asperger's syndrome

United States
October 16, 2010 3:34pm CST
hello everyone this is my first new discussion here (in mylot) and i would like to know if there is anyone here that has asperger's syndrome knows some one that has it for those that dont know asperger's syndrome is a form of autism but it can be a very high functioning kind . i personally have the better end of it , i dont have the mental retardation , my iq is 125 - 144 depending on the test which is near genius to genius level im trying to find resources to help me with all aspects of dealing with this issue and also finding friends that suffer from this affliction
7 responses
@pschenck (100)
• Canada
16 Oct 10
Aspergers is just lately becomeing more widely known. I know of a couple of my friends children who have it, and although not officially diagnosed, it is believed one of my children has it. (We've been to several Dr's, but none of them can agree) Asperger's affects people differently. If you tell me some of your symptoms I might be able to help. For example, speech is very difficult for my son, so I've learned there are a lot of different devices out there to help him.
• United States
16 Oct 10
i have several symptoms ... at times speach is difficult as is the fact that most times when i talk i cant seem to get my point to other people ... i tend to have a very difficult time with change ... understanding feelings ... tending to speak in a lecture form for several hours sometime about the smallest things .. i dont see or understand body language ...bad balance coordnation and horrible hand writing .. no matter how hard i work at it ...bad eye contact , was so bad the dr's said that i had a.d.d ... meltdowns when things change or i have a hard time with things thankx
• India
16 Oct 10
actually the symptoms make it difficult to interact with other people and you are bound to live in solitude and will gradually develop some interests by which you can pass your time. for refining your hand eye coordination you should take part in solo games like golf squash etc to improve your motor skills. and take a professional help at every step. contact me if you want more help by mylot messaging i'll give you my cell number and contacts of some professionals.
• United States
16 Oct 10
from what i can gather there is help and hope for aspy's to live and be around others but i have major bouts of depression because i feel like i would be better off not being alive due to the difficulties i have comuntcating with others but i am finding (i hope) that my written communtcations are better than verbal and i gather it is possible to interact with others and hold down a job as well but as of right now both are very difficult for me .. btw im still not sure of how to send pm's ...so if you could send me one with any and all info i would be forever indebted to you thankx
• India
16 Oct 10
a person with asperger's syndrome is not able to express his or her feeling and are not able to understand others feeling and gestures. they are generally afraid of intense sound and bright colors esp yellow. the iq is high in persons with asperger's syndrome and are able to analyze minute details which normal persons bypass generally. well this disease is a genetic outcome and the most you can do is join an autism society and take a professional guide and help on how to live your life normally.
• United States
16 Oct 10
there are some aspy's (people with asperger's) that are way more unfortunat than i because they are mentally retarded the lucky ones like myself tesla and enstien dont have that issue but have an even harder time dealing with people due to the fact that we have so much to put out there but just cant seem to get others to understand us
• India
16 Oct 10
that is what i am saying that asperger's syndrome does not mean a mentally retarded person and even they are much more intelligent than normal other persons but the only thing lies in the fact that the people with this syndrome find it difficult to interact with other persons and this is why many governments are reserving posts for people like you and this is a great move by the government. as more people will understand about this syndrome they will know how to interact with people with asperger's and then the problem is likely to be solved. an awareness is needed and early detection of the syndrome will ease in modeling the lifestyle of the person so as to make him (or her) self independent and face this world.
@GemmaR (8526)
17 Oct 10
My boyfriend has Asperger's, but he was lucky enough to go to a very good school when he was a child, so his condition has improved a lot. Although he still has symptoms, not many people notice that there is something a little different about him. He has been taught how to act in certain situations with different people and circumstances, and can now funtion almost 100% normally within society. The only trouble that he has now is getting a job, as he isn't too good at behaving appropriately in stressful situations- so not many employers would want him to be on their staff team. He has "special interests" too, including drawing and painting. He is very talented at it, and is able to sell the paintings that he does for hundreds of pounds. It's a shame that he's such a perfectionist and takes around a month per painting- otherwise he could use that as a full time job!
• United States
17 Oct 10
hello where does your boyfriend sell his paintings ? is there any online that i could see ? i do also have a creative mind but i am colorblind so painting is out and i also dont have the confidence to try and do my witing for anything execpt to do the little that i do here altho i will be doing more as this seems to be a good outlet for me . when i get stressed i tend to get brain lock i cant do anything its like my brain freezes up and im kinda like duh .......... i do have a fulltime job but i dont think i can call it that as i have been having operations on my leg so of the past year i think i have truely worked 3 or for months and for the most part its solitary work so i dont have much interation with a boss ... and the interations that i do have with people is very breif ... my job is that i work overnight at walmart in a section of the store where i work alone.
@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
18 Oct 10
I am not in the medical filed, but do know something about asperger's and other related conditions. One of the generally accepted "symptoms" of asperger's is that the person has at least a normal, if not high, IQ. And, in fact, most people on the other end of the autism spectrum would never be considered "mentally retarded" either--they generally have normal to high IQ's, too, but severe difficulty communicating any of their thoughts/ideas. Brokenankle, I read the entire discussion thus far and your many remarks, and I think, purely from a layperson perspective, that you may be suffering from depression also. It must be very tough to live in an area where conditions like apserger's are not understood, properly diagnosed or treated, but you should not despair. Asperger's is not an affliction, and many, many highly successful people have been diagnosed with asperger's. There are many resources out there to train people--even adults--how to react in social situations, stressful situations, etc. Just because this type of thing does not come naturally to you doesn't mean you can't be "taught" how to respond to different situations so that you can become confident, happy, and successful. But if you are truly as despondent as you indicate in some of your comments, you should think about broader treatment. You do not need to suffer through this alone; find a support group, a therapist, spiritual advisor, professor--someone with the skill and expertise to help you through this. Reaching out on mylot,and writing honestly about your concerns, is an excellent choice, too, but maybe personal contact with someone might be even more beneficial. I have several friends, or kids of friends, who have asperger's or similar conditions, and they have all benefited tremendously by having someone to work with them to find their true potential. Really, you are not alone, this condition is quite common, and it is nothing to be ashamed of! You have the potential to be one of the movers and shakers of the world, or to be a successful spouse and parent--anything you aspire to be. Do not lose faith or confidence in yourself.
@aerous (13474)
• Philippines
17 Oct 10
Well, as I read your post. It seems that you want to help people having those syndrome...that really a good thing. I am sorry my friend. That I don't know well about this kind of disease or syndrome. I don't even know people inflicted to this syndrome... Have a nice day!
@Catana (736)
• United States
17 Oct 10
I have asperger's, but I don't suffer from it, and I don't consider it an affliction. It's just part of who I am. There are plenty of resources on the internet, and a lot of people who blog about their asperger's. Since it's at the mild end of the autistic spectrum and most people with Asperger's have normal to high IQs, they tend to resent being talked about as if they have something wrong with them. If you use your intelligence to adapt to your personal symptoms, they become less of a problem as you get older.
@Graceekwenx (3163)
• Philippines
16 Oct 10
I do have a friend who has asperger syndrome. She is actually a genius. She had a 50/50 period in her life when their car was caught up by a train! When she was hospitalized, the doctors took the risk of taking out all her internal organs to save her from internal hemorrhage! Just imagine the risk! When she was able to get back, her parents thought that she would soon loose her genius mentality. Miraculously though, she didnt! She still has 200 IQ but the problem was... she got asperger. I honestly dont know if she had it before then or if she obtained it from her traumatic experience. As per a common friend, she is still such a brainer but has problems with being too frank and too insensitive with her words.