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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does being able to turn off emotions mean i have autism/AS?

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 3:27 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 8,981


There is something called "meltdown" which basically is when someone has an emotional/sensory overload and simply explodes. In this case getting back to normal is not all that easy. Aspies get angry just as well, the difference is more that they get angry in situations that for other peop...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Just moved/Just out of HS: Suggestions for making friends?

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 2:29 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 244


I just moved to a new state in the USA and I don't start college until spring. Despite my social awkwardness, I'm usually a pretty extroverted person so being trapped in the house and only going to work is going to drive me crazy . I was hoping for some suggestions about ways to go out and make new ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Disney's Girl Meets World ALMOST Asperger's Character

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 1:55 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 396


Has anyone seen the Girl Meets World episode on Disney that addresses Asperger's for a character named Farkle? It kind of made me mad when they kept saying "No matter what happens, you'll still be Farkle." I felt as if they were saying that this character having Asperger's would make him l...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Different" Pain Tolerence

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 1:19 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 264


I kinda get what you mean about needles! When I get shots, I'm always told that they don't hurt but I can FEEL them in my arm. I actually have panic attacks about needles now..... But I don't feel some other pains that other people do. I never feel any "womanly" pains. None. Ever. But I'm ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seeking Advice: Family member has Asperger's too?

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 1:11 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 334


Although I recognize that you have different scientific reasoning and whatnot, that does not help me solve my problem. Does anyone have any actual advice instead of argumentative theories on the science behind my background information?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seeking Advice: Family member has Asperger's too?

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 1:05 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 334


Uhm.... Okay, thanks. :-?

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What professions do you wish you can do but can't?

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 12:53 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 2,242


Anything musically inclined. Singing, songwriting, intrument playing, the technology side of music...... I have no sense of rhythm and I struggle to even clap the beat in church, so it is the one thing I wish I could do.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seeking Advice: Family member has Asperger's too?

Posted: 09 Aug 2016, 12:36 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 334


Here's some background knowledge and science-y stuff on what I am seeking advice for: The statistics of Asperger's are that there are more boys who get Asperger's than girls. The reason behind that is genetics. The gene that is affected by Asperger's is on the X chromosome. Boys have only one X chro...
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