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Question?: Autistic Artist

Steven asks…

How common is it for people with Aspergers not to have a special interest?

I don’t have a special interest. There are just things that I am passionate about the same as other people so I am curious about how common it is.

admin answers:

Just as common as in the general population. There’s this stereotype purveyed by the popular media that all people with aspergers or more sever autistic spectrum disorders are savants or really dedicated to one particular subject.

What you see on TV are only the people who they deem interesting enough to show you. Who’s more interesting? An autistic artist or a “normal” autistic person who doesn’t really specialize in one thing? Most people with a disorder such as aspergers or autism do not have one special interest.

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Question?: Asperger Syndrome

David asks…

Should sufferers of Aspergers Syndrome be portrayed as geeks on Beauty and the Geek?

Reality T.V. (beauty and the geek) is nothing more than exploiting guys y on the autism spectrum. Asperger syndrome people are super smart, daggy and lack social skills and should not be labelled as geeks as this is putting them down for their disability.

admin answers:

I would guess that Sheldon is intended to have Asperger syndrome, …. Result fail to treat people who they view as “sufferers” with the same level … Then again the Geek stereotype is alot like the Asperger’s stereotype in many ways. … Yet devoted following among those who apprechiate its beauty …

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In the movie, Adam is portrayed as having Aspergers Syndrome. He is college educated and is self aware of his challenges. Many people associate autism with savant gifts, such as counting cards (as in Rain Man). This is more atypical than most people know, but in the movie Adam’s gift is that of astronomy.

My personal opinion about the accuracy of the film has to do with the diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome as related to other levels and spectrums of the autism scale. Adam slaps himself in the face, has anxiety attacks, demonstrated destructive tendencies, and even hit his head in a mirror. I would suggest that these behaviors are slightly downscale from a conventional Aspergers Syndrome diagnosis.

Now, in all fairness, the discussion and parameters associated with different levels of autism are still vague and ambiguous. Also, in all fairness to the movie itself, Adam had recently lost his father resulting in him being left alone, fired from his job, had a fight with his girl, man-handled by the police, and was overall extremely stressed from situations that infrequently occur; especially all at once. Most autistic people have developed complex coping mechanisms. Stress can shed those coping layers back to reveal a less capable and more vulnerable autistic person.

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I am grateful that the movie sheds more light on the world of the autism. The years between the institutionalized Rain Man and this independent living Adam have hopefully removed and/or at least changed the perception/stereotype of the high functioning atypical autistic person.

You can read the story about my autistic son at: -362764

In the movie, Adam is portrayed as having Aspergers Syndrome. He is college educated and is self aware of his challenges. Many people associate autism with savant gifts, such as counting cards (as in Rain Man). This is more atypical than most people know, but in the movie Adam’s gift is that of astronomy.

My personal opinion about the accuracy of the film has to do with the diagnosis of Aspergers Syndrome as related to other levels and spectrums of the autism scale. Adam slaps himself in the face, has anxiety attacks, demonstrated destructive tendencies, and even hit his head in a mirror. I would suggest that these behaviors are slightly downscale from a conventional Aspergers Syndrome diagnosis.

Now, in all fairness, the discussion and parameters associated with different levels of autism are still vague and ambiguous. Also, in all fairness to the movie itself, Adam had recently lost his father resulting in him being left alone, fired from his job, had a fight with his girl, man-handled by the police, and was overall extremely stressed from situations that infrequently occur; especially all at once. Most autistic people have developed complex coping mechanisms. Stress can shed those coping layers back to reveal a less capable and more vulnerable autistic person.

I am grateful that the movie sheds more light on the world of the autism. The years between the institutionalized Rain Man and this independent living Adam have hopefully removed and/or at least changed the perception/stereotype of the high functioning atypical autistic person.

You can read the story about my autistic son at: -362764

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