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Postby Kwacky » 07 May 2017, 21:41

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Re: Autism?

Postby duke63 » 07 May 2017, 21:53

I am not it seems, though i know my son and wife would score higher.

Why is there no question asking, would you like to get off with Anna Richardson?
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Re: Autism?

Postby Kwacky » 07 May 2017, 21:56

I scored 4.

And Anna Richardson is a babe.
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Re: Autism?

Postby duke63 » 07 May 2017, 21:57

I got 4 too.

They do reckon that we all have some traits of the Autistic spectrum.
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Re: Autism?

Postby kiwikrasher » 07 May 2017, 22:08

Everyone is on the spectrum somewhere, it's how that's traits affect your life that determines if you are deemed to have Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or not.

I scored a 9. No surprise there, after learning and researching many things about ASD due to Byrons diagnosis I've always said I'd probably be up there on the spectrum. I've learnt to overcome a lot of things that are symptomatic of the spectrum especially with social interaction but I've yet to have a close friend that doesn't joke about me having OCD. Jess had learnt a lot about Byron too and the spectrum and she can even pick when I'm having 'Autie' moments.
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Re: Autism?

Postby D41 » 08 May 2017, 00:04

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Re: Autism?

Postby Frankie » 08 May 2017, 06:00

13 for me :)
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Re: Autism?

Postby Cav » 08 May 2017, 07:25

I scored 3
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Re: Autism?

Postby D41 » 08 May 2017, 10:05

I demand a recount!
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Re: Autism?

Postby Deegee » 08 May 2017, 11:06

A solid 3.
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Re: Autism?

Postby kingfixer » 08 May 2017, 14:51

4 for me
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Re: Autism?

Postby D6Nutz » 08 May 2017, 18:24

7, but like kiwi I'm not surprised.

I've been diagnosed with dyslexia, and going through my sons ASD diagnosis I certainly have a large number of ASD traits myself. Dyslexia and ASD are very similar in the areas of the brain they affect.
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Re: Autism?

Postby Jack » 08 May 2017, 19:49

rather concerned - I scored a 9 on the ASQ. 14 , 1 and 10 in the individual sections .
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Re: Autism?

Postby duke63 » 08 May 2017, 19:51

Its nothing to be concerned about, Jack. The cleverest people usually score highly in certain sectors of the Autism Spectrum.

Richard Branson has dyslexia and AHD.
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Re: Autism?

Postby Jack » 08 May 2017, 19:58

duke63 wrote:Its nothing to be concerned about, Jack. The cleverest people usually score highly in certain sectors of the Autism Spectrum.

Richard Branson has dyslexia and AHD.


But he's still a c*nt .
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Re: Autism?

Postby C00kiemonster » 08 May 2017, 20:41

2 for me.
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Re: Autism?

Postby kiwikrasher » 09 May 2017, 06:18

Jack wrote:rather concerned - I scored a 9 on the ASQ. 14 , 1 and 10 in the individual sections .



All the cool kids score high Jack (lol)

Wouldn't be concerned unless you think some aspects of ASD may be impacting negatively on your life. Most likely you'll find you're probably using those traits to your advantage instead, and especially with your photography. Stronger eye for detail, remembering settings and technical aspects easily, borderline obsessive which when applied in the right way is an asset to your work.
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Re: Autism?

Postby D41 » 09 May 2017, 06:54

Tests like this tend to be generalizations....they may be indicatative of certain traits under test conditions, but they're nowhere near a cut & dry sort of thing.

Everyone has a driving licence, no-one knows how to drive, etc.
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Re: Autism?

Postby kiwikrasher » 09 May 2017, 11:32

It's spectrum. And it's not a disability. It's a difference. It's something I'm passionate about because of my son. ASD people are given the right circumstance a huge asset to society.

I sat next to a lady on the plane to Darwin today who is in the Australian High Commision and works in East Timor on disability intergratiion. We talked for 4 hrs. She made me feel like I'm doing the best I can for Byron and took my email address because she wanted to consult with me on technical integration issues.

As a parent of an ASD child you never feel like you do enough, but today I felt worthy.
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Re: Autism?

Postby duke63 » 09 May 2017, 13:15

I often wonder if they are just skills that humans used to need many thousands of years ago but generally don't fit into the modern definition of what is considered standard.

The ability to perceive changes in the immediate environment at very high speeds is undoubtably what makes some bike racers very quick and you can see how that skill would have been useful when man was a hunter and hunted.
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