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  1. 2 points
    As regards the specific allegations about Asperger we need to be cautious - they may well be contested. Speaking more generally though there are all too many instances of people who have made great contributions in many fields whom we later discover have also done some dreadful things. An achievement remains an achievement irrespective of what the person has done elsewhere in their life although I would accept that it can be hard to look upon such a person in a positive way if we later discover such information. In some cases their reputation is destroyed. We'll have to wait and see what happens in this case but if the allegations are found to be well-grounded - or at least not disproved - the condition would almost certainly be renamed. In recent years there has been a movement to drop the specific diagnosis of AS and replace it more broadly with autism. i feel this is a good move for various reasons apart from the issues mentioned above. Many people in society still have little idea what Asperger's Syndrome is - some may even think it refers to a mental or physical illness. The term "syndrome" also suggests an illness, disease or disorder which we are trying to get away from. I prefer now to refer to "autistic spectrum difference" which I feel is less judgemental and clearly makes the broader link to autism which I feel is better (though far from perfectly) understood. There is of course the issue of trying to distinguish between types of autism and the term Asperger's Syndrome was useful in a highlighting a specific form. "High functioning autism" is not always considered the same as AS but may be a better term to use instead although we know the term "high functioning" can give the false impression that those with the condition have few difficulties in life. There are other alternative possibilities for names but I feel one which specifically refers to autism is necessary.
  2. 2 points
    i would certainly agree with David that diagnosis - and non-diagnosis - does not end the matter. Diagnosis of AS remains a very inexact process and much depends on the perspective (and competence) of the clinician. Some people are wrongly told they don't have AS but there are others who are wrongly diagnosed as having it. There's no easy solution to this as the criteria for diagnosis depend on interpretation. Diagnosis has certainly widened considerably over the last few decades and Hans Asperger probably conceived it as having a much narrower interpretation to refer to children with profound difficulties. It is good that we have recognised in more recent times how autism can affect broader sections of the population and that those people can receive recognition of being affected and get some support (unfortunately often rather limited but a step in the right direction). While more people are being diagnosed with ASD some who have the condition do miss out and I would recommend anyone who feels this has happened to get a second opinion although I know that may not be easy to obtain. After weighing up the evidence a clinician may correctly decide that someone doesn't have AS. However although they may not pass the "threshold" they may still have elements of the condition and these need to be recognised.
  3. 1 point
    Nobody really knows where Asperger's true political views lay but, yes, it's correct to say the whole Asperger phenomenon owes its research to the Nazi regime. Ultimately the idea was to eradicate all those children suspected of being imperfect. That includes the mentally ill. Asperger's job was to collect a range of children with obvious defects in order to determine whether they served any purpose whatsoever or should be eradicated. It seems clear what did interest the researchers about the children was the much discussed lack of "empathy" which I imagine appealed to the current party. Also the scientific bent of the children and the unorthodox intelligence test results. Not only was Asperger involved but also the Lebensborn children who were supposed to be a future perfect generation. I found out by curiosity one of my favourite actresses Marta Kristen was one of those children. The Nazi Party was deeply involved in the study of ESP so after the war defeat of Germany much of the research ended up in the USSR. Other research ended up in America so both the USSR and America used the research in Nazi Germany for the study of ESP. Not only that, but America's V" rocket (that saved the Apollo Space program) was a German research project. That includes most of the NASA Apollo team as well. From the original post, this seems to have come as something as a shock and probably upsetting. I think its safe to say these children would be used merely as a stepping stone to try and produce different types of human beings. There would have been some attempt perhaps to "breed out" the bad stuff such as the rages and stims but try and encourage the lack of empathy and the dedication to fields of interest. The good news? We are where we are today. Since those times I think we learned (or ought to have learned) it's folly to mess with nature and genes. Look at how German Shepherd dogs went on to develop severe hip mobility issues (it happened to my own Shepherd). Besides, I happen to think defects exist for a reason anyway. Someone elsewhere had this to say: "The torturous acts committed by the Nazis happened in the past, and I believe I speak for everyone else here when I say that they should stay in the past. Bringing up evidence from such unethical experiments into modern day research is wrong and disrespectful to those who have died, and those who survived, the holocaust. With over 14% of doctors in the U.S being Jewish, I doubt anyone would support examining the human experiments to find little to no new information." Maybe the feeling got strong enough to want to break from association with Asperger. "
  4. 1 point
    I think so far as concerns me personally I seem to have discovered something unusual about autism. One thing is for sure I experience part of it very differently to others. Not that I don't get the same main symptoms such as sensory issues, empathy and non verbal language. I get all of that but there is one big difference. I won't say what it is but suffice it to say all this started out as a puzzle. It took many years to first realise I don't process information in any way similar to normal people. I thought all people were the same so the tricky bit was identifying the differences. Then it was a gradual process. Psychologists will look at all of this academically by comparing data and drawing similarities based on how all people react to stress. To me though part of this is like discussing how you ride a bike but never experiencing getting on one and pedaling. It is as hard for me to understand neurotypical thought because really that way of processing information is alien. Although I am not good at diagnosing other people I can at least connect all the dots that relate to my own experience. Part of this I can associate with other people on the AS spectrum but not the full scope of it. I also have a theory that Hans Asperger was researching autism for motives beyond merely trying to decide if the defect merited elimination.
