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I have Aspergers... So What? by mr-bigmouth-502 I have Aspergers... So What? by mr-bigmouth-502
It's true, I was professionally diagnosed back when I was 6, and to be quite honest, it's not a big deal to me. It does annoy me somewhat when people misdiagnose themselves for attention, as they kind of give people who have actually been professionally diagnosed a bad name, but other than that, I could care less.

I actually had a hard time finding a stamp like this, that conveys my attitude on it, so that's why I made my own. It seems all of the other stamps out there focus on pride, self-loathing, or simply calling out people who misdiagnose themselves. There were exactly 0 that were apathetic in any way, shape or form. Now you may ask why I made this stamp if I claim to be apathetic. Good question, the answer is that I'm not entirely apathetic, just mostly. ;)

Anyway, thanks go out to zilla774 for his great stamp template. :) You can find it here: zilla774.deviantart.com/art/St…

EDIT: I was recently assessed by a neuropsychologist, and had my diagnosis reaffirmed as "Autism Spectrum Disorder without language or intellectual impairment". "Asperger's Syndrome" is no longer a professionally-used diagnosis, but it is my opinion that it can be used as another name for what is known as "Autism Spectrum Disorder", and that it is NOT a separate or different condition, so my point still stands.

Case in point, Aspergers = Autism.
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TheRisenChaos Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
I want to start a group here dedicate to tolerance and empathy for people like me who struggle with their condition. If only I knew how to start groups. ^^;
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RP-Helpless-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2016
Me too, I was diagnosed at the age of 3 years old and I have it since 15 years.
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Mister-Bambu Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I was diagnosed when I was, just as you, 6 years old. Until recently I had been in therapy (as discreetly as possible) for a grand total of ten years. It doesn't affect me much (physical abnormalities are more of my concern) and people tend to not realize it (thanks, therapy!) or forget even if I've told them. I agree that it bothers me when people claim to have Asperger's as a grab for attention; it is damn insulting to the decade I tried to fix all the social defects. 

Anyways.
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ShyGigyas Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
I am very lucky to have a lot of friends on the spectrum who understand what I go through as a person with Asperger's, for the longest time I've adjusted to automatic alienation but at the same time it pierced through me like a knife in my vertebrae knowing that I was different and hardly anyone would even care to be near me. Even my non-autistic friends seem to not mind, it doesn't really change their views on me that much, neither do they take full advantage of my disabilities or whatnot (otherwise they wouldn't be my friends to begin with).
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
You are lucky, because aside from people I know online, most of the people I encounter in my day to day life have no idea what kind of bullshit I have to put up with. I've tried explaining my sensory issues and the problems I have with my sleep patterns to people before, but they just don't get it. A lot of people think that the worst part about being autistic is having trouble with socialization... it's not. I can do OK with socialization, I just tend to be introverted. It's the other aspects, particularly my sensory problems and executive functioning deficits, as well as my various co-morbids (depression, anxiety, OCD, ADHD, to name the main ones) that really bite me in the ass. I also wouldn't be surprised if I had some type of personality disorder, or some learning disabilities as well. I just know that for all the praise I get from people for being "smart", I really don't feel that way. Believe me, I feel like a preteen/teen who has been thrust out into the adult world kicking and screaming, and I feel like a fucking imbecile for all the assistance I require from other people.

Some days, I wish my dad would've worn a condom.
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ShyGigyas Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student General Artist
I am probably gonna be thrown into a similar situation unfortunately, and I have some of the exact same co-morbids (I was also diagnosed with ADHD, social anxiety and severe clinical depression, and my parents of course don't give a fuck about me coping with any of them). I can be social but as far as engaging in conversations with others and standing around groups of people silently, which can be easily considered "stalking", my social skills are pure shit. My parents used to be such assholes about it before I was diagnosed, to the point of constantly threatening me and punishing me for no apparent reason or for absolutely stupid reasons. I still get threats from time to time, even physical threats from my stepdad, as in thinking that I want to literally fight him over a small disagreement and wanting to "take it outside like men". There were points where I was practically suicidal and wanting to tell him "sure thing bitch I don't give a fuck!" but I didn't because I'm smarter than that. I feel as if they expect more from me the I already have been doing: staying out of trouble, being well-mannered, getting good grades, etc. But nope, I still have to be a productive member of society, or I'm sorry, NEUROTYPICAL society or else I'll become a low life manchild and still be living with them.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
I was diagnosed at a fairly young age, and my parents were a bit more understanding of my condition as I was growing up, though I don't think either of them really got the "severity" of it until recently. It sucks that your parents give so little regard to your condition even after your diagnosis, and that they sort of expect you to "get over it" as if it's just a phase or something. It's something a lot of NTs don't get because they don't live with it or deal with it every day, and most of them really don't care either.

