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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.
    To answer OP's posed question about why people who are on the autism spectrum or have other communication and social disadvantages have extra time:

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    It isn't something 'deserved.' It's something necessary so that they have an equal opportunity to do as well as everyone else.


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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    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.
    :facepalm: autism is a spectrum. Everything about this thread shows you clearly know next to nothing about it.
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    (Original post by Clintbarton)
    Yes because obviously disabled people are all illiterate and will get poorer grades. What a disgustingly ignorant comment.

    And obviously disabled people have a choice, don't they? On whether or not they want to be disabled. I mean, it's totally a choice. (This is sarcasm. I feel I must point this out because people on this thread seem incapable of comprehending simple things.)


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    See you werent able to explain your post.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    One of the traits of autism and aspergers is that they are clueless as to when they are doing something considered socially inappropriate such as bragging or having bad personal hygiene. Please go and educate yourself on the autistic spectrum before calling people you don't know 'a-holes.'
    Although I don't have autism or experience working with autistic people, the autistic boy's caretaker or teacher should help him improve his personality. Autism or not, they is always room for improvement. Do I call people I don't know a-holes in rl? No. Did I call him an a-hole? Yes. Would I dislike an autistic guy who makes me feel bad about my low scores in school? Yes. Its pretty normal reaction/feeling to a bragger. T

    It has little to do with him being autistic and more with the way he cares himself when he succeeds. No offense, but I do not care if someone is a little different mentally. If I happen to find someone unlikable, I will not pretend I don't because they're a little different. If they are really viewed as equals then they are not protected from being disliked just like everyone else.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    Because our brains do take longer to function and aspergers often comes with other problems such as fine and gross motor skills which mean we write slower or even can't write using a pen at all.

    I agree that he should not be gloating about getting amazing grades but bare in mind one of the hallmarks of aspergers is that they are not socially wired up thus he may not realise he is alienating you or anyone else by bragging.

    (Source: I have aspergers myself)
    Many people with Autism will also have other learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia, which will make reading harder.

    Although I don't have autism or experience working with autistic people, the autistic boy's caretaker or teacher should help him improve his personality. Autism or not, they is always room for improvement.
    If only it was that simple...

    It seems as though most of you don't have a clue and are just bitter. I'm sure you'd change your tune if you were in that situation. Autism does affect the way you communicate. It can take me several attempts to read a question in order to actually understand it.
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    (Original post by Conservationofmass)
    Naa you can't take the piss out of him. Does annoy me that I can't say anything about him being a **** tho
    You're funny af


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    I would agree that logic is something that often lends itself with those with an ASD. But thoughts can get muddled and it can be difficult interpreting the relevant data from questions. (It's why I suspect I prefer pure to applied maths at A-level and Chemistry to Biology)

    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Okay. As I said before, it depends on the situation. Do you know anyone else who wanted to do 5?
    I'm actually an aspie that convinced my college to let me do 5 . So I find this situation amusing as I too used to be disliked because I was condescending and arrogant.
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    OP, you're an ignoramus and really should read up on autism before you make imbecilic threads such as this. Your willful ignorance astounds me, you're not an SEN specialist and therefore do not have the credentials to debate on whether this young man deserves extra time or not. Take a seat _/, and revise for your exams.
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    I'm not autistic, but I do suffer from dyslexia and dyspraxia and I get extra time, the use of a computer and rest breaks.

    I quite often don't need the extra time to be honest, and I am much better working on a computer, but until you have a disability it's hard to make a judgement. Maybe he gets rest breaks? You don't know that. I've never used them, but in the past (before diagnosed) really needed space to breath during an exam.
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    (Original post by SmileyVibe)
    Although I don't have autism or experience working with autistic people, the autistic boy's caretaker or teacher should help him improve his personality. Autism or not, they is always room for improvement. Do I call people I don't know a-holes in rl? No. Did I call him an a-hole? Yes. Would I dislike an autistic guy who makes me feel bad about my low scores in school? Yes. Its pretty normal reaction/feeling to a bragger. T

    It has little to do with him being autistic and more with the way he cares himself when he succeeds. No offense, but I do not care if someone is a little different mentally. If I happen to find someone unlikable, I will not pretend I don't because they're a little different. If they are really viewed as equals then they are not protected from being disliked just like everyone else.
    :facepalm:

    Autism and aspergers are not mental conditions, they are biological. It's an alternative wiring of the brain, not a mental illness.

    You can't 'improve' autism. It's not a curable condition. The only thing you can do with an autistic is to teach them how to act and fake it and the social rules of everyday life. You cannot rewire their brains to be truly neurotypicals

    You can't improve someone's personality unless they want to be improved either anymore than you could change an unwilling alcoholic
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Many people with Autism will also have other learning disabilities, such as Dyslexia, which will make reading harder.



