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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it worth a diagnosis?

Posted: 08 Apr 2017, 1:05 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 947

Oh, I am sorry to hear your Dr was like that to you, I do worry it will be similar for me. I can make eye contact with people, although I am never sure when to look away, and worry if I am making too much or too little eye contact. I am in Essex, near southend. I will check around my area where the...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Who was your favorite teacher in school?

Posted: 04 Apr 2017, 3:34 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 396

Mine was my history/politics teacher, I think. She was a lovely maternal woman. The type of teacher that treated her students with respect, rather than treating them as though they were beneath her. And a really warm and friendly personality. And she made her lessons fun. I really thought a lot of h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can anybody help add to my list of autism related movies pls

Posted: 04 Apr 2017, 12:48 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,172

For TV dramas, The A Word. Thanks for this list. I've been finding and watching a few, but had started to run out of ideas aside from the obvious. I watched White Frog a few nights ago, and really enjoyed that. Others on your list that I've seen so far are: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close Life A...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 16 months and on the spectrum but where ?

Posted: 02 Apr 2017, 2:45 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 417

I think the most important thing to do is to avoid focusing on/worrying about 'where' on the spectrum someone is. The spectrum is not a straight line - people have different strengths and weaknesses - and someone's ability can change from one day to the next (and from one environment to the next). I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it worth a diagnosis?

Posted: 01 Apr 2017, 12:37 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 947

You can't expect any understanding from others without it. I think this is a key point. Personally, I have not 'used' my diagnosis for anything official, but I have 'used' it to avoid phone calls and face-to-face conversations that I would not have coped well with. And, importantly, I know that my ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Supermarkets, do they overwhelm you ?

Posted: 01 Apr 2017, 3:18 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,300

I am fine as long as I have an easy-to-read list. If I don't have a list with me, I tend to get overwhelmed and go into shutdown. I also struggle with staffed checkouts, but can cope with the ones where you take a scanner around with you. Self-scan, I'm fine with as long as nobody queues behind me. ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Self-diagnosed AS, should I try to get an official diagnosis

Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 2:25 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,278

What are your experiences with getting a diagnosis as an adult after finding out yourself? The actual process of being diagnosed? All a bit underwhelming. I was already so sure that, whilst it helped to have it confirmed in front of other people, it wasn't a shock to my mind. I didn't have to strug...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi, I'm new here from England

Posted: 28 Mar 2017, 7:58 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 297

Hi, welcome.

You'll be talking about this quiz, I think?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Before I get a professional diagnosis...

Posted: 27 Mar 2017, 11:43 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,336

Interesting. Can HS have it's own scale? Different people having different levels of reaction to different levels of X? Or do I have to go apeshit over the smallest thing to have it? Also, regarding a diagnosis; would the military be able to help? I plan to join the Australian Air Force and apparen...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Before I get a professional diagnosis...

Posted: 27 Mar 2017, 3:28 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,336

Sorry for double posting and necro posting, but I have a big question. Can you be on the spectrum and not be hyper sensitive to noise? Believe me I hate tons of annoying noises but I have no memory of doing something like this. The closest I could think of is when my sisters bad singing was getting...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Would you eat it?

 Post subject: Re: Would you eat it?
Posted: 27 Mar 2017, 2:34 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 1,943

If the nutritional value is the same, then I absolutely would. I believe in the importance of eating meat and poultry, but I don't like the fact that animals exist and die to feed me, so I'd welcome any valid alternative. I also have a lot of issues with the textures of meat and poultry. They must b...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: On House-Cleaning...

 Post subject: Re: On House-Cleaning...
Posted: 26 Mar 2017, 1:39 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 2,887

Someone mentioned using bristle brushes instead of sponges. I've realised I'm much better at doing the washing up since I started using a Dishmatic sponge with handle. Not sure why it's made such a difference, but it has. We don't own a dishwasher or have space for one, sadly. I like the idea of sta...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why is it considered uncultured to be proudly American?

Posted: 26 Mar 2017, 12:19 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 3,134

Nothing wrong with being proud of where you're from as long as you don't have a closed mind about other cultures or think yours is superior. A lot of Americans act as if we're the only country in the world, or that the world revolves around us. I think that's where some of the backlash comes from. ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Best Men/Bridesmaids?

 Post subject: Re: Best Men/Bridesmaids?
Posted: 25 Mar 2017, 4:58 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 357

I had a friend, and my husband's sister.

 Forum: Stats   Topic: What is your IQ?

 Post subject: Re: What is your IQ?
Posted: 23 Mar 2017, 4:45 pm 

Replies: 134
Views: 160,284

My childhood IQ was tested at 152.

I now suspect it'd be average, and no higher. I seem to have lost just about every IQ-related brain cell I once owned. :lol:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's the stupidest thing you've ever did?

Posted: 22 Mar 2017, 6:04 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 1,222

I really haven't done a lot of stupid stuff. I've always been quite a serious and mature person, so there is very little in the way of 'stupid' actions in my history. The only one I can think of, and looking back it may have been pretty big, was when the town I lived in (which was a coastal town) ha...
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