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www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d8ocuPrlT8&t=47s« See me as a human being, not a birth defect, not a syndrome. I don’t need to be eradicated. I don’t need to be cured. I need to be loved, valued, educated ... ... See MoreSee Less
Keep the Change opens March 16 at the Quad Cinema in New York before expanding to select cities: kinolorber.com/film/keepthechange When aspiring filmmaker Da... ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
Job: Part-Time Software Quality Assurance Tester
Company: ULTRA Testing (www.ultratesting.us)
Location: Remote work to be performed in any U.S. state
Open until April 15, 2018
ULTRA Testing is a technology company that provides high quality, highly responsive software testing services through exceptional teams that include individuals on the autism spectrum. We are currently recruiting part-time, remote (work-from-home) software quality assurance testers. Work duties include evaluating websites, smartphone applications, and enterprise software; conducting thorough assessments of functionality and design; and writing detailed reports documenting issues discovered during the evaluation process.
Candidates who successfully complete ULTRA Testing’s recruitment process will be considered for employment as a software tester and paid a competitive hourly-rate. Interested candidates can find the complete job description here.
Samantha Craft, of Everyday Aspergers (legal name Marcelle Ciampi) works for ULTRA Testing. Feel free to contact her directly on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn.
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Mera beta asperger hai. I want to talk to you
Right now, billions of neurons in your brain are working together to generate a conscious experience -- and not just any conscious experience, your experienc... ... See MoreSee Less
Anyone found effective ways to deal with stress??
Upcoming Paper Temporality and the Autistic Mind Actually autistic researcher, Jim Hoerricks, is pleased to present a research paper on time / temporality and the nature of the autistic mind's processing of time (teleological). The results speak to the way anxiety, depression, stress, and other problems that result when an unregulated quantum field generator must choose the "correct" path among multiple possible outcomes. For more information as to the presentation, stay tuned @ hoerricks.com
In a classic research-based TEDx Talk, Dr. Lara Boyd describes how neuroplasticity gives you the power to shape the brain you want. Recorded at TEDxVancouver... ... See MoreSee Less
As a comedian and performer, Jordan Raskopolous does not suffer from stage fright, but away from the lights it’s a different story. In this compelling and fu... ... See MoreSee Less
this was so interesting. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Spot on, only the scene changes 🙂
In this webinar, Dr. Antonio Hardan discusses recent research into anxiety and autism. He also discusses ways that children and adults with autism can manage... ... See MoreSee Less
Autism and Education Conference, 12th December 2013. 'Autism: how anxiety affects everything' - Sarah Hendrickx ... See MoreSee Less
Sarah Hendrickx is an amazing speaker.
2 months ago
I still do a lot of these, and then catch myself.
How about you?
Cognitive distortions that add to anxiety, worry, and stress, include:
All-or-nothing thinking, looking at things in black-or-white categories, with no middle ground. "If everything is not perfect, I'm a total failure."
Overgeneralization from a single negative experience, expecting it to hold true forever. "I didn't get hired for the job. I'll never get any job."
Focusing on the negatives while filtering out the positives. Noticing the one thing that went wrong, rather than all the things that went right. "I got the last question on the test wrong. I'm an idiot."
Coming up with reasons why positive events don't count. "I did well on the presentation, but that was just dumb luck."
Making negative interpretations without actual evidence. You act like a mind reader: "I can tell she secretly hates me." Or a fortune teller: "I just know something terrible is going to happen."
Expecting the worst-case scenario to happen. "The pilot said we're in for some turbulence. The plane's going to crash!"
Believing that the way you feel reflects reality. "I feel like such a fool. Everyone must be laughing at me."
Holding yourself to a strict list of what you should and shouldn't do and beating yourself up if you break any of the rules. "I should never have tried starting a conversation with her. I'm such a moron."
Labeling yourself based on mistakes and perceived shortcomings. "I'm a failure; I'm boring; I deserve to be alone."
Assuming responsibility for things that are outside your control. "It's my fault my son got in an accident. I should have warned him to drive carefully in the rain." ... See MoreSee Less
I didn't realize that was an Aspie thing. I'm much better than I used to be. I tell the disparaging voice in my head to shut up and I remind myself "I am lovable and capable."
I can certainly relate.
Hey everyone, this is Mark Hutten... the guy that created this group long ago. It's come to my attention that there are a lot of cry babies in here that want to do nothing but bitch and criticize.
This is a place to take a good look at yourself -- and hopefully do some healing along the way as you take an honest view of your attitude and values - in light of your disorder.
Some people have come in here and contaminated the group with their defensiveness and verbal attacks. Most of those individuals have already been banned from this community, and I'm sure there will be more to come after this post.
Speaking of that, go ahead and reveal yourself now so that we can get rid of YOU, too. We are not politically correct around here -- we speak the truth, and ridiculous complainers are banned for life.
If you have a polite disagreement with anything posted -- fine. Otherwise, excuse yourself - or the moderator will!
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WTG Mark. Refreshing 👍🏼 ❤️
Thanks Mark for being real. Some people are in denial when it comes to their shortcomings..
I find this site super helpful. My son will be 18 in December and this site has helped me understand him better. My daughter is getting to young adult; she will be 16 in almost 2 months. It's nice to get some insight to talk to them on topics. Thank you!!!
I wouldn't call it a 'disorder.' I prefer more positive ways of describing who we are.
Indeed. I got told that I was shaming myself (by my insane former friend) because I admit that sometimes being ASD sucks.
I 100% agree!
Some people with their defensiveness and verbal attacks. It's almost as if they have Aspergers...
