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TombRaiderCool
20-05-08, 17:57
Just wandering does anyone here have autism (or Aspergers)?

Hairhelmet12
20-05-08, 18:09
google it.

irjudd
20-05-08, 18:11
Google what? "Do any Tomb Raider Forums members have autism"?

TRfan23
20-05-08, 18:15
Request Deletion.

Vertigo
20-05-08, 18:15
Google what? "Do any Tomb Raider Forums members have autism"?

:vlol:

TombRaiderCool
20-05-08, 18:24
Well. I have Asperger's. It does make my life more difficult.
here is a Definition if you want:
Autism (say: aw-tih-zum) causes kids to experience the world differently from the way most other kids do. It's hard for kids with autism to talk with other people and express themselves using words. Kids who have autism usually keep to themselves and many can't communicate without special help.

They also may react to what's going on around them in unusual ways. Normal sounds may really bother someone with autism so much so that the person covers his or her ears. Being touched, even in a gentle way, may feel uncomfortable.

Kids with autism often can't make connections that other kids make easily. For example, when someone smiles, you know the smiling person is happy or being friendly. But a kid with autism may have trouble connecting that smile with the person's happy feelings.

A kid who has autism also has trouble linking words to their meanings. Imagine trying to understand what your mom is saying if you didn't know what her words really mean. It is doubly frustrating then if a kid can't come up with the right words to express his or her own thoughts.

Autism causes kids to act in unusual ways. They might flap their hands, say certain words over and over, have temper tantrums, or play only with one particular toy. Most kids with autism don't like changes in routines. They like to stay on a schedule that is always the same. They also may insist that their toys or other objects be arranged a certain way and get upset if these items are moved or disturbed.

If someone has autism, his or her brain has trouble with an important job: making sense of the world. Every day, your brain interprets the sights, sounds, smells, and other sensations that you experience. If your brain couldn't help you understand these things, you would have trouble functioning, talking, going to school, and doing other everyday stuff. Kids can be mildly affected by autism, so that they only have a little trouble in life, or they can be very affected, so that they need a lot of help.

What Causes Autism?
Autism affects about 1 in every 150 kids, but no one knows what causes it. Some scientists think that some kids might be more likely to get autism because it or similar disorders run in their families. Knowing the exact cause of autism is hard because the human brain is very complicated.

The brain contains over 100 billion nerve cells called neurons (say: nur-ahns). Each neuron may have hundreds or thousands of connections that carry messages to other nerve cells in the brain and body. The connections and the chemical messengers they send (called neurotransmitters) let different neurons in different areas of the brain areas that help you see, feel, move, remember, and much more work together.

For some reason, some of the cells and connections in the brain of a kid with autism especially those that affect communication, emotions, and senses don't develop properly or get damaged. Scientists are still trying to understand how and why this happens.

What Do Doctors Do?
Figuring out if a kid has autism can be difficult. A parent is usually the first to suspect that something is wrong. Maybe the kid is old enough to speak but doesn't, doesn't seem interested in people, or behaves in other unusual ways. But autism isn't the only problem that can cause these kinds of symptoms. For example, kids who have hearing problems might have trouble speaking, too.

Usually, the results of lab tests and other medical tests are normal in kids with autism, but doctors may do them to make sure the kid doesn't have other problems. These medical tests can include blood and urine tests, a hearing exam, an EEG (a test to measure brain waves), and an MRI (a picture that shows the structure of the brain). Intelligence (IQ) tests also might be done.

Often, specialists work together as a team to figure out what is wrong. The team might include a pediatrician, a pediatric neurologist, a pediatric

Vertigo
20-05-08, 18:27
My best friend`s friend has autism and she (my mate) says she hasn`t seen the most good, light-heart person in her life! I`m sure these people are really great! Remember Forest.

TRfan23
20-05-08, 18:29
Request Deletion.

TombRaiderCool
20-05-08, 18:31
My best friend`s friend has autism and she (my mate) says she hasn`t seen the most good, light-heart person in her life! I`m sure these people are really great! Remember Forest.

Yes lots of people say I'm nice and I know some other people who have it too who are nice but the problem is conversations can be difficult and then start to try to walk over you and bully you.

tampi
20-05-08, 18:32
I'm sometimes.
Sometimes I'm completely lazy to write.
Ergo: I can seem an autistic :o

Never knew somebody :confused:

Vertigo
20-05-08, 18:33
Yes lots of people say I'm nice and I know some other people who have it too who are nice but the problem is conversations can be difficult and then start to try to walk over you and bully you.

Don`t worry:hug: I never thought people like you are "not like us". By the way I act strange, tho I`m a "normal" person.

Hairhelmet12
20-05-08, 18:43
Google what? "Do any Tomb Raider Forums members have autism"?

dang it. sorry i thought he mint what is autism not is anyone on here autistic so i dident read all the way sorry no need to be rude

Fish.
20-05-08, 19:00
^ He wasn't being rude...

I found out a few weeks ago that I was diagnosed with ADHD at age 6, but some more deep digging uncovered that it was actually Asperger's syndrome. Ikas90 also has it I think, but I don't think he's on here much any more.

kooky
20-05-08, 19:30
^ He wasn't being rude...

I was diagnosed with ADHD.

Same here. I just find it terrible when people tease or make of people who are autistic by calling them a retard or something like that. :(

Melonie Tomb Raider
20-05-08, 19:42
Google what? "Do any Tomb Raider Forums members have autism"?

ROFL!!! :vlol:

Catlantean
20-05-08, 19:47
I have family members with Asperger's, but thankfully don't have the condition myself.

TRfan23
20-05-08, 19:48
Same here. I just find it terrible when people tease or make of people who are autistic by calling them a retard or something like that. :(

Everybody calls me retard at my school, everyday!

Naomichi
20-05-08, 20:10
Wow... It's a wonder they get any teaching done there.

Vertigo
20-05-08, 22:01
Everybody calls me retard at my school, everyday every second!

Oh I know the feeling. I was the most weird creature in my school because I was U2 fan, have had bad skin and didn`t wanna talk with the most of imbiciles there

Encore
20-05-08, 23:42
Hmm what IS Asperger's syndrome?