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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    I just fail to see how someone having a condition which enhances his intelligence and mathematical ability means he should get more time than the rest of us, especially when he ****ing gloats about it, pisses me right off and more so because you can't say anything to him
    Autism enhances intelligence? It means people have to try and work even harder to fit in with the 'norm', as I'm sure you take the piss out of him if he acts a little strange, so in reality if the choice he's made is to be intelligent you must respect that
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    First of all, why should I have to revise more than him, when I am less intelligent than him, and get less time...social life is irrelevant it's an exam ffs. Oh don't worry, he certainly boasts, funny when my mate who is really smart beats him and he just has this look of wanting to murder someone on his face.

    Bit hard to compete with someone that has a condition that makes his ability better than mine... he's not exactly "autistic" it just falls under that, for example the other autistic kid does actually need it, get's the same time as the kid that obviously don't, how is that fair to the people that actually need it, or people that don't get it. Can you get extra time for handwriting btw?, mine is ****ing terrible but I just have to put up with it, or the markers do anyway heh
    Because you're dumber and if you want to be as good as him then you better work your ass off to get there smh stop complaining.
    See your mate is really smart but you have no hatred for him - only cos the dude gets extra time (idk why you think you can decide who gets and who doesn't get extra time since you ain't a doctor) and cos the dude is happy with his grades and likes to show them off. Let him, he earned them he can say/ do whatever he wants :lol: work hard and get good grades and boast about them as well if you want.
    Just stop crying cos it aint gonna get you extra time - go revise :lol:
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    (Original post by ILOOKATU)
    females aren't effected as much as males
    When they say females aren't as affected as males they mean the proportion of people, Like for every 4 or 5 autistic people only one will be female. it has nothing to do with how severely we are affected by said disability and it's affects.
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    a kid in my school, has aspergers or whatever it's called. He's more intelligent than anyone in the school, and retains information without doing hardly/much work and get's amazing grades. But the thing that gets me, is that he has an extra half an hour in every exam, despite him getting nearly 100 percent in everything and being predicted A*'s, he's excuse is that it takes his brain longer to function(which is bs he's quicker than everyone in class and is always on the last question when we leave). Then if he beats one of us in an exam, he gets really cocky and gloats about it. I feel this is pretty unfair.
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    Why shouldn't I get extra time, I may forget things that may come back to me later...yeah he's a right c u next tuesday about it. thing is he's not like the other kid with aspergers that obviously needs it, like he has to have someone with him all the time and spasms, but this other kid is fine and only thing proper wrong is being socially awkward.
    You've got this so damn wrong.

    As someone with aspergers syndrome I can assure you that our brains do in fact process information slower than neurotypical brains do. People with aspergers/autism really struggle to interpret things like the wording of questions and pretty much everything social. As a result of this, we need more time to actually be able to understand what the question's saying, hence the extra time being given. The criteria for getting extra time is very strict. He wouldn't have received the extra time if he didn't need it.

    I appreciate that you think it's unfair, but unless you actually have autism/aspergers you cannot comprehend what it's like. Take myself for example. Most people have no idea I'm autistic because I've learnt to read and mimic body language and speech patterns, that sort of thing. All they see is an eccentric nerd who seems to know everything in science and nothing about anything else*. What they don't see is the headaches I have trying to translate human into Peroxidation-speak each day and the exhaustion it all causes. As with all translations it takes time to do, especially if it's in another alphabet. For me, written words might as well be in ancient greek because it takes me quite a long time to interpret them.

    Of course that doesn't excuse him being an arrogant little sod, but you can't penalise him because you don't like him.

    *I have actually been described this way in conversations I've overheard, though I should point out that my knowledge is negligible compared to our collective knowledge. None can ever claim to know everything about science. I must also add that I am indeed awful at everything else, science just happens to be my thing.
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    (Original post by z33)
    Because you're dumber and if you want to be as good as him then you better work your ass off to get there smh stop complaining.
    See your mate is really smart but you have no hatred for him - only cos the dude gets extra time (idk why you think you can decide who gets and who doesn't get extra time since you ain't a doctor) and cos the dude is happy with his grades and likes to show them off. Let him, he earned them he can say/ do whatever he wants :lol: work hard and get good grades and boast about them as well if you want.
    Just stop crying cos it aint gonna get you extra time - go revise :lol:
    and my mate doesn't gloat....
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    (Original post by Peroxidation)
    You've got this so damn wrong.

