Autism and diapers...?

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(This thread is for a discussion of the connections between autism and *B/DL-ness.)
I'll start off. I have HFA/Asperger Syndrome, and am a DL (and possibly a tb, don't know yet.) I met someone on the flashchat who has autism (not sure if he also has asperger's, I didn't ask.). This has made me think: Is there a connection between autism and diaper-related fetishes? (That was a grammatical train wreck, I know. My keyboard seems uncooperative today... Please don't be offended, I'm positive I used all the wrong words here. ...I tend to give up on spell-checking myself when I can't get my keyboard to work.)
 

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Back when I used to have a shrink she said she thought I might have Asperger's Syndrome, but she wasn't too sure so I should go see a doctor about it. I never got round to it, so I still don't know.

I think it's possible there couild be some connection between autism and *BDLness. Of course, not everyone with autism is a *B, and not every *B has autism, but there might be some corelation between them. I have seen quite a few people around here with Asperger's.
 

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Back when I used to have a shrink she said she thought I might have Asperger's Syndrome, but she wasn't too sure so I should go see a doctor about it. I never got round to it, so I still don't know.
My advice is, unless you need help don't bother getting it diagnosed. It might be a pain in the future that you have been labelled with Autism.

I am not too sure on whether too not there is a correlation between TBDLism and Aspergers/HFA/Autism. Or whether it is just that there is a correlation between geekyness and Aspergers. Because a majority of the site members here are a bit geeky in one way or another. So we may ave to look else where of evidence to find a better conclusion.
 

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haven't ever heard of a connection... may be a coincidence.
 

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I've met 4 or 5 people, both female and male with Asperger's who are also ABDL. I can see a link between the two.
 

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The only person I know (IRL) with Aspergers is not (to my knowledge) ABDL.

I can't speak to the number of people who 'claim' to be ABDL with Aspergers, as I don't know any of them in real life and I don't know how valid their claims may/may not be.
 

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My advice is, unless you need help don't bother getting it diagnosed. It might be a pain in the future that you have been labeled with Autism.

I am not too sure on whether too not there is a correlation between TBDLism and Aspergers/HFA/Autism. Or whether it is just that there is a correlation between geekyness and Aspergers. Because a majority of the site members here are a bit geeky in one way or another. So we may ave to look else where of evidence to find a better conclusion.
Both are good points.

The prevalence of Asperger's among AB/DLs has been discussed on other forums, such as aby.com . However, as UnMarth points out, it might be due to other factors, such as geekyness.

Asperger's is addressed briefly in the Diapers and More survey, but we don't have any data yet. (The survey just went up this morning.)
 
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There do seem to be a lot of *B/DLs with a disorder on the autism spectrum, including asberger's, but without doing a formal study it's hard to say whether there are more than in the general population, or whether there's a connection between the two. Autism is being diagnosed more and more nowadays; 20-30 years ago, hardly anyone had heard of it.

I dunno. I know autism symptoms have to show up by the time a kid is 2 or 3 for diagnosis, but when I worked in public schools, it seemed like every socially awkward kid had some form of autism. Kids can't just be socially awkward or slow anymore, they have to have some kind of disability so regular teachers can put them off on a special ed teacher and avoid having to teach to more than one learning style.
 

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By no means am I accusing anyone here, just a general statement but from what I've seen on other forums that have asked the same question, most people who claim to have autism / aspergers are self-diagnosed, either for attention or just mistaken, tends to be the stereotypical 'geeks' who prefer to blame their social awkwardness on a brain disorder rather than for just being plain odd.

As for me I've never been diagnosed with autism, nor do I think I show any of the traits.
 
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By no means am I accusing anyone here, just a general statement but from what I've seen on other forums that have asked the same question, perhaps most people who claim to have autism / aspergers are self-diagnosed, either for attention or just mistaken, tends to be the stereotypical 'geeks' who prefer to blame their social awkwardness on a brain disorder rather than for just being plain odd.

As for me I've never been diagnosed with autism, nor do I think I show any of the traits.
Mmhmm... unless it's professionally diagnosed, I wouldn't go around claiming to have it. Fact is, for a while I actually did think I had aspergers. After reading a lot about it, it described me somewhat accurately and how I took to social situations. But after meeting someone who actually had it, it was more than clear that I did not have it. In the end, I just figured myself to be a fairly reserved person, especially around new people. It not that I don't run things through my head before I speak, I just have a slight preferences to letting other people put the effort in to get social. I'm really unphased by who I interact with, as long as they aren't demeaning, offensive, demanding or just plain outright idiots.
 