It could also be some asshatted "tough love" strategy where they think you'll become more successful in life if you're not treated like a "special snowflake", but it doesn't fucking work that way. Statistically, 85% of autistics are unemployed, and I'm sure that for tons of them, their parents tried that "tough love" bullshit. The problem is not so much with autism itself, as it is society's refusal to cope with it and accept it.
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ShyGigyas Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student General Artist
This is extremely true, that "tough love" shit does not work for me, it just made my self-esteem drop even lower than before. They wonder why I'm so unmotivated to do anything now.
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TheHellboundAtheist Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was professionally diagnosed with Aspergers around the same age as you but having it really had no visible significance with anyone else I was around (a lot never even seemed to know I had it).  Of course, I had things about me during my teens that gave it away if you knew what to look for (like typical anti-social behaviors but dialed up to 11) though I have almost fully grown out of them lol but there are those days tho :P
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Libberachi Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015   Digital Artist
Hey you, long time no see! :) How're you doing? And of course, great stamp! Couldn't agree more. People make such a big deal over other people's differences, it's so fucking stupid, I swear.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
I'm doing OK. :) The only thing I can really complain about right now is the cold. :XD: With all the snow here in Canada, in the US, and even in parts of the Middle East, I could almost swear we're entering another ice age.

And thanks for the compliment. :D I definitely agree that people spend too much time nitpicking at one another's differences, and that we should learn how to better accept people for who they are.
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jarleynygmobblepot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Writer
Faving this.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Thank you. :D
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jarleynygmobblepot Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome. 
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
exactly, most of the people looking down upon it don't even know what it is, it's just stupid.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Amen to that.
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aNIGHTLYpony Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Student General Artist
A-men. and it's the same with ADD (my brother has that), dyslexia and many more "disorders" most people don't even realize how many people within society have them. if they can't co-exist with anyone who's just a little different than "Normal" then i think they're a little bit autistic themselves.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Actually, people on the autism spectrum are usually more accepting of other people who are different than the "norm", so I wouldn't call intolerance an "autistic" trait. ;)

But I agree, mental disorders, neurological differences, whatever you want to call them, they are much more common than most people think. I myself have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and OCD, and I've also struggled with anxiety and depression. I know a few people just in my own town that have been diagnosed autistic as well, and a fair number of people who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. And goodness, nowadays, who HASN'T had even a brush with depression or anxiety?

People often downplay the role of mental health in one's overall health, but the fact is, your brain is the most important organ in your body. They have found ways to transplant or even flat-out replace almost every other organ and appendage, but you can't really replace someone's brain. A person's brain is who they are, it is the very core of their being. If your brain has a problem, you have a problem.

This isn't to say that conditions like autism and ADHD are necessarily bad things; they may make it difficult for someone to get by in "neurotypical" society, but I think that some of humankind's greatest thinkers, inventors, artists, and scientists have been people with these and other conditions. In the words of the great Temple Grandin,
 
“What would happen if the autism gene was eliminated from the gene pool? You would have a bunch of people standing around in a cave, chatting and socializing and not getting anything done.”
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Clelius Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I see what you mean here.
I used to hate having Asperger's a lot in the past; this until I improved a lot (which happened in the last few years). Now I don't even tell people that I have Asperger's because it has improved to the point that the real problem is just ADD now, reason why I just tell people about ADD and never about Asperger's. I think I don't evenj view myself as someone with Asperger's anymore. I mean, I know I have been diagnosed with it, but I feel more like I just have ADD.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I went through a "denial" period in my early-mid teens where I was convinced that I had outgrown Aspergers and that I was possibly misdiagnosed, but as I got older and learned more about it I eventually realized just how much of an influence it truly had on my day to day life. I mean, learning how to work around social awkwardness and communication issues is one thing, but I'll never be able to get rid of the sensory-related aspects of having this condition, nor will I ever truly feel "normal". It's just something I have to live with :P
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
 Good stamp.

So, I have read that you have aspergers syndrome and you where more immature than kids at your age when you were 12 right?
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
I have been diagnosed, but I can't really say if I was more or less mature than the average kid when I was 12. At that age I certainly WANTED to be more grown up, but I tried too hard and ended up screwing things up for myself. It doesn't help that right around that time my parents' relationship started to sour, I developed a nasty internet addiction, and my friends at the time started turning against me. :P 
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
 Basically me growing up back then. It was a dark time. Seams kind of good sometimes though because we had more time and patients. 
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
I dunno, I think I was less patient back then than I am now. On the other hand, other people have certainly become less patient...
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Redfoxbennaton Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Me too. I just had more time. But more patients for somethings. Just personally.
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The--Predator Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly, so what?

I have a friend here on Deviant Art who has Aspergers and he is an awesome friend.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
I partially created this stamp because I wanted to let people know, but at the same time I didn't want to make a big deal about it, because really, it's not a big deal. =p We're human too, but we're just different in some ways. =p
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The--Predator Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Exactly. Everybody is different. :)
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UsurperBobO Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
So what indeed.
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mr-bigmouth-502 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
Precisely.
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