Well said Mark! Let these whiny petulant children sit on corner and weep while us the responsible adults do all the hard and meaningful work.
Where do you meet and how can I get in touch with this group?
I appreciate when I'm corrected. Thank you!! Live and learn!!
I need this group. My husband has Aspergers. We have been married 33 years. We have championed a steong marriage. I need support, tools and insight. I need to hear examples of how couples deal and overcome challenges. Please rise to the challenge! I need you!
Is there anyone here who could give me advice? PM me if you can. It’s obviously in relation to AS 🙂
I like this page. I'm on a few to inform myself. I don't comment or ask questions yet because I don't feel smart enough yet. 😉
Living Alone: Tips for Adults with Aspergers ... See MoreSee Less
Been there done that (except church) worst part is how expensive on how much you pay, bills and rent included (depending on how financially stable you are)
Also having aspergers =/= living alone. I for one am happily married. Having ASD is just a different set of things to work through with your partner. There are very open minded and lovely neurotypicals out there who will accept and love ASD people for who they are, and many ASD people who’d gladly be the partner of another ASD individual.
My son is in the process to transition to living alone.
I have a huge problem with living with someone who has HFA and refuses to admit/accept , I am struggling, can anyone point me in the direction for partners ?
Wow now I know what to do I can be normal like-everyone else It’s like there saying it’s a life style choice
Why don't more aspie have aspie roommates?
Matthew Azevedo and Paula Azevedo
This is wonderful, but, how does an unemployable Aspie pay for this lifestyle? Living on the streets and eating out of dumpsters...
Did an autistic person write these tips? I'm hoping so...
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Waiter: Enjoy your food. Aspie: Yeah you too, thanks! Waiter: Stare of a thousand cringes.
I don't find that aspies can't lie, that seems kinda silly
Yeah, it doesn't seem to bother sir mix a lot.
It makes me laugh and cry at the same time. Will I ever change? Why do we have to be so simple... That's so true we can't lie. We are literally incapable of making things up. But NTs assume we are rude and full of attitudes.
Those are my two aspies 😍
Yeah that’s true we kind have no control over that but I learnt over the years to adapt to the situation
I remember going into a restaurant once when I was tired and spacey after a days work. The waiter asked "How would you like your burger cooked.?" Without thinking, I answered "Yes please."
" It's not the dress Karen " " It's not the dress "
I promised my wife that if she ever asked me if clothes made her look fat, I would say yes. I then told her I did not want her to get in the habit of thinking her weight, up or down, influenced, in any way, how I felt.
Jennifer....Doesn’t this remind you of Athena’s humor?
Here are some cringe inducing, but very funny, things that tend to happen to you when you are "overly" literal. Such social blunders are almost diagnostic for those along the autistic spectrum. However, most people have had this happen to them, especially if they are highly distracted. The relationship between literal truth and social truth can be extremely tenuous. It also varies tremendously by situation and can be a substantial barrier between people trying to interact across different social strata, genders, professions, and cultures. In this and other ways, Aspies represent an example of people from a fundamentally different culture that you can talk to here on earth.
How to Turn Your Passion into a Career: Tips for Aspergers Adults ... See MoreSee Less
It's almost like you were speaking directly to me with this. I needed to see this this morning. Thank you.
James McKay-Pearson x
My son 22 years age what shall I do
This is exactly what I did, my business is my special interest
Self-Help Techniques for Coping with Social Anxiety Disorder ... See MoreSee Less
I just use headphones for crowds abd have a game console on me as a security blanket lol
Rowan James Mckenna Fitzgerald
As a fellow Aspie, I also enjoy being alone sometimes. But I also get lonely for the company of others. I try to be nice and it usually works. Of course, if I can make it to the end of the day without any incident, I'm relieved and happy.
Why Your Asperger's Partner Confuses and Frustrates You ... See MoreSee Less
She doesn't. That's what happens when us ASPI's stick together.
i feel like its more regular people dont understand genius.
My wife and I have both got Aspergers and seem to be on the same wavelength- most of the time.
It seems like the thing to do, is to punish the aspi until they fear your anger. Then punish them for flinching when they think something they can't quite understand will set you off. Add some sarcasm and rhetorical questions that they will try to answer. With just a little work you can make loneliness so much more attractive.
Had a couple of failed relationships with NT men....then I met another person just like me and he and we just clicked - and it’s been on a whole new level and unlike any other “normal” relationship ever since - I don’t think I would ever bother dating an NT again as they just don’t seem to even want to try to “get you” 👍❤️
Sometimes I hate my brain, I have a brilliant long term memory but rubbish short term, I forget instructions (most of the time) almost instantly, I struggle every day at work, I get told I'm grumpy every day despite feeling perfectly happy my face just doesn't let me express it Sometimes, I can learn any language you throw at me and remember it forever, numbers may as well be non existent for me because I can't do math or remember them, it's like looking at the matrix... I have depression... probably branching from my aspergers.... I'm not stupid neither do I ever ask or want sympathy, i could go on all day about hypersensitivity, not getting every joke or emotion... but really my point is to the partners that don't have aspergers... but live with one that does, my gf isn't my strength, my strength comes from every day I've lived getting knocked down by those who will probably never understand me and getting up each time.... but she is my foundation.. she's the home I come back to, the one that doesn't judge, offers the benefit of doubt and understanding that without I probably wouldn't be here... You have that power too, you are the clarity in the confusion.. please don't give up on us because of most others have in the past.... the world will never change for the minority, but you can make love your foundation and priority
For the most part it’s all understandable to me the “issues” my partner is faced with. Our biggest “problem” seems to stem from the fact that my partner doesn’t seem to want to spend time with us or acknowledge if there are things she’s more interested or focused on. Is that common?
