Can you tell if someone has autism/aspergers



Page 1 of 3 [ 32 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next

ApsieGuy
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Jul 21, 2010
Posts: 652

22 Sep 2010, 9:26 pm

I can smell them from a mile away................



jmnixon95
Veteran
Veteran

Joined: Dec 26, 2009
Posts: 20984

22 Sep 2010, 9:33 pm

Sometimes.
With more severe autism, it can be very obvious, though there are some things that look like autism but are actually cerebral palsy or something like that.
Then moderate autism, a difference is, 99% of the time, obvious, but it may just be MR, or something else. I know a very outgoing, moderately autistic adolescent boy who has moderate mental retardation. He is social and greets people, but I heard that when he was a baby the doctors told his parents that he'd never speak.
Asperger's... I can speculate that someone may have it or some characteristics of it, yet I cannot immediately come to the conclusion, "_____ most definitely has Asperger's Syndrome! I should ask him/her about it."
I hope that answers. :P



hartzofspace
Supporting Member
Supporting Member

User avatar

Joined: Apr 14, 2005
Posts: 7684
Location: On the Road Less Traveled

22 Sep 2010, 9:42 pm

I seem to have grown an Aspie radar, over the years. :)


_________________
Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
-- Dr. Dale Turner


Mdyar
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: May 28, 2009
Posts: 2514

22 Sep 2010, 9:44 pm

I've known someone for several years and I heard his wife had aspergers.

She passed away before I knew him, and I also thought he might be on the spectrum too.

I finally sat down with him, as curiousity was getting to me, and I don't remember how I adroitly shifted the conversation to autism, but some how it went into a smooth transition,(usually anything I try as this ends up rough) and we talked for about 15 minutes about it and indeed he said that he is on the spectrum.

First one I met.



astaut
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Sep 02, 2009
Posts: 1777
Location: Southeast US

22 Sep 2010, 9:44 pm

I have an aspie radar too. Occasionally there is one that gets by me (the other day someone told me they were AS and I had no idea) though.


_________________
After a time, you may find that having is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.
--Spock


daydreamer84
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Jul 08, 2009
Posts: 5140
Location: My own little world

22 Sep 2010, 9:47 pm

No I don't think I can really tell at all........I tend to wonder about anyone who is socially awkward in a similar way as I amlol.



ASdogGeek
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Jul 08, 2009
Posts: 749

22 Sep 2010, 10:58 pm

how can you tell can you tell from a photo or video?


_________________
Autism Service Dogs - Everyday heroes
many people spend their live looking for a hero
My autism service dog IS my hero

http://autismdoggirl.blogspot.com/
http://stridersautismdogjourney.blogspot.com/


alex
Developer
Developer

User avatar

Joined: Jun 13, 2004
Posts: 8562
Location: Beverly Hills, CA

22 Sep 2010, 11:00 pm

I can smell them 10 miles away .. . lol. the problem is, how do I tell them if they don't know?


_________________
Follow me on Twitter: http://twitter.com/alexplank

FB fan page: http://fb.me/alexplank0
Personal FB: http://fb.me/alexplank1


ASdogGeek
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Jul 08, 2009
Posts: 749

22 Sep 2010, 11:01 pm

alex wrote:
I can smell them 10 miles away .. . lol. the problem is, how do I tell them if they don't know?

i would just ask them if I suspected it


_________________
Autism Service Dogs - Everyday heroes
many people spend their live looking for a hero
My autism service dog IS my hero

http://autismdoggirl.blogspot.com/
http://stridersautismdogjourney.blogspot.com/


Kaybee
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Oct 06, 2009
Posts: 3446
Location: A hidden forest

22 Sep 2010, 11:06 pm

I'm not really sure whether I can or not. I usually only wonder if a person has Asperger's if I find myself able to relate to them (without having to make an intellectual effort to do so, that is). And then I never find out because I don't know how to do so subtly.



flyingkittycat
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

User avatar

Joined: Feb 14, 2010
Posts: 134

22 Sep 2010, 11:06 pm

I can taste them 20 miles away.



lostD
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Dec 30, 2008
Posts: 560

23 Sep 2010, 2:44 am

I do not see how we could tell that someone we do not know is Aspie or not, I don't even think it's so easy with people we know because of the many conditions they could have or the fact that they could just lie (my best friend hate when I explain to her why I suffered from my dyspraxia in the past and think I am faking it, therefore she says : "me too", sometimes contradict herself, etc).



TB
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Oct 05, 2008
Posts: 531
Location: netherlands

23 Sep 2010, 2:50 am

seriously how can you be so sure you can spot auties/aspies.

i for one am never sure wether or not someone has it, i always dispatch it as projecting my own quircks onto others.

please explain how and what you do to recognize others.



StuartN
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Jan 20, 2010
Posts: 1567

23 Sep 2010, 4:10 am

I have only met one person who I know is diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome, and he lives in another city. But I would say that the people around me are predominantly not normal - technogeeks, eccentrics, academics and people with psychiatric conditions - and there are a few who have many traits like mine, but equally these traits are common in my unusual neighbourhood.



ruveyn
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: Sep 21, 2008
Posts: 31578
Location: New Jersey

23 Sep 2010, 4:32 am

Being an Aspie I have a hard time "reading" other people so I cannot reliably say whether another person is an Aspie or not based on casual observation and interaction.

ruveyn



Display posts from previous:  Sort by  


Page 1 of 3 [ 32 posts ] Go to page 1, 2, 3  Next



 Similar Topics 
Aspergers vs Autism

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in General Autism Discussion

06 Jun 2008, 11:44 pm

anbuend View the latest post

Do I have Aspergers/Autism?

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in General Autism Discussion

27 Apr 2014, 5:57 pm

sharkattack View the latest post

New here- Could I have aspergers/autism?

in Getting to know each other

23 Jan 2014, 2:07 pm

Oren View the latest post

Autism & Aspergers

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in General Autism Discussion

31 Jul 2010, 1:55 pm

capriwim View the latest post



You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum
Jump to: