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2013-01-11 08:35:30 AM
8 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.



"For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.
2013-01-11 11:46:47 AM
5 votes:

sprawl15: She has joined the pageant as part of an effort by Miss America Corp. to improve the quality of the answers given during the question portion of the competition.


I could see that. I routinely invite people with autism and similar to dinner parties when I want the conversation to be more interesting.

I work with several kids and adults who are best described as 'on the spectrum,' which ranges from an adult savant who does not speak but can program like a fiend to a little girl with borderline Asperger's who is normal apart from some communication issues and sounding like a TED talk trapped in a kid's body. (One of her favorite subjects is aviation and I've seen her talk with adult pilots and tell them a few things they didn't know, simply because that hyper-detailed knowledge about a fixated subject is so strong with Aspies.) I'm also married to a guy whose official diagnosis is mild Asperger's, but who's come along so much with therapy that unless you really knew what you were looking at, you'd just assume "yep, that's an engineer all right," and my little godson is what's called an A-G, which is Autistic and Gifted.

He did have to have significant therapy as a little bitty kid, didn't speak until age four and a half and still has some serious sound and light-related triggers, but now that he's got his communication basics more or less under control and has a school and folks that understand him, he's the kind of kid who puts on his best suit and attends a Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson lecture like a miniature grad-student. We routinely give him college textbooks as rewards for good behavior or doing all his chores, he's actually succeeded in training his pet pigeon, Mrs. Tesla, to do a few magician-type tricks, and he's possibly the smartest child I've ever met, even if he does have some little quirks like needing to wear earplugs in loud grocery stores or being very attached to a few select items, like his four-color pen, flashlight and TI-83 graphing calculator. (I have literally seen him manage an overstimulation-triggered meltdown by finding a quiet corner and programming on his calculator until the shakes go away.)

More diagnosed ASD sufferers, Aspies in particular, than not are gifted, but some doctors think that it isn't because autistic people are more likely to be gifted, but because the gifted ones are more likely to seek diagnosis. An Aspie of ordinary intelligence, for example, might easily fall through the system cracks as a 'discipline problem,' but the schools are really trying to catch problems and fix 'em as best they can. The thing that I like is how a person with one of the milder flavors of what we currently call an Autism-Spectrum Disorder, once the office or the class or the teacher is used to how they work, they really do bring a lot to the table.

My little godson is barely nine and with my husband has already developed an improvement to aircraft engines that a professor friend believes can be patented, flashed the ECU in his mother's car for greater fuel efficiency and persuaded our local school board not to cut the science fair by offering an improved fundraising plan and examples of how science has affected his own life. (Public speaking is actually something he handles fairly well, because his lack of social awareness precludes stage fright.) He's got a strangeness about him, but once you're past that, he's really an asset to a team and a good kid to have in your life -even if he will persist in beating Aunt Spidey at every computer game ever.

TL;DR: I know a lot of people with autism, and I could see a company involving them for the sake of improving conversation at an event.
2013-01-11 11:10:53 AM
4 votes:
i.imgur.com

Oh, so because she's Autistic it automatically goes in the Geek tab, too? Why don't you go fark yourself modmins, this is exactly the kind of prejudice she seeks to fight against.
2013-01-11 10:02:38 AM
4 votes:
Do I have to do everything around here?

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2013-01-11 10:01:01 AM
4 votes:

dletter: Bladel: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


"For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.

I understand what you are saying, but, at least from what I am aware, "Autism" has become a very "vague" term now for a wide range of conditions (as they call it, the "spectrum").  I'm sure for someone who has a child with a much more dramatic form, it is hard seeing someone like her who is fairly well spoken talk about her "struggles", but, at least technically, she probably still has "it".  It is probably more that at this point maybe they need to have some more specific terms (and I'm sure they do, they just don't get talked about publicly much, everyone just says "Autism").


getting mad at people who have it less bad is like getting mad at cancer survivors because someone in your family died of cancer (or just suffered a lot more)
2013-01-11 11:07:07 AM
3 votes:

Bladel: "For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.


