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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Is HFA the old Asperger’s?

Posted: 11 Mar 2019, 1:47 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 830


My youngest with serious delay and speech regression is like a cuckoo left in our nest the is so radically different in his exhibition of symptoms. I honestly thought he had a stroke it was so quick and severe an onset. It is diagnosed as Autism. I think in the next two decades the symptom types wi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Atypical's 2nd Season is a Step Forward in Autism Representation

Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 12:31 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 4,148


I enjoyed the series. I quite enjoyed Sam - I think his family were shown as having more issues than him.

I would also add that I work with people with autism (in addition to being autistic) and have absolutely seen similarly challenging reactions to being touch.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does your diagnosis include your ADOS scores?

Posted: 14 Aug 2018, 3:24 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 610


Mine includes scores and a description of what they mean. My communication and RSI total was 17, with an additional 5 for the other two categories. This was for the adult module.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Noise Cancelling Headphones

Posted: 20 Apr 2018, 12:39 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 764


My tip would be to check the dB attenuation of the headphones - the higher, the better. 10-dB represents double the percieved sound, so a small difference in accentuation makes a big difference. I like the 3M Pelter series, I have the X4s which are designed to look like normal headphones (mine get c...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hans Asperger aided and supported Nazi programme, study says

Posted: 20 Apr 2018, 9:22 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 732


I thought this was obvious from the outset. The premise of Asperger Syndrome (autistic psychopathy) was that these children, despite appearing like other disabled children, were in fact socially useful and therefore should be spared from eugenics. The logical conclusion, then, is that the other chil...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does the Asperger Syndrome still exist as diagnosis?

Posted: 13 Aug 2017, 5:21 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,115


Asperger Syndrome is being written out of the ICD 11 - it's ASD on the beta version too.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Successful ways to pay for an evaluation

Posted: 15 Jul 2017, 2:42 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 316


Its mad you have to pay for it, I just can't get my head around having to spend thousands on the evaluation. At my one though, they just asked exactly the same questions as the self test questionaire thing. I dont think the ones in England are as in depth. It only lasted two hours. I think it depen...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Sensory seeking" is such a weird phrase

Posted: 15 Jul 2017, 12:37 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 448


I think this quite closely relates to the hyper/hypo sensitivity differences - people with hypersensitivities are generally sensory defensive and those with hyposensitivities are sensory seeking. Of course, you can have a mix of these. I would say that I am a sensory seeker - I get antsy if I have t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Worth getting an adult diagnosis in the UK on NHS?

Posted: 20 May 2017, 2:10 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 493


For me absolutely yes!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you read lips?

 Post subject: Re: Can you read lips?
Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 12:25 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 595


Hearing loss here. I've been told by audiologists/ENTs that I'm an exceptionally good lip reader, but I picked the second option because lipreading is hard and not fool-proof for anyone. Especially if you're using it for less than a slight novelty couple of sentences.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are learning disabilities and mental retardation the same?

Posted: 12 Feb 2017, 3:25 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,052


UK person here commenting. We have: - Learning Difficulty: The child has been identified as below expected development abilities for reasons presumed not to be environmental (e.g., poor school attendance). Often, children will be described as having 'MLD' on support profiles. Further assessment may ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: So how dangerous is Ritalin / Methylphenidate?

Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 26,628


With appropriate health checks, it's pretty damn safe. There's been so many crisis over giving it to children, that's it's well researched. Not in the sense of a life time, mind, but certainly between the ages of 5 and 18. I'm currently on 30mg + 10mg so far. No side effects whatsoever including obj...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Visual children

 Post subject: Re: Visual children
Posted: 16 Jan 2017, 12:37 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 654


Your son is in first grade, so presumably he's 6 or 7? It's great that you're so invested in his education, but I'm not exactly sure how you've come from a picture of a washing machine with standard washing machine settings which being an ongoing interest of his, is probably something he's spent a g...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how many other long term NEETs?

Posted: 16 Jan 2017, 11:35 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 991


I'm finishing a degree that I've had to postpone and have a part time job. But I can't see anywhere I can go from here, except my very low paid job that doesn't have more hours available. I feel very stuck.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: parents overpushed to 'accept' diagnosis?

Posted: 08 Jan 2017, 3:36 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 930


Yeah, it came off as denial to me too. It looks to be like they've found a bunch of different diagnoses that each describe difficulties which as a whole would describe autism. Though I suppose in some cases, it's possible to have them all but not autism. Most CAPD support is advised for autistic kid...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Opinions regarding AAC devices/programs.

Posted: 08 Jan 2017, 11:50 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 357


I think it's much like common views on sign language (for deaf and learning disabled) - some people will cling to the idea of speech/"being normal" even where this is emphatically not the case and at the expense of the development of communication and language of the patient.
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