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Susan Boyle: Asperger’s diagnosis was a relief
« on: December 08, 2013, 02:30:17 PM »
British singer Susan Boyle says she has been diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, a form of autism — and feels relief at finally having the right label for her condition.

Miss Boyle told The Observer newspaper that she saw a specialist a year ago, who told her she had Asperger’s and an above-average IQ.

Miss Boyle, 52, had learning difficulties as a child, which she was told were the result of brain damage from oxygen deprivation at birth. She struggled in school and was bullied by other children.

“I have always known that I have had an unfair label put upon me,” Miss Boyle said in the interview, published Sunday.

“Now I have a clearer understanding of what’s wrong and I feel relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself.”

The church volunteer from a small Scottish town became a global sensation when she sang the “Les Miserables” number “I Dreamed a Dream” on the TV contest “Britain’s Got Talent” in 2009.

The contrast between her shy manner and soaring voice won Miss Boyle legions of fans. She has sold more than 14 million records around the world and recently released her fourth album, “Home for Christmas.” She makes her big-screen debut in the holiday movie “The Christmas Candle.”

Miss Boyle occasionally has struggled with the pressures of fame and was treated for nervous exhaustion soon after her stint on “Britain’s Got Talent.”

The singer said she was glad she, and others, would now have a better understanding of the struggles she experiences.

“I would say I have relationship difficulties, communicative difficulties, which lead to a lot of frustration. If people were a bit more patient, that would help,” she told the newspaper.

“Asperger’s doesn’t define me. It’s a condition that I have to live with and work through, but I feel more relaxed about myself. People will have a much greater understanding of who I am and why I do the things I do.”


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Re: Susan Boyle: Asperger’s diagnosis was a relief
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2013, 02:35:20 PM »
And 14 million records sold, ought to give her funds, to obtain the best treatment available, bar none.

I once met a 13-14 year old kid, who amazed me. He recited automobile statistics as if reading from the specifications section of every model, every year.

While doing so, he stare right past me blankly, as if I didn't exist. I'll bet he could program Obamacare.
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Re: Susan Boyle: Asperger’s diagnosis was a relief
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2013, 03:23:57 PM »
And 14 million records sold, ought to give her funds, to obtain the best treatment available, bar none.

I once met a 13-14 year old kid, who amazed me. He recited automobile statistics as if reading from the specifications section of every model, every year.

While doing so, he stare right past me blankly, as if I didn't exist. I'll bet he could program Obamacare.

I think you're probably right!  I even think I could do a better job.  :laugh:
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Re: Susan Boyle: Asperger’s diagnosis was a relief
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2013, 11:42:42 PM »
My 12 year old son is an Aspie, and the remarkable thing about him is his long term memory far surpasses anyone who I have ever met.   He hits me with shockers all the time with details he remembers that I long forgot about. Its like he can replay events that happened long ago in his mind.   Yet he struggles obtaining a passing grade on his school work, and has a difficult time following social rules which leaves him with few friends, and lots of teasing. 
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