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Reply Mon 3 Apr, 2017 10:16 am
I came across this story today and thought it would make a good starter for an autism thread.

http://kfor.com/2017/04/03/learning-as-an-adult-woman-you-have-autism/

"Laura James, 47, is a successful journalist and author. She’s a wife to Tim and mother to four adult children. She likes fashion, cats and writing. She’s eloquent and quick-witted.

She also has autism.

She was surprised when the idea was first suggested to her back in 2015 by a friendly nurse during a hospital stay in London."


Her story is presented in the link I provided. I wonder how many are in the spectrum without realizing and I wonder how important it is for them to know. I suppose the degree to which it affects their life.
 
Kolyo
 
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Reply Sat 22 Jul, 2017 11:42 am
I finally found this thread. It wasn't easy...

Here's my contribution, a list of cool movies and shows you can all watch with cool Aspie characters:

--My Name is Khan (with Shahrukh Khan)
--Mozart and the Whale (with Josh Hartnett and Radha Mitchell)
--Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (my dad doesn't think the guy is an Aspie)
--24, the series (Chloe O'Brien)

(I'm also using this rather vacuous post as a bookmark, so that I can find the thread again.)
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 22 Jul, 2017 03:58 pm
@Kolyo,
Thanks for contributing.
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Briancrc
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2017 07:06 pm
@edgarblythe,
https://www.autismspeaks.org/what-autism/diagnosis/dsm-5-diagnostic-criteria

The diagnostic criteria for autism were updated in 2013. If folks haven't seen them before, they can view them by clicking on the link above.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2017 08:18 pm
@Briancrc,
Thanks. That's a good link to bookmark.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Sat 16 Sep, 2017 11:24 pm
Temple Grandin has a good story and how she learned to handle her autism.
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