Aspergers... Not Sure Whether Or Not It Is.

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Post Date: 3rd Dec, 2008 - 10:19am / Post ID: #

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I like a few people have Aspergers syndrome. Although my case is quite mild and has little impedement on my own life, it does seem to effect others more severely.

My question is, who here would consider it a disability? Or at worst a minor one.

Although Aspergers isn't a mental disadvantage or defect like Down Syndrome or Autisim (Although Aspergers is related to Autisim.) and is more or less describe as having a significantly different or unique brain chemistry to the average person. Which some wouldn't consider a disability because although someone with a strong case of Aspergers may often lack ability in social or say athletic functions; they often make up for it in other areas.

But then again it's not accurate to say that it doesn't make life very difficult for people who have it.

So where would it be classed?

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Although Aspergers isn't a mental disadvantage or defect like Down Syndrome or Autisim (Although Aspergers is related to Autisim.)

I am no sure what do you mean by this? Aspergers IS part of the Autism spectrum or pervasive development disorders along with PDD, PDD-NOS, childhood disintegrative disorder, classic autism and Rett syndrome. So it is not related to autism but part of it.

Personally I believe is a disability (Although mild) because of the fact that it does cause some sort of impediment in normal life whether is socialization or other problem. The level of the impediment or the fact they make up in other areas for what they lack is irrelevant really since that's typical of autistic people.

I am also not sure why you classify Autism as a "Defect". We do not know what is the cause of Autism since doctors cannot come up with an answer. Autism may or may not come with mental retardation, there are many autistic children who do not have Aspergers who are savants or have an average IQ.

The matter of the whole issue is whether someone has Asperger or classic Autism, both are life long disabilities but the prognosis of a person with Asperger is the best you can get within the spectrum.



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If the person has a mild form of Aspergers I would not classify them as having a disability. Granted it can make some situations a little difficult but by the time your an adult you should be able to control yourself. Remember we are talking a mild form here.

If the person has a stronger form of Aspergers then yes you could say they have a disability just like those with ADHD or other problems. With medicine or in the care of doctors I feel that anyone can be a productive member of society.



Post Date: 6th Dec, 2008 - 9:18am / Post ID: #

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Well my mother (Someone who has studied and still studied psychology.) has said that recently it's been very open to debate to whether Aspergers IS A FORM OF Austisim and more or less related.

And... I'm not sayinf Autisim as a "Defect" but I'm having trouble finding words that don't fit into this new politcally correct code. Are you sayin Autisim has no negative traits and that everyone with Autisim are high functioning; possessing no social, lynguistic or other problems or inabilities?

As a part of my Aspergers; I have poor hand writing, I have a lot of trouble focusing on things that don't fully capture my interest as well as trouble focusing in general, when I was younger I had many social problems and I was highly aggressive. I'm impatient and the focus I do have often is spent on my drawings or ideas which I become obsessed with.

Although I'm not saying all people who have aspergers have these traits; these traits are generally common and often in this or similar combinations but not 100%

For example, unlike most people with Aspergers; I'm a lot more athleticly inclined, I generally have better time reading and adapting to social situations.

What I'm saying is that with things like Austisim and Aspergers there are issues that effect people in negative ways (As well as positive.) but it seem the negative generally out weighs the positive.

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Well my mother (Someone who has studied and still studied psychology.) has said that recently it's been very open to debate to whether Aspergers IS A FORM OF Austisim and more or less related.


I am sure your mom knows about the topic, I am not doubting her opinion. I am just going with the present general consensus of medical research that places Aspergers within the Autism Spectrum.

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Are you sayin Autisim has no negative traits and that everyone with Autisim are high functioning; possessing no social, lynguistic or other problems or inabilities?


Where did you get that idea from my post? Autism is a neurological condition if that's the word you was looking for.

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What I'm saying is that with things like Austisim and Aspergers there are issues that effect people in negative ways (As well as positive.) but it seem the negative generally out weighs the positive.


I suppose it depends on the severity of the condition. The spectrum is so big that you can find people with classic autism who cannot talk to savants who can play several instruments. It really depend on the case. Of course, as a mother of a kid with special needs myself there are times I feel the negative out weights the positive but at the end is just the stress of living with a child with these characteristics. I can also choose to focus on the positive and wonderful things he does and accomplish, again a matter of attitude and perspective.

But going back to your original question, yes I personally think Aspergers/Autism is a disability, although mild, it impairs several areas in the life of an individual. The severity of the impairment is irrelevant really but the fact that it DOES impair somehow is enough for me to consider it a disability (Of course once a proper diagnosed has been reached).



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Aspergers... Not Sure Whether Or Not It Is.

My brother has Aspergers, and I have been told it is a mild form of autism.
He is smart and it doesn't appear to effect his cognitive ability. Socially, he can at times put a strain on his relationships.

The impairment, as such although mild appears to affect his relationships, and how he interacts with others.

For those unfamiliar with the condition, would consider some actions, or comments to be rude, selfish, inconsiderate. When it comes to time keeping, being prompt and being fastidious can be a problem.

But, when presented with behavior, I often need to remind myself. That he is in fact unaware, of the consequences, in this situation, and can be excused, in this case. In short, I need to forgive the person, for he isn't fully aware why he acted, or said that.

I need to have more listening skills, and be more collaborative, as opposed to arguing, or judging. Friendship and guidance might be more the order of the day. Difficult, but not impossible?

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The big problem with the whole controversy wither Autism is a disability or not is the media trying to add specific labels to what it really is. All the advertisements, all the "Awareness" events, all the political campaigns, businesses, etc.

Because the media portrays specific cases of Autism some unaware viewers may imply that most people with the condition ARE like that. (E.g. News features low functioning children so many times that people think that even the high functioning are like this) And the same example can still apply but with the other way around.



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