Why? Because nobody else can suffer because they didn't have the same exact hardships your son did?

I have a friend who says "oh, I don't want to complain to you, you have worse problems than I do." And I always say, "and how does that invalidate your problems? You're still hurting and need to vent...."   Same thing here.
2013-01-11 09:45:37 AM
3 votes:
Something tells me that under the new DSM guidelines, the "borderline" wouldn't even be close.
2013-01-11 09:11:57 AM
3 votes:

I_Am_Weasel: minoridiot: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.

Is that like being borderline pregnant?

Only if there is a pregnancy spectrum.


Borderline means not on the spectrum. So this headline should be: "slightly weird, socially awkward girl is pageant contestant". BFD.
2013-01-11 08:09:18 PM
2 votes:

leadmetal: Furthermore, testing is done on -adults- not children with developing immune systems. The order and timing of vaccination has -never- been tested to see if there are problems with interactions or anything else with some of the population. It's just all assumed to work together like some 16 year old throwing aftermarket parts on a honda civic in a one-size fits all fashion.


Wrong. I was in a vaccine test program as a child. Not only did I experience no ill effects apart from one minor injection-site rash that my Mom cleared up with Neosporin, but I'm also not anywhere near the autism-spectrum.

I work with people who are, though, and if you ever want to piss off a roomful of smart people, start spouting that Jenny McCarthy 'vaccines are cause teh autisms! oh noes!!1!' bullshiat in a room full of advanced-degreed Aspies. They will scorn you so hard that your grandparents will feel embarrassed and not know why.
2013-01-11 05:32:31 PM
2 votes:
Look at us, we're AWESOME for helping out the mentally disabled with their fake dreams

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2013-01-11 02:59:20 PM
2 votes:

clydedog: I_Am_Weasel: minoridiot: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.

Is that like being borderline pregnant?

Only if there is a pregnancy spectrum.

Borderline means not on the spectrum. So this headline should be: "slightly weird, socially awkward girl is pageant contestant". BFD.


Came here to say this. By today's standards, I'd easily test positive for Assburgers. I never was a people person, but I spend most of my time at work and communicating little, so I've become far more socially retarded than I ever was. That is, unless I've been drinking, after which you can't shut me up.
2013-01-11 10:11:04 AM
2 votes:

Bladel: "For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.


There's at least a little redemption in being able to tell immediately that something's odd and get the appropriate counseling, training, etc. It's a whole other kind of burden to go for decades realizing that you just can't seem to click with people without being able to understand why, especially when you later find out that skilled help was available.
2013-01-11 10:08:14 AM
2 votes:
I am growing so tired about hearing about people with autism, ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. Can't people just stop making up names for these so-called "conditions," and take some responsibility? I get it, you are socially awkward. When I was a kid, that would just mean that you gotten beat up here and there, but you would just go home as the beaten up weird kid, not some completely dysfunctional, Ritalin popping mess with some poorly diagnosed trendy "disease" caused by getting too many vaccinations.
2013-01-11 10:05:31 AM
2 votes:
She has joined the pageant as part of an effort by Miss America Corp. to improve the quality of the answers given during the question portion of the competition.
2013-01-11 10:02:43 AM
2 votes:
How could you tell? Most of the contestants are easily distracted by shiny things.
2013-01-11 09:25:45 AM
2 votes:

clydedog: I_Am_Weasel: minoridiot: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.

Is that like being borderline pregnant?

Only if there is a pregnancy spectrum.

Borderline means not on the spectrum. So this headline should be: "slightly weird, socially awkward girl is pageant contestant". BFD.


Pretty much this.  Altho I might tack on "trying to garner sympathy points from media & pageant judges"
2013-01-11 08:48:51 AM
2 votes:

Bladel: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


"For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.


