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Just checked your link, and I believe you missed the rest of the diagnosis from the DSM4
[The following is from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM IV]
(III) The disturbance causes clinically significant impairments in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
(IV) There is no clinically significant general delay in language (E.G. single words used by age 2 years, communicative phrases used by age 3 years)
(V) There is no clinically significant delay in cognitive development or in the development of age-appropriate self help skills, adaptive behavior (other than in social interaction) and curiosity about the environment in childhood.
(VI) Criteria are not met for another specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder or Schizophrenia."
Yes, but now that Aspergers I has been swallowed up by Autism in the DSM5, that broader ASD definition applies.
Sorry Wolf if I came on strong. I am just really passionate that appropriate treatment is received as soon as possible, and get nervous when people talk about how Aspergers or other ASDs isn't really any different than a gamer geek... It felt like you were belittling a disorder that can be really debilitating.
The three criteria are significant levels of:
You might see one or two of these issues in an average convention goer, but all three are less likely than you might think.
Just read the article... Lol. This is not news. One of the only things we know that helps the majority of people with ASD is early intervention. Really, the only thing new about this is that a news story actually reported about ASD without talking like the world is about to end. There are a number of studies (large scale) that back up the assertion that early intervention helps. If you are interested, check out the JOURNAL OF APPLIED BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS site. They have a good search engine to find relevant articles.
Actually you are WAY off. All ASD have fairly rigid definitions. Geek doesn't fit the bill. Actually, it is kind of insulting.
As someone who has worked as a behavioral analyst for 10 years, there does seem to be a lot of misinformation spread about an "epidemic" of autism. Please understand that it wasn't until the DSM4 came out that Aspergers was classified under the autism spectrum umbrella. That meant millions more people were officially diagnosed with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorders). In addition to this, we now have a stable method of diagnosing children as early as 24 months (the MCHAT), which is about 4 years earlier than used to happen. Also, now that ASD is more well known, many families (especially from inner cities who may not have found out about their child's needs till they went to school) are seeking treatment earlier. All this leads to a larger population hat are correctly diagnosed with ASD earlier.
John Kretzer wrote:
Yep. Love both of them.
How about a famous one,
Is it Return of the Living Dead?
Heathers."I don't have time to bleed."
"Do you have time to duck?"
Really old gamer wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
But can she use it with armor spikes?
Sorry, I don't get why this is a big issue. There are hundreds of choices already available. It is just a picture. I would think that it would be more important to have Paizo employees focussing on making more of the products we love then to spend more resources to make sure everyone gets to have their "special snowflake" avatar. Paizo doesn't make its money off its forums anyway, so why would they do it?
Actually it is two complete sentences and one fragment jammed between1. The rogue works as is. (badly constructed but viable.
2. It's awesome.
Fragment: many different options.
Plenty of verbs here... Just no punctuation. ;)
I would love to see how specific cities/sites in Golorian are mirrored/twisted/refracted in the plane of Shadow. I can see a very dark, Bizzarro/Lovecraftish feel coming out of this. I also see the Kytons, with their propensity to warp flesh actively warping reality to cause these changes... Maybe there are "thin" spots where the Plane of Shadow comes through.
I had a DM who ruled that if a monster critted, something horrible would happen. If we critted, it was 2xdamage. A cleric I was playing got shot by an arrow. Natural 20. He got hit in the head, for 16 points of damage (5th level, so nowhere near killing him), however the arrow caused a traumatic brain injury, dropping his intelligence to 5 (from 14). No save, no cure as it was 2nd edition and restoration was way out of our league. Spent 6 months real game time before we got to a city big enough to find someone to cure me. Admittedly, after I got over being ticked, I had fun roleplaying the character.
Maybe it is just the old gamer in me, but as a GM I will often have the players roll a d20 when there is nothing going on, just to keep them on their toes. I don't call it initiative, but I don't think that the GM did anything wrong if he was consistent in when he called for initiative.