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Old 19 February 2020, 08:37   #1
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Autism Appreciation Thread

No doubt there's quite a few autistic people in the Amiga community. Please use this thread as a place to be autistic and proud!

I'll start off with myself. I always knew I was different. After seeing many "professionals" with no result, I decided to do my own research and came to the conclusion that I was on the autistic spectrum. I then booked appointments with a psychiatrist and psychologist which both very much agreed.

I know this is very off topic but I also feel like this is the sort of place where these things can be discussed. I also help that discussing these issues may help some people, including myself.

Never forget that it's a blessing in disguise.

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Old 19 February 2020, 10:34   #2
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Autism is a wide condition isnt it? Its not like dyslexia where you know your condition is you cant read. I mean how do you define it? What of your traits makes you autistic?
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For example im not very good socially. That is autism characteristic, but its also its own condition
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To be honest, i don't like the idea to put myself into a category

I'm too much complex (in a wonderful way) to do an operation like that

And this is true for all of us
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This actually explains a lot, and i have to say I didn't see this thread before just now but I had my suspicions. My 5 yr old is autistic and I can see some similarities.



Are you actually diagnosed? Or just suspected?



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No doubt there's quite a few autistic people in the Amiga community. Please use this thread as a place to be autistic and proud!

I'll start off with myself. I always knew I was different. After seeing many "professionals" with no result, I decided to do my own research and came to the conclusion that I was on the autistic spectrum. I then booked appointments with a psychiatrist and psychologist which both very much agreed.

I know this is very off topic but I also feel like this is the sort of place where these things can be discussed. I also help that discussing these issues may help some people, including myself.

Never forget that it's a blessing in disguise.

Cheers.
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For example im not very good socially. That is autism characteristic, but its also its own condition
Same here. Who knew that social skill development would be stunted if you lock yourself up in an attic playing on a computer all day and night during most of your teenage years?
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While I'm not autistic, many of my cousins are, my dad was and both my kids are. It's something you just get on with for the most part and manage issues as they arise.
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While I'm not autistic, many of my cousins are, my dad was and both my kids are. It's something you just get on with for the most part and manage issues as they arise.
That's... quite something. I didn't realise it could be so prevalent genetically.
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This actually explains a lot, and i have to say I didn't see this thread before just now but I had my suspicions. My 5 yr old is autistic and I can see some similarities.
That's quite interesting.

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Are you actually diagnosed? Or just suspected?
Officially diagnosed.

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That's... quite something. I didn't realise it could be so prevalent genetically.
It certainly can!
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Didn't mention that my brother has also been diagnosed with it - I'm pretty much the only member of the family that isn't affected.
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