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8:47 am - 11/30/2012

ONTD Roundup

little_kitkat 30th-Nov-2012 04:51 pm (UTC)
I'm going into NYC tomorrow because one of my friends from Ohio is visiting for the first time. Should be fun!

In other news, does anyone have any expertise on Aspergers Syndrome or know anyone who has it? The guy I've been seeing was recently diagnosed with it and it's a shock to both of us, although it explains a lot. :( How do I be a support?
mattthew 30th-Nov-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
i would say don't treat him any differently?
little_kitkat 30th-Nov-2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Oh no worries, I never would. :) I have some issues myself actually. (I suppose we all do)
mattthew 30th-Nov-2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
i haven't been diagnosed, but i wouldn't be surprised if i had aspergers or something similar myself.
xeroxicide__ 30th-Nov-2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
Id say you ask him questions about what he thinks about it. Those diagnoses can be quite broad and I know quite a few people who may fall under the umbrella whose parents never even bothered getting them diagnosed because it may just affect them negatively. If you guys are already getting along fine it shouldn't change anything. Idk if he's the type but he could actually take advantage of it in school. Some unis offer supplemental programs and extra sessions of a course at the learning center or tutoring session building for students who have different psychological learning styles. My ex had some sort of learning issue even though I felt he had exaggerated it, and he had an excuse for his low gpa and didn't face academic sanctions.
little_kitkat 30th-Nov-2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
Thanks. :) He's done wonderfully academic wise, has already graduated college with a high GPA and has steady employment. He got himself tested when he realized that socially he was having a lot of trouble. (He has a habit of disappearing for example, or becomes very overwhelmed if we're in a crowded place. I just want him to feel comfortable. I told him we don't always have to go to busy places. We do get along great though.)
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