I understand what you are saying, but, at least from what I am aware, "Autism" has become a very "vague" term now for a wide range of conditions (as they call it, the "spectrum").  I'm sure for someone who has a child with a much more dramatic form, it is hard seeing someone like her who is fairly well spoken talk about her "struggles", but, at least technically, she probably still has "it".  It is probably more that at this point maybe they need to have some more specific terms (and I'm sure they do, they just don't get talked about publicly much, everyone just says "Autism").
2013-01-11 08:31:47 AM
2 votes:

minoridiot: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.

Is that like being borderline pregnant?


Only if there is a pregnancy spectrum.
2013-01-12 12:39:02 AM
1 votes:

BolshyGreatYarblocks: brantgoose: Congratulations, male heterosexual and lesbian Farkers! Miss Americas are now even more unlikely to acknowledge your existence!

I bet some of you think all pretty women are autistic.

Most autistic people have some talent, so no.


Autism usually does not work that way. My son has autism (the real thing, properly diagnosed. etc.) I have met many people on the autism spectrum. Not one of them had savant syndrome.

Rain Man confused a lot of people about what autism is. I've lost count of the number of people who have asked me "what's his ability" when I mention that my son has autism. He has autism, not super powers.
2013-01-11 11:27:31 PM
1 votes:
She said she struggles to communicate at times.

So she's in good company then?
2013-01-11 11:00:57 PM
1 votes:
Mild autism huh? Well, she's certainly going after the "feel pity for me me" vote. I really doubt that she is autistic. I have full faith that the nose job on the left is full retard though.

BTW, subby, being a victim does not make anyone a hero.
2013-01-11 09:05:54 PM
1 votes:

leadmetal: Anyway, show me the studies that were done to determine that there are no problems with the childhood vaccine schedule. Just give me a link, I'll read it. I have an idea of what it looks like, I am sure that there is no proof of it being a six-sigma process or even close.


Link

To be fair I simply googled "studies that were done to determine that there are no problems with the childhood vaccine schedule" and the first result was a 16 page pdf of study after study, the first page ending with this gem:

"One study published in 2010 was conducted in response to concerns about the total number of vaccines children receive. In this study (the last one listed in this document), researchers found infants who followed the recommended vaccine schedule performed better on 42 different neuropsychological outcomes years later than children who delayed or skipped vaccinations. This should reassure parents that vaccinating their children on schedule is safe and is the best way to protect them from disease."

We don't get six sigma in medicine. We get a p value less than .05 or .01 if we're lucky. The n required to get that kind of power would be far too expensive and likely unbelievably unethical.

I argue because you are doing harm. These ideas are harmful. I don't make money on vaccines, and most drug companies make a pittance if they're not losing money on them. There is no ulterior motive here, there's simply nothing to be gained but a healthier population. You get a great deal of push back on this issue not because we're all authoritarian sheep and you're the enlightened wise man, but because we don't get many astoundingly cheap, incredibly effective wins in medicine. People fight you because they're old enough to remember polio. Vaccines are a wonder - it would be like arguing against antibiotics. I understand that old Edward Jenner of smallpox fame was lucky and stumbled blindly into the idea of vaccination. I agree that rational design and targeting biochemical processes we have an understanding of is the better approach, but medicine is not engineering, we're simply not there yet. However, characterizing the entire profession of physicians as brainwashed but adroit test takers who submit to some monolithic governing body is just a touch unhinged.
2013-01-11 06:58:18 PM
1 votes:

leadmetal: Wakefield's premise regarding vaccines...


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2013-01-11 04:56:29 PM
1 votes:
Wineman said now she is used to living with autism now and has "very mild symptoms." She said she struggles to communicate at times. She also said she often takes things too literally.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2013/01/10/miss-montana-alexis-wi neman-to-become-first-autistic-miss-america-contestant/#ixzz2Hhs78OZR

So in other words, she's a woman.
2013-01-11 04:28:51 PM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


You mean she's a little bit socially awkward at times? Yeah, I am borderline Aspie too. So are 99% of the people I have ever met.

