January 22, 2014

Autism vs Asperger's

If you hang around here a lot, you'll know I refer to myself as Autistic (with a capital A) and not Asperger's. There are a couple of reason's for this:

One, despite how I may appear and how much I can relate to Aspies, my diagnosis is autistic.

Two, the Asperger's diagnosis got swallowed up under ASD and I think we all might as well get used to just saying ASD.

Finally, there are some Aspie's with superiority complexes and I'm not interested in being in their club.

Yes, I do frequent a lot of Asperger's groups/communities, mostly because I "get" them and I think they "get" me. In fact, I've never really felt quite as home anywhere else and they are the closest to it. But I'm technically not an Aspie.

I jokingly refer to myself as Aspie at times for simplification, but that's about it.

If you have a diagnosis of Asperger's, are you hanging onto the title?

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