HHOOOOUUUUUUH?! UNACCEPTABLE!!! Have you seen the episodes of Degrassi featuring that BUTTCHICKEN Connor, with his so-called Asperger's?! I don't know what his problem was, but it sure as sugar wasn't autism! He was just an inconsiderate jerk with anger issues! EVEN LEMONGRAB IS A BETTER CHARACTER THAN CONNOR!!!
If you don't like the puzzle piece symbol because it reminds you of Autism Speaks... well, that sucks. :P Puzzles are fun and interesting. Like Lemongrab. I think. And Autism Speaks didn't invent the puzzle symbol. We should take it back! Take back the power for US to use the symbol as we please! ONE MILLION YEARS DUNGEON!!!
I like the puzzle piece. I don't consider it a direct symbol of autistic PEOPLE I consider it to be a representation of a VERY complex, confusing, and complicated medical condition, which is still totally baffling scientists. Its cause, its direct treatment, and its detection are very hazy right now. I always thought the puzzle was a representation of how puzzling the nature of the condition is- not a symbol of "broken people" or anything stigmatizing like that.
Ah! I know you were against Autism Speaks, I was just confused, sorry.
I don’t like it because it reminds me of Autism Speaks at this point.
I'll understand if you don't post this. I just wanted to tell my story.
(I cannot even begin to describe how much I love this blog. It’s like you have a camera in my brain.)
I’ve been reading this blog for a while, and I wanted to share my story.
I was diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome seven years ago, when I was eight years old (I’m 15 now), but my mother decided not to tell me until I could “do something” with the information, and so I didn’t find out until I was eleven years old. My mom still believes that she did the right thing in waiting, but if it had been up to me, I would have wanted to know as soon as possible.
I spent three more years believing that I was different from everyone else because there was something wrong with me, when I could have known why I was different. I wish, very much, that my mother had told me when I was eight and we first found out.
My mother has otherwise been a very good mother, both in raising me and in raising my NT sister, but I still don’t know why she could possibly have felt it would be best to let me spend three more years than I had to feeling like I was a freak, and I doubt that I ever will.
also my mum taped a lot of stuff about autism to learn about it when I was diagnosed in 93 and I still have the tapes yfrog[.]com/3wgmryj and it's pretty amazing how most of it is already outdated. The person who diagnosed me is in one of the tapes.
alternatively, am i the only autistic who doesn't understand the hate about puzzle pieces? It was used by groups as a logo in australia and I've sort of grown up with it? (yfrog[.]com/msxzhuj) I dunno. if you don't like it I dont mind. I just don't get it =\
Am I the only autistic out there who gets absolutely infuriated when people make puzzle piece references? I'm a person. I don't have some missing piece! If anything - Allistics are the ones missing pieces! >:(
I am too! The Lemongrab post was against puzzle pieces, for the record.
If you are referring to stripesweatersandwaterbottles, I am following you, but this is my main account so it shows up this way. And I haven't been tagging on that blog because I moved a lot over at once from queue to queue. It will get tagged in the next few days. Jeez.
Nononononono, I’m not! XDDD
I have over 1,100 followers on here, anyway. I can’t keep track of them all.
IQ isn't a really a meaningful measurement of anything but the ability to pass IQ tests. Give neuroscientists a few more decades and they may have a reasonable test for intelligence, assuming they've agreed upon a definition for intelligence.
I've read that it's difficult to get a really accurate IQ result from those on the spectrum. I've had several tests done and my IQ ranged from 123-140s. If it's 123 that means, according to the bell curve, I'm smarter than 93.7% of the population, and I'm high functioning autistic. Best part: my IQ is higher than my siblings that are not on the spectrum and swear I'm stupid.
There are many days where I would be considered "low functioning," and for me, it's extremely hard to speak, leave my room, perform tasks...but I have an IQ of 142. A lot of people looking at me in public wouldn't think that at first judgement. "Functioning level" and IQ are two very separate things, and I think it's just part of what makes all autistics unique. :) (Sorry just wanted to put my piece in, hehe.)
Mental retardation is independent of autism. This perception came from many years of the only people with autism being studied were institutionalized children who were both autistic and mentally retarded.
Okay, that makes way more sense. I was just talking about the definition of “to retard” as a word independent of the mental term.
I heard that official diagnosis of "mental retardation" is dependent on IQ (mental age divided by physical age, multiplied by 100). Anything lower than 85 counts as "retarded". Know if there's any truth to that?
Hi! The other day my mother said she thinks so called low functioning auties are mentally retarded. (I don't like a lot of words in that sentence, that's just how she phrased it) I've never thought that was the case. It made me wonder though; Is it?
Technically, by definition of that AWFUL WORD, anyone who needs a little help is “mentally retarded”, since to retard something is just to slow it down. If you reduce the speed in your car, you’re car is retarded. (I’m a VERY literal person.) I’m not going to go “NO! THEY’RE NOT!” because by definition of the word, so are those who are a bit higher on the spectrum. MY POINT IS, there’s nothing wrong with it. I hate the word, and the stigma attached to it. Technically, she is right, but it’s not a word anyone should be called, or allow to be attached to them.