Overdiagnosis aside, hope she wins. She is lovely and not all plastic like most of them.
2013-01-11 03:04:29 PM
1 votes:
Hero tag, subby? I'm near sighted. Where the hell is my hero tag???????????????
2013-01-11 02:32:30 PM
1 votes:

Bladel: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


"For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.


No shiat. I just brought my son back from his speech therapy, and I would like to kick this biatch right in the farking snatch.

You're not autistic, sweetheart, you're just an asshole.
2013-01-11 02:28:13 PM
1 votes:
Hawt chick has the disease? Oh them it must be real, not like those fakers
2013-01-11 02:19:25 PM
1 votes:
media.cmgdigital.com

"But them titties ain't retarded, amirite?!"
2013-01-11 02:18:10 PM
1 votes:
This is why we need a completely different term for these cases.  You tell someone there kid has mild/borderline autism/aspergers (or whatever) and they drop the mild/borderline part and just run with it.
2013-01-11 02:10:34 PM
1 votes:
Hero tag. You're not doing it right.
2013-01-11 01:35:24 PM
1 votes:

coeyagi: [www.chicagogluttons.com image 420x317]

oblig


That would be Asspergers Syndrome.
2013-01-11 01:18:24 PM
1 votes:

pute kisses like a man: dletter: Bladel: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


"For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.

I understand what you are saying, but, at least from what I am aware, "Autism" has become a very "vague" term now for a wide range of conditions (as they call it, the "spectrum").  I'm sure for someone who has a child with a much more dramatic form, it is hard seeing someone like her who is fairly well spoken talk about her "struggles", but, at least technically, she probably still has "it".  It is probably more that at this point maybe they need to have some more specific terms (and I'm sure they do, they just don't get talked about publicly much, everyone just says "Autism").

getting mad at people who have it less bad is like getting mad at cancer survivors because someone in your family died of cancer (or just suffered a lot more)


No, that isn't what this is about.

It is about the next time someone proposes cutting special education funding, people will remember the quirky/cute pageant winner, and not the kid in the wheelchair trying to learn to read.  Or some celeb bimbo goes on Oprah and scares people about vaccines, and now we're spending tens of millions on urban legends instead of researching genetic markers or environmental factors.  All so someone can sell a few books, or this gal can get a trendy diagnosis and go from Miss Congeniality to Third Runner-Up.
2013-01-11 12:54:11 PM
1 votes:
we've always known super hot pageant contestants were dumb, Montana just stepped up and made it a medical certainty.
2013-01-11 12:32:10 PM
1 votes:
What an autistic beauty pageant contestant might look like:

popcultureplaypen.files.wordpress.com
2013-01-11 12:22:45 PM
1 votes:

SpiderQueenDemon: sprawl15: ***snip***


Is your godson's name Charles Wallace, by any chance? Also, where do you live so I can avoid drinking the water there?
2013-01-11 11:37:43 AM
1 votes:
Yeah, Autism and Bipolar are the new A.D.D. Let's overdiagnose so we can spoon-feed pills to more kids.
2013-01-11 11:30:28 AM
1 votes:

drew is pedal: Is autistic the same as retarded? And is it legal to screw retards?


They are not the same thing at all.

As far as the second point goes... Here is a funny story for you...

There was a class of special needs kids in my high school. Two of them were pretty severe but functional Down's Syndrome kids. One day the got caught having sex in the middle of the annex gym*.
It was empty other than them at the time. One of the teachers walked in and caught them by surprise.

*They called it an annex because it was considered to be a temporary addition to the school. It did have a gym.
2013-01-11 11:13:44 AM
1 votes:

bittermang: [i.imgur.com image 850x234]

Oh, so because she's Autistic it automatically goes in the Geek tab, too? Why don't you go fark yourself modmins, this is exactly the kind of prejudice she seeks to fight against.


Welcome to FARK.
2013-01-11 11:10:23 AM
1 votes:

pute kisses like a man: dletter: Bladel: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


"For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.

