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No, I am person with Asperger's Syndrome
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Yes, I consider myself to be an Aspie
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No, I do not have AS so I only think of myself as autistic
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Sati
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:20 am    Post subject: Are you an Aspie? Reply with quote

Do you consider yourself to be an "aspie" in addition to having AS?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am a person who is on the autistic spectrum...I sometimes might accidentally refer to myself as an aspie...I am more inclined to say "slightly autistic".
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't really like the term "Aspie". I like AS better.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love Daniel's straightforward one worded answer. I hate the term 'aspie'. I prefer saying autistic or Asperger's Syndrome to those that actually know what it is.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No I just like hanging out here for the ambiance, and maybe have a little cheese with my whine
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:14 am    Post subject: Re: Are you an Aspie? Reply with quote

Sati wrote:
Do you consider yourself to be an "aspie" in addition to having AS?



I have AS and 'Aspie' is an abbreviation of Asperger.

People might not LIKE the term 'Aspie' but that is what we are.

Of course, this might actually have been the intention of the question, in which case I have taken the question literally like a typical............Aspie Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got diagnosed more than a decade ago when the terms were different, and then they just said "PDD". Then it all became "Autistic Spectrum Disorder" and after that is when my mom told me about my diagnosis, so I just think of myself as autistic. (mildly.)

Anyway, like others said, I don't like the word "aspie". "Auti" sounds much cuter, lol. XD (And I'm a little different from the list of Asperger's qualification stuff, so I don't think I'd call myself that anyway.)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not a cartoon character.
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DentArthurDent
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pensieve wrote:
I love Daniel's straightforward one worded answer. I hate the term 'aspie'. I prefer saying autistic or Asperger's Syndrome to those that actually know what it is.


I couldn't agree more. I have seriously disliked the term Aspie since I first came across it.

Why? firstly it seemed far to cutesy for a syndrome that for so long had had such a negative effect upon my life, secondly I started to notice 'aspie' was commonly used on in opposition or to denote superiority to 'NT' and this use of aspie I REALLY dislike. So for me it is AS, ASD (or the full term) and Aspergers


@ blindspot I am a person who happens to be on the autism spectrum, I am not an Aspie. The same goes for someone who once tested turns out to have a typical neurology, this does not make them an NT
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting replies from others.

I do consider myself an Aspie. I find the other terms more clinical and medically descriptive. To me the word Aspie is more friendly. Amongst friends and family (or on WP) I use the word Aspie to describe myself or aspects of my behaviour. But if I'm speaking more formally or with strangers then I use the term Aspergers Syndrome.

With the wide variety of views expressed, does this mean that some Aspies may feel offended if other Aspies refer to them as such? Confused
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the word Aspie. The way I view it is: I am an Aspie, I have AS.

It annoys me when people say 'I have Aspie' though because I view it to be an incorrect use of the word Aspie.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

better than being called an Ashole
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TallyMan wrote:




With the wide variety of views expressed, does this mean that some Aspies may feel offended if other Aspies refer to them as such? Confused


DID YOU CALL ME AN ASPIE!!!!! thems fighting words Laughing
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