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Asperger's Syndrome Stamp by Clockwerk-chan Asperger's Syndrome Stamp by Clockwerk-chan
Asperger's Syndrome, a neurological disorder on the autistic spectrum, is a rare disorder associated with classic autistic symptoms such as underdeveloped social skills and unusual ways of processing information and perception of one's environment. The main difference between Asperger's and other forms of autism is the delay in speech development, which is a typical symptom of "classic" autism, but is usually not present with Asperger's. Asperger's is often associated with autistic individuals with higher than average intelligence, but it is not a defining characteristic.
Asperger's is a wildly overdiagnosed disorder, in result of doctors unfamiliar with the disorder misdiagnosing children and adults with "normal" autism, or simply have poor social skills.

- Being autistic and "bright" does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome.
- Being socially awkward does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome.
- Being a "nerd" does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome.
- Being a genius does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome.

Taking an online test or reading about symptoms of Asperger's syndrome online does not qualify you to make an informed, professional diagnosis of a rare neurological disorder. If you truly believe you have Asperger's Syndrome, make an appointment with a well-accredited psychologist, preferably one who specializes in autism or similar neurological disorders, and let them diagnose you.

Being energetic does not mean you have ADHD, and being socially awkward does not mean you have Asperger's Syndrome. Stop claiming to have a rare disorder to explain away why you're unpopular or bad at [insert skill here]. It's stupid, obnoxious, and makes people that actually HAVE the disorder look bad.

:bulletblue:Links about Asperger's Syndrome:bulletblue:

A Paper on Asperger's from the American Journal of Psychiatry
Papers on Asperger's on
Web MD

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PurpleDragonStudios Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Being AS  I am glad you posted this and the proper information
its not as rare as what it once was
xenoorb Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Unfortunately, these days it is real easy to get an Asperger's Syndrome diagnosis. It's one of the "in" things to diagnose and to be diagnosed with.
ExtremeTornadoHunter Featured By Owner Edited May 11, 2015  New Deviant  Photographer
I have it. I was diagnosed with it when I was in 5th grade by an actual doctor.
ukiren Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student General Artist
i was tested for around 8 hours in total and they came out with aspergers so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
annacarainbow119 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
...Er... Asperger's is in no way a rare condition. Please do a little more research before stating something like that... It's just not needed to blow-up a statement by saying 'rare mental illness'. Heck, Autism(I hope you realize that Asperger's is just a form Autism. If you have Austism and are rather "bright" that's something that's considered a symptom of specifically Asperger's Autism.) and ADHD are of the most common mental abnormalities according to record.
I have ADHD, and and I know a handful of people with Autism and another with ADHD, even though I don't attend a public school system. So, it's not like you have to have a huge social group to find people with it. It's not rare.

It's not really a smart idea to start saying a mental issue if you haven't been confirmed. But, I can't say it doesn't make people who really do have them look bad. If people label a group because of one over-the-top guy, then their opinion isn't worth worrying about.
As good as your intentions were... your attempt to defend people who actually have a disorder were kind of just rude to everyone.
Fuiron Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Well, let's inject some MORE sanity into this.

Technically, not having certain skills in combination with having certain other skills WOULD mean one has AS.

Also, someone with AS can be an ASS. Nobody is immune from being an ass, after all.

And, of course, bragging that one might have a mental illness makes one an ASS.

So, I can see where the confusion would arise.

In all seriousness, while diagnosing yourself is the WORST way to handle things, perhaps interest in AS will actually help someone find the information about their particular traits. I would treat it as an unfortunate consequence of the human need to belong, not a bane of society. The trendy nature of certain mental traits is an impressive step forward, and I say this as someone who'd be locked up in an asylum for something the psychiatrists don't even have a name for these days.
AnonWesker Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I DO have Asperger's it was diagnosed!!!!!! I'm not an attention whore or ANYTHING along those lines!!!!!!! I actually HAVE the disorder so this badge is not for me
Kote-417 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I was diagnosed with it in second grade.
fur2 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
say who?
mangamasterLeo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank god. Thank you for saying that. I have Asperger's. I was diagnosed at 5 by a qualified doctor and I have had to live with idiots always associating Asperger's with simply being stupid. It pisses me off.
GothicChains Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Yeah same here :heart:
fluffiiwolf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then why was I diagnosed at age 4?
TheMasterButcher999 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Student General Artist
I do because I was diagnosed as a child! 
vampychick1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist
(Following comment is not intended to be rude, or to start a fight).
I'm a bit confused here as to where you found somewhere that dubs it a "rare" disorder?

Asperger's syndrome is dubbed a "Hidden disability" because you can't tell from a person's outward appearance that they are in fact Asperger's, so it can be highly subtle but that doesn't mean you don't have it. The fact that it's a spectrum disorder means we're probably all on the spectrum somewhere, but a lot of people only have 1 or 2 traits maybe and so are on the bottom part, the "Neurotypical" part- but a lot of people have enough traits to be classified as Aspergers (or slightly Aspergers). The diagnosis for the test is purely a checklist of triats and if you have more than a certain amount than you will be classified as Aspergers and mathematically speaking- the odds of lots of people not scoring enough to qualify as an Aspie is highly improbable. People say it's rarer for females to have it (as Originally Hans Asperger himself believed it to be a disorder only boys had) and on the whole studies have found that to be true to a certain extent but the condition itself isn't really...Though I agree with what you say in that people should not self- diagnose especially if only one or two traits match because it just causes misdiagnosis and later trouble (plus how many people can talk themselves into thinking they have it if they don't?)

