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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Retarded, retard etc..

 Post subject: Re: Retarded, retard etc..
Posted: 07 Oct 2017, 4:09 pm 

Replies: 80
Views: 3,119


[quote="kraftiekortie"]I'd rather pounce upon a person for calling me "retarded" than to ban the use of the word. I like these sorts of things to be "out in the open," and dealt with properly. We're going to be beset with insults throughout our lives; we have to learn h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Retarded, retard etc..

 Post subject: Retarded, retard etc..
Posted: 07 Oct 2017, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 80
Views: 3,119


Is it possible that we could as a sticky or as a general rule stop using offensive, nasty discriminatory language such as retarded. It is horrible language which has no place anywhere in the 21st century let alone a place like this. Honestly chaps, it’s not on, it has to stop. Would anyone here be h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you describe your sensory overload and/or shutdowns?

Posted: 07 Oct 2017, 2:39 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 12,436


For me it’s when I am bombarded, multiple demands, too much information, too much social interaction is totally anxiety provoking. I can cope with it in the short term as long as I get time to come down again. If I can’t then I run into trouble, and I run into it quickly and I become really ill. Ear...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are we retarded?

 Post subject: Re: Are we retarded?
Posted: 07 Oct 2017, 10:42 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 2,464


Firstly the word is inappropriate, secondly "we" is just massive, what you you mean by we? level 1, level 2, level 3 DSM? Someone with a learning disability, such as Downs syndrome who is also on the autistic spectrum? I am sorry I don't know what you mean by that? I am autistic, I have a ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm Not An Aspie. I Lied During My Assessment.

Posted: 07 Oct 2017, 10:34 am 

Replies: 128
Views: 3,900


I cannot believe that the attention seeker is still being fed, good grief

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Was it a good idea for me to be here/declare myself Aspie?

Posted: 07 Oct 2017, 10:32 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 512


I would never meet anyone I met online anywhere, it is a dangerous thing to do

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Best Adult Diagnosis Books

Posted: 07 Oct 2017, 4:05 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 378


It is totally subjective. If anyone would like some ebooks which they just need pm me an email address, I have lots 8)

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello from Surrey, London

Posted: 06 Oct 2017, 6:47 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 283


Oh and hello and welcome, you live near the Oval?

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello from Surrey, London

Posted: 06 Oct 2017, 6:46 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 283


whatamievendoing wrote:
Welcome to WP! :D

I love London, but I've never been to Surrey. How is it?


Really posh :wink:

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Newbie here!

 Post subject: Re: Newbie here!
Posted: 06 Oct 2017, 6:43 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 146


Hello and welcome

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Meeting like-minded individuals

Posted: 06 Oct 2017, 6:42 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 302


There will be a support group near you no matter where you are. Go and have a good look round the National Autistic Society website, lots of good stuff on there.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi

 Post subject: Re: Hi
Posted: 06 Oct 2017, 6:39 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 329


Hello and welcome

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: I'm loving this site

 Post subject: Re: I'm loving this site
Posted: 06 Oct 2017, 6:37 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 689


Hello and welcome

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Yo

 Post subject: Re: Yo
Posted: 06 Oct 2017, 6:36 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 241


Yowza

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What Level are You On?

 Post subject: Re: What Level are You On?
Posted: 06 Oct 2017, 5:35 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,851


I was diagnosed under DSM 5. No level was given but the diagnosis was autism spectrum disorder (commonly known as Asperger’s syndrome) I am level 1 and although perhaps half a dozen people have worked out I am on the spectrum I present as NT and about as high functioning as they come.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stimming and over stimulation

Posted: 04 Oct 2017, 4:54 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 228


Does anyone else get over stimulated if they stim more than usual or for long periods of time? I know I/we are more likely to stim at times of stress and that this is a factor
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