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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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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.
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
FelineRecluse Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
I have Aspergers. FOR REAL. I have been tested. I don't like the well, 'fakers'
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