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Well to be more precise, my diagnosis with Asperger's Syndrome was technically suggested by my Kindergarten teacher. I do remember hearing the word "Autism" in there somewhere, but let's be honest here guys, I was and still am one weird person. ... ... 

I was different of course and was hard to control at times because I perceived the world differently and didn't understand those pesky rules of socializing. The first time I went to school I remember the teachers having to sit me down and explain why I couldn't randomly pop up from my seat or start singing or push other children out of my seat. I remember hated being told to sit in a desk as I prefer the floor ... 

I didn't show the signs of being mentally delayed or anything like that, I was almost as functioning as the other children. The only difference was we didn't understand one another and the only kids who didn't have a problem with me is my two brothers and cousins because we all grew up together and they accepted my odd ways being used to it. 

So rules didn't really apply to me and I can only imagine being a hindrance when I went places as people probably though that I was a extremely bratty child who did things his own way when they don't have a single clue why I did the things I did back then, It wouldn't be until maybe the second grade that I was a little more learned in behaving in school. 

Now we jump ahead a few years when either my mother though she could make money off of me with social security insurance or maybe the new school suggested it. To be honest, I remember a shit load of doing testing in elementary school ... Let me just say that I'd still to this day play in the playgrounds because that never get's old :P 

I remember getting my brain scanned and taking some IQ test and a couple of weeks later, the doctor confirmed it, I had Aspergers Syndrome ... 

Lol I still haven't forgotten the way I mispronounced it at first XD I used to call it Austin Burger's or something like that :P 

There was also some blood testing done which I HATE NEEDLES AND STILL DO !!!! :| It was reveled that I was born with another syndrome that I think they said caused my autism called Fragile X Syndrome ... I wish it was a simple thing and not a whole bunch of complications all rolled up into one thing :( 

One of these complications was Dyscalculia, which is the math version of Dyslexia. This killed my liking of math but I learned to treat it the last few years, thanks to that Brain Age game for the Nintendo DS. It's hard to explain but I noticed a difference after quickly doing simple single digit addition and subtraction as well as another game where you have to add or subtract the number that these foot racers were assigned based on their current positions in the race. 

The diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome didn't really surprise me but really answered a lot of things for me. 

I remember my mother explaining that I have to try harder than the other kids but God was she missing the point now that I think about it.  

It's not that you have to try harder than anyone else but it's what's your lacking in skills that NT's or non Autistic people take granted and was born with. They have these things naturally while we have to learn them ... She was half right except it wasn't mental retardation but more like a selective version of it .... 
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Bakeneko14 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember I was diagnosed with aspergers at kindergarten age, but I wasnt told until I was 15.
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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No one told you about your Autism until you were fifteen ? :/ bet you were like and the weird kid in whole entire class and/or school. I remember bugging my brothers and cousins about why I couldn't do the things they could do because I was different than them.
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Bakeneko14 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I was the weird one, thats for sure. Kindergarten and elemantary school were hell, there were so many who had friends and I was the one who was always alone. I wanted to get friends but it was so hard, I didnt understand why it was when it was so easy for them. I was the one who got "special treatment", having a teacher by my side when doing assignments, got to do things others couldnt. Many in my class were angry because I got all this, but I really hated this special treatment, I wanted to be like the others so badly...
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fandomverse95 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Writer
i was diagnosed on 12/12/2013.
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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
What made you finally get a diagnosis ? I met a few Aspies who took an online test and then decide to talk to someone about the possibility of having Autism.

Unlike the Wrong Planet forum where I can't tell for sure between officially diagnosed and the self diagnosed wannabe's who think being unpopular makes you an Aspie... :|

I don't quit fit in there as apparently I don't follow the etiquette of the site, where you have to post lot's of images of yourself, be attractive, show off what you bought and bitch and whine about killing yourself, (which is why I stay away from the support section. I hate it when people suffer and certainly don't want anyone to commit suicide) and unless you meet those requirements, you can't join in the game threads without killing a thread :( ... 

Sorry that site frustrates the hell out of me and I long since gave up trying to fit in. I usually just ask computer related questions there ...
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fandomverse95 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Professional Writer
There's nothing wrong with being self-diagnosed as long as you eventually get some answers. That's what happened to me, and I am happy that I was right all along.
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banananutmeg Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
But, you ARE attractive. =( Seriously, who are they to judge that?

Pffft, would they like me there? :P
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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly can't say but if you follow the etiquette of the forum site, you'll be popular there XD I mean seriously, the thread for unpopular WP members is even popular :P I even killed it twice, meaning it went weeks without a reply XD
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17mndrake Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree about the needles... *shudders* No. Just no. I was diagnosed with AS when I was thirteen, but I've always known that I was a little different. I embraced it after deciding to screw the social norm in first grade. I haven't looked back on that decision, except to see how far I've come. :) I went into special ed in eighth grade (I think) after I started to fail an advanced math class... School has been a mess since. I just need to pull my grades up and ride through the rain 'till the end of the year, because I absolutely refuse to go to summer school.
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The-Dork-King Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The social norm is nothing but humans cloned. See we did accomplish the cloning of human beings ... :| I hated needles ever since my surgery where they took out my appendix. The nurse keep sticking the same needle into my hand before realizing "Hey maybe it might be better to stick this needle into the artery in his arm and not his hand" ...

I remember telling him where he really stick that needle when I wasn't careful of letting what's on my mind slip back then ...
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