Are there any resources on how spouses can help their partners? How to communicate better? My daughter was diagnosed last year and learning more about her has made me realize my husband is probably on the spectrum too, and may be at the root of a lot of ongoing issues we have. I just want to do what I can to understand and help.
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Thanks.. I can so relate to most of that..
Sad, but true! 😢
thank you for sharing
It is the loss of control that bothers me most.
Can definitely relate to this. 😔
This is so relevant to me. I have 2 suicide attempts and the 2nd I never even meant to happen... I can’t control this happening with me and sometimes it scares my family and I hate that.
I'm certain that I have Asperger's at this point in time, gone undiagnosed all these years... wish I could know where to find help where I am... 😞
Brenda add this page to your fb...good info
I have Aspergers. Luckily I have only felt this way a few times in my life (last being about 4 years ago). It’s a complete freeze and in the worst few I had suicidal thoughts. I wish this feeling on nobody.
Taylor I don’t resonate with all these extremely but the description is still relevant
Very accurate 😢
I have not had to do any of that for quite some time now. Once you remove the norms from your life, you are not forced to pretend to be one of them and all of a sudden, things improve dramatically.
I am this way. Took a while for my husband to understand that I wasn’t giving him the silent treatment it was just my way of dealing with the issue. I have to implode. I haven’t experienced it in a long time. My husband knows not to dig at me for answers but just let it happen and then tell me he’s there for me if I need anything. Once it breaks I’ll come out if hiding and be ok and can discuss. But it’s such an ordeal. Your mind is racing and so much is going on to process that is like it’s impossible for your brain to make sense of the culprit. So for me now it’s more of a let’s get to the bottom of what caused this and then psychoanalyze how to treat it. It’s pretty crazy stuff though.
Our oldest daughter does this and we understand that when she is ready to talk she will come and find us because she knows we are always ready for her and her sister. I know I have Asperger's as well as her I just haven't been diagnosed like her. But, at 43 I probably won't either
Like this video a lot. It's usually the very small triggers in my experience.....
if the cause for shutdowns isn't addressed, or sufficient time to recover during a shutdown --- they just become more frequent and it takes less "trigger/s" to have one. The saddest part is that "pushing thru" causes brain damage ... one is literally frying one's circuits (thus resulting in less elasticity and more frequent "shutdowns").
Many high functioning autistics who have not been diagnosed often have a "shutdown" event during their freshman year at college ... when all the "stimulation" --- roommates, classes, constant noise, light, etc. .... and no "escape" results in a "shutdown".
I can so relate. Only recently diagnosed after 28 years of seeing mental health professionals
strange knowing at age 63 that i've had this my whole life-it explains 'so much'.....i grew up in a time where you just 'did what you were told' and there was no diagnosis for anything unless it was 'severe' enough to be 'very' noticeable as in, 1 boy in our whole school who was said to be mentally retarded.
Characteristics that Some Women Find Attractive in Aspergers Men ... See MoreSee Less
James McKay-Pearson x
It sounds real positive, but in the long haul it maybe problem most women would like to avoid. I know my wife thought she could fix me. Her attempts have been pretty painful for everyone involved.
Absolute rubbish , they lie and pretend to be someone they’re not , AVOID
Where are these women?
Larson Boss ♡
What do you think Bonnie Nelsen?
Well as an aspie it’s one thing to be honest with your partner but a lot of partners won’t have the patience which you need to be in a relationship with an aspie
How do I find a girlfriend to begin with? What do I do after leaving the house? Where do I go? There’s no single girls at my workplace or in my church.
Not my partner but my 35 yr old son. I reckon he could be driven to lying to get out of confrontation, a painful and unnatural situation. It's like still having a teenager in my home and my comfort zone is irrelevant, even if I too have lots of aspie traits. He can be wonderful, but if he digs his heels in, in his increasing isolation and lack of room hygiene, he would lie to keep me off his case.
Could someone tell me what those characteristics are on the video please? I am visually impaired, so, the video is only music to me. 🙂
I find this very true and I only recently was diagnosed with Aspergers as well... way more empathy and understanding than with anyone else for me.
well I can only speak for myself... *sees women for who they are – yeah ok *not the “macho type” - I'm not, but many women seem to prefer this type. *resembles their father – not sure what to make of this... *being kind, attentive and socially or emotionally immature – yes but I've come to better deal with my emotions *reliable, honest and steady – yeah, good *less “game playing” - I hate all “mind games” *intellectual depth can be appealing – hopefully *speaks his mind …due to his strong sense of social justice and clear moral beliefs. - yeah *physical characteristics and attentiveness can be important, especially if the woman has doubts regarding her own self-esteem and physical attractiveness. - I do not care to take advantage of anyone but I'd prefer for her to like herself. *attentiveness can be perceived as almost obsessive – hopefully not *words and actions can appear to have been learned from watching and rehearsing lines from a romantic movie. - I do not do this
Celebrating 17 years with my Aspie husband. He is the kindest man, doesn't have a mean bone in his body. I love the way he looks at things, he sees things that I would never see. His humor is so odd too, he is hilarious. Of course there are times when I get frustrated mostly because he doesn't respond the way that I want him to which is silly but I'm human. However, he has to deal with all my stuff too and I'm no picnic at times. I feel that once I really dug in and learned about ASD it really helped me not to have unrealistic expecttions of him and I'm very specific in my ask. I felt terrible that I was so unaware prior to him being identified on the spectrum. Knowledge is power! We are raising a 14 year old Aspie daughter together. The journey continues.
