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I've been here since 2004 and only last October in 2008 did I get to hear for the first time about Asperger's Syndrome.

Ever since I've been reading about it, from the web and even some books. Recently I've finished reading "Look me in the Eye" by John Elder Robison .
It's like I've been given a mirror and the more I read the more I understand myself and understand the things that I am not aware of too.

Currently the stats say that 1 out of 150 people have Autism Spectrum Disorder, and that for every 4 boys with it there is a girl who also has ASD. Making that to be 20% of Aspies to be girls.

So in total, 1 out of 750 girls has ASD

Update me with stats

I haven't been diagnosed just yet, I soon will be, but will keep you guys updated on it.
I don't get sarcasm, or I read sarcasm when there isn't any, or I could sound sarcastic when I really am not trying to be. My sense of humor is a bit off, some other general things I can't seem to grasp the concept either.
But mostly what one could see from what I write is that my head goes everywhere and it wanders from train of thought to train of thought and ending up on something completely off topic.


So if you haven't heard about Asperger's yet, I recommend you get this information from descriptions of personal experiences and books by people like Temple Grandin.
(I pronounce it with a soft G)

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millicent117 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student
Does being a high fucntioning autistic count too? :-P
And i’m am sure that ratio is lower, us ladies get forgotten about in reasearch and people simply can’t diagnose us as easily, though maybe we’re just too awesome to be so easily found :-P
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NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been meaning to update this since it has been a few years now that I had made it. The normal ration is already increased.

What's more important is that we be ourselves. Yes these are our brains, but they are what make us the way we are. Not everyone needs a diagnosis, but everyone should learn more about themselves in order to understand and find how they can be happy.
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MoonNight7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
We've got the power! Except I don't think it's real.

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NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student General Artist
but it is a disorder, not because of the generally common issues of not being social, that is only a side effect from the condition that the brain is under.
how it is a disorder is how the substantial amount of bridging matter in the brain in focused parts of the brain causes the brain to be lacking in other areas, making certain people considerably weak in certain areas. Brain scans provide the scientific evidence for this. Each person is different and have different strengths/weaknesses depending on the brain development. They can be strongly advanced in one area but sorely lacking in others
Being anti-social is a preference that anyone can have, but lacking in understanding required to decipher the complicated subtleties of average social interaction is the key difference between anti-social and socially awkward. This does not mean that people with asperger's can't socialize, it is simply that they have a relatively easier time socializing with their peers of common interest.
Autism is a real thing and you can see the effect on individuals because of how it affects them physically, but these are the strong cases of autism whereas asperger's syndrome is but halfway into the autistic spectrum, spreading across with different intensities.
Having a proper diagnosis enables for each individual affected on the spectrum to face their weaknesses, cope with common issues such as stress, anxiety and/or depression, persist and achieve when they have been told a hundred times that they don't belong or that they won't graduate. Asperger's is not an excuse for bad behavior, but rather the reason to accept being corrected, because sometimes it really needs to be confronted bluntly. Understanding the problem is the first step to getting help and applying alternate learning methods.

Your theory has no scientific statistics to found your argument on.
here is some science for you :meow: www.livescience.com/38630-auti…
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MoonNight7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
High intelligence is strongly correlated with social awkwardness(not to be confused with social disability) and evolutionarily novel traits. You may be unable to describe the difference between Asperger's and above-average to high intellect.

Furthermore, proof of neurodiversity is not enough evidence to convince me autism is real.
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NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Student General Artist
the brain IS the proof
"Studies of people with ASD have found irregularities in several regions of the brain.  Other studies suggest that people with ASD have abnormal levels of serotonin or other neurotransmitters in the brain.  These abnormalities suggest that ASD could result from the disruption of normal brain development early in fetal development caused by defects in genes that control brain growth and that regulate how brain cells communicate with each other, possibly due to the influence of environmental factors on gene function." www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/au…
a fantastic expert in the field is Temple Grandin. a great TED talk from her www.youtube.com/watch?v=fn_9f5… lots of evidence and great explination.
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MoonNight7 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013
I'd hate to annoy further though, so I'd be alright if you ignored me. I don't want to impose on other people's beliefs.
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manoelita Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
we v'got the power!
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rababco Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, I also have ADHD and I'm a girl so take that statistics!
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rababco Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My dad thinks I have Asperger's, I've done a lot of research on it and it sound like me in a lot of ways but there are some ways I'm not. The problem with autism is that it's so different for everyone and so it can be hard to notice and people might just be seen as "weird". There's also High-Functioning Autism which isn't as well-known. When I was a teenager, I think I saw something about autism and I asked by dad denied I could have it. :facepalm: I guess he thought all autistic people were really severe and couldn't learn or act properly (which is rarely the case, guess it just goes to show the stigma autism often gets.) Maybe I'm just really weird and there's not even a title, besides what's the point if they can't give you medication or anything and it's a little too late for treatment don't you think? Unfortunately it also bugs me because I have this need to have answers to my questions, just like my weird thoughts.
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