I understand what you are saying, but, at least from what I am aware, "Autism" has become a very "vague" term now for a wide range of conditions (as they call it, the "spectrum").  I'm sure for someone who has a child with a much more dramatic form, it is hard seeing someone like her who is fairly well spoken talk about her "struggles", but, at least technically, she probably still has "it".  It is probably more that at this point maybe they need to have some more specific terms (and I'm sure they do, they just don't get talked about publicly much, everyone just says "Autism").

getting mad at people who have it less bad is like getting mad at cancer survivors because someone in your family died of cancer (or just suffered a lot more)


But pillorying every drinker is still great if one of your family died to a drunk, right?
2013-01-11 11:09:57 AM
1 votes:

durbnpoisn: We have a friend with a daughter about the same age, and she has the exact same speech impedement. This also made us a little surprised. We always knew that this particular girl has some learning issues. But no one ever took it as far as "autism".

I can only assume after seeing that report this morning that there are some REALLY light levels of autism. The only thing severe about her is her looks.


The more otherwise intelligent a person is, the more the person tends to come across as either odd or just rude rather than autistic or anything else specific, since most of the mind is functioning perfectly normally, one subsystem just isn't wired up in the usual way. Others habituate to the person's acting fairly normally when going about routine tasks and don't notice large-scale patterns in unusual behavior. Young HFA/Asperger's women also appear to be much more prone to simply being quiet and lonely rather than loud and brash as young men are.
2013-01-11 11:08:14 AM
1 votes:
She's autistic?
Not compared to the autistic folks I have come into contact with she isn't.
She seemed very normal to me.
misdiagnosed maybe?
2013-01-11 11:03:23 AM
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i47.tinypic.com image 639x342]

Which one's autistic?


The one on the right.

The one on the left is just a farking idiot.
2013-01-11 10:55:43 AM
1 votes:
No Madonna "Borderline" references?
2013-01-11 10:55:39 AM
1 votes:
entretenimento.r7.com
2013-01-11 10:51:34 AM
1 votes:

Bladel: clydedog: I_Am_Weasel: minoridiot: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.

Is that like being borderline pregnant?

Only if there is a pregnancy spectrum.

Borderline means not on the spectrum. So this headline should be: "slightly weird, socially awkward girl is pageant contestant". BFD.

Pretty much this.  Altho I might tack on "trying to garner sympathy points from media & pageant judges"


Maybe if she gets a doctor's note saying she's ADHD, she gets 10-20% more time posing on the catwalk? Hey, it works for the SATs.

If you're a beauty pageant contestant and you're not trying to get over, you're not taking being a hot chick seriously.
2013-01-11 10:38:40 AM
1 votes:

Krieghund: chrylis: The Angry Hand of God: I am growing so tired about hearing about people with autism, ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. Can't people just stop making up names for these so-called "conditions," and take some responsibility? I get it, you are socially awkward. When I was a kid, that would just mean that you gotten beat up here and there, but you would just go home as the beaten up weird kid, not some completely dysfunctional, Ritalin popping mess with some poorly diagnosed trendy "disease" caused by getting too many vaccinations.

Opinions, Farkers? Occasionally worthwhile and just being an especially obnoxious troll today, or ignore-bait?

I don't get why people ignore trolls. They're half the reason I read Fark.

I have no idea about this guy's other work, he hasn't rated as particularly funny or obnoxious with me. Maybe his other stuff is less obvious. Then again, it would have to be.