    As someone with aspergers syndrome I can assure you that our brains do in fact process information slower than neurotypical brains do. People with aspergers/autism really struggle to interpret things like the wording of questions and pretty much everything social. As a result of this, we need more time to actually be able to understand what the question's saying, hence the extra time being given. The criteria for getting extra time is very strict. He wouldn't have received the extra time if he didn't need it.

    I appreciate that you think it's unfair, but unless you actually have autism/aspergers you cannot comprehend what it's like. Take myself for example. Most people have no idea I'm autistic because I've learnt to read and mimic body language and speech patterns, that sort of thing. All they see is an eccentric nerd who seems to know everything in science and nothing about anything else*. What they don't see is the headaches I have trying to translate human into Peroxidation-speak each day and the exhaustion it all causes. As with all translations it takes time to do, especially if it's in another alphabet. For me, written words might as well be in ancient greek because it takes me quite a long time to interpret them.

    Of course that doesn't excuse him being an arrogant little sod, but you can't penalise him because you don't like him.

    *I have actually been described this way in conversations I've overheard, though I should point out that my knowledge is negligible compared to our collective knowledge. None can ever claim to know everything about science. I must also add that I am indeed awful at everything else, science just happens to be my thing.
    Might be worth pointing out the subject is maths
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    and my mate doesn't gloat....
    Still not getting you extra time x3
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    (Original post by z33)
    Still not getting you extra time x3
    Actually I'm going to go in friday and try to get it for handwriting and write really slowly.
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    https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-cor...-and-Aspergers
    So mathematical ability is better....
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    Actually I'm going to go in friday and try to get it for handwriting and write really slowly.
    Can you get it for hand writing? Bc hunny I need an extra hour xDD
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    People with autism find it more difficult to block out distractions and concentrate on the task at hand - a flickering light, an uncomfortable chair, a spelling mistake on the paper could all lead him to not perform at his best.

    I think the attitude to take is if he gets 25% extra time, don't you think his condition makes his academic life 25% more difficult than yours?
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    (Original post by TheGrammarGuru)
    Autism enhances intelligence? It means people have to try and work even harder to fit in with the 'norm', as I'm sure you take the piss out of him if he acts a little strange, so in reality if the choice he's made is to be intelligent you must respect that
    Naa you can't take the piss out of him. Does annoy me that I can't say anything about him being a **** tho
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    (Original post by z33)
    Can you get it for hand writing? Bc hunny I need an extra hour xDD
    Mines terrible and barely readable if I have now write quick, like in an essay. Some people have laptops but I dunno bout doing graphs on a laptop..
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    a kid in my school, has aspergers or whatever it's called. He's more intelligent than anyone in the school, and retains information without doing hardly/much work and get's amazing grades. But the thing that gets me, is that he has an extra half an hour in every exam, despite him getting nearly 100 percent in everything and being predicted A*'s, he's excuse is that it takes his brain longer to function(which is bs he's quicker than everyone in class and is always on the last question when we leave). Then if he beats one of us in an exam, he gets really cocky and gloats about it. I feel this is pretty unfair.
    No offence bro, but that is none of your concern. Your main focus should be aiming to improve your grade. Whilst your concerning yourself about him, he's probably revising his butt off
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    Mines terrible and barely readable if I have now write quick, like in an essay. Some people have laptops but I dunno bout doing graphs on a laptop..
    tis a maths exam doe T_T
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    No offence bro, but that is none of your concern. Your main focus should be aiming to improve your grade. Whilst your concerning yourself about him, he's probably revising his butt off
    Surely it would piss you off though?,especially when someone gloats to you, knowing you got less, in a condescending manner. One time he did it to my friend and he said "if I got an extra 20 minutes I would have got that..." lol
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    https://www.quora.com/Is-there-a-cor...-and-Aspergers
    So mathematical ability is better....

    Pft, dude i'm having to re-take my GCSE maths next year due to only getting a D a couple of years ago when I took the exam.

    I don't know where this whole "Austic's have magically maths abilities" thing came from, but I call total Bull***t on it.
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    Scratch that I do know where the stereotype came from, the bloody rain man. That movie should burnt.
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    (Original post by z33)
    tis a maths exam doe T_T
    I was thinking for economics
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    I was thinking for economics
    Go ahead, lemme know how it goes xD
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    Actually I'm going to go in friday and try to get it for handwriting and write really slowly.
    You can't get extra time for just writing slow I think, you'd have to have a medical condition that causes it. It would be easier just to revise than convince loads of people you have something wrong with you medically.
 
 
 
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