People with autism does not spread to others. It's just starts to happen when they're born. Sometimes if they have A LOT of autism, they may look scary and copy what you do because they have learning problems. How they act could indicate autism such as not listening to adults or repetitively stacking of lining up objects. They might also act weird. And also when they grown up and have children, the child may also have autism because of their gene. People with autism SHOULD go to a special school. You could tell if they have it by they're voice, how they act and of copping others.
No, autism isn't really harmful to others. It won't spread to others. ;)
Yes, of course Autistic people can cry.
Autistic people are as capable as any allistic person of crying, it's a normal human response to pain or happiness. Autistic people often have higher affective empathy which can make Autistic people more sensitive so thus can be more prone to crying as a result of emotional upset.
In a 2004 interview with Terry Gross, he claims to have been "analyzed" as a Tuerette's and Asperger's kid. There is still some speculation about if it was true or not. It was a radio interview so no one could see his facial expression but when asked, he said he was not joking. I personally find it hard to believe that if that were true, why is he not more of an activist for autism?
Of course they can - just like anyone else. AS doesn't make anyone either more or less likely to become obsessed or stalkerish.A:If one of the special interests of a person with Asperger's Syndrome is another person, it can appear to be stalking, but it is not the same. The person with AS is trying to learn everything about the special interest, but is not usually a danger to that person. This is not to say that a person with AS cannot be a danger, but as the previous poster explained, they can be that just as anyone else can. The special interests of a person with AS appear to be obsessions, but there are psychological differences between obsessions and AS special interests. However, both can make the target equally uncomfortable.
Also, misunderstood communications can exacerbate the situation. If you tell a person with AS that he or she can visit anytime, you probably do not mean that the person can visit three times a day, every day, but the person with AS who took your statement literally might not realize that. In addition, you might be the only "friend" the person with AS has, which means that all the hours each day that you might divide between multiple friends, the person with AS is trying to spend solely with you. But, this is not stalking in the usual sense.
I myself have been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and within the last year through my experiments in dating and reading much philosophy and psychology I have came upon some conclusions.
One with Aspergers their brain has an altered Amygdala. The purpose of the Amygdala is the processing and memory of emotional reactions, but also being a part of the limbic system.
Sigmund Freud a known neurologist and founding father of psychoanalysis wrote of narcissism. He stated that when ordinary people are born that as an infant they have needs yet no way of fulfilling them innately which causes something called a narcissistic scar in particular the first such instance. This changes or forms the child's initial concept of reality and builds momentum for something called the death drive. The death drive being the desire to be like how easy it was when one was a child before you had problems and so forth, a destructive desire to embrace death and weakness.
Now those with Aspergers for the most part are not religious perhaps because they have no death drive. There is a persistent feeling throughout my childhood a strange deja vu that would leave me wondering if before I had known the things that I know now which I think contributes to being the paranoia most associate with Aspergers perhaps it comes about because there is no initial Narcicistic scar?
Often those with Aspergers complain about neurotypicals showing signs of Confirmation Bias and Group Think which are both forms of normally accepted Narcissism. The main problems with Aspergers is the inability to use willfull ignorance a form of conscious apathy. When faced with empathizing with someone using such it insights a defensive reaction outbursts of rage which I assume is to reject the other's narcissistic scar.
I explained what my life is like - the challenges and the benefits that being on the autism spectrum brings. I told them that I valued their friendship but couldn't always explain it the right way. It helped a lot, and I became better friends with many of them as a result.
no, as a matter of fact they have shorter vocal cords! This of course makes it much easier to talk, hence the saying that girls talk too much. Also, because boys have longer vocal cords, boys have higher percentages of stuttering problems than girls.
Asperger's Syndrome is diagnosed more often in males than in females. This could be because it occurs more often in males or it could be because it is not as easy to diagnose in females. For example, it is more likely to prompt concern if a boy seems withdrawn than if a girl seems "shy." As another example, it seems that the special interests of boys and girls differ, so a boy who is extremely interested in firearms will bother parents more than a girl who is extremely interested in horses, so they might discuss the boy with the doctor but not the girl.
No. It does not actually worsen, but when a person with Asperger's reaches puberty, he or she can come under tremendous pressure and stress. So even though there is no actual cure for Asperger's, it can be made less noticeable if the person with Asperger's is taught the correct ways to behave. This can mean going to occupational therapists, speech therapists, or the like.
The more positive work you put towards helping the Aspergian, the less noticeable the Asperger's will be.
Even though Asperger's does not worsen, it can become more noticeable during, and just before, the teen years.
Medications such as anticonvulsants , muscle relaxants, and antidepressants may be tried. Opiate medications have also been used. Ketamine, an anesthetic agent, or calcitonin has been shown to be effective in some clinical studies.
Most people think "Aspergers" when they think of "mild autism", because (very fortunately), those with Aspergers (also called "Aspies"), don't have issues with lowered cognitive abilities. But "high functioning" is the part that always trips people up... They assume if Aspies are "bright" then they "function better". Although, what that really means is whether or not they function well within the environment. Aspies can function well, but sometimes there are HFA individuals (High Functioning Autism) who function better, on a day to day basis, than some Aspies.
