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There is a popular BHM member with Aspergers. She doesnt post much nowadays, but she has a great career in technology, happily married, etc.

She mentioned in a thread that she doesnt always catch social cues and her parents used to be really tough on her and would punish her severely when she was a kid. There were some cultural issues too related to how 'different' kids are treated in one of her parent's home country. I think that she was diagnosed at a late age.

I read that post where it mentions that kids miss school b/c of discipline/suspensions due to behavior. I really look forward to a day when there is more awareness and education so that the people within the spectrum can get the help that they need at an early age, especially in black communities. I notice that people usually just say, "Oh, he/she is just like that" and they dont probe to see why the child is so different from their other children. There are signs, but people dont recognize them.
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Yes. As a psych I work with children who have autism and evaluate students who are suspected of having autism.... 
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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

People with autism typically have difficulties in language/communication and social skills... Some are higher functioning (cognitively) than others.... 

S/N because there is a significant language impact it is often hard to get a good measure on their IQ/cognitive ability  
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nope and I want it to stay that way.
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Originally posted by femmefatale85 femmefatale85 wrote:

i feel autism is overdiagnosed

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I have a cousin who is autistic. My neighbour's son is also autistic. They're both teenagers now.
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Originally posted by SoutherNtellect SoutherNtellect wrote:

Originally posted by femmefatale85 femmefatale85 wrote:

i feel autism is overdiagnosed

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Some people don't have it or have another diagnosis. I believe it may be misdiagnosed and underdiagnosed.
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