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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Please stop Steve Silberman from speaking at the ASA Meeting

Posted: 21 Jun 2016, 2:57 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 2,491


https://www.change.org/p/autism-society-of-america-remove-steve-silberman-as-the-closing-keynote-speaker-from-the-47th-national-conference Steve Silberman is an autism writer that trivializes the disabilities that autistics face. When he was criticized for not including descriptions of low function...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: St John's Wort - ever used it?

Posted: 20 Jun 2016, 11:23 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 876


I wanted to try it, but I like was posted- it interfered with too much stuff. So I didn't but I hope it helps you!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Weird" things you find relaxing

Posted: 20 Jun 2016, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 100
Views: 3,524


Rain, falling, the sound of the movement of water, sparkly anything- in particular precious gems.
Watching the fan blades from the fan in my room. It's awesome.
ASMR is pretty great too!

My weighted blanket & weighted vests :lol: So-no surprise here... stimming-type stuff.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you define sensory torture?

Posted: 20 Jun 2016, 9:22 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 508


beakybird wrote:
Being in an open environment workplace where headphones are not permitted.

Ohh that's torture!! ! :cry: I REALLY hate that.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you easily startled?

Posted: 20 Jun 2016, 10:45 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,059


HighLlama wrote:
Yes, this happens to me, mostly because of unexpected noise. It's annoying when people think it's fun to startle you, too.


I HATE when people are like that. I used to get startled, but now I get incredibly angry.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "job" advice

 Post subject: Re: "job" advice
Posted: 20 Jun 2016, 10:26 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 558


(like £6-8 a day for only a 1 or 2 hour tutoring session on £8 an hour) they are getting a wage arent they? I am not. It has been like 10 weeks now and nothing!! ! It didnt say in the job description families can reject you. Am I being conned? What do I do? My bosses know about my ASD btw. Thanks g...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ND-Com tumblr people think "Autism = not disabilty"

Posted: 20 Jun 2016, 9:54 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 702


I think aspergers is a blight and that it's prevalence should at the very least be mitigated. Anyone who think otherwise is delusional. I'd much rather live in the dynamic, human world than be perpetually engrossed in the pursuit of Sonic/Tolkien trivia. Edit: Nice autistic non-sequitur on my part ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone emotionally abused growing up?

Posted: 19 Jun 2016, 8:31 pm 

Replies: 96
Views: 8,394


It's hard to say how many of my problems now were caused by abuse, vs. how many were there from birth. I've turned things around in every which way in my mind, what if this or that didn't happen, and I don't think abuse made me who I am. I feel like I was basically born the way I am and if anything...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is this girl on the spectrum?

Posted: 18 Jun 2016, 7:01 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,028


Honestly, if someone posts something like "hey, does this person seem aspie-ish?" And they get a bunch of opinion replies. Like... okay- well done point made?? People don't seriously diagnose themselves on the internet without cause/extensive research afterwards?.. I hope... Wasn't this al...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Bullied by Family Members over the Way You Dress?

Posted: 18 Jun 2016, 6:03 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 3,625


i obtained some gorgeous harlequin stockings that fit me well, though it's pretty funny seeing my thick leg hairs through traditionally feminine clothes. mother saw them and stared at me in disbelief. my earphones were in, taking them off i heard that she would get a skirt for me and see if i wear ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Shoes are a very important part of the wardrobe?

Posted: 18 Jun 2016, 1:51 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 984


unfortunately it IS quite important!! it's really annoying to me, because comfortable shoes are never nice looking- I am VERY willing to pay for super comfortable shoes that are fashionable... however.... those are far and few inbetween.... : / Sneakers at my job are super frowned upon, and my othe...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: The inhumanity of forced isolation - a terrible example

Posted: 17 Jun 2016, 9:58 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 552


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11651893 I have never heard of this happening in New Zealand before. It is so shocking on so many levels that I hope there will be a powerful response from the NZ public, who like me will have been completely unaware of what these ps...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: OCD is driving me nuts!! !! !! !! !!

Posted: 17 Jun 2016, 9:19 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 501


I am very worried because tommorow I might do an ocd ritual to relieve my anxiety. The problem is if I don't do the ritual then I might not be able to sleep for Saturday (I might go out to my local bar on saturday night and I don't want to be tired for it). How can I stop myself from doing the ritu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Low IQ

 Post subject: Re: Low IQ
Posted: 17 Jun 2016, 9:15 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,546


ocdgirl123 wrote:
Anyone have a low IQ? Mine is low-average at 92. I thought aspies were supposed to be smart and I am not smart at all. :(

I literally have NO idea what my IQ is. People tell me I can be clever and stuff- but i feel dumb as all f**k sometimes! :lol: but idk I've never really bothered to find out.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is this girl on the spectrum?

Posted: 17 Jun 2016, 8:15 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,028


If she is on the spectrum its extremely high functioning. If i had to say if she was or not- i don't think so. One thing that stands out is her appearance. She seems young and seems to have a good grip on personal hygiene which most autistic girls lack. She seems vain about her appearance too, auti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: otherness

 Post subject: Re: otherness
Posted: 17 Jun 2016, 6:03 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 479


Can anyone relate in that you observed people but thinking they experience the same way youself do and you were wondering how they are able to cope that well? And that you still have to remind yourself of it? Psychologists stated that I am very mind-blind and context-blind, but I am not a bad perso...
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