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Caroline

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Caroline

I don't even know how to ask!

Well, I think my uncle (my father's brother) might be an Aspie and I don't know if I have to tell him about Aspergers, and if I do, how I can do it...

By the way, I think my father has a lot of traits too

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Arthur

Get them to see a psychologist, that's the only way I see of them accepting aspergers if they have it. I don't know any other way? 

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Caroline

Yes, but how do I talk about Aspergers in the first place?

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Arthur

Yes, but how do I talk about Aspergers in the first place?

Ah, you could talk about how you think he has some of your characteristics that you have. And relate to him, I'm not sure really? Or try to look for documentary's or books on Aspergers. He might relate to it maybe.

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Alex

Yes, but how do I talk about Aspergers in the first place?

 

Well, I assume you haven't told him about your diagnosis (that's how it sounds to me atleast), so I think what I'd do to begin with, is to say to him... "You know, I have this thing called Aspergers syndrome..." And then tell him a bit about it, maybe see how he reacts to it. Just open up to him, and tell him a little about Aspergers and how it affects you.

 

But I think it should also depend on how well you know your father's brother. Your 'relationship' with him. Do you see him often? Do you get along well? It all depends on that, in my opinion.

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Nesf

It depends on how close you are to him, as Alex says... if you know him well you could tell him your diagnosis, and talk about the characteristics. Perhaps look at a website about AS together, or talk about how you realised you had it. If he has AS he'll recognise the traits in himself and realise he has it.

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HalfFull

Maybe bring up your own AS somehow and tell him all the traits that you both have without saying that you think that he has these traits. It could get him thinking. If he gets defensive and asks if you're trying to tell him hes Aspie, just say "Only you can decide that".

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brookeloveslotr

Maybe suggest talking to a specialist doctor or psychologist.

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magus

as long as he is not a hypochondriac, when I learn about Asperger's, it made a lot of sense, if he has it, he will not be in denial, if he is then he has something else. 

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Saveyourscissors

as long as he is not a hypochondriac, when I learn about Asperger's, it made a lot of sense, if he has it, he will not be in denial, if he is then he has something else.

Disagree that's just a personal opinion. I was In denial when I got diagnosed. Not everyone is ready to hear it accept it or whatever. Now how ever I am learning to accept it and see it in a better light.

I probably wouldn't say anything as he may take it badly but if he is actually aware something's different and wants answers then point him in the right direction? :)

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