Helping each other enjoy life and relationships on the spectrum. Saturday, May 26, The Hidden Autistics – Asperger’s in Adults Recently I encountered a problem while collaborating with a group therapist with whom I share a patient. My patient has progressed quickly in therapy, as do many adults on the spectrum. However he did not start off as stereotypically autistic. In fact, initially he presented as many of my patients do: Typical posture, gait and gesturing. It took a few sessions to realize this fine gentleman suffered mightly with the symtoms of Asperger Syndrome, which he kept well managed and thoroughly hidden.
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There are things you can do to make their lives better. Here are three things that stand out to me. There are all kinds of unwritten rules we adhere to in order to not run each other over. The Asperger car is the one on cruise control at exactly the speed limit. And then they will argue. They only understand the concept of right and wrong.
Some parents wonder whether their child with attention deficit disorder (ADHD or ADD) may have some form of they wonder for good reason: Most families of children with Asperger’s syndrome (AS), an autism spectrum disorder, receive an ADHD diagnosis — or misdiagnosis — before a pediatrician concludes that it’s Asperger’s and ADHD.
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Obviously the big difference between a dream and real life is that if the Hamburglar came bursting out of your refrigerator right now and started screaming at you in Vietnamese, your first thought would be “This is a strange and unusual event that is occurring right now, and I should question my perceptions. Yes, Mel Gibson is dressed like Colonel Sanders. No, this is not a dream.
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Aspergers and Relationships
Post From the parent of an asperger’s child, now 21, who was adopted at age five. Our child was diagnosed at age five. God bless the therapist who asked the right questions Is she sensitive to smells? Our child would smell literally every spoon full of food, every book we read, everything she touched had to be smelled before we could move on with it. Is she sensitive to rough textures? She would not wear jeans until she was 18 years old.
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Tremors A number of factors increase the likelihood of experiencing a meltdown: A history of physical abuse or bullying: A history of substance abuse: Aspies who abuse drugs or alcohol have an increased risk for frequent meltdowns. Meltdowns are most common in Aspies in their late teens to mid 20s. Aspergers men are far more likely to meltdown than women.
Having another mental health problem: Aspies with other mental illnesses e. The meltdown is not always directed at others. Aspergers adults who experience meltdowns are also at significantly increased risk of harming themselves, either with intentional injuries or suicide attempts. Those who are also addicted to drugs or alcohol have a greatest risk of harming themselves.
If you’re concerned because you’re having repeated meltdowns, talk with your doctor or make an appointment with someone who specializes in treating adults on the spectrum e. Here’s how to prepare for an appointment with a professional:
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I didn’t even look for him the first time. Reflecting Balance occasionally has moments of this, such as responding to a comment about having difficulty “breaking the ice” with someone by recommending fire or fighting moves, or when he responds to Azure commenting that she has an itch for adventure by asking if said itch is in a spot she can’t reach.
Films — Animation The Lion King: Pumbaa and Timon occasionally.
Mabel, I hope that Leslie will address this, but my understanding is that a spouse with Aspergers will probably be an unsatisfying partner, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he/she will be abusive.
Not completely, but quite. I can’t go into it too much because it’s quite an issue at the moment, so it would lead me too far, but just saying. Let’s go into it too much. Contact has been very intermittent since I left home and moved to a different city, but maybe contact was already very intermittent when I was still living at home. Maybe a good way to say it is that family often felt more like something that just happens to me rather than something I’m really part of. I guess I felt like somewhat of an afterthought or so.
They had other stuff to deal with maybe, and I was doing just fine read: I mean, I was about 6 when I first started using my dad’s drill and circular saw to make stuff unsupervised , 7 when i had to take evening busses into the city to go to music classes on my own which I started skipping regularly the second year and instead hung around the library or park, usually carrying a plastic bag of comics or heavy books about animals.
First trainrides alone started around 10, taking care of my own dinners around 12 no, earlier, but it became more regular at that time. So I didn’t exactly grow up in a tight knit family where there was dinner every evening at 18h, like at many of the families I’ve known over the years, so it shouldn’t be that much of a surprise that there’s some distance between us. The autism kinda worked both ways because as I was left on my own a lot, I had more time to do just that, be on my own and read books or mess with stuff and not be bothered with people, but because I didn’t mind it that much and seemed to be somewhat responsible, maybe no one including myself noticed I wasn’t exactly developing as the other kids.
Quite a lot of counting needed for that too. And maybe my dad just thought it was nice there was at least one other person in the house who was interested in his way of keeping the books and comics sorted. Ever since that wedding I’ve been sort of struggling to keep myself together, mostly because there’s been even more contact since then, and there’s another family wedding coming up.
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Wed Sep 01, 9: I am 31, live on my own and have a good job and family and friends that support me. My issue is that I have not dated or been in a relationship since I would like to have that special someone in my life. I have some female friends but not alot.
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The very first week we met we were constantly chatting, either online or on the telephone. Then the 2nd week he was silent, and I believed he had lost interest or found another person. Then in the 3rd week he was back to speaking with me. I figured maybe he was busy with work and that’s why he had essentially dropped off the face of the earth. We have become a little closer, but then he explained that he has Aspergers, so when I asked him what it was, he sent me a link to Wikipedia.
Although the answer to this question may seem simple, it recurs with alarming regularity on aspie forums everywhere. Often, it is confused with the aspie’s ability to find a partner or the famous aspie empathy problems – these are different things altogether which I’ll hopefully discuss in follow-up posts.
I didn’t want to change the subject so I’ve created a new thread on regression. I sometimes have felt like I’m regressing in autism traits. As a child I had difficulty talking – didn’t learn to talk until I was in second grade and sent to a speech therapist. I know I mumbled and my family would complain that I didn’t speak clearly. I know I rocked back and forth. I didn’t know how to make friends or be social.
As a teen I preferred staying in my room doing my own thing and had no interest in the things kids my age were interested in except smoking pot.