Roger, I was actually being a bit flip - the woman we had a film and a
meal with was egocentric, spoke with circular logic, and was generally
not very much fun. She may not have been a clinical case, just an odd
person, and I did not mean any offense to anyone who really has to
learn how to do the "normal" things of life.
But then, I was a fan of Tom Lehrer, and didn't he mention National
Make fun of the handicapped week? My mouth twists wryly even mentioning
it. I meant no offense to anyone!
Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
On Jul 19, 2006, at 11:30 AM, Roger and Allison Kulp wrote:
> This sort of hits close to home.I was diagnosed as autistic,when I
> was in first grade.I am somewhere between Asperger's,and Autism, on
> the spectrum.(I believe my father was an Aspergerian,as we call
> them,so I believe mine is mostly inherited.)As a child,I had VERY poor
> communication skills,both verbal,and written.My verbal communication
> skills are still very substandard,almost as bad as Dustin Hoffman's in
> "Rain Man",but I worked VERY hard to develop my proficiency in written
> language. There is much about ASDs,that a piece like this does not
> discuss,probably because of ignorance.There are profound delays,in
> physical development,many of which never correct themselves.The OCD
> aspects are played down.A biggie is spinning,and spinning objects by
> hand.Which may be why I,and other autistics,were drawn to records,in
> the first place.
> There are numerous other associated disorders.ASDs have been found
> in disorders like Smith-Lemli-Opitz syndrome,
> CRETRY=1&SRETRY=0 ,and many,like myself,have severe,disabling
> autoimmune diseases,which I would almost say should be a requirement
> for a Dx.
> /Off my soapbox/
> Roger Kulp
> Lou Judson <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Ya know, my partner and I had dinner with someone who fits this set
> symptoms perfectly... not a collector though...
> Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
> On Jul 18, 2006, at 8:43 PM, phillip holmes wrote:
>>>> The following are a number of signs and symptoms that might be
>>>> associated with Asperger's Syndrome:
>>>> -inappropriate or minimal social interactions
>>>> -conversations almost always revolving around self rather than
>>>> -"scripted," "robotic," or repetitive speech
>>>> -lack of "common sense"
>>>> -problems with reading, math, or writing skills
>>>> -obsession with complex topics such as patterns or music
>>>> -average to above-average verbal cognitive abilities
>>>> -average to below-average nonverbal cognitive abilities
>>>> -awkward movements
>>>> -odd behaviors or mannerisms
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