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Autistic Spectrum Disorders

Also known as Asperger Syndrome, Rett Syndrome

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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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  • Pattern of loneliness repeats itself. Could I be autistic?

    I struggle with relationships in general and keep experiencing abandonment. I think the root cause is how I was brought up; very strict parenting and often humiliated. I am also introverted. I have always been shy and even as an adult I shy away from attention because of the anxiety I feel for no reason...

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  • Do you think I have ASD?

    I'm 14. I am above average at school. I'm fine most of the time, but some days I am easily irritated by people talking. I cover my face, won't look at people and wring my hands. I'll put my fingers in my ears sometimes and ignore people. I am aware that I behaving oddly when I do this,...

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  • Does it sound like I have Aspergers or no?

    I've had a fascination with Asian/Korean culture when I 12/13 years old but then it ended. At least the intense obsession. Always been somewhat obsessed with east Asian/southeast culture and tradition and attracted to the women but not to the point where it consumed my entire life. In middle school,...

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  • Auststic Child Mean Friend what do I do?

    My son will be 3 in September. My best friend growing up has a 5 year old girl. My son is autistic and it's clear my friends little girl has behavioral issues. She is mean to other children and when she gets a chance will push or hit my son. I don't allow this type of behavior. My friend handles...

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  • aspergers syndrome

    hi all, i was diagnosed with aspergers syndrome back in march this year, one thing i would like to know is that is it common a, for those of us to have aspergers to have bad days where nothing goes right, b have days when you just cant remember anything from what was said in a conversation 5 mins ago...

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  • Is my daughter Autistic?

    Hi everyone - new here and just reaching out with a few concerns I've had lately about my 16 month old toddlers behavior. Her pediatrician wasn't worried last month but I have a feeling that might change this month as she's still almost completely non verbal plus a host of other issues. I've...

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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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  • Pip assesssments

    Son just lost his pip was diagnosed with autism aFew years ago.dont no how many points he got this time but was awarded 16 last time but his autism will never change if anything he finding things harder.

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  • Is this normal and acceptable?

    Hi, I had a bit of a rough upbringing. My mum pulled me away from my dad and took me to another country at around 7. She's actually a Jehovah Witness which i understand is the reason she did this. All my older sisters abanonded my mums religion and being a child my mum was able to take me away from...

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  • My adult autistic son has akathisia. Any similar cases?

    My 42 yr. old son, who has learning disability and autism, (diagnosed at age 6), unfortunately also has akathisia which is becoming progressively worse.  Akathisia (as far as I know) can only ever be caused by various types of psychiatric medication.  He never needed any of this medication...

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  • Does this sound like asd in my 17 y.o

    hi all i just wanted to ask your opinion on a few things. she is currently under camhs for depression and anxiety and i raised the question of asd and weve had the past history meeting and school questionaires but he feels that it might not be enough for an ados diagnostic im at a loss to what it is...

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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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  • Abilify Maintena forced injection after effect

    My name is Matthew, I'm on the autistic spectrum but was misdignosised with another condition due to social anxiety. So about two years and seven months ago I was experience a fast rate and high blood pressure. I kept calling the ambulence and I was in serve amounts of lower abdominal pain after...

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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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  • I'm angry all the time since his diagnosis

    My little boy just turned 2 1/2 and was diagnosed with asd 5 months ago. It changed me in a lot of ways. I'm not used to opening up about my feelings and not one of those guys that is on social media so bear with me. I've always been a rough and tumble, depressed and angry ,alpha male type...

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  • Hypothyroid mother & child with autistism/aspergers

    Researchers have recently identified a link between low thyroid hormone levels in pregnancy and the child's inability to do mental maths & reduced height. (See daily mail article by searching 'daily mail pregnancy mental maths'. I think it goes further than this, I think there's...

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  • My 'issues'

    I am 38 and have severe social withdrawal all my life (I have maybe used a phone a half dozen times in my life, I am petrified of it). I am very data minded and one of my hobbies is statistics. I have never been diagnosed as autistic, but I have several likenesses. I always thought I would die at 18...

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  • Communication is key

    So, I can relate to most of the posts. My boyfriend of 6 weeks is not aware of the fact that he may have a mild form of either Asperger’s or Autism. He has all the symptoms posted here and in other articles. I have a son with Special needs and he does not have Autism but I started seeing the signs 3...

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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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  • Signs of autism in my 1 year old?

    hi everyone my son is 14 months old and I believe he is showing signs of autism. I really want someone else's opinion. signs are he flaps his arms he has no interest in other children  he doesn't point or wave but he does clap. he won't look at something I point to. Only my hand. he...

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  • I think my 18 daughter my have autism spectrum disorder.

    My daughter will almost be 19 years old.  She has Neurofibromitosis type 1 (NF1).  Recently I googled NF1 and autism, because I feel she is too different and may never move out of the house because of it.  Can anyone tell me if they have experienced anything to do with autism spectrum...

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  • Struggling with diagnoses.

    I am 27 I got diagnosed with ASD a couple of months ago I have kind of come to terms with the diagnosis but I hate who I am I hate how I act and how I behave ... I understand this is prob to do with the ASD but I hate it and this wish I could be okay with who I am and how I act. I work full time but...

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  • Add son refuses to go to school

    My 4 year old and son refuses to go to school. What should I do? I can not get him dressed as he is so strong and kicks me. He screams and thrashes about. The shear mention of the word school or the sight of his uniform results in a meltdown. It is like I am taking him into a burning house. He really...

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  • Rescently diagnosed

    Hi my son was rescently diagnosed with high functioning Aspergers. He is currently 18. The sad part is his father and I have known he has had this since he was a really young age but the psychiatrists kept saying no it's just adhd and odd which he also happens to have aswell. He has had a hard life...

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  • Does my child have autism? How to recognize it??

    My son is 3 y.o.  He has no interst in games.He doesn't want to play with other children. He doesnt show any interest when his grandparents are coming ..no emotions at all. Im an concerned..could it be just his character??or is it smth to worry about and go to therapist?

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  • Could I possibly have Asperger syndrome?

    I don't really know where to start, but I guess I should start from my childhood. I have always been the elephant in the room who nearly never speaks and avoids other people. I've noticed I feel better and in fact, that's the only time when I talk and it's in very small groups of up to...

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  • 24 yr. old with Asperger's

    My 24 year old son is about 6 credits away from Ass. Degree. Was going to school to be an X-ray tech and hospital stopped program just as he was about to transfer. He just doesn't know what to do now. He doesn't feel comfortable around people, doesn't have a lot of confidence ( recently...

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  • ANYBODY!!!PLEASE READ, I NEED HELP WITH MY BROTHER!!!!

    Since the 3rd grade my brother has been told he has a mental disability; so they say. He is 12 years old now and I feel as if they, the pshcologist and teachers, have blowen this out of porportion. I am tired of them constantly telling me he is not able to handle the same level of learning other children...

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  • Autism in girls - UK based info required

    My 15 year old daughter has high functioning autism and is going to be sitting her GCSEs in 2016. She doesn't disrupt the classroom, so we have failed to get her an EHC plan.  The local autism specialist from the integrated disabilty service is coming into school to do some training with the...

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