  5. 1 point
    I stumbled upon the website of Candice Hilligoss which is here: http://www.candacehilligoss.com/ This turns out to be quite an interesting site for me as it features interviews with the cast and director. There is also an on-site location tour of the movie site. The funny thing is this was Candice Hilligoss's only big on screen role and she never became an established actress. I always had a kind of interest in actors who appeared in older movies.
  6. 1 point
    Here is a clip from Carnival Of Souls. You find that such clips get hardly any comments on sites like YouTube. It's an old movie, of course, and older movies contained far more psychological content and deeper plots than modern films. In this clip Mary opens up to her psychologist. I recall when I first saw this scene, all I could think was, "Wow, that's just how I feel!". Notice, though, when the psychologist turns around at the end of the scene, reality suddenly shifts again and Mary turns out to be in her car. The guy who scripted the movie was Herk Harvey and I tried reading all I could about his personal history and artistic interest. I really found nothing to indicate to suggest he had any connection to either psychology or any signs of personal symptoms of A.S. "He grew up in Waverly, Illinois and in Fort Collins and was a graduate of Fort Collins High School before serving in the U.S. Navy as a Quartermaster, 3rd Class, during World War II, during which time he was studying chemical engineering. 'But when I got out," Harvey has said, "I decided that wasn't for me and so I went into the theater.'"
  7. 1 point
    Hi everyone, I only found this forum yesterday and this is my first post. This is a topic of particular interest to me and I think my views on this topic are worth sharing so here I am. Most people who know me are aware that I have been struggling with anxiety and depression for a long time. This is something I have been speaking about since the beginning of the year. My struggles with depression and anxiety ultimately led me to consider that I may be on the autism spectrum and I have since been formally diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Many people that I have spoken to have been extremely surprised to learn that I was suffering from depression and anxiety, and they have all been supportive and understanding. For the most part they have been quite willing to listen to what I have to say and many people have shared their own stories with me. When I received a positive diagnosis of AS I 'came out' fairly publicly. I shared the information on Facebook so now pretty much everyone who knows me, knows that I have Asperger's. I had told my employer almost immediately upon suspecting it. This was not as hard for me as it would be for many people as I work for a very supportive company, I have excellent managers and I had been keeping them up to date on my difficulties with depression and anxiety, so informing them when I began to suspect I had Asperger's was easy. None of this was decided on the spur of the moment mind you. I spent a great deal of time deciding exactly how I was going to disclose this information and what I was going to say. I thought about disclosing just to my work, family and closest friends. I thought about all the potential ramifications of those decisions too. Even though my decision to disclose to my employer was an easy one I made sure to research the legalities of that decision so I knew my rights and responsibilities as well as those of my employer (I would urge anyone else in that situation to do the same). The decision to disclose over Facebook was something I thought about for months and I had decided that if I received a diagnosis of HFA or AS that I would disclose on Facebook within a few days of receiving said diagnosis. I know that not everyone on the spectrum would have the luxury of being able to disclose this information so publicly. I am very lucky to work for the company that I do, and I think that for many people on the spectrum concerns about employment and potential future employment might stop them. I felt that because I did not have to fear losing my job I should not fear disclosing this information to anyone. I also feel that as someone who is on the spectrum and who has finished a degree at university and held down a job almost continuously throughout my adult life, that my story is worth sharing and that I should share, because like Taylor Lee I would like to help people. Another decision that I made prior to my diagnosis was that I would advocate for awareness and acceptance of autism in any way I can. This decision combined with my employment situation largely informed my decision about disclosure. I hope that by sharing my story publicly I can continue the good work done by many other autistic individuals to remove some of the stigma that surrounds the words autism and Asperger's and to help as many people with those conditions as possible. To this end I have started a YouTube channel where I will share stories about strategies I have developed to cope with the difficulties I face day to day and how I have been successful at university and in finding and retaining gainful employment (link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3IE771K5kJE0K9quWp3HbQ) So that's my story. A bit long winded but I had a lot to say. I hope this helps you with your decision Taylor Lee
