I Know Autism Is Not a Psychological Disorder

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    I Love My Autistic Brain!!

    The truth is that ALL I really want for myself is for things to be the way they used to be, before the so-called 'neurotypicals' (the collective) tried to impose their standards on me. I'm thankful I made it out with much of who I am still intact, though it may take me my very...
    NewtToad NewtToad
    1 Response Jun 2, 2012

    Parties - And cold exteriors

    I'm very skinny - although I generally prefer to use the word "athletic" because it sounds better. I'm also very tall, so I look even skinnier. And I know that I'm underweight for my height. In fact, my weight and my waist size haven't changed since I was about thirteen. I don't...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    18 Responses Jan 17, 2011

    Social anxieties

    I have absolutely no doubt that there is one aspect of AS that stands out above everything else as being tough to deal with. I mean... there are good points and bad points to the condition. But this one point actually eclipses everything else. It damages existing relationships...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    10 Responses Jan 19, 2011


    What is scary, is that there are still doctors out there that were taught in medical school that autism is a personality disorder. The best research I have seen on this is that of Hugh Fudenberg, MD. He thinks autism is an immune disorder and he and VK Singh developed a...
    nomoreh1b nomoreh1b
    Feb 28, 2009


    A few years ago, I read a lot of comics. One day, I recognised the work of a specific artist by the way he drew a mouth. The artist was Norm Breyfogle and I developed a liking for his artistic style after that. Then I noticed that I was recognising other artists by the way...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    7 Responses Nov 4, 2010

    I did a test...

    It's a funny test. It asked me six questions... just six... and then told me what kind of monster I was. And it was mostly spot on. Apart from the bit about playing well with zombies - I kill those things. (A sidenote.  One of the things I've often struggled with is the...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    46-50, M
    Jan 23, 2011

    Autism Is Evolution In The Process.

    Keyword is process. We aren't perfect, or always nice. Sometimes we are mean, just like you.
    amethystascension amethystascension
    22-25, F
    Oct 21, 2010
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