Different name for Aspergers



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Sat Jul 02, 2011 2:59 am

Why couldn't someone with cooler name have discovered AS? Or maybe change the name altogether. Autism is discovered by a guy name Kanner, yet its not very often reffered as Kanner's syndrome. Kanner sounds better than Aspergers. I am really sick of the whole "Ass burgers" joke. I think the new DSM is changing Aspergers to Autism Spectrum Disorder and have it rate it on 1-10 on a scale in terms of severity. That sounds nice. Most people know what autism is. Few know what Aspergers is. Plus, the name is sucky.Sorry for the rant. Now I feel better.



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Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:02 am

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Why couldn't someone with cooler name have discovered AS? Or maybe change the name altogether. Autism is discovered by a guy name Kanner, yet its not very often reffered as Kanner's syndrome. Kanner sounds better than Aspergers. I am really sick of the whole "Ass burgers" joke. I think the new DSM is changing Aspergers to Autism Spectrum Disorder and have it rate it on 1-10 on a scale in terms of severity. That sounds nice. Most people know what autism is. Few know what Aspergers is. Plus, the name is sucky.Sorry for the rant. Now I feel better.


I'd like to tell people we belong to a nuerodiverse community. I'm happy to call myself autistic.



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Sat Jul 02, 2011 3:14 am

Under most circumstances I just say I'm autistic or that I'm on the autistic spectrum.

It doesn't usually cause confusion, although sometimes I have to clarify that my diagnosis is Asperger's Syndrome, although that doesn't really happen often.



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Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:40 am

Verdandi wrote:
Under most circumstances I just say I'm autistic or that I'm on the autistic spectrum.

It doesn't usually cause confusion, although sometimes I have to clarify that my diagnosis is Asperger's Syndrome, although that doesn't really happen often.


How about Auties? Kinda like that.



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Sat Jul 02, 2011 5:33 am

Lolz factor.
Whiners Syndrome.
Poor Me Syndrome
Another Schizoid.



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Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:05 am

I wonder how long it will be before somebody suggests some witty names.



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Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:28 am

Just call it "autism". That's what it is.


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Hands Ass Burger
Me Speeshul!
Special unique snow flake.

Susan Boyle waited almost 50 years to be discovered.

Susan Boyle with her 'good looks' appears to have Aspergers Syndrome and she has a special talent in singing.



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I just tell people that I am autistic. I didn't speak until I was four and had an epic dely in self help skills so I probably fit the cirteria for HFA as opposed to AS anyway. When I was a kid, growing up in the 90's before everyone was so obsessed with autism and it's elusive cure, HFA and AS were basicaly considered the same thing. I grew up believing I had AS.


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Narcissistic Personality Disorder
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I'm not a narcissist, I often put others first, especially those close to me

I just dont guess their needs, rather than ignore them..........



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Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:46 pm

cyberdad wrote:
Verdandi wrote:
Under most circumstances I just say I'm autistic or that I'm on the autistic spectrum.

It doesn't usually cause confusion, although sometimes I have to clarify that my diagnosis is Asperger's Syndrome, although that doesn't really happen often.


How about Auties? Kinda like that.


I don't favor it, but I don't mind it.



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