Is Asperger's Really a "Disorder"? ... See MoreSee Less
off course it is..try being an Aspie for a day..
No doubt a government pushed project to reform allowances like Disability Living Allowance ect. It’s BS basically. Although I do think differently, it produces a lot of problems internally and externally. Numpties!
Yes, it is.
It definitely is, and we are misunderstood human beings out of the entire human race. Normal is just a setting on a washing machine. I don't care anymore if society accepts us or not. These idiots refuse to accept anyone that doesn't fit into their boring,conformed model of "Normal". It irritates me when people say "Be a normal person". Normal doesn't exist moron. The amount of ignorance in people is staggering, and frankly there are times i wander why do i even try with people.
By definition, yes. A neurological disorder.
So a 'different sort of normal'.
Aspergers does not work for a marriage unless it is identified before hand. A person with aspergers is very rigid, cannot handle stress, does not have compassion, is always right, is very self centered, if a person goes into the relationship with their eyes wide open knowing what they are getting into is one thing, to be in a marriage for 15 yrs and realize your spouse is never going to have compassion, does not care what you think, wants to tell you when to get up, when to go to bed etc. does not make a good marriage. Narcissisitict personality traits.
Autism is a spectrum disorder with Asperger Syndrome being on the high end. My son is on the spectrum but also has dyslexia, auditory processing disorder, body in space and spatial awareness disorder, anxiety and depression. He is also very compassionate and empathetic and is a "Mark" for many others that would take advantage of his kindness. My son is great with animals, kids and seniors but he has no time organizational skills and requires help in the "Normal" world. So not sure where your definition came from but we cannot lump everybody on the spectrum the same as it makes it difficult because generalizations makes everybody believe that they are all the same and quite frankly they are all different. It is very limiting to try putting everybody in the same box. I also do not like this video as again it is putting a box around the label which is simply dangerous. Dyslexia is a spectrum learning disorder you cannot put each person in the same box when it comes down to teaching them how to read and comprehend what they are reading. Bi Polar is a spectrum disorder.....
I have been with someone with elements of high functional autism for 15 years. Rough road but I made the commitment. I do wish there was a support group locally. My biggest issue to deal with is the lack of empathy and inability to show affection, etc.
I love this! Sharing now.
I have aspergers and I HATE it. Nobody understands and they don't try to understand. They just plain don't like me because of it.
Marriage can be very difficult.
I like the way I am and the way I think. It is just really frustrating when so many people can't be bothered to try and understand me and write me off as some type of weirdo.
If it was ONLY a preference for more object-oriented tasks or just a preference to be alone or even small comfortable groups/settings, then this mind-set is referred to as an introvert. I get what the post was trying to say in an abstract way but it dismisses many thing that bring it into a disorder. Generally preferring select groups or solitary work or settings is not a problem The way Autism can make how the world is viewed is wonderful. The anxiety, stress and depression that come with input overload, low tolerances for people, places and things. Hell. The need for a rigid environment, most of the time but not always, creates strife in families or intimacy. Choking, I want to...but I can't, hell. The inability of others to understand why sometimes we can jump out of the rigid routine to blow off steam, confuses others more. Stresses me when I can not explain it. Hell. Being gone with not talking to friends for months, even years, and then being shocked that it bothered the person you did not talk to. Why did it bother them? They could of called me. I had no time, the day to day maxed out what I could do. I am here now. Why are you upset with me? Hell. As individuals we can understand each other. Some of the differences are truly bonuses. But the reality is a world around us, that functions without most of our negative traits and I still struggle with why they can, but I can't. It is a disorder because the negative traits are not normal. Flipping out ( or having a severe panic attack) because a routine is disrupted or the butter was put in the wrong place...not normal. Hell on everyone in the home. I wish every day this was not me. I notice more, and more of the negative as I get older. I notice fewer around me wanting to be there or deal with me. Hell. A disorder. A disability. Some really good qualities overshadowed by stress, strife and other problems aggravated and made worse as time goes on. Even help, counseling, just teaches me to "fake it" . More stress. No. This video... It is stirring a pot with an intellectually-stifled, lump-all-in, statement that verges on insulting.
I feel it is a disorder...been living with it for 69 years. Always wished I had been aborted...
Everyone is different, different degrees of function, some are very intelligent and highly functional. More awareness and education is needed. To be in a relationship for years and wondering why it is not working, thinking you are the one that is not right because you are berated 24/7 by a rigid spouse. In this case you need to go in with your eyes wide open and have a support system. In this case the counselor did not pick up on the behavior and the wife was blamed. There is a lot of old school from entrenched church dogma if the wife obeys and does everything her husband says then the husband will be nice. Time to figure things out and mental health folks need to get a clue.
You bet it is..try dealing with bully's and see what happens?
Disorder? They should take a look at my house then tell me it's not a disorder.
We are who we are a lot of people don’t get people like us and I like it that way
I think it's only a disorder if it causing the individual signifant difficulty interfering with safety or achieving one's personal goals. It is not a disorder if it causes others difficulty.
The way I see it, if it's interfering with things you want, then it's a disorder. If it's interfering with friendships that you want, or keeping a relationship going, or getting a job and holding it, then yes, it's a disorder. When it interferes with you going places you want to go to or even being able to take your kids places they want to go to (because they want to go to loud-crowded-busy place and you go into a panic even imagining going there...) then it's a disorder. It's nice to say "we're all different and that's fine" because it is to a point. To me, that point is when it interferes with your ability to do what you would like to do.
definitely a disorder. But nice try.
It shurely is !
Yes. It is a disorder of the brain. In other words an Asperger's brain orders things differently than a neotypical brain.
