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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic student arrested in Japan, abusive conditions

Posted: 07 Dec 2019, 3:13 pm 

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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10162553924190366&id=623945365 This could have happened to any of the Japanophiles among us. The student in question is Ingrid Martinussen, a 32 year old autistic Norwegian studying environmental science in Japan. Like many of us, she has no history of...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I feel like I can’t communicate with my therapist

Posted: 24 Sep 2019, 12:29 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 309


What you guys are describing is fairly common. I've experienced it myself. If the therapist comes from a psychodynamic/psychotherapy background, they are trained to focus on people describing their emotions. Since this is one thing that autistic people do badly, therapists who don't understand ASD a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Almost a dx I guess...

 Post subject: Re: Almost a dx I guess...
Posted: 02 Jul 2019, 3:09 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 178


That's actually a pretty useful statement from her. Have you thought about why she might be holding back about a diagnosis? It might be because resources are limited, but another interpretation may be that she might be pressured to drop you as a patient if you get an autism diagnosis. It's becoming ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Obesity and ASD

 Post subject: Re: Obesity and ASD
Posted: 16 May 2019, 1:00 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 1,173


I think some autistics eat as a stim, while others avoid or are uninterested in food. Depends on your sensory profile I think.

Other than that I agree with the poster who said autistics are extreme in any direction. Anything we do we overdo.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Hearing aid amplifies voices - something for us?

Posted: 15 May 2019, 11:33 pm 

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https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/may/15/scientists-create-mind-controlled-hearing-aid "A mind-controlled hearing aid that allows the wearer to focus on particular voices has been created by scientists, who say it could transform the ability of those with hearing impairments to cope with...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Bone tired

 Post subject: Re: Bone tired
Posted: 06 May 2019, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 142


What's with all this funny tea? Serpentari offered you some posh tea , Trog probably gave you Yorkshire tea . Have a proper cuppa made with PG Tips Pyramid Tea Bags in a chipped mug , it looks a bit strong to me but it should do the job :lol: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DIA1Hb1XkAInLjD.jpg Well tha...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Bone tired

 Post subject: Re: Bone tired
Posted: 06 May 2019, 4:42 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 142


Make sure you are getting adequate sleep, as I find that the moments that I can't bear are the moments where I'm sleep deprived. Good rest gives me a massive amount of patience and endurance, from that point on, I try to reinforce the fact that people are flawed and we're dealing with a fallen worl...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Bone tired

 Post subject: Re: Bone tired
Posted: 06 May 2019, 4:38 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 142


Sympathetic words don't come easily to me; but I've been told many times that I make a very nice cup of tea! You're welcome to join me for a brew. FWIW, I think you're right. When people know we're autistic, they can be very quick to read it into our reactions to things which they would struggle wi...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Bone tired

 Post subject: Re: Bone tired
Posted: 06 May 2019, 1:48 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 142


Thank you. I appreciate it a lot to know that I'm not alone.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Bone tired

 Post subject: Bone tired
Posted: 06 May 2019, 12:44 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 142


I've been holding up for a while, but today I'm admitting to myself that I'm exhausted. I really wish life could be easy just for a short time. I'm really not asking for a lot. Just a little bit of normal life. On top of it all I have to deal with idiots who think it's an unfortunate feature of my a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What if I Got Antidepressants at the Age I Wanted Them?

Posted: 02 May 2019, 10:44 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 244


I've read about one study on this topic, which concluded antidepressants had minimal effect on teenagers, other than slightly increasing suicide risk.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: “Female Protective Effect” theory

Posted: 02 May 2019, 10:37 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 497


Well, since we know that traditionally autism was diagnosed in girls mainly if they had a) very severe autistic traits/comorbids or/and b) low IQ, what the theory is saying is that the younger siblings of children with severe traits or low IQ are more at risk of having autism than the younger siblin...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Quitting religion when your family is religious

Posted: 23 Apr 2019, 3:24 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 348


It's more about masking. I've masked a lot my whole life, to the point of total losing contact with myself and getting seriously mentally ill. I masked even more with my family than with outsiders, thanks to conditional love and other issues. Now I'm trying to unmask, to finally understand who I am...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Quitting religion when your family is religious

Posted: 22 Apr 2019, 3:41 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 348


Lordy. Do they listen to Radio Maria as well? I completely understand you. I have similar issues. I solved it by pretending and lying through my teeth, although it is hard for me . It helps that I think lying is the kindest option. At some point these people will be old and can't excercise much cont...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: What is your take?

 Post subject: Re: What is your take?
Posted: 22 Apr 2019, 3:33 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 189


Go read the blog Musings of an Aspie. It's a really good resource, and she is married and has a child. See if it resonates with you.
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