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Flashback: Aspies, You Are Not Alone (NY Times tribute to Asperger Syndrome)
NY Times ^ | 2/24/2011 | ALBERT LIM KOK HOOI

Posted on 12/14/2012 2:48:32 PM PST by jimbo123

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You are different and you are special. Beethoven, Mozart, Michelangelo, Thomas Edison and Mark Twain possibly had Asperger Syndrome. So had my intellectual ancestor, Charles Darwin. Woody Allen and Bill Gates probably have it. So did Michael Jackson, a source of great inspiration to me and others. Call it genetic, call it developmental, it does not matter. Many proud Aspies and I stand with you.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aspergersyndrome

1 posted on 12/14/2012 2:48:36 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Apparently it would be quicker to list the great people who did not have it.


2 posted on 12/14/2012 3:05:06 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpAOwJvTOio)
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To: Jeff Chandler
If you want an interesting read, try A First Class Madness by Nassir Ghaemi.

The link between genius and madness has long been known and this book shows how it influenced our recent history.

3 posted on 12/14/2012 3:19:55 PM PST by Aevery_Freeman (The trouble with the "masses" is that they never achieve the "m")
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To: jimbo123

People who have challenges have to struggle enough just learning to accept themselves, let along be a danger to others.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 3:20:36 PM PST by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: jimbo123

I think blaming Asperger’s here is very, very wrong.

Children with Asperger’s cannot help it. They are not demons.


5 posted on 12/14/2012 3:21:36 PM PST by agrarianlady
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To: agrarianlady

so true


6 posted on 12/14/2012 3:26:49 PM PST by txnativegop (Fed up with zealots)
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To: jimbo123
This would have helped to those of us with ... never mind;

"Asperger's syndrome, also called Asperger's disorder, is a type of pervasive developmental disorder (PDD).

PDDs are a group of conditions that involve delays in the development of many basic skills, most notably the ability to socialize with others, to communicate, and to use imagination.

Although Asperger's syndrome is similar in some ways to autism -- another, more severe type of PDD -- there are some important differences. Children with Asperger's syndrome typically function better than do those with autism.

In addition, children with Asperger's syndrome generally have normal intelligence and near-normal language development, although they may develop problems communicating as they get older.

7 posted on 12/14/2012 3:28:46 PM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: agrarianlady

I have a worse version in the same cluster, Schizoid(ism), yet do not go around murdering Kindergartners (anything but). Pray for the victims.


8 posted on 12/14/2012 3:29:41 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: knarf

what they call Asperger’s syndrome, we used to call wierd.


9 posted on 12/14/2012 3:31:29 PM PST by webheart (King of the Passive Voice)
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To: jimbo123

Michael Jackson is your idol ?? and that’s all I need to know. Hed was one sicko.


10 posted on 12/14/2012 3:41:54 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: webheart

But you know enough not to now, right? Or do you still wallow in ignorance?


11 posted on 12/14/2012 3:43:54 PM PST by agrarianlady
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To: jimbo123
Actually Aspergers Syndrome has now been removed from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.

Apparently these people are just rude.

12 posted on 12/14/2012 3:54:09 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: Oztrich Boy

It wasn’t removed, it was just placed under the umbrella of autism spectrum disorders.

http://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/dsm-v-5-criteria-aspergers-autism-spectrum-1203128

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57556754/aspergers-syndrome-dropped-from-american-psychiatric-association-manual/


13 posted on 12/14/2012 3:59:10 PM PST by rangerwife (Proud wife of a Purple Heart Recipient)
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To: Oztrich Boy

Liberals are in overdrive in seeking to blame others for the CT shooting.

Was it the guns’ fault or Aspergers Syndrome’s fault?

Of course they won’t blame Adam Lanza for what he did to those children and teachers because liberals never hold criminals responsible for their own decisions and actions.


14 posted on 12/14/2012 4:03:58 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Liberals are in overdrive in seeking to blame others for the CT shooting.

Who can forget the "ladies" on 'The View' trying to make excuses for that poor, stressed-out young mother who drowned her four kids in the bathtub.

15 posted on 12/14/2012 4:09:51 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: jimbo123

Gads...

” I advocate the tolerance of neurodiversity as much as the promotion of cultural diversity. I will talk to you about autistic rights and autistic pride movements. “

‘Neurodiversity’?

All fine and good..but if the person is violent crazy..they need to be put away in a mental hospital!! Liberals don’t want to talk about that though...they don’t believe in putting crazies in homes.


16 posted on 12/14/2012 4:18:59 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: rangerwife

My reading is funnier.


17 posted on 12/14/2012 4:26:01 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (By doubting we come to inquiry, and through inquiry we perceive truth. -; Peter Abelard)
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To: jimbo123
I've seen Asperber's close up...*very* close up.Two cases,in fact.The two I've seen have been very tragic cases...so bad that they approach Rain Main is terms of cluelessnes.No murders or anything,but...

Nothing to be "proud" of for either of them.

18 posted on 12/14/2012 4:49:26 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Benghazi: What Did Baraq Know And When Did He Know It?)
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To: jimbo123

Usually you see .sits like this claiming these historic figures were gay.


19 posted on 12/14/2012 4:56:50 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

Lists like this.


20 posted on 12/14/2012 4:57:49 PM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: jimbo123

One major aspect of several types of mental illness is the inability of the person affected to feel empathy. At the same time, religions and political ideologies promote the lack of empathy for perceived enemies. Hmmmmm


21 posted on 12/14/2012 5:02:32 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: jimbo123
So did Michael Jackson, a source of great inspiration to me and others.

WHAT? Jackson might be said to be a 'great entertainer' but I can not even begin to imagine what he could ever 'inspire' anyone over.

Someone must have some very low aspirations in life if a screwed up unit like Jackson could have inspired them.

Inspired them to do what? Moon Dance? Spend millions on bad plastic surgens? Sleep with little boys?

I don't get it. I had nothing but sympathy for Jackson who grew up a totally disfunctional family and life. But inspiration? Please.

22 posted on 12/14/2012 5:17:44 PM PST by Ditto
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To: jimbo123

Propaganda. I know someone personally who has a now adult child with this. Some who have it are very dangerous.

Aspergers and violence go together in many cases. I know A guy with a kid that has it. He says the kid gets violent when he does not get his way, and that he gets worse as he ages.

“Kids (and adults) with Aspergers are prone to frustration, anger – and sometimes violence. The rapidity and intensity of anger, often in response to a relatively trivial event, can be extreme. When feeling angry, the child with Aspergers does not appear to be able to pause and think of alternative strategies to resolve the situation. There is often an instantaneous physical response without careful thought. When the anger is intense, the youngster with Aspergers may be in a blind rage and unable to see the signals indicating that it would be appropriate to stop.”

http://www.myaspergerschild.com/2010/06/anger-and-violence-in-aspergers.html

Check out the comments at the end.


23 posted on 12/14/2012 6:09:48 PM PST by Revel
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