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I would say no. Its probly just a coincidence. I mean... This site would have so many more members if that was the case.
 

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most people who claim to have autism / aspergers...tend to be the stereotypical 'geeks' who prefer to blame their social awkwardness on a brain disorder rather than for just being plain odd.
That pretty much sums it up...when I was growing up autism meant you were severely mentally and socially messed up, not just a "geek". For God's sake, toddlers with autism have been known to build identical block towers of exact size, shape, and color. I always assumed a child with autism in diapers was in diapers because they could not be potty trained because of the autism...makes sense, no?

I had a friend in middle school whose little brother had autism. The kid was about 8 years old and he could not wipe his own butt (I'm not trying to be funny, he really couldn't). He was extremely hard to deal with, especially in public, hence why my friend wasn't with his family much.

I don't think Asperger's should be classified as a type of autism though...to me autism is much more serious than social awkwardness.
 

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I have Aspergers Syndrome! It's either a blessing or a curse...

Infact, I read two books on it, both were meant like for shrinks.

So, apparently, some children with aspergers can become so interested in one topic, that it can dominate part of their lives. For some it is trains, but some others, it might be the different shades of pink a car can have. For one child, he was so interested in this one topic in science, that he memorized the topic word-for-word from the science book...the teacher thought he was cheating on a test. Maybe thats something that can be applied to diapers, or pacifiers? Like, a great interest in the different textures that can be on pacifiers, and the different colors and opacities of them? Or perhaps, with diapers: How much can one diaper hold, compared to this other one, compared to this other one, or do the large Bambino's come with more prints on the back half than the medium?

I don't know, I was just really bored, maybe you can come up with some ideas too!

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*face palms so hard I slap myself in the face*

Wow, so people are now opening to a possible cause of autism as being an infantilism from just a few people who are both when there is several times the number of abuse victim infantilists and that issue has been shut out when brought up....interesting.....
 

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I have aspergers syndrome and am an abdl. In all honesty I do see a lot of similararities between aspergers and being an abdl but I'm not sure as to whether or not there is a connection there. I actually think that mine is more closely linked to the abuse I went through in the past than my aspergers is. It seems that aspergers just makes me make a mountain out of a mole hill with quite a few things in my life (among other difficulties it gives me) but being fully toilet trained and no problems in that area I dont see the connection.
 

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Personally I think "Aspergers" is just another label for society to stick on people who are different. Like ADD and all of that crap. If you aren't 100% average anymore there must be some kind of "disorder" or "syndrome" that you are a victim of.

What a load of crap.
 

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As a child of the 60s from a stereo-typical upper-middle class family (well, okay, not quite so stereo-typical since there were 7 of us kids, but anyway)...think "Leave it to Beaver" meets "The Brady Bunch"....Anyway...my point is...I don't have any disorders or syndromes...wasn't abused physically/verbally/mentally/sexually as a child...but somehow I'm still an AB....go figure!
 

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Personally I think "Aspergers" is just another label for society to stick on people who are different. Like ADD and all of that crap. If you aren't 100% average anymore there must be some kind of "disorder" or "syndrome" that you are a victim of.

What a load of crap.
There's a difference between being different to normal (which everyone is - no one is really "normal") and having a disorder. Society can misuse these disorders as labels for people who don't follow their idea of what's normal, like people thinking a kid has ADD because he doesn't want to do his homework. And that's a load of crap!

But what isn't a load of crap is people who actually suffer from these disorders. It can be a lot more than just a label - it can really affect someone's life.
 

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Personally I think "Aspergers" is just another label for society to stick on people who are different. Like ADD and all of that crap. If you aren't 100% average anymore there must be some kind of "disorder" or "syndrome" that you are a victim of.

What a load of crap.
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Careful there. It is real. AD/HD is scientifically proven.



from this article

There is also a different from of ADHD (type 6: Ring of Fire) which will show a drastically different image:



Which shows a lot more activity then normal.

Check http://www.amenclinics.com/bp/atlas/ch12.php for more brain scans of AD/HD people.

Contact me if you need more.
 

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I have been professionally diagnosed with Asburgers (finally) after moving schools. I've always known myself to be different compared to other people, and I tend to get along very well with those who are very much older than I am. I don't have a lot of friends who are around the same age as me.
 
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