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 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Motor Skill Differences

 Post subject: Re: Motor Skill Differences
Posted: 08 Jun 2020, 7:46 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 7,086

Well, I'm female and I struggle a lot with fine motor skills, but my gross ones are better. I can't do the simplest things such as getting a door unlocked, holding my silverware the "proper" way, or sewing (even a fairly simple task like sewing a button back on a shirt). I still draw like ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Smart but dumb ?

 Post subject: Re: Smart but dumb ?
Posted: 26 May 2020, 5:14 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 666

:wink: People I know sometimes say I'm "smart" because of all the random facts I've managed to memorize, but I often feel the opposite. I don't have many actual skills and it takes a long time for me to properly learn + retain anything that doesn't relate to my special interests. I complet...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Disney movie 'The Aristocats'

Posted: 19 May 2020, 8:51 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 475

Yes, I have loved Aristocrats since I was a child. It makes me happy and nostalgic now to watch it as an adult.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: List your symptoms.

 Post subject: Re: List your symptoms.
Posted: 19 May 2020, 6:37 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 17,718

I'm not sure how many of these are "symptoms", and I also don't 100% know if I'm on the spectrum, but these are the things that make me suspect I could be: Difficulty making eye contact I'm terrible at understanding jokes and sarcasm Although I can "mask" fairly well, I have some...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: List the last time you had a shutdown or meltdown.

Posted: 19 May 2020, 6:30 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 603

At work yesterday. I got overwhelmed and had some sensory overload. I just returned to this job (my main job is at a grocery store but I also have a job at a restaurant to fill in a few more hours). The restaurant had been doing take-out only for awhile and had had to cut most of the staff, so I've ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Why do aspie girls suffer horrible period pains?

Posted: 19 May 2020, 5:37 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 7,434

When I first started my period at age 11, I don't remember having a lot of pain. It wasn't until a couple years later, when my periods were probably getting more regular, that I first had severe pain that couldn't even be helped with painkillers. I remember it was the day after my last day of sevent...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Any aspie women and girls hate their period and pms?

Posted: 19 May 2020, 1:48 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 5,894

I've been on birth control for almost 10 years now, so I only get a period every three months and they're so light that I usually barely notice them. It's definitely been a life saver for me. As a teenager before I went on the pill, my periods were awful. They were usually really heavy and made me f...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Different size in tops and bottoms?

Posted: 19 May 2020, 11:32 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 978

Yeah, but I guess I'm kind of the opposite. All of my extra weight is in my waist and some around my ribcage, but my butt isn't large at all and my thighs aren't that big. So I wear a larger size in tops/dresses than I do in pants. I need a large or sometimes even XL in tops and I had to get a size ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How to Handle rude customers?

Posted: 17 May 2020, 12:32 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 642

As a cashier/bagger, I think that the best thing to do is ignore them as much as you can. They're just like children throwing tantrums or bullying someone to get attention and get a reaction out of the person. So I don't give them what they want. Of course, you can't be outright rude to them, but I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Very Early Memories

 Post subject: Re: Very Early Memories
Posted: 16 May 2020, 11:19 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 940

I have some memories from when I was 2. I know that's how old I was, because I know that these memories are from when my family and I lived on a military base in Los Angeles. I was born in LA and we moved away from there about 3-4 months before my third birthday, so I definitely wasn't older than 2 ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Funny stim. Curious if anyone else does.

Posted: 13 Dec 2019, 2:36 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 430

I have done that before out of curiosity. But I wouldn't say it's a stim for me. I definitely don't do that regularly.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: I might get written up at work...should I defend myself?

Posted: 08 Dec 2019, 3:06 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 429

I work as a cashier at a grocery store. Let me start by saying that I've been doing this job for 9 months now. I've also regularly worked a cash register at a restaurant for over five years. And I never once had a discrepancy (at least not one significant enough for a manager to say something to me)...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Getting in trouble as a kid because of autism

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 4:54 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 507

Yup. I remember there were a few times that my parents accused me of being disrespectful or a "smart aleck", and it frustrated me SO much, because that truly hadn't been my intent at all and I didn't understand at all how I was being rude. I also remember being accused of "not listeni...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Do you get the flu shot?

 Post subject: Do you get the flu shot?
Posted: 11 Nov 2019, 10:41 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 629

I keep going back and forth on whether I should get a flu shot every year. My parents never had me get one when I was a kid (they weren't anti-vaxxers or anything...they still had me get all of the normal childhood vaccines, but I guess never thought the flu one was that important) and all my years ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Beating myself up over driving mistakes

Posted: 02 Nov 2019, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 264

I know that some people on this site drive, and others don't. I have always considered it a pretty major accomplishment that I'm able to drive, since I am quite sure I have dyspraxia and also anxiety. I guess I must be an ok driver, since in the 10 years that I've had my license, I've only ever been...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 48 going on 15

 Post subject: Re: 48 going on 15
Posted: 01 Nov 2019, 9:26 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,256

I can relate. I'll be 28 in a few days (happy birthday to me) and I feel like I've barely changed at all since I was about 15. Both physically and mentally/emotionally. I've gained some weight and I wear glasses now (I didn't need them when I was younger) but that's the only thing that makes me look...
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