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Old 09-29-2018, 02:38 AM
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Originally Posted by Hollytree View Post
You mean to tell me that they are diagnosing people with Asperger's who are simply shy and geeky? This whole thing is even more out of hand than I, a tremendous skeptic, realized.
Originally Posted by Poncho_NM View Post
1. Do you believe everything you read on the internet?

2. What do you believe to be "out of hand"?
Originally Posted by Hollytree View Post
quote: 1. Do you believe everything you read on the internet?
Are you trying to be insulting?[COLOR="DarkRed")"]quote:2. What do you believe to be "out of hand"?[/color]

How can I make my point more obvious?
You came through loud & clear to me & I obviously do not speak for the poster Poncho but the question you were asked about believing everything you read online might have been more of an observation than a question.

Being a “tremendous skeptic” about ASD rates is a very good indication that the propaganda is working as hoped:

If autism is being overdiagnosed, then autism rates aren’t really rising. If autism rates aren’t “really” rising, then we don’t need to worry about what is causing autism! So, in the 1985, when the rate of Autism was 1 in
2,500, as compared to 1 in 5,000 in 1975? We were just better at diagnosing.

We were REALLY good at diagnosing in 1995, because by then the rate of autism was 1 in 500. And super extra-awesome at diagnosing in 2004 when the rate rose to 1 in 150! In fact, we were SO good at diagnosing that the diagnostic criteria for autism was scrambled so that it would make it broader & more vague.

So nobody is getting diagnosed with Aspergers right now. At all. It disappeared as a diagnosis in 2013 from the DSM. We are all just delightfully spectrumy.

Today, 1 in every 59 children is autistic & those rates, btw; are not calculated per diagnosis but per measurable impact, so diagnosis is irrelevant.

Last edited by coschristi; 09-29-2018 at 03:05 AM.. Reason: Too tired & making mistakes
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Old 09-30-2018, 03:27 PM
Location: San Antonio
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Originally Posted by robrksjr1 View Post
My dad is general and my son has an Asperger as well.He wants to be a medic in Navy. His GPA is 4.00. He can quote the entire page from the biology book. When my husband died he gave CPR and he carried him in his arms when he was 10 without a minute hesitation. He carried 210 lbs man in his arms while I am crying and waiting for the ambulance. Kids with mental disabilities must be analyzed unique to their situation. Asperger kids who have high functioning Autism has a very unique skill set that anybody with good mental health doesn't have. Their brain functions at a level that we can't even function at that level. They can't empathy others feelings. However, they are extremely cool and relax in extremely difficult situations. They are very goal and end result oriented and very OCD about their end-results. They are extremely perfectionist and hard on themselves. They don't leave any man behind If it is been told them. They like structure, very organized and don't give up easily if it is their area of interest. Bill Gate has an Asperger. So should he be discriminated because he has an Asperger???? I am sorry but generalization doesn't work. If the military will keep itself as the best military in the world, it should keep up its procedures as well. Thomas Jefferson, Sir Issac Newton, and Steve Jobs have High Functioning Autism. So you claim they do not belong to the military as well??? Your opinion based on the generalization, not scientific nor activity based. The military should know better.
No one on this page is saying they shouldn't be able to serve, we're saying they aren't allowed to. It is prohibited by DoD Regulation 6130.03. It is, like, actually and factually prohibited by the Department of Defense. None of our opinions matter.
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