Dating Tips for Aspies ... See MoreSee Less
Yes but I need to find someone first
James McKay-Pearson x
DON'T DO IT!!!!
Here's one. Dont. It is not worth the headache honestly. Friendships are hard enough and can generally last longer.
Aspies make phenomenal partners, just saying. But you simply cannot treat a relationship with them the same way you would a neurotypical. Build personal boundaries, dont treat them like a charity case, ensure they have agency and competency and right to privacy. You will often have to explain things that might seem very obvious. Aspies are honest, caring, however their lack of empathy should be viewed for both its challenges and benefits - its not something that can change. Don't ever make an Aspie feel wrong for who they are. They are prone to deception and manipulation, so truthfulness and straightforwardness go a long way, and requires a great deal if responsibility to maintain. If you are equipped to manage all that comes with dating an Aspie, the outcome, to me, is so worth it. Aspies deserve love and respect and affection, just like anyone else. They are uniquely gifted, and in my experience, make stellar partners if you understand behaviour.
I am Aspie and my husband too!! We have been married for 21 years, he is an excellent husband, caring, honest, loving and empathetic, we know how to respect the time and space of each of us, I love him and I think he is my soulmate.
I'm aspie, and have been married 23 years.
Anthony Whited Marian Trainor
there are always someone just around the corner for everyone
Best advice- just be yourself.
Help! 😣 I think I've been dating someone for 6 years and he never disclosed that he may have been a high-functioning autistic or having Asperger's Syndrome! It's been many years I've been driving myself bonkers trying to figure out if it was something wrong with me or why is it that he never wants to be intimate with me....it's been over 4 years since.
Ricky Mendelsen !
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James McKay-Pearson you are not alone xx
I have to turn the volume down anytime I play one of these videos but watch Netflix at full volume...perhaps you could adjust the audio track for people with sensitivity to sound? Just a thought, no big deal but it sort of startles me when I click on the video.
I live alone.. I keep my house clean, it has to be a certain way. I get anxiety sometimes when people just turn up. I don’t get many visitors I don’t know why. I can sit in my House and not talk to anyone for weeks upon end. I have a dog and I try and stick to a healthy diet. I like to paint and practice little hobbies but since my health is declining I’m finding it harder to look after myself. I’m in a lot of pain. Which makes you feel like shutting the world out even more and giving up
Please talk to your GP to get more help with pain and explain that it is harder to look after yourself. Maybe choose one person to ask for a bit of support and advice. Avoid getting too low a mood. Best wishes x
Can yall please post some advice for women with Aspergers who are single mothers of 2 aspie kids..,,cause that's me ..,and I have no family or friends really....I'm def looking out for that video 🙂 lol
Many of us actually enjoy being alone. "Don't become a hermit?" How about you not force your condescending NT judgements onto us on how we should live our lives? This isn't advice, this is further pressure to adjust our lifestyle.
I'm 59 by now I like who I am and what I do all day [play piano].. I need a girlfriend on the weekends... but I bet I'm not far off, the gals don't want a full time either at our age..
Hey, my name is Andrew, and I am an author and artist with Asperger Syndrome. I struggled with the diagnosis for as long as I can remember, especially in the areas of self-acceptance and maintaining relationships with others. I am grateful for the videos I have seen here, because they articulate exactly what I have experienced since I became aware of my differences. Thank you for this support group. I hope that I can make some friends here and help others along the way.
Why Aspergerians are Not Narcissists ... See MoreSee Less
I’d rather be a leader than a follower and my empathy level is high.
Yes, I can see that.
They can be tho. Think its just as much as in the general public.
And of course all Aspergians are female and all Narcissists are male..
Diane Trainor Marian Trainor
No good! That is worded in a sexist manner!
So men are narcs and women are aspies??
came a little close for comfort there. lol
So the last part of the video is like comparing Tesla to Edison .
Why imply that money is a bad thing?
Kymberley, this is what we were talking about the other day. I see why Jalisa, you and I are targeted the most by the narcissist of the family.
most would never know my hubby has High functioning Aspergers, his 53 and only last year has it come up... Still, need to be officially diagnosed but if only we knew. Now it makes sense.
Aspergers is a neurological type and narcissism is a personality type therefore it is complete folly to compare them in this way. One can quite easily have either or both. I know several aspies who are full-of-themselves and love being the centre of attention and are ruthless yet are completely disorganised and blunder their way through when they get control - NPD is a personality trait people develop and has little to do with their neurological makeup.
I can’t even believe this is a thing...people with asd FEEL and get others have feelings, people with NPD clinically are unable to get others have feelings. Autistic people love, people with NPD are unable to love anyone.
Not true...it also depends on environment and family and friends...people to keep us grounded to the real world
Alexandria Jordan Wilde interesting. I'm not a narcissist then. I never wanted to be anyone's leader.
A Message to All Teens and Young Adults with Aspergers and High-Functioning Autism ... See MoreSee Less
Elizabeth Beatty Sarah Black Sarah Mautino Charntelle Kay Carlie Cox
My problem is if I can’t see every aspect of the journey from idea to fruition then I’m incapacitated. Gift it maybe but every coin has two sides.
Sometimes they don't appreciate these talents, but I'm glad I have hem.
Adam Bassett ❤️
3 days ago
"Since the Fall 2012, have been receiving Autism/Asperger’s Digest, reading and keeping every issue, always Temple Grandin’s articles first. The collective wisdom has not only helped me understand and appreciate these very unique CHILDREN/ADULTS but also realize what a great resource it is to apply to ALL HUMAN BEINGS. Now that YOU have become, what I understand may be, a more independent entity perhaps the DIGEST might consider being more inclusive for ALL CHILDREN? One copy in every classroom(?) across the country might not be just informative to the teachers and administrators but also parents, caretakers and even students of all ages."
