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PostPosted: Sun Jul 24, 2005 10:54 pm
by parnassus
People puzzle me full stop. By the time I've fathomed out what I'm meant to be saying or doing, everyone else is saying or doing something else entirely.

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 11:38 am
by C
I scored 30, exactly double what most women score and above average.

ASD

PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2005 3:07 pm
by k9ruby
I don't like discos, and sometimes not sure what to do in certain (negative) social situations. I also find it hard to make eye contact with those that bully me (I get a burning sensation).

the test

PostPosted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:35 pm
by CarolineAmes
when i did the test the first time i got 9. But when i did it the second time i got 24. which is'nt to bad :)

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:32 pm
by monkey
30. but i dont think that is write.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 10:32 pm
by monkey
sorry 39, but i dont think that is write.

good

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:24 am
by CarolineAmes
that is very good having 39 on that test it was better than me. :D :D :D :D

what

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:35 am
by CarolineAmes
what is it with everyone. when i sign in everyone else signs out why???? :( :( :( :? :? :? :?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 9:46 am
by rachel
whats that

well

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:01 am
by CarolineAmes
well everytime i sign in there is one person before me then out of the blue there is just me on the site. no guest no nothing :( :? :( :? :( :?

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:42 am
by parnassus
Don't take it personally. :) I never check the 'Who is online' part of the board and I doubt that many other people do either - you can't even see it when you are actually on the messageboards, and I expect that most of us concentrate solely on reading or replying.

that is very good having 39 on that test it was better than me.


Do you have a really positive outlook on autism, or have you misunderstod the test? The higher the score, the more autistic you are meant to be. Autism is officially classified as a disability - though I know many people (including me) who would say that it is a mixture of the disability and the gift. However, most people would see a low score as being desirable.

I don't understand why so many of us are scoring in the AS/HFA range. While I have autistic tendencies, I doubt that I qualify for a proper diagnosis, and I am sure that I'm not alone in that. I suppose a full psychological assessment would be much more accurate.

sorry

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:27 pm
by CarolineAmes
sorry i sometimes do not understand questions or answers so i try to read things carefully but it can be hard :( :( :(

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:41 pm
by fuzzy
I think autism can be looked upon positivley- many are gifted with art or music, or have fantastic memories *grumbles jealously*. Howver, having said that, any tendencies that I have are stupid social things and not being able to play grade 8 clarinet at the age of 4! (Having said that, I do have a really good memory for dates and stuff- maybe thats why I like history :) )

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:26 pm
by C
parnassus wrote:I don't understand why so many of us are scoring in the AS/HFA range. While I have autistic tendencies, I doubt that I qualify for a proper diagnosis, and I am sure that I'm not alone in that. I suppose a full psychological assessment would be much more accurate.


I agree with you. I was shocked to score 30 (not because I see autism as being a 'shocking' condition, just because I just don't think I am autistic at all) making me 'nearly' mildly autistic I suppose as autistic people generally score 32 plus. Although my social skills aren't fantastic I don't think they're terrible, I work very hard on being polite to people etc. and I manage. My imagination is excellent (I don't mean to sound big headed) although my social interaction isn't great. When I tell people I am dyspraxic they are often suprised because I 'seem so normal.' I suppose I am lucky in that I am only mildly affected and have learnt to deal with and cover up a lot of my difficulties.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:09 pm
by madame_tigre
I was also suprised about getting 28 as I only thought my problems were very mild.

Then again, when I was very little, I was thought to have a form of Aspergers because I was obsessed with structure and routine-I still am a bit! That is the only AS symptom that I have really, so I definitely don't have it.

I'm not an anti-sociable person, I like meeting new people, but I do admit to getting nervous which is probably why I scored quite high on the test.

Charlotte, you don't sound at all big-headed when you said your imagination is excellent. Being imaginative is a gift which seems common with Dyspraxic people and is definitely something to be proud about. People who know me well really enjoy it when I talk about my idea of the World,