Calling all Aspie's... seriously

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Calling all Aspie's... seriously

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:57 pm

After my first year as an attorney has not quite gone as well as I expected, I've decided to switch firms. It has come to my attention, after much consideration, that I may have Asperger's (although, since that's no longer a diagnosis, let's say mild autism). I'm going to see a specialist later this month, but I'm not sure if that's the best approach.

Has anyone else had to deal with this? Given how often people joke about being Aspie on here, I have to assume that someone actually might be and have found a way to effectively deal with it. Or better yet, perhaps someone thought they were, only to conclude in the end that they weren't?

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Re: Calling all Aspie's... seriously

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:08 pm

I don't have Asperger's, but this is one of the best books I've read on the subject: http://www.amazon.com/Look-Me-Eye-Life- ... 0307396185

John Robison is Augusten Burrough's big brother, and built a very successful life for himself with Asperger's. You might take a look at the book because in addition to his life story, he describes coping strategies and how he was able to do well "despite" his condition (built all the exploding guitars for the KISS tours, for instance)

Looks like he has a new book out that's more aimed at practical advice for people with Asperger's http://blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2011/ ... aspergian/

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Re: Calling all Aspie's... seriously

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:16 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I don't have Asperger's, but this is one of the best books I've read on the subject: http://www.amazon.com/Look-Me-Eye-Life- ... 0307396185

John Robison is Augusten Burrough's big brother, and built a very successful life for himself with Asperger's. You might take a look at the book because in addition to his life story, he describes coping strategies and how he was able to do well "despite" his condition (built all the exploding guitars for the KISS tours, for instance)

Looks like he has a new book out that's more aimed at practical advice for people with Asperger's http://blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2011/ ... aspergian/


Thanks, just ordered the most recent book.

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Re: Calling all Aspie's... seriously

Postby Anonymous User » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:18 pm

For books, also consider The Journal of Best Practices by David Finch.

I'm not aspie, but I have been tested on suspicion (turns out I'm just weird). Psychological testing can reveal things about you that, while they have no effect on you and are, in the grand scheme, fairly trivial, will still niggle at you for months after the diagnosis. Or at least it did for me.

So my recommendation is to read a couple of books like those suggested and if they help, read more. If it becomes necessary in the future, you can always go through with the testing.




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