Love CHILDREN with a ZERO Footprint,
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You know that the Autistic adult community have revoked her icon- ship. She is now only a hero to the Ablist. I like her life story.
1 week ago
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1 month ago
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JUST A REMINDER, our movie is now available on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes! Thanks (as always) for the support. 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
Temple Grandin School watched it yesterday! Thank you for sharing yourselves with us all!
My husband and I watched this a couple of nights ago. We just kept saying yes, oh man, that's going to be Blaze. Lol. I see our son Blaze so much in you guys. He's 9 now and I can't wait to see what he does with his life!! He made a joke last night, in context, and I had to video it. He's loving humor and sometimes he tells jokes but we don't really get what's supposed to be funny because he's so literal. But he will laugh and laugh. We love it.
Loved it. You guys are so funny and I just love that there is a place I can send folks that can give insight on what it can be like to have Aspergers. 🙂
Moch Antonio Cruz esta en netfilx
James Potter it's on Netflix.
Going to watch it tonight!
This resonated so much!! Thank you!
Thank you. I have learned so much.
I bought it Friday on Amazon. Awesome!
Thanks so much for making this available on Netflix. Such a wonderful documentary! Every Aspie should have a "Noah" as a mentor....
Love love love the film. Keep being awesome, you guys. Just checked out your website. Loved the FAQ section 😂 I hope I have the opportunity to see you perform live sometime!
I'd come see you in Bloomington or Indianapolis!
What about Austin, Tx?
We'd love to perform in any city, do you have any idea where would pay us enough to make it worth the trip?
Need a stocking stuffer? Last chance before Christmas!
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Gracias, lo voy a pedir.
Denis Souza, vamos assistir?
Michele Lapp Rehmer
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I haven't watched it yet as I am waiting for my 16 year old son who has Aspergers to get here for the Christmas break and we are going to watch it together as a family. We are excited!!!
I can't watch it until it comes to Netflix 🙁 waiting.. waiting..
I just watched it and I enjoyed it.
There is a movie? I did not know their was a movie. Ill have to 'check it out' 😁
At Temple Grandin School, we are watching it as a whole school with discussion after on December 13th!
Love it totally enjoy it
As an Aspie I loved this film even my NT wife really got something from this. Well done guys you rock.
Really loved the film! You guys are amazing and incredibly funny.
Loved and all of you, looking forward to sharing with my son, thank you guys 💙
Great film. It's cool that each of you continue to remain in contact. Friendships gradually end as adult life takes over. The conversation between Noah and New Michael's father made me emotional. I'm glad his parents decided to attend the show and I hope he knows that regardless of where life takes him, they will always be proud. Excellent work, guys.
Just watched it! I loved it.
I adore it. Jack is my hero 🙂
Watched it. Loved it. Sharing it with my family and friends!
Check out this awesome interview by Alex Plank (founder of Wrong Planet) with our Exec. Producer Mark Duplass and Director Alex Lehmann!Alex Plank interviews Mark Duplass and Alex Lehmann about Asperger's Are Us, their documentary about the first all-autistic comedy troupe. The film is out in... ... See MoreSee Less
Just ordered this for my 15 year old Aspie son. It will be in his stocking for Christmas. I am so excited for him to see it! Thank you so much for putting it out there!
Order ASPERGER'S ARE US on DVD exclusively at Amazon!
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Teodora Sagaon, te la pido amiga??????
Si amiga 🙏
Opal Grubb, Jan Covington Rogers they are going to have it on DVD now. 😊
Way to go, guys!!!
Carmen Navarro it's on Amazon
My 13yr with Aspergers saw the trailer for this, and wants it so bad! I'll have to snag it before christmas.
Laurie Brayton Acconcio a Christmas present for hunter?
Patricia Rios Angulo
Enrique Bejar order this
No Blu-Ray? Oh well, still better than that digital crap.
Areli Sirikit Rosales.
Phil Carpenter Christmas gift idea for your wifey
Such fun! Loved it😊
Laura Sawyer, Lisa Battersby Fernandez, Charlene Milillo
Just pre ordered my copy
Mmmmmm .ass burgers.
I need this
Wish I could afford this. I am autistic but live in disability (SSDI) so it doesn't leave much after bills and food.
Sara Light did you get this?
Brandy Andrew Misty Andrew
Laura Watson I don't know if you have heard of these guys but they are so amazing and such an inspiration! Thinking of the three of you and sending my love your way.
1 years ago
This is awesome! Keep spreading the word everybody. 😀 Our movie is available now on iTunes and Amazon VOD. DVD and Netflix soon!
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I'll be watching it as soon as it comes out on Netflix.
I watched this last night. I laughed, cried and enjoyed every minute. Thank you for sharing your moments. You all have amazed me with your spirit for life. 💜
I'm sharing with my son. Thank you. Does anyone know what Asperger's camp they are referring to?
Mandy Jividen Skaggs
ChristinaBrad berry have you seen this.
Tyrel Borowitz you're on The Today Show!
i can relate so much to the touching part. i hate it when people put their damn hands on me. they don't get why i'm a brick wall. such a great film.
Page Lajoie Thibault Have you seen these guys!/site? I love them/it!
I bought it and loved it. Thank you!! 🙂💙
I bought it and watched it last week! You guys rock! Loved your honesty and sharing and omg y'all are funny
Can't wait til it comes on Netflix
Hey folks, just a reminder that the DVD is now available to pre-order exclusively on Amazon. Just in time for Christmas. 🙂
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LOVE THE MOVIE? Follow the guys and see what they're up to at Asperger's Are Us!
