Sharing: The Asperger Individualism

I really dig this post!  It’s a fascinating viewpoint!  I’ve often wondered about the potential impact of merging the two names/labels myself.   I’ve got a post brewing about that; this one is an excellent read!  The whole blog is brilliant and goes back a long way.  Definitely worth a thorough read-through!   I have bookmarked this one.  Enjoy!  ๐Ÿ™‚  โค



Throughout my life and modest literary endeavours, I firmly acknowledged the supreme primacy of detail before the whole, for reasons too obvious to stateโ€ฆ

Nevertheless, since discovering that I live with Aspergerโ€™s on the neuro-divergent side of existence, I realised that the term autism was coined from the Greek autos which means self, as an essentially correct identification of Autismโ€™s core individualism.

Even though I believe that Autism and Aspergerโ€™s share common traits (the Autistic Spectrum), I share the position of the ICD-10 as being different conditions, regardless of DSM-5โ€™s arbitrary otherwise statements, which will be discussed in a future post, finding myself somewhere along Uta Frithโ€™s lines which state that โ€œThe terms autism and Aspergerโ€™s syndrome are therefore not treated as mutually exclusive. We propose that the Asperger individual suffers from a particular form of autismโ€1 and also in line with Simon Baron-Cohenโ€™s position of the โ€œsixโ€ฆ

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    1. Thank you! LoT is an amazing blogger ๐Ÿ˜Š He raises so many excellent points that are thought-provoking–my favorite type! ๐Ÿ˜

      I’m with you – I’ve been thinking a lot about this, too ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

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      1. Honoured and gladly “at your service”, like all good dwarves from “The Hobbit” series ๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ…๐ŸŽ… (the smilies look more like Santas, but didn’t find better ๐Ÿ‘พ๐Ÿ––)

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  1. Thanks dude! Seriously, the more I interact with all my Aspie friends, the more I see lots of differences between King Ben & all y’all ๐Ÿ˜‰ Wicked Awesome post, thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ’žโœจ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ’ฅ

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  2. This is very interesting. I have taken so many tests for Asperger’s and autism and pass them all, so I remain confused at times about exactly where I stand or how to refer to myself, as there are differing schools of thought on the matter. In fact, I am sure I have used them both at different times-never with an intent to misspeak about myself, but depending on who I am talking to, I guess. Perhaps I need to do more research…โ˜บ


    1. Hi Cocoon ๐Ÿ™‚
      Please allow me a little bit of assistance, hoping to help you clarify, actually yourself ๐Ÿ˜‰
      The difference between Classic (High-Functioning) Autism and Asperger’s is according to Simon Baron-Cohen, something established in one’s childhood, in an individual’s language development. And the matter is as simple as it follows, for individuals with an IQ 85 and above :
      1.If the individual developed through childhood without language delay, it’s Asperger’s Autism
      2.If the individual developed through childhood with language delay, it’s High-Functioning Autism
      I do have my professional problems with the IQ, as I consider it an arbitrary assessment of rather mathematically oriented intellectual skills, being used nevertheless to assess the presence/absence of (severe) learning deficiencies/disabilities, for which there are further categories.
      Unfortunately though, such tests will seriously disadvantage/discriminate against 2E (twice exceptional ๐Ÿค“) individuals such as myself, having besides Asperger’s/Autism, also Dyslexia and/or Dyscalculia, and therefore impeded in understanding/solving many of the IQ test questions within the allocated time limit. These IQ tests ignore the presence of other borderline genius capabilities, e.g. such as polyglottism or multilingualism, sometimes with a capacity to interpret synchronously between at least three languages.
      That’s why we need a paradigm shift for the understanding and development of a new social positioning of these conditions, otherwise we’ll end-up again forced to be “happy” about being tolerated…
      I hope I wasn’t too long ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ––

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      1. Not long at all. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you, Moshe. That is very helpful. It is pretty much what I thought, as they eliminated the idea of Asperger’s for my oldest boy based on language delay. ( Though you’d never know it now!) I didn’t have a language delay myself, but, in fact, talked early. I definitely agree about the IQ tests.

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