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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-30-10 07:44 PM
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Are there very high functioning people on the Autistic spectrum
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who are passing by under the radar of the medical establishment? I look at myself and at my kids, and we all have aspects of Asperger's, but mostly not severe enough to really stand out. In other words, I think we have learned (mostly) how to function among neurotypical people even though we are wired differently. I'd be curious to hear other people's opinions on this.
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  -Are there very high functioning people on the Autistic spectrum hedgehog  Aug-30-10 07:44 PM   #0 
  - Tons.  KamaAina   Aug-31-10 11:33 AM   #1 
  - Ditto here  txlibdem   Aug-31-10 06:27 PM   #2 
  - Oh, absolutely.  Odin2005   Sep-02-10 06:05 PM   #3 
  - Absolutely.  SheilaT   Sep-03-10 11:36 AM   #4 
  - I'm am high-functioning.  sakabatou   Sep-07-10 04:23 PM   #5 
  - I don't mean to pry, but...  txlibdem   Sep-25-10 10:19 AM   #8 
     - I don't really know  sakabatou   Sep-27-10 03:31 PM   #9 
  - You would be surprised how many. In the academic setting, especially, where quirky  LuckyLib   Sep-18-10 06:44 PM   #6 
  - Nother comment or two.  SheilaT   Sep-19-10 10:36 PM   #7 
  - If you want to see what Asperger's looks like  hifiguy   Mar-11-11 04:30 PM   #12 
  - I suspect my history teacher from high school, now retired, is an Aspie.  Odin2005   Sep-27-10 11:20 PM   #10 
  - Absitively  hifiguy   Mar-11-11 04:27 PM   #11 
  - How did you go about informing your boss  SheilaT   Mar-12-11 10:57 AM   #13 
     - It was an unusual situation  hifiguy   Mar-15-11 10:58 AM   #14 
     - 17 years out of law school you were undoubtedly  SheilaT   Mar-15-11 01:41 PM   #15 
        - I was 48 when I got my DX in 2005  hifiguy   Mar-15-11 02:11 PM   #16 
           - My son started college right away, but  SheilaT   Mar-15-11 03:13 PM   #17 
              - It was never an issue for me, academically  hifiguy   Mar-15-11 03:31 PM   #18 
                 - How truly sad.  SheilaT   Mar-15-11 09:32 PM   #19 
     - He should keep it to himself.  Deep13   May-16-11 04:02 PM   #20 
  - Asperger's by definition is high-functioning. nt  Deep13   May-16-11 04:02 PM   #21 
 

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