Alexander it's on iTunes & amazon video
& Netflix next month 😊
Cool! I'll have to check it out, although if I have to pay, I might as well wait till it's on Netflix coz it'll be free then. You probably didn't want to know all that, but there we have it. XD
Lol Awesome I'm going to probably watch it on Netflix too I'm excited to see it
Our documentary (currently #2) has cracked the iTunes Top 50! 😀 ... See MoreSee Less
Yay! I loved this! I am a mom to a young son who is 4 and was diagnosed with ASD almost 2 years ago. All of these guys are such an inspiration and beacon of hope. All four so different but connected together and sharing their journey. It was a joy to watch and I instantly wanted to see more.
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Just watched it and loved it gave me hope as a mother of a 12 year old boy with Aspergers I hope when he watches it that it inspires him to do what he want and to be who he wants to be xxx
Bought it!! If you are interested in networking with other comedians with Aspergers, check out my friend Adam Schwartz who wrote and performed a critically acclaimed fringe comedy to sold out crowds 🙂
Yay! I can't wait to check it out!
Can't get it here in NZ yet :/ will wait in anticipation !! Well done guys 🙂
Otan Omith Davon Collins Kei Koshigaya Tyler Lucas
Can't wait to see it! I've been wondering and waiting to show my son!
Im excited! Fills my heart with joy
Are there any other ways to watch this besides on iTunes??
Only in the American store?
I can't wait to watch this!!
Going to get it for my younger aspie son. He's in college and genius smart but painfully shy. My older son, also aspie is going to be 35 next week but genius smart and lucky he found his niche. He's involved in the post punk music scene and had a magazine and now an e-zine and lives in Berlin. Totally popular and has tons of friends. I used to think he'd be living at home forever and staying in bed most of the time while still eating only chicken nuggets and pizza. It nearly killed me but the end result is awesome! He frequently apologizes for being such a pain in the butt, but I told him clearly there was a good reason I was his mom, and we weathered it together. And.....there's that love thing!
I don't have an iPhone or iPad
Love these guys
Rachel Tetchner Rachel Rae Brown Michelle Love Edwards Liz Ellenor Liz Melia Rachel Tetchner Ellie Davies Moore Mel Rees Gina Gould Mackie Gina Hewitt x
Ben Franklin had aspergers
So does Darryl Hanna and Dan Aykroyd. And my AMAZING SON.
Downloading now - looking forward to watching it later!
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I love yous guys!!!!! Loves and support from Meridian Mississippi
Hi! I live in the UK and came across your film via a support group I'm in. I will be ordering it tonight 😊 I can't wait to see it.xx
I tried to pre order but it's not available in the Australian market!! Will it be?
We live in Illinois what time will it be on iTunes?
it's on iTunes now!
Yeah I saw were you posted it. Didn't know that it costs and I don't know how to download stuff so I guess I won't get to see it
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Asperger's Are Us Documentary shared their video.
1 years ago
7 days till release! iTunes. November 15. Mark it down! ... See MoreSee Less
So excited for the release - and it's the day of my son's birthday who shares the same diagnosis!
Looks awesome can't wait
Hey folks, the DVD is now available to pre-order exclusively on Amazon. Just in time for Christmas! 🙂
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I'm very interested! Is this documentary Coming up in a theater, please I need info I would love to see it with my aspie son 😉 we live in L.A
DVD is now available to pre-order exclusively on Amazon. Just in time for the holidays. 😀
That's really funny. Took me a minute LOL
To buy this shirt: www.etsy.com/shop/noahwear
I have one :p
Just bought one for my son, he is on the spectrum.
Lmao! My son struggles with horrible social anxiety right now but he'd LOVE this shirt!
This is absolutely hilarious. Highest form of comedy.
Asperger Mom Network shared Lead Learn Live's post.
3 weeks ago
Wow!!! We are so excited!The announcement that we all have been waiting for is finally here!
LeadLearnLive is excited to announce that we have entered into an agreement with Northeastern State University to begin the first four-year, fully integrated, comprehensive
post-secondary program in Oklahoma for students with intellectual or developmental disabilities, TO BEGIN FALL OF 2018 !
LeadLearnLive has been at work since 2012 educating, gathering support and raising funding to begin a best practice program in our state. We are excited to have NSU as the first home for this groundbreaking program, and are so happy for the students who will be able to realize their dream of college in our state at last! NSU is an ideal location for the program and has worked very hard to make this vision become a reality! Oklahoma is one of two states left in the nation that does not have a post-secondary program of this kind for this population. The program will be located at the Tahlequah campus and be based on REACH, a program of College of Charleston in South Carolina. Students completing programs of this caliber show impressive improvements in independent living and meaningful employment. There will be four areas of support provided for the students including independent living, social skills, academics and career development.
Applications will be accepted soon. More information to follow!
Get on the email list so you will be the first to know!
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2 months ago
Random question from an OT... what are your experiences with taking your child to the dentist for routine cleanings, etc? And how can we teach dentists, hygienists to make these experiences a little less stressful for everyone involved? ... See MoreSee Less
Following. My experiences are awful. And we accomplish nothing. He does ok until they actually try to do something. And then he’s DONE. We’ve attempted everything from holding him down at one dentist, to ridiculous amounts of prizes, to just not doing anything. And ultimately the most we ever accomplished was done with him standing and nobody and nothing touching him. She had a little tiny camera he thought was cool that he could see projected up on the screen so he opened his mouth for a few seconds. We found some malformed enamel in the seconds she was in there and had to resort to an anesthesiologist to deal with it. I have nightmares about the dentist. ☹️. Would love to hear what has worked for others!!