Yes. people with Tourette's Syndrome can have kids but, there is a very big chance for the child to have Tourette's and also if you have a sibling with Tourette's like i do you also have a chance to have a child with Tourette's or even just the side symptoms of Tourette's like OCD, ADD, ADHD, or anxiety.hope this helps
To support somebody with Aspergers Syndrome you've got to try and give them plenty of independence, understanding and time to get to know them. Having been supported myself by a support learner I was left bitter as the support learner treated me like a remedial.
I actually checked on this a few years ago, when my son was old enough to start thinking about enlistment. He has an autism spectrum disorder and, as it turns out, that did not render him ineligible. The medications for his condition, however, made him ineligible.
I have aspergers and find myself a chatterbox to a friend and rather silent to my mother. IDK :p She gets annoyed though but what can i say?
People with aspergers may or may not experience selected mutism.
Asperger's can be listed on Axis IV in connection with a medical disorder.
If there is mental retardation involved this would go on Axis II.
Otherwise, asperger's seems to fit best on Axis I.
As a person with Asperger's syndrome, you may distinctly prefer not to multi-task in most - if not all - situations. It is likely you may also have dyspraxia (gross motor discoordination), a comorbid (85%?) of asperger's syndrome. You may also have hand-to-eye coordination and other visio-spatial issues to contend with that are not fully encompassed by the term dyspraxia.
Yet in my experience, given you are first willing to learn to drive (never a thing to be presumed - so many are not willing), given extra patience from an instructor who knows to keep verbal and other directions to an absolute brief minimum, given you are not subject to anxieties too much above typical learner levels, it should be no harder for you to learn to drive than anyone else.
If, as a learner, you accept that there will be an extra permanent care that you may need to bring to such matters as reversing and negotiating tight spaces, then you or your vehicle will be as safe as any other. It should become apparent during instruction whether or not this need for extra care is applicable to you or not. If you can read mirror-reversed writing with ease you can certainly learn reversing with ease. If you can mentally manipulate objects in space with ease, likewise you can learn to make allowances for your cars size in positioning it as though it were more an extension of your own physical self when driving, and in coming up with steering solutions that fit the circumstances confronting you.
Many friends with Asperger's drive very safely, are very observant of the road code, but sometimes expect too much of others in expecting them to also invariably know and adhere to the law in like manner. I have also noticed nearly all their cars have a host of minor dings in them and when I enquire about the cause of these I hear tales of unseen letterboxes, tight-spot parking challenges, handbrake forgetfulness, and the clipping of other's wing mirrors. As I say, nothing major, but "wide berth' may need to be our motto all our lives if dyspraxia is present.
You may prefer to learn in an automatic to avoid initially having to master yet another simultaneous task (gear changing) - but this is only suggested to ease the learning curve at the start. It is an extra 4-6 hours of patient practice to master smooth gear changing for most.
The almost hypnotic state we all secretly drive our cars in, most of the time, is fully available also to people with Asperger's after a reasonable period of learning, and it also allows sufficient psuedo multi-tasking to take care of gear changing.
It will change your life radically to learn to drive, give you confidence and abilitiy for all else you wish to achieve in life, take you to new places, allow you to be more helpful than you already are, and improve the first impressions you make with the opposite gender. Go fo it!
A small fraction of the population has Asperger's Syndrome. It is likely that some of these people would become famous. People with Asperger's Syndrome can excel in their special interest areas and thus can become famous in those areas.
There are famous historical people who are speculated to have Asperger's Syndrome because of a few traits known about them. They did not necessarily have Asperger's Syndrome.
Sometimes, yes. Aspies can be volatile due to their emotional state and frequent frustration when dealing with the rest of us. ---- Yes, the above is correct. Asperger s does not cause the mood swings. Dealing with those of us who are not logical or rational can be frustrating.
That depends. Milder cases of autism or Asperger's Syndrome are usually more difficult to detect. A person with a mild case might seem typical most of the time and just a bit eccentric in some situations. However, depending on the traits, a mild case might be easily noticed. For example, while most of the signs of Asperger's Syndrome could be very mild, if one of the traits that the person has is echolalia (repeating heard words), that trait will stand out.
Just like anyone, they can be, but it is not a symptom of having the syndrome. Because they can't conceptualize in social situations, they can often isolate themselves and refuse contact with anyone they feel they can't trust.
High pressures on an object causing it to be compressed. Or have I taken your question too literally and you meant something else??
There isn't one. Alzheimer's only affects elderly people while autism happens at birth genetically; also Alzheimer's is life-threatening while autism is not
No, Asperger's Syndrome is not associated with pathological lying. Asperger's Syndrome is associated with honesty and not lying. People with Asperger's Syndrome often feel a dedication to justice and the truth. They often answer certain types of questions, such as "Do you like my new hairstyle?", with more honesty than was desired.
Each person with AS is going to have different abilities, not necessarily "special needs." As an adult Aspie, I would like understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and patience from the rest of society. (Of course if everyone were to accept and live by these principles, the world would be a much better place!) My whole life I have felt different, like I just couldn't fit in. I was teased and bullied, I was abused. All I have ever wanted was to feel accepted, yet it is the one thing I can't achieve and have been prevented from attaining. If you know someone with AS, try to overlook the quirks, make them feel wanted and loved; help them if they ask for it. We want the same things as everyone else, we just don't know how to express it in socially acceptable ways all the time.