Some trolls are funny or clever. Then there are the ones with craniorectal impaction.
2013-01-11 10:35:34 AM
1 votes:
i47.tinypic.com

Which one's autistic?
2013-01-11 10:30:09 AM
1 votes:
Trying to find an article on Fox News that doesn't have Republican talking points or isn't about pretty white ladies has become akin to Where's Waldo.
2013-01-11 10:21:52 AM
1 votes:
When I think Autistic, this is what I see:

www.sitcomsonline.com

Stop wasting my time, you fake, mild Austies.
2013-01-11 10:21:23 AM
1 votes:

Carn: The Angry Hand of God: I am growing so tired about hearing about people with autism, ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. Can't people just stop making up names for these so-called "conditions," and take some responsibility? I get it, you are socially awkward. When I was a kid, that would just mean that you gotten beat up here and there, but you would just go home as the beaten up weird kid, not some completely dysfunctional, Ritalin popping mess with some poorly diagnosed trendy "disease" caused by getting too many vaccinations.

My nephew is autistic for real, not borderline or awkward like this girl. He is making a lot of progress but still has a lot of very serious issues. So, f*ck off..


I would like to second that f*ck off. I've counseled college students on the autism spectrum and it's a lot more than being awkward. People with Asperger's don't understand social cues and do take things literally. One of my clients got in an argument with a professor and the professor told them "I'll do _______ when the cows come home." My client literally thought the professor was waiting for his cows to come home before he gave him a better grade. They also get horribly upset if routines change. People with more serious autism can't even communicate with others and some don't seem to want to, but people with Asperger's want to make friends but usually can't because they don't understand the unwritten social rules the rest of us seem to understand naturally so yeah you're either a troll or just dumb
2013-01-11 10:19:52 AM
1 votes:
Pageants, and the training that goes into them, sounds pretty much like the perfect way to get someone who doesn't understand personal interactions to learn a formula for dealing with people.

doubled99: The pageant is for pretty girls. Technically, a brain dead woman could win.


You're thinking of Miss USA. Pretty is the only requirement for Trump's system. Miss America requires a "platform", aka some kind of cause, as well as a stage talent, which means most of the girls at Miss America have spent hundreds of hours involved in community service, in addition to the practice it requires to perform a talent in front of hundreds of people.
2013-01-11 10:16:36 AM
1 votes:
www.carloscardoso.com

"'Contrived, manipulative, and shamelessly sentimental' raves Peter Travers from Rolling Stone."
2013-01-11 10:16:17 AM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


Talk to the guys who put out the DSM the current volume gets rid of all of the different diagnoses and just calls it all Autism, levels 1-4 I believe.

So she could be Autism Level 1
2013-01-11 10:13:16 AM
1 votes:

The Angry Hand of God: I am growing so tired about hearing about people with autism, ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. Can't people just stop making up names for these so-called "conditions," and take some responsibility? I get it, you are socially awkward. When I was a kid, that would just mean that you gotten beat up here and there, but you would just go home as the beaten up weird kid, not some completely dysfunctional, Ritalin popping mess with some poorly diagnosed trendy "disease" caused by getting too many vaccinations.


My nephew is autistic for real, not borderline or awkward like this girl. He is making a lot of progress but still has a lot of very serious issues. So, f*ck off..
2013-01-11 10:12:47 AM
1 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


To be perfectly fair, that would put her on the autism spectrum, according to DSM-V. That said, this is FOX News; I'm kind of surprised to hear them accepting any definitions beyond the original DSM.
2013-01-11 10:10:42 AM
1 votes:
More like "aw-yeah tism"! Am I right? This guy knows what I'm talkin' about!
2013-01-11 10:08:34 AM
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cdn2.blogs.babble.com

Angry god, fist, etc
2013-01-11 10:07:28 AM
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The pageant is for pretty girls. Technically, a brain dead woman could win.

Heroes come cheap on Fark.
2013-01-11 10:04:26 AM
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That's retarded.
2013-01-11 10:02:13 AM
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Being good looking and retarded is heroic?
2013-01-11 09:10:32 AM
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She looks a hell of a lot like Michelle Trachtenberg
2013-01-11 08:20:20 AM
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BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


Is that like being borderline pregnant?
2013-01-11 08:04:48 AM
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she's hot.  yeah, definitely hot.
2013-01-11 05:28:34 AM
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First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.
2013-01-11 04:24:48 AM
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very nice very nice
 
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