  8. 1 point
    First and foremost let me say that this post is in no way meant to diminish Willow's wonderful card, I have one of those as well as this one and it is Willows one that I would voluntarily show to someone unofficial i.e. a shopkeeper. However in the even that you are questioned by the police or something this official card might be useful... there is one for Scotland too and some English counties also have them but as I am not from those places I don't have all the links... feel free to add them if you do and perhaps if we can get a complete list together then some nice admin can amend the title and pin it but as I only have the welsh links at the moment I have put it in the title to save people looking in here and being disappointed. So this is the site: http://www.asdinfowales.co.uk/home.php?page_id=6406 It has a download link for a Word Document for your appropriate region: Dyfed, Powys, Gwent, North Wales and South Wales. If you don't have Word you can download a free program called Open Office here: http://www.openoffice.org/download/ They don't require any evidence of your condition it is just a simple form asking for your name, date of birth, address, contact information, in case of emergency contact, and there is room for you to add any relevant information like associated conditions. The card itself is the size of a credit card but not quite the same quality although it is very sturdy (Willow's is definitely better quality though), one side is in English the other Welsh (Cymraig). Here are Scan's of my card so you can see what it says/looks like: English: Welsh/Cymraig:
  9. 1 point
    Several times, that sounds bad doesn't it... it isn't really though some are even a bit funny... When I was 19 I had a knife on me... not like a bad knife or anything just a small folding one, I had been camping with a friend and gone straight to work then I had gone out with some work mates after work and we ended up going into a club (I hate clubs but I occasionally get dragged along). Anyway obviously the bouncer took the knife which I was fine with cause I didn't like need it or anything (I'm seriously not going to stab anyone) but when I left they refused to give it back (they also took some of my medicine from the doctor that they wouldn't give back). I argued about it for a while not aggressively or anything I was being reasonable but I wanted my stuff back now that I was leaving the club and they refused so I phoned the police and told them they were stealing. I went home and a few weeks later I went to the police station to collect my stuff and I was put under arrest. I explained why I had the knife on me how I had been camping then gone straight to work then out and how I was fine about them not letting me take it in the club but I wanted it back when I left to go home, turns out that it is illegal to carry that kind of knife without a good reason (cause you had to like release it to fold it closed, everything else was fine it was under the 3 inches etc I thought it was just a penknife but you can carry this knife if you are going camping or fishing)... I was questions and I had to sign a statement but I wasn't charged (I'm still not sure if I was given a formal warning I may have been) but they did give it back after I explained. They even told me to carry a different kind of knife lol, I don't usually carry one at all but I do usually take one walking or whatever cause you never know it might be really imoportant! Next time I was in my early 20's and I saw 5 or 6 girls kicking the hell out of one girl on the floor which I thought was wrong I mean this girl wasn't fighting back or anything and she was already pretty badly hurt so even if there was a genuine reason like she started the fight or something I mean clearly it was time to stop so I kind of stepped in and said "OK I think you have made your point now" they all stepped back and this poor girl kind of latched onto me so I took her into a chip shop that was well lit and empty to try and calm her down, she was clearly very distraught (understandably) but she just kept yelling at me and biting me and stuff and I have to admit after a few minutes of calmly trying to reason with her I wasn't coping very well with her yelling and biting, the yelling mostly it was a small shop and it was really loud and bothering me, so I kind of hit her off me and walked out, but I had to give a full statement to the police when they arrived I wasn't arrested or anything though. Just goes to show I guess that you shouldn't always help people but I think I did the right thing trying to help even if it didn't work out? Some time around then (also in my early 20's) I was at home in my ground floor flat in the middle of a city when I heard and felt this really big bang/reverberation... it like shook the building so I went outside and a big black taxi had driven through he shop window next door and was literally parked inside the building. I had to give a statement but they waited 6 months before they asked me for it so I didn't really remember faces and stuff by then. A few years ago I was driving late at night and some drunk lads (it was a Friday or Saturday night) were running into the road on a 60 mph section of A road near where I now live and it is a really dark section with no street lights and they were throwing things at oncoming cars. I stopped at a petrol station not far from there and I phoned the police to report it not cause I wanted them to get into trouble but because I was really worried that a car might swerve the wrong way or even be coming the other way and not see them and seriously hurt them if not kill someone not to mention that the car might swerve and have an accident without involving them. But instead of what I expected you know a few stern words and a lift safely home, the police arrested them and made them spend the night in the cells, it turns out the lads were ripping out the cats eye units from the middle of the road and throwing those at cars, although they weren't charged (cause I couldn't identify them) I did have to give a statement. Just 2 years ago I was at my mums house and there was a big commotion in the lane at the back of her house and she went out to see what was happening and I followed her cause I was kind of worried for her and the police were at the top of the lane trying to disperse a crowd of school kids (it was quite late at night) one of them saw me in his flash light and he called me over, he kept the really bright flash light in my face too which I hate cause they are so bright and they essentially blind you to anything behind the light, but I went up and I was trying to explain that my mum lives there and he clearly didn't believe me... he thought I was one of the bloody school kids (I was 30 at the time!) I had to call my mum over to vouch for me and I had to show him my driving licence to prove I wasn't a wayward teen before he let me go back inside! Then just a few weeks ago I was at my boyfriends house and I had gone outside to have a cigarette at the back of his house and I could hear this girl crying and really upset telling someone else about how some boys had sexually assaulted her so I went out the front to find out what happened and she was just 14 years old, I phoned her mum and got her back home safe and her mum obviously took her to the hospital and got the police involved and again I had to give a statement, but the girl refused to cooperate, I don't really blame her she was in school with 2 of the 3 boys and I now live in a remote part of Wales and I can imagine the kind of hell it would be to go through that kind of thing when you are just 14. And that doesn't even count the times I have been pulled over in my car for driving around late at night (anyone would think it is a crime to drive), or even just walking my dog late at night! So yeah you could say I have had a few encounters with the police over the years although you can probably put most of it down to me having spent most of my time living in the middle of a student city. That is ridiculous as if you would phone emergency services if you had illegal substances on you! That's quite OK it's good to reiterate it anyway but I wasn't sure if you were telling me off
  10. 1 point
    Oh I missed some (that will teach me for copying and pasting) Social/Relationships: Perceived to be cold-natured and self-centered; unfriendly People definitely perceive me as cold I am very logical and I don't always respond with any emotions or the appropriate emotion. I'm not self-centered and have never been accused of it. I am unfriendly, I tend to keep people at a distance in real life, I am easily frustrated by others and I don't have much patience, I can also say things (like a statement of fact) that is taken as rudeness. Can be very shy or mute Yes although I am adept at hiding my shyness behind a mask. Definitely go mute when I am worried or anxious.
