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Originally posted by juniper angel juniper angel wrote:

What is autism how can you have a normal IQ but be autistic
 
There are different levels, Aspergers is a type of autism, they are not very good at socializing, but they are quite excellent in intellectualizing.
 
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I work with a few kids that have it.
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I met a number of them that are or suspected to be autistic when I was in college.
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Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:

I met a number of them that are or suspected to be autistic when I was in college.


When talking about this with people, there seems to be an assumption they are cognitively impaired.
In one of my college chemistry classes, there was this one kid that would be real chatty in class of 200 people, blurting out answers to questions posed to everyone, and basically talking "at" the professor in the middle of lectures.  As weird as he was, his grade was probably highest in the class.
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Originally posted by iliveforbhm iliveforbhm wrote:

Originally posted by juniper angel juniper angel wrote:

What is autism how can you have a normal IQ but be autistic
 
There are different levels, Aspergers is a type of autism, they are not very good at socializing, but they are quite excellent in intellectualizing.
 


Yup and people with Aspergers are now trying to be considered separate from the autistic spectrum. They are highly functional but they don't understand social cues.
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i feel autism is overdiagnosed
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Originally posted by mangachan mangachan wrote:

Originally posted by NARSAddict NARSAddict wrote:

I met a number of them that are or suspected to be autistic when I was in college.


When talking about this with people, there seems to be an assumption they are cognitively impaired.
In one of my college chemistry classes, there was this one kid that would be real chatty in class of 200 people, blurting out answers to questions posed to everyone, and basically talking "at" the professor in the middle of lectures.  As weird as he was, his grade was probably highest in the class.

Yep. They can be inappropriate as well by using profanity or sexual language, touching etc. They can be violent and their response to situations can be over exaggerated. In a school setting, this  sets them up to be sent out of the classroom by teachers if they are in an inclusion setting (regular education classroom). Missing class is why some autistic children might be behind in content knowledge. Some of them have additional learning disabilities related to reading, writing, or math, but that's comorbidity and is not related to the autism. Some are placed in a substantially separate classroom where there are only 6-8 students and a special education teacher. Autism looks very different which is why we call it a "spectrum". I've known autistic kids who required a one on one paraprofessional to follow them around all day in every class, and I've also known autistic kids who were up for valedictorian and were extremely independent and high functioning. It's a very confusing disorder because it's rooted in the ability to interact socially.
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i use to work with autistic kids but ive stop working with the child and adolescent population completely. i don't know anyone personally that has it.
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I have a cousin on my dad's side that has 'autism'. My great-uncle was old with a young wife and the older father/young mother is often the case. My great-aunt is a RN, so she knew how to get proper diagnosis & care for him.

He was very sensitive to noise, used to rock back and forth when he was a little kid. He graduated from college, has a career, is highly functional & well socialized to the point where no one would guess that he has 'autism'.

IMO, he is probably within the autistic spectrum but more on the Aspergers range than textbook autism.

When I was younger, I would have people with autistic relatives tell me off and argue me down and tell me that I was wrong or that I was being ridiculous when I told them I had a older cousin with autism that was in college.
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