Again- I don't intend this to be rude or argumentative, so please don't take it that way.
HazelsHouseOfHorrors Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This stamp is really rude. ._.
Laney-CAT Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Clockwerk-chan OMG I was so silly when I made this comment! ^^'
I do have Asperger's which is why it 'offended' me.
dylanmorris878 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
When I was 5 it was confirmed by a psychologist,  I've had it since I was born.
vacuumfan7072 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I do have asperger's syndrome.
My psychologist said so.
RoseOfTheNight4444 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
A doctor diagnosed me some years ago as a preteen Dx It's not entirely fun...I do those self-tests just for fun though...
Xander130 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I honestly don't understand why anyone would want to have AS or HFA. I have AS (diagnosed with it by A doctor) and I'm struggling with it.
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I do have Asperger's, and OCD, and ADHD. This stamp it rude. If someone is faking having Autism to get attention, they need to fess up for themselves. A little stamp isn't doing anything but insulting those of us who really do have these disorders.
crazynoggin Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Having OCD and ADHD must be terrible...
I have ADHD and I'm messy as hell.
DragonOfEvil Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I have mild OCD. Its annoying.
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
crazynoggin Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
vacuumfan7072 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too.
My psychologist said so.
RegularFan101 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I've been diagnosed by a doctor (FOR REAL) :)
amythehedgehog21 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually DO have Asperger's Syndrome. Confirmed.
MarineThRaccoon Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014
Don't have aspergers, but trust me aspies; being as painfully shy as I am is pretty much the same thing.
Kinda wish I had a disorder to use as an excuse tbh.
ChippingChart66 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
Tell me about it! I'm glad Aspies require extensive nannying to prevent said Aspies from behaving like that!
MarineThRaccoon Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
You painfully shy too and not on the spectrum? If so good to know I'm not alone lol, I have serious intimidation issues is why I'm so scared of everyone..;.; I was never bullied/rejected so I have no idea where this hell stimulated from. The one thing not being disabled benefits me in is I'm very polite and I understand facial expressions/hand gestures, I've heard aspies can be rude/pricks.(not their fault, they don't really understand what's "acceptable" and what's not) That was waay too long, sorry about that.TwT
NitendoFan92 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
You would be probably happy asperger syndrom isn't in the dsm anymore
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I do have Asperger's. Confirmed and diagnosed by professionals. :p (Lick) 
AskButtonMash Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Student
Well, I actually have been diagnosed with it, so I guess this doesn't apply to me
RlPPER Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I have Aspergers. FOR REAL. I have been tested. I don't like the well, 'fakers'
DragonOfEvil Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
There's a user named BisexualMarshMallow (previously cosmicqueenie) that acted really butt hurt when you challenge she on her opinions and claims to have Asperger's + anxiety. I'm calling bull shit on that. I know she's just suing those as an excuse to justify her poor behavior.
madocanslap Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love this because I kept getting labelled autistic and aspie by stupid people even though I was never ever diagnosed with the actual disorder.
xXHuskyHurricanesXx Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Diagnosis 8U
RoseOfTheNight4444 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think clarification is needed within this stamp because many people will comment saying that have been diagnosed by a doctor and such.
Nephels Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Aspergers runs in my family soooo....
DaBair Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
They should also realize that not everyone with non-Asperger's autism is mentally retarded. Apparently, I have regular old autism - it's because I had a speech delay. I am very smart and I don't have any mental retardation.
KnightOfEnder Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
I think I have Aspergers based on the 2 years of research I did, but I'm still going to get a professional diagnosis.
PleaseLeaveMeAlone Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
Unless you actually do, of course. I have Asperger's, and I've had to deal with a downright inability to pick up on even basic social cues all my life. It sounds like a tiny, insignificant little thing but considering we are a social species, it's straight up annoying.

And I'd like to say a big thanks to genetics for giving me none of its benefits (heightened logical thinking, higher than average iq, etc.) and all of the bad ones (no social skills, heightened sense of touch, inflated ego). Love you all!
HelenaKnowlegdeOffic Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
I have been diagnosed when I was 3
Rachel24601 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
As someone professionally diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, it bothers me so much when people claim they've "self-diagnosed" to explain any and all out-of-the-norm behavior.
PhiIosophical Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I have been diagnosed.
TheStarlightIllusion Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"A lot of people who self diagnose put in a lot of thought into exactly what is going on with their neurotype/moods/behaviors, etc. and want answers. This need stems from not only wanting to know more about themselves, but finding others who are similar to them in that regard, a community. I do not believe for a microsecond that people self-diagnose “for no good reason.”That is utter bullshit.

The systematic oppressions at play (sexism, racism, etc.) affect an Autistic person severely. It doesn’t make one “slightly unwilling”, do not make this into a light matter because it’s not. The impact can range from being told that your experiences aren’t valid, to being diagnosed under an ableist dichotomy (“high-functioning” or “low-functioning”), to being forcefully sterilized, to being put in an institution against your will, to even being killed. The likelihood of these things INCREASES when you factor in race, class, gender, etc.

You say you’re aware that doctors aren’t right 100% of the time, yet you believe the word of a doctor over the word over someone’s first hand experiences. And yes, I will absolutely sit here and tell you that self diagnoses is valid."-bendingthewillow on tumblr via…

FURTHERMORE.  If people don't say that they have aspergers/autism... HOW are they supposed to speak for their rights?  Would you rather everyone allow themselves to be unjustly trampled on just so that you can feel that nobody is different from you, and that nobody can make you look bad?  Selfish.  This whole thing sounds really condescending.

May you live a long life and please educate yourself (⊙‿⊙✿)

fox64664 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
these is not related to my possibley haveing aspergers wen i trned 13 and a half my mind started to get num in sum way like i started to stopped finding tings sexy and my emotion to sum tings got week and my imagination got week
fox64664 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i possibley have aspergers
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