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    Appearannce/Personal Habits: Dresses comfortably due to sensory issues and practicality Yep – jeans or combats and a t-shirt sometimes with a hoody. Will not spend much time on grooming and hair. Hairstyles usually have to be ‘wash and wear’. Can be quite happy not grooming at all at times Yep, wash and wear pretty much sums it up. Only wear make-up if I am going to a ‘social event’ I can’t get out of it is kind of a mask. Eccentric personality; may be reflected in appearance Yeah I’m pretty eccentric. Is youthful for her age, in looks, dress, behaviour and tastes I actually still get asked for ID regularly even though I am 32 although I never associated this with AS. I guess I have always dressed this way and I still like the things I have always liked but I don’t know that they are especially youthful pursuits. Usually a little more expressive in face and gesture than male counterparts Yeah I guess I am quite expressive although from others comments on this I don’t think it in any way portrays what I am thinking/feeling. May have many androgynous traits despite an outwardly feminine appearance. Thinks of herself as half male/half female Umm no I think of myself as a complete tom boy in every way except my outwardly feminine appearance. May not have a strong sense of identity, and can be very chameleon–like I would definitely say I am chameleon-like I usually think of it as a cut stone a different facet for different situations. Enjoys reading and films as a retreat, often sci-fi, fantasy, children’s, can have favourites which are a refuge I use reading (primarily Fantasy) to escape but my other escapism is games. Uses control as a stress management technique: rules, discipline, rigid in certain habits, which will contradict her seeming unconventionality I’m definitely very OCD, perhaps even controlling but only about myself/my environment. Usually happiest at home or in other controlled environment Absolutely. My house or my boyfriend’s house, and my car don’t know why but I love my car it is a refuge and an escape route. Intellectual/Giftedness/Education/Vocation: May have been diagnosed as autistic when young, or may have been thought of as gifted, shy, sensitive etc... May also have had obvious or severe learning deficits Hmm this is an odd one, I was born in Wales and my first language was Welsh I wasn't taught to read or write English at all and so I was self-taught in reading English but I think that is an unusual situation. As for gifted I was given an IQ test when I was about 5 and scored very high which meant MENSA wanted me to attend their school but I didn't go and although I excelled at some subjects I was terrible at ones I disliked or found boring and I would be very surprised if this wasn't the same experience most HFA/AS have. Often musical and/or artistic Not really, I like music but I don’t have any talent for it although I do play drums I think that isn't quite what this means, and I am not very artistic, my talents are more math/science/logic based. May have a savant or strong talent(s) I don’t think savant is the right word at all but I do have some strong talents (doesn't everyone?) I also have a freaky memory which I have always assumed was AS related. May have strong interest in computers, games, science, graphic design, inventing, things of technological and visual nature. More verbal thinkers may gravitate to writing, languages, cultural studies and psychology Extremely strong interest in Computers, Games, Science and Making things (inventing isn't the right word for me… I often think of new things to solve problems but never actually proceed to making them but I like to build stuff like radio’s or orrery’s). May be a self-taught reader, been hyperlexic as a child, and will possess a wide variety of other self-taught skills Opps see above regarding reading… I did teach myself a lot of programming languages and stuff though. May be highly educated but will have had to struggle with social aspects of college. May have one or partial degrees I struggle with any formal education, I never progress far enough to be challenged so I have given up trying on that front. Can be very passionate about a course of study or job, and then change direction or go completely cold on it very quickly Yeah, I almost fall in love with a new job but it wears off in about 6 months and it’s all downhill from then on. Will often have trouble holding onto a job and may find employment daunting Indeed Highly intelligent, yet sometimes can be slow to comprehend due to sensory and cognitive processing issues Yeah sometimes I seem to be coming in from a different angle to whoever I am listening to. Will not do well with verbal instruction - needs to write down or draw diagram I certainly prefer to have things written down. Will have obsessions but they are not as unusual as her male counterparts (less likely to be a trainspotter) Umm I’m not really sure about this… I definitely have obsessions, lots of them but I am not sure they are ‘usual’ my long-standing obsessions are Stones/Rocks, Dragons, Computers & Fantasy Emotional/Physical: Emotionally immature and emotionally sensitive I don’t really understand what this means so I can’t answer. Anxiety and fear are predominant emotions I definitely suffer from anxiety but I am not sure about fear. More open to talking about feelings and emotional issues than males with AS Absolutely not! I am completely uncomfortable talking about that stuff. Strong sensory issues – sounds, sights, smells, touch, and prone to overload (less likely to have taste/food texture issues as males) I don’t like loud noise or bright light, I loath being touched and I am hyper sensitive about being watched, I hate being in cramped crowded places where there are people all around. I’m not aware of any issues with smell or taste but I don’t like some food textures although I always assumed that was just personal preference rather than being an AS thing. Moody and prone to bouts of depression. May have been diagnosed as bi-polar or manic depressive (common comorbid diagnosis’ of AS/autism) while the AS diagnosis was missed Others always describe me as moody although I don’t see it that way, definitely get very bad bouts of depression. Probably given several different prescriptions to treat symptoms. Will be very sensitive to medications and anything else she puts in her body so may have had adverse reactions I’m not really sure what ‘sensitive to medications’ means I take medicine cause I am better when I take it than when I don’t but most med’s don’t seem to work on me like they do on other people again I never associated this with AS I just figured I have a weird metabolism or an over active liver :S 9 out of 10 have mild to severe Gastro-intestinal difficulties e.g. ulcers, acid reflux, IBS ect. Huh! Yes, however again I had NO IDEA this was linked in anyway to AS! This is turning into a most informative process! Stims to soothe when sad or agitated: rocking, face-rubbing, humming, finger flicking, leg bouncing, finger or foot-tapping Aye. I rock mostly when I am in pain but also if I am very agitated, I ‘jig’ my legs (leg-bouncing) and I flick my fingers. I also bite my lips… no idea if this is common. Similarly physical when happy, hand flapping, clapping, jumping, singing, running around, dancing, bouncing Yes but less so… I jump or bounce when I am happy or excited but I am not usually happy or excited so this isn't common with me. Prone to temper or crying meltdowns, even in public, sometimes over seemingly small things due to sensory or emotional overload My initial response to this is NO! I am very uncomfortable with any emotional expression in public however when I got to one of my lowest points I was breaking down into tears in public… I found this absolutely humiliating and I basically wanted to run away and never return. As for temper I think I have pretty good control of my temper most of the time (see below). Hates injustice and hates to be misunderstood, this can incite anger and rage I do obviously hate injustice (don’t most people?) I suppose I get frustrated and impatient when misunderstood but I would say that although I can and occasionally do get angry or enraged it takes a lot to get me that riled. Prone to mutism when stressed or upset, especially after a meltdown. Less likely to stutter than male counterparts but may have raspy voice, monotone at times, when stressed or sad Definitely prone to being mute when I am stressed or upset, I king of pull in and think stuff through until I can deal with it. I do get a really raspy voice but again I have never associated it with AS I always assumed it was a sore throat or if I have talked a lot (since I don’t usually do that). Social/Relationships: Word and actions are often misunderstood by others Yeah Is very outspoken at times, may get very fired up when talking about passions/obsessive interests Yeah Like her male counterpart, will shut down in social situations once overloaded, but is generally better at socializing in small doses. May even give the appearance of ‘skilled’, but it is a ‘performance’ Yep Doesn’t go out much. Will prefer to go out with partner only or children if she has them No kids and not planning on any. I don’t like going out at all, I will when I have to if it is something I have to attend I usually prefer going alone since if someone goes with me they will make conversation and try to make me feel better when to be honest I just want to be left alone. When I do go out socially and it is very rare I tend to prefer just meeting/going with one person but I can do groups if I have to but I definitely pull out one of my other facets (see above) for that. Will not have many girlfriends and will not do ‘girly’ things like shopping with them or have get-togethers to ‘hang out’ I don’t have any female friends, I don’t like girly things… just not my thing. As for Shopping I consider it a chore just like housework… another drudgery to be endured (in fact I probably prefer housework). I never ‘hang-out’ I don’t understand the point of it. Will have a close friend or friends in school, but not once adulthood is reached I did have close friends into my adulthood but I am pretty much a complete recluse these days and I mainly interact online. May or may not want to have a relationship. If she is in a relationship, she probably takes it very seriously but she may choose to remain celibate or alone I never did want to have a relationship I have managed to find myself in them on occasion however, to be honest I quite like being single however my current relationship is now in its eighth year and we are still happy although I have to say that is mainly down to his patience, lack of neediness and easy going nature (and for the record he doesn't have any Autism Spectrum Disorder that I know of). Due to sensory issues, will either really enjoy sex or strongly dislike it Yep If she likes a male, she can be extremely, noticeably awkward in her attempts to let him know, e.g. she may stare when she sees him or call him repeatedly. This is because she fixates and doesn’t understand societal gender roles. This will change with maturity Not really sure about this, I don’t ever remember making an idiot of myself over a bloke but then I was pretty mature (17) when I decided I liked guys at all until then I was pretty much uninterested in anything that added complications to life. To be honest my problems in this department is usually being oblivious when someone likes me. Often prefers the company of animals, but not always due to sensory issues Absolutely but again I never associated this with AS. EDIT: Hopefully I have fixed the icky layout
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    Note that the eugenics was more widely accepted at that time than today, and it was primarily among the left. Also, did Hans Asperger actually support it for a substantial portion of his life? Did he still support it by the time he identified the syndrome named after him? Surely his contribution to medical research is way more significant than his sending children we consider innocent to be detained, etc.
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