a diagnosis or disorder, not a disease.

You can’t catch Aspergers or Autism. Calling it a disease is derogatory, IMO.

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Technically, yes. If we’re getting into specifics anyway



A teacher. Yes. One who has taught students who are mildly on the spectrum. And those who are so far on the spectrum that they’re borderline for continuing in mainstream education.

Aside from the experience I have in teaching students with ASD, I had to study a huge amount of psychology of adolescence and education, and any professionals that we engaged with considered ASD to be a diagnosis or disorder, not a disease.

You can’t catch Aspergers or Autism. Calling it a disease is derogatory, IMO.



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Aspergers is a communication disorder at its heart and the post I have just quoted from you proves not only have you not read all of the thread you have not even read all of my posts in the thread.

How Ironic.
Well, at least a lot of people got very passionate about defending people on the spectrum.
So the OP definitely doing what you thought it would.
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You mean boring and dull the thread would have dropped off the board.

The post disagreeing with my first post has 16 thanks and I find that quite encouraging.

But my cover is blown and this thread now has a lot of attention if you have any questions ask away.
No one will bother as you were deceitful in how you started this thread.
Little boy cries wolf as they say.
You've probably done more damage than good now in how you went about this.
What you should have done is told the truth and let other posters tell their experiences.
Now people are skeptical of what and won't believe anything you post now.
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You mean boring and dull the thread would have dropped off the board.

The post disagreeing with my first post has 16 thanks and I find that quite encouraging.

But my cover is blown and this thread now has a lot of attention if you have any questions ask away.
One of the best AMAs boards has done was with a young lady who was on the spectrum. People were genuinely interested and asked her questions.

She didn't have to be dishonest to keep people interested.
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Well, at least a lot of people got very passionate about defending people on the spectrum.
So the OP definitely doing what you thought it would.
Thank you that was part of it I also wanted to hook in those who have false misconceptions and have them corrected.
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I don't think anyone has posted with false outrage .
Your opening post was quite dismissive , name calling etc .

If your cover was not blown , would you have continued to 'hook' in people as you put it ?Instead of being open and honest and willing to answer questions or try enlighten others about AS .
Agreed. Indeed the opening post was quite disingenuous considering many of us had already read posts by him where he sharply put down another poster who said he had AS and went on to say he had it too. So saying any cover was blown is waffle, as he made it public quite clearly himself.
I'm loathe to partake in the discussion, as the motives are blurred.
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Thank you that was part of it I also wanted to hook in those who have false misconceptions and have them corrected.
I have nothing but respect and admiration for those who are on the spectrum.

I watched “Atypical” on Netflix over the midterm. A great show - gives a good insight into some of the challenges faced by those on the spectrum.
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Thank you that was part of it I also wanted to hook in those who have false misconceptions and have them corrected.
I have nothing but respect and admiration for those who are on the spectrum.

I watched “Atypical” on Netflix over the midterm. A great show - gives a good insight into some of the challenges faced by those on the spectrum.
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One of the best AMAs boards has done was with a young lady who was on the spectrum. People were genuinely interested and asked her questions.

She didn't have to be dishonest to keep people interested.
This is After Hours the home of Dole bashing trallever bashing and outrage politics.
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Thank you that was part of it I also wanted to hook in those who have false misconceptions and have them corrected.
And don't mind some people, they're just looking for a reason to jump down your throat, twist your arguments and engage in faux outrage, even though they're not affected, know anyone who is or have even the slightest clue about it.
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You mean boring and dull the thread would have dropped off the board.

The post disagreeing with my first post has 16 thanks and I find that quite encouraging.

But my cover is blown and this thread now has a lot of attention if you have any questions ask away.

I have a question, open to anyone really, but since you’ve used the term a few times now - what’s the deal with ‘Aspies’? Personally, I find it cringe inducing as it comes off as some sort of an attempt to create a community of people with commonalities where there really aren’t any as I’ve never met two people who had been diagnosed with AS who had anything else in common other than they had been diagnosed with AS.

As for the diagnosis of AS itself, I could take it or leave it, I don’t have any issue with it one way or another that I don’t also have with diagnoses of autism in adults and children, namely that they’ve widened the criteria to be so broad now that pretty much anyone could be diagnosed as being autistic.
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