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Old 07-05-2017, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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My 25 year old son with HFA has now received his 4year degree in computer science. He is looking for a position but no luck yet. He has found a group of friends who play Magic and Dungeons and Dragons every week. He played Pokémon when he was younger. I think there have always been Aspie's around before modern-day diagnosis. It's just a modern-day label for them now.
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Old 07-07-2017, 03:55 PM
 
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My 25 year old son with HFA has now received his 4year degree in computer science. He is looking for a position but no luck yet. He has found a group of friends who play Magic and Dungeons and Dragons every week. He played Pokémon when he was younger. I think there have always been Aspie's around before modern-day diagnosis. It's just a modern-day label for them now.
Before we became so urbanized there were a number of professions that were ideal for people on The Spectrum. Jobs well suited for the Lone Wolf. Today, not so much. I suspect this is resulting in people on The Spectrum having more difficulties overall. The other thing that has changed is the sheer amount of man made stimuli. So many opportunities for sensory overload.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Hillsborough
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Before we became so urbanized there were a number of professions that were ideal for people on The Spectrum. Jobs well suited for the Lone Wolf. Today, not so much. I suspect this is resulting in people on The Spectrum having more difficulties overall. The other thing that has changed is the sheer amount of man made stimuli. So many opportunities for sensory overload.
I am a research scientist. I don't have to interact with too many people, just a handful. I sit in my corner either at my desk on my computer or at my lab bench a few feet away. Nowadays, everyone wears their earbuds while they work, so we can control the external stimuli quite well. I like to listen to my music or to podcasts while I work.

I think I always figured I would be a scientist of some kind, but at one time, I thought I might become a physician when I grew up. Then I realized how much interpersonal interaction that would require with so many people each day. I wouldn't want to do any kind of job that was customer-facing (or patient-facing, in this case). In this job, I only ever really see patients when I go to the cafeteria or the parking garage.
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Old 10-09-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: chicago
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they keep expanding the diagnoses I'm not sure what constitutes as autism anymore. last I heard they took the asperger label away entirely.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:41 AM
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Location: Denver CO
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they keep expanding the diagnoses I'm not sure what constitutes as autism anymore. last I heard they took the asperger label away entirely.
the original post was from 2008
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:41 AM
 
Location: In an alternate universe according to some, AKA Aspergers
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the original post was from 2008
So what? The last was July,2017.
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:57 AM
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So what? The last was July,2017.
Because the dates are relevant to the comment I responded to regarding the Asperger's diagnosis being removed from the DSM as a separate diagnosis. That happened in 2013, 5 years after the original post was made.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:43 AM
 
Location: In an alternate universe according to some, AKA Aspergers
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Because the dates are relevant to the comment I responded to regarding the Asperger's diagnosis being removed from the DSM as a separate diagnosis. That happened in 2013, 5 years after the original post was made.
I understand that, some are new to the information or new to C-D or both, or ask questions poorly...
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:55 AM
 
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So what? The last was July,2017.
Because in 2008, NINE YEARS AGO, Asperger's wasn't as well-known as it is now.
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Old 02-25-2018, 07:55 PM
 
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I sure wish that we'd had the Internet when my daughter had her IEP
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