    If only it was that simple...

    It seems as though most of you don't have a clue and are just bitter. I'm sure you'd change your tune if you were in that situation. Autism does affect the way you communicate. It can take me several attempts to read a question in order to actually understand it.
    Very true Tiger Rag, I forget just because I don't have it that others wouldn't.

    Imho just ignore him, it's obvious he doesn't have a clue about what aspergers really is and is likely just jealous of his classmates good grades. I got similar kind of hate in high school tbf and even accused of cheating
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    (Original post by Kvothe the arcane)
    I'm actually an aspie that convinced my college to let me do 5 . So I find this situation amusing as I too used to be disliked because I was condescending and arrogant.
    Me too(except for the condescending and arrogant part). I know two people from my college who didn't seem to be autistic and were allowed to take 5 though. One chose the same subjects as me I think but dropped one a few weeks into AS. One took a very close combination(geology instead of further maths). They shouldn't allow some people to take 5 and some not based on whether or not they're autistic.
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    (Original post by morgan8002)
    Me too(except for the condescending and arrogant part). I know two people from my college who didn't seem to be autistic and were allowed to take 5 though. One chose the same subjects as me I think but dropped one a few weeks into AS. One took a very close combination(geology instead of further maths). They shouldn't allow some people to take 5 and some not based on whether or not they're autistic.
    Definitely the aspergers didn't come into play. It was ability + passion.

    I was living alone at the time and worked hard and had a noticeable lack of sympathy for pupils who failed after being lazy. It didn't earn me many friends as you might imagine.
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    well I have autism and I don't get extra time however everyone with autism is different and they all have different struggles he may intelligent but he may struggle in exam conditions :/
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    I don't think its unfair it's just that some people take longer to read and proses the question than others so they need more time to be able to read the question. like when your running laps and some people start ahead of others because they are in the outer lanes and have further to run. if you see what I'm getting at
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    (Original post by punkroses)
    OP is just jealous. He shouldn't be, I have a physical disability, different, I know but I imagine autism is hard too. I get extra time in exams. I'd give that up ANY DAY, to be able to walk normally and to be able to concentrate properly on reading. My disability is mild compared to others and I CAN TELL YOU, even mild disabilities are terrible. And I'll tell you what else makes it WORSE, the lack of understanding among others like yourself. Be grateful for what you BOTH have got instead of complaining about extra time disabled people, who are ENTITLED to extra time get in exams.
    ANYONE can choose to write CERTAIN words in capitals, doesn't make their points VALID. Your points aren't.
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    :facepalm:

    Autism and aspergers are not mental conditions, they are biological. It's an alternative wiring of the brain, not a mental illness.

    You can't 'improve' autism. It's not a curable condition. The only thing you can do with an autistic is to teach them how to act and fake it and the social rules of everyday life. You cannot rewire their brains to be truly neurotypicals

    You can't improve someone's personality unless they want to be improved either anymore than you could change an unwilling alcoholic
    I wasn't comparing autism to depression or personality identity disorder. My point was having a condition or brain rewiring or whether doesn't mean that person is protected from being disliked. Improve autism?

    Telling an autistic kid to cool down on the bragging when he knows the people around him are doing badly is improving autism? Alrighty. His caretakers or teachers who help him cannot teach him bragging to other kids who are doing badly isn't nice thing to do is trying to fix him up? Alrighty.

    Did you overlook my point that having autism does not make someone less likely to be disliked or did you chose to ignore it and somehow make this a mental illness thing?

    I'm sorry if you got that impression.
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    (Original post by SmileyVibe)
    I wasn't comparing autism to depression or personality identity disorder. My point was having a condition or brain rewiring or whether doesn't mean that person is protected from being disliked. Improve autism?

    Telling an autistic kid to cool down on the bragging when he knows the people around him are doing badly is improving autism? Alrighty. His caretakers or teachers who help him cannot teach him bragging to other kids who are doing badly isn't nice thing to do is trying to fix him up? Alrighty.

    Did you overlook my point that having autism does not make someone less likely to be disliked or did you chose to ignore it and somehow make this a mental illness thing?

    I'm sorry if you got that impression.
    Do you actually know anything about Autism? I get the impression you don't.
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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.
    I have Asperger's, and it's crap that it takes you longer.

    That said, I got extra time in my exams because I'm dyslexic - I couldn't read or write as fluently as everyone else, even though I knew my stuff probably better.
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    (Original post by Tiger Rag)
    Do you actually know anything about Autism? I get the impression you don't.
    Autists can be told. Some even listen. I did.
 
 
 
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