Our hygienist shows him the tools before she tries to use them on him. That has been tremendously helpful. Sometimes she lets him hold them and push the buttons before she uses them.
Asperger Mom Network shared Parenting Kids With Disabilities's Things I Don't Want To Hear as a Parent of Kids With Disabilities.
6 months ago
7 months ago
Tony Attwood doesn’t see Asperger’s syndrome as a drawback but as an asset.
The renowned professor has written the “bible” on the autism spectrum disorder and has helped thousands of people around the world.
‘Found in Translation’ Monday 8pm #AustralianStory ab.co/2xoMspD
Minds and Hearts Events Autism Queensland AutismTalk Autism Awareness Autism Speaks Asperger's Syndrome Awareness ASD Asperger's Support Group Autism Association of Western Australia Autism Mum Tips & Ideas Aspergers Support Network Spectrum Autism Centre of Excellence, Griffith University Asperger's Parent Connect ... See MoreSee Less
We need your support! Please watch the video, share it, and consider donating for a great cause. Oklahoma needs to join 48 other states in adding a program such as this.
Lead Learn Live
Help us start the first inclusive college program in Oklahoma for kids with intellectual and developmental disabilities! We are one of only two states without a program – that needs to change....and you can help us!! Donate today at www.crowdrise.com/donate/project/leadlearnlive-giving-campaign/lead-learn-live-corp/0 ... See MoreSee Less
Asperger Mom Network shared ATTN:'s video.
11 months ago
Asperger Mom Network shared A Special Community's To The Moms Who Love Someone On The Autism Spectrum.
11 months ago
Asperger Mom Network shared Future Horizons's photo.
1 years ago
LAST CALL for TEMPLE GRANDIN tickets in Tulsa, OK April 21, 2017! We look forward to meeting all of you next Friday. Register: fhautism.com/attend-a-conference/tulsa-oklahoma-april-21-2017/ #Autism #TEMPLEGRANDIN #Aspergers #TULSATEMPLE #TULSA #OKLAHOMA #SEANBARRON #JEDBAKER -- The most famous person with autism: Dr. Temple Grandin has served as inspiration and role model to hundreds of thousands of families and persons with autism. In this unique presentation, Sean Barron and Dr. Jed Baker join Temple to speak on Autism and Asperger's. Continuing Education Credits for the following associations: ASHA, APA, AOTA, an ASWB ... See MoreSee Less
Asperger Mom Network shared Autism Mom's Love's photo.
1 years ago
The MOMS meet tomorrow!
Martin Regional Library, 26/Garnett
No childcare, so moms only please. ... See MoreSee Less
We meet this Thursday at 6:30p.m.
PLEASE NOTE - NEW LOCATION AND TIME!
Martin Regional Library, 26/Garnett
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No meeting tonight.
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7 months ago
Hey guys.. i haven't posted here for quite a while so i thought I'd touch base, and also to let you guys know I've decided to step aside from being an admin of Asperger Central indefinitely, and in case anyone is wondering, no I'm not ok.. Depression, as most of you would know, is a barstad of an illness to live with, and it's something I've always struggled with but never more so than the last 6 weeks, so its partly why I'm stepping aside from this awsome page and attempt to deal with the things that are troubling me.. Not sure if I'll be back but if not then thank you all for being good to me and thank you for allowing me to be of some if any help to you and those you love.
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My favorite saying in life is, This too shall pass. Please reach out to loved ones or therapists to help you. Hoping you will change your mind. Aspergers Central has meant a lot to many people. Take care of yourself!
God bless! There's light at the end of the tunnel. We aspies have our ups and downs but we get through it somehow. Just find in each moment what makes you happy, living in the moment instead of worrying about what might happen or what has happened. We cant control other people but we can control how we react to them. Its a struggle but as for me my religion has gotten me through everything.
Safe journey Craig. It's a bastard isn't it. But one step at a time as you said. Xx
Strength mate. One foot in front of the other (said to self daily), and huge appreciation for your efforts and help. Look after what you need to do for your own health and happiness.
Do whatever you need to do to make yourself feel better... it's OK to take time for yourself 🙂
It's so important to recognise when we need to step away from something. Thanks for this page which still serves as a resource to look through. Some of the memes you've posted here are amazing!
Hello, Thanks for leaving this page up here, there are a lot of things that have helped me be a better therapist helping people on the spectrum who have depression and anxiety. There really is so much that can help!!
I personally will be there for a listening post. Depression is terrible, and sometimes just venting the irrational B's to a stranger helps be lots. Email me if you choose I will respond asap
Sending good juju! Aspergers & depression is a really a bitch of a doozie. That combo can take even the strongest folks down for a bit, but you will bounce back! 💌
Do what you need to do for yourself. I'll miss you and keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sorry to hear of this. Thinking and praying for you and hoping you get back to feeling better soon. Depression is such an awful beast.
Good luck mate, all the best. Stay strong and keep thinking of the positives 😎
Everyday just do what you can. It is always more than enough. Take care!
Take care of you mate and take the time u need for yourself 👍💪💪💪
Can we help James?please tell us, you have friends out here in this world!!!!
Wishing you well. I hope things get better for you very soon.
you will be missed it is okay to take care of your self
Hi, I know a person in late 20's who may have Asperger. The family had gone through lot of trouble during the last few years. The family and the person may not know symptoms of Asperger. I want to know if directly that person can be told about Asperger? Can someone help me on this? Regards.
Isn't that father's day?