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Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Also known as Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome

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  • Is ASD a Disability?

    Hello, I have been wondering about this question for some time now but I wanted to know what you guys think. Is Autism a disability? I have been told that it is NOT a disability but a disorder, but I cannot find a good definition of a disorder. But if Autism is only a disorder then that would mean...

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  • Repetitive questions

    Hi everyone I have a 5 year old boy. He's had no diagnosis for ASD, just a gut feeling of mine since he was a newborn. Anyway, since a couple of months ago my 5 year old asks the same question multiple times a day, every day "how many more days till my birthday?" It's in November....

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  • 34 M, Recently Diagnosed With High-Functioning Autism

    Hey, I’m a male. 34 years old. Got diagnosed with high-functioning autism 2 years ago. After a lifelong struggle of my quest for the answer: why do i feel different and whats wrong with me. As a kid i loved to play with Lego, was very strict with what i liked and how people around me should behave....

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  • As

    My daughter is 37 and  has just been diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. She has been prescribed Xenidate. Just recently I have noticed she has developed an involuntary twitch. Also she has mentioned she is suffering with sexual pyschosis. I am wondering if this is cause by the medication. Would appreciate...

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  • Autism and Bus Passes

    Hello! So this has been a question that I have been thinking about and it came up on another discussion of mine. So around 8 years ago I was awarded a bus pass in my county and I needed to renew it. I managed to renew it online and am now waiting for it to be processed and mailed to me. However another...

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  • Advice needed please

    Hi, I could really do with some advice regarding my 10 year old child's behaviour and well being. Over the last couple of years I've picked up on things which I feel aren't normal (That's probably the wrong way of putting it...I should say different from other children.) I know all children...

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  • FEMALE DIAGNOSED WITH AUTISM AT AGE 60!

    HI! UP TO THIS POINT MY LIFE DIDN'T MAKE SENSE...NOW THAT I HAVE THE DIAGNOSIS I HAVE BEEN REBORN!  LOOKING BACK OVER MY LIFE IT NOW MAKES SO MUCH SENSE TO ME AND I AM RELIEVED! I CAN NOW RELIVE EXPERIENCES AND KNOW UNDERSTAND WHY I DID WHAT I DID OR SAID WHAT I SAID OR REACTED THE WAY I DID....

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  • Not sure where to go from here

    So my pregnant niece was thrown out of her ex’s friends place by her ex in Dec. My Sister and Bro in law told her she couldn’t come back because they warned her about ex and she left on a very bad note. I told her she could stay with my husband and I for couple months but would have to find place to...

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  • Can Autism cause a low sex drive?

    Hello, any insight would be greatly appreciated. My boyfriend of a year has autism, he got diagnosed during the summer last year, when we were first seeing each other and I didn't mind at all and haven't since, even if it makes things difficult sometimes. He has high functioning autism, which...

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  • Aspergers friend. .. please advise

    Hi  Wondering if anyone can help . I know little of Aspergers/Autism but I have a friend who I suspect is maybe thus. If I list some symptoms , am wondering if anyone can agree that their behaviour is on the spectrum so we can point our friend in the right direction for help? This male person always...

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  • Worried and frustrated for 2 1/2 year old son

    Feel a little silly for posting this,  My near 3 year old has been showing a few red flags for me. Walking on tippy toes. Spinning in circles. Getting a haircut is a huge struggle as soon as the clippers go near him. Picky eater. Flicks his fingers. Doesn’t look or respond when someone calls his...

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  • I think im on the autism spectrum. Help.

    I am trying to find a psych or some type of doctor that can help me but my insurance isnt accepted at most psych doc offices. I have taken tests to help me decipher if i should go to the doctor and each teat i take says im most likely on the spectrum and to see a doctor. My symptoms are this: i have...

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  • Overthinking

    Hi I’m nearly 50 years old I have suffered with severe depression for yrs and don’t know where to turn I’m on a cocktail of tablets mitrazapine quitiapine pregabin diazepam and I still get severe bouts of depression I don’t sleep well at night and I’m now completely in turmoil with my partner as he just...

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  • Miss

    My 7 year old grandson came to live with me 6 months ago. He was living with his dad for the last 5 years and was treated poorly and eventually put into foster care which is why l had him live with me and my 11 year old daughter. My grandson is suspected of having autism as well as alit if emotional...

