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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I find confrontation so difficult still? Am I the only one?

Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 12:37 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 283


I’m coming up to 42 years old and am still so polite and considerate to others and feel so embarrased about having to confront others, even when they deserve it. I’m such a big empath too, contrary to the autism stereotype. I’ve had my moments don’t get me wrong where I’ve really blown my stack but...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The purpose of "thank you"

Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 10:54 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 397


As someone who has been ostracized for not saying thank you -- despite the fact that I know for a fact I was greatful for wahtever was done to me I just forgot to say thank you -- I am thinking about why I have to face this problem on the first place. I mean, if someone does to you something for wh...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Outwardly Introvert but Inwardly Extravert

Posted: 27 Jun 2018, 10:39 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 146


Does anyone feel that way. That is how I feel and come across. Outwardly to people I come across as quiet, shy very introvert but inwardly there is this talkative confident person that wants to come out but is frustrated because the extravert won’t come out. Definately, so much to say, so many thou...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Technology harm on society

Posted: 25 Jun 2018, 2:59 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 247


Personally I hate where technology is taking us, everyone focuses on the trivial human contact is removed. Always download the app or text me (I do not own a cell btw). Bear in mind that I have self taught myself computer programming and many other things technology wise, lately I am obsessed with c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you personally respond to these quotes?

Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 3:42 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 976


'You use autism as an excuse for everything.' I don't. I use it as a reason for only five scenarios (noise, crowds, hugs, blankets, and selective mutism). 'Don't let your disability define you.' I know that you are probably saying 'don't let your illness make you unhappy', but that illness has alre...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Therapist Wants Me to Make Eye Contact

Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 3:26 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,665


My therapist wanted me to learn body language and social cues so I can communicate better. The first thing we're doing is eye contact, of which I am terrible at. Eye contact is very painful and distracting for me to the point where I can't speak. I'm afraid it might put me into shutdowns if I conti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: HELP! Advice needed about termination of contract. Can they?

Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 2:48 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 342


Hello, I am off work sick at the moment and have been for the past six months. Last year I also had a lengthy period of sickness. I have ASD, general anxiety disorder and recurrent depressive disorder. I regularly keep in touch with management and occupational health and had my latest review this w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Understanding instructions?

Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 2:39 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 565


Does anyone else not understand instructions, either written or vocal? I have just had an appointment with my GP and she gave me a piece of paper and was telling me about this place upstairs that's open on Thursdays I am not sure if I am meant to go up there or not. I usually have to evaluate the p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is There Anyone Here Not Bullied In School ?

Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 2:29 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,688


It seems like the majority of people on the spectrum got bullied in school and school life was a lonely time. Is there anyone here who was not a constant target for bullies ( I'm sure everyone has been bullied a few times ) and felt school wasn't that bad an experience. When I started high school t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else with aspergers become "depressed" (but not sad)?

Posted: 20 Oct 2017, 2:24 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 645


I'm not an emotional person, and can't ever remember feeling sad or happy, and over time this led me to have sleep issues. It's like my aspergers causes me to have very little emotions, which led to the develop of insomnia for me. I tried SSRI's, but they only made my sleep worse (although they did...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Handwriting- how's yours ?

Posted: 20 Jul 2017, 6:04 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,588


My handwriting was so bad I had to have lessons when I was 11/12. Now it's crudely formed but I think legible. However handwriting is a slow process and my hand can ache/get stiff after a short while. It's hard to write more quickly and still legibly. My handwriting is encrypted, or at least that i...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: WARNING!! ONLINE PREDATORS!!

Posted: 01 May 2017, 1:13 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,060


Be very careful when your children are playing games on the internet. People are targeting kids with autism. I had a close encounter with my son on the Playstation Network and found some disgusting forums on the game Blockland. They talk about how easy it is to "bait" them and they use vo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: overly friendly cashier

 Post subject: Re: overly friendly cashier
Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 5:18 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 596


Never mind tactful, it's your duty to confuse the enemy, the word "pardon?" is your friend. What have you been doing today? Pardon? What have you been doing today? Yes I'm going away to Cromer. Any plans for the weekend? Pardon? Any plans for the weekend? No all my plants have strong ends...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Noisy pubs

 Post subject: Re: Noisy pubs
Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 5:15 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 469


I'm in a pub right now and people are shouting....laughing loudly... I don't get it. Why shout to the person right next to you? Its extremely noisy in here and it's horrible. People are laughing at the top of their voice. My friend says I shouldn't be so dramatic but I'm close to panic attack here....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seeing colors in white

 Post subject: Seeing colors in white
Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 4:07 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 168


Does anyone else when they look at white on a computer screen see splotches of color that sometimes almost look 3d? Almost like the white separates.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ADHD and Stimming

 Post subject: Re: ADHD and Stimming
Posted: 31 Mar 2017, 3:43 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,057


I wonder if those of you who have ADHD if you also get a calming effect from Adderall or other stimulant drugs not including otc stuff or caffiene.
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