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great. dd is a failure at being autistic.

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TaggieCampbellBlack Mon 12-Nov-12 21:12:32

apparently.... I'm taking it with a pinch of salt but someone must have said similar.

A TA at school, 'DD what are you good at? People like you are supposed to be good at something'.

confused and a bit angry

ProcrastinatingPanda Mon 12-Nov-12 21:16:26

hmm people have asked this about DS. My answer; "memorising the lines from Winnie the Pooh films and collecting toilet roll holders."

LadyMaryChristmas Mon 12-Nov-12 21:17:38

Blame Rainman! hmm People can be incredibly ignorant.

TaggieCampbellBlack Mon 12-Nov-12 21:19:35

I did some raiman chuntering.

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 12-Nov-12 21:25:39

The only reasonable answer is to whisper 'I can fly!', or for the older child 'I see dead people!'.

LadyMaryChristmas Mon 12-Nov-12 21:27:15

You could teach them to say 'I'm good at spotting ignorant people' wink

MammaTJ Mon 12-Nov-12 21:31:13

She is good at being her!!!! What more do they need?

PersonalClown Mon 12-Nov-12 21:32:41

I am saving a line a friend on FB said for just such an occasion.
When I'm asked the immortal question... 'What is Toads special power?'
My answer shall be.......

He is autistic, not a fucking mutant from the X-men!!

troutsprout Mon 12-Nov-12 21:47:27

I am liking the idea of ds's difficulties being his super power though.!
Anxiety boy!! Der der deeerrr!!!
Nah don't quite cut it does it?
He's good at maps? Map-reader boy!! Der der deeerrr!!

Still more of a side-kick than a super-hero though I think

MammaTJ Mon 12-Nov-12 21:51:22

Sidekicks are still more awesome than 'normal' people!!

StarlightMcKenzie Mon 12-Nov-12 21:52:26

Mine is tape-measure boy and he catches villains by measuring them to death!

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Mon 12-Nov-12 21:56:19

DS2 is 'Doctor Who Facts Boy.' Nah, not that impressive! grin He'll never fight crime with that super power. I can't remember who used to say her DS could fly, think it was Hecate, or Hully or someone. I love it!

troutsprout Mon 12-Nov-12 22:00:23

They are indeed MammaTJ . smile
Star ...I can imagine a cool costume for tape-measure boy grin

ouryve Mon 12-Nov-12 22:04:24

Hiding things.

DS1 hid his coat at school, today. I had a panicked call just before hometime because it still hadn't turned up.

DS2 hides the floor, very thoroughly. grin

TaggieCampbellBlack Mon 12-Nov-12 22:05:51

Mood swings. She's good at those.

MyAngelChuckles Mon 12-Nov-12 22:13:49

My answer to this question has been long planned, Honesty grin DS is very good at that because he just doesn't get why some one would say something not true, and I'll take that any day of the week.

mariammma Mon 12-Nov-12 22:50:48

Could she get super-good at ignoring stupid questions?

coff33pot Mon 12-Nov-12 23:02:25

How about "sorry I dont talk to strangers"

or "oh a few things but you are a teacher what can you do..........."

chipmonkey Mon 12-Nov-12 23:10:06

My sister, who I suspect is autistic but never was diagnosed with it, has read the phone book from cover to cover.

zzzzz Mon 12-Nov-12 23:37:59

Human sorting machine......he allows us identify total tossers much more quickly and accurately.

angry ready to skin her alive for the "people like you" comment aaaaaaargh! Very very angry

coff33pot Mon 12-Nov-12 23:57:01

zzzzz grin human sorting machine love it!

samithesausage Tue 13-Nov-12 00:45:53

I'm useless fact woman. I can brain dump useless facts about certain subjects.
My son is taxi/ bus boy, can spot a bus or taxi (recognises all types of taxi, even the vito vans) from very far away. (Speech delay, but eccentric!)

ArthurPewty Tue 13-Nov-12 07:30:26

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Iceflower Tue 13-Nov-12 07:50:54

Hee-hee, these are funny.

What's starting to annoy me is the professionals going on about "these children" angry angry

Oh, and the EP said after ds' assessment (AS), "I thought he'd do better at the patterns test because these children tend to"! Yup, they're also meant to write code in their sleep, be maths geniuses, etc.

MyAngelChuckles Tue 13-Nov-12 08:08:52

Haha, love the human sorting machine grin

DS could talk to you for hours about Transformers, just don't ask him about the people in it smile

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