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  • Asperger Syndrome

    Hi, my best friend is in the process of being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. She coming up to 48 is there anything I can do to help make things easier for her. 

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  • Could I have aspergers or extreme social anxiety disorder?

    I don't know if I have aspergers syndrome or extreme social anxiety (or something else). I'm trying to get a good idea of what it could be so I can talk to my doctor about it. I'm 18 and I have no friends and rarely leave my house (never alone). I've had 'friends' but have never...

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  • Advise needed

    I have a 9 year old son that people have advised to get tested for autism his teachers think he may be in the spectrum as well. Everything has to be in order if anyone disrupts this order he’s in total melt down. He cannot be late for anything,including school, he has to be at least 10 minutes early...

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  • i may have aspbergers, is it important to know for sure?

    Hi, according to multille (30 min) internet tests, I most likely have aspbergers. They recommend me to get a professional examination. I was wondering however, what use would it be knowing I have it? Why not continue my life as I do now? Kind regards,  Peter

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  • a worried father...

    English is not my native language (I live in Flanders/Belgium), so I hope you understand something of it… ---- Hello, Just outline the situation: our son (22j) has recently graduated without problems (in Flanders: Bachelor's Laboratory and then 1j BaNaBa). He has more than likely a slight variant...

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  • Any experience with PDA

    My daughter is out of control!  While we wait for her appointment at CAHMS everyday gets worse. She hits me, swears, screams throws the biggest tantrums like a toddler and thats just the start. She point blank refuses to do anything I ask 99% of the time, I cant get her to even leave the room after...

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  • My 32 year old son has Autism /Aspergers

    Apparently he is high functioning, but comes to our home every day and thinks that he is entitled. We are seniors who have 2 other sons who treat us with respect. How can we gradually help him to let go?

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  • Pip assements

    Son 20 just lost pip .he has astuim,he was awarded pip in 2015/2018 but lost it Friday.cant undestand why he lost it was award Highgate anf now nothink. I waiting for letter then I am going for Mr. Then court I will fight it all the way for him.

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  • Daughter with aspergers turned down for pip

    Daughter is 26 with a moderate learning disability and aspergers  The MR has been declined We will appeal She scored 0 points despite having difficulty with numerous daily activities and we support her 24/7 She is not like an average 26 year old  She has had dla for 13 years and basically...

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  • How Do I Deal With My Boyfriend With Aspergers?

    I don't have anything wrong with me on the autistic spectrum. However, as the title says, my boyfriend does. Now, I also have anxiety and depression (recently diagnosed and I just started medication) so some of his antics have been grating on me. We are both freshmen in college and our first breakup...

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  • "the Brain maker"

    Has anyone read this book. It seems to me that it says: Take pre-biotics, probiotics, vitamin D, Magnesium, sleep well and exercise well and you should significantly reduce your chance of getting all sorts of ailments and diseases and should lose weight more easily. Has anyone else read it or tried it?

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  • 6 year old daughter-sense of running and spinning incontrolably

    Need any advice to similar scenarios-daughters conditions are constant running sensation which is accompanied with spinning uncontrollably it is manageable once awake but never goes she fighting spleeping adding to sleep deprevation as when she sleep she would jerk wake up screaming uncontrollably with...

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  • Would lack of proper speech only be enough to say it's an ASD

    Hello everyone, my name is samy and am a mum of a 4 years old girl who's just been diagnosed with ASD (Mild).. Now I still don't know much about autism and that's one reason why am here... also I won't deny that am seeking some peace as inside me am still not that much convinced that...

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  • living with a partner with aspergers syndrome

    I am convinced that my partner has aspergers. it seems to be the only thing to explain certain emotional behaviours that i have tried to understand for years. this syndrome can be hereditary and as his sixteen yearold son was diagnosed last year this makes me more sure. I have talked to him about this...

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  • Recently diagnosed with ASD at 38

    If there's anyone here that could help or give me advice it would be great... I have struggled through my entire life keeping jobs not for my work ethic because I work hard but it always has to do with social communication skills.... saying something inappropriate or been told I ask too many questions...

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  • Autism spectrum disorder

    I have ASD and I am really smart, I am 16 years old, I was in general classes and in 7th grade I was put in to special Ed classes ,I was 2 months ahead, now I am in c.c.e.p classes with special special kids with down syndrome for example, I find it very degrading,I can do algebra ,geometry, I can build...

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