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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you type or write better than you speak?

Posted: 06 Jul 2019, 12:07 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 1,145


I think I'm about equivalent, skill-wise. Verbal things in general are my forte. I suppose perhaps I have more tact writing, as I'm not exactly known for having a filter and writing affords a bit more time to think wording through. But on the other hand, writing strips out a lot of the nonverbal nua...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else hate weekends and holidays?

Posted: 06 Jul 2019, 12:02 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 537


I hate weekends and holidays. I invariably find myself bored and feel out of routine. Right now, I'm battling my way through 4 days off (Thursday + Friday were off for the company). I don't like vacations, either; I'd rather just do what I do every day. It's always a relief to return to my regular s...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Calories in pasta

 Post subject: Re: Calories in pasta
Posted: 05 Jul 2019, 11:18 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 577


As a recovered anorexic... there is a lot of misinformation about nutrition out there. It's sort of a bastion of complete psuedoscience. At the end of the day, it is calories in, calories out. You can't defy the law of physics. If you eat 200 calories of a cookie or 200 calories of salad, either way...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: How is or was your high school social life?

Posted: 05 Jul 2019, 11:06 pm 

Replies: 120
Views: 29,250


It wasn't great. Miles better than middle school, at least! I never got bullied, but I also never fit in. That was painful in and of itself. I don't think the other students disliked me, but I don't think they knew what to do with me, either. I always felt like I was on the outside looking in, able ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Idiopathic ASD vs secondary ASD ?

Posted: 05 Jul 2019, 10:34 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 180


Hmm, I'm of the opinion there are actually many different types of autism, and we just don't understand it well enough to distinguish what are probably etiologically distinct types. So I'm not sure there is really a "idiopathic" vs. "secondary" type, as it is so much that idiopat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Best Cities for Asperger's?

Posted: 05 Jul 2019, 10:30 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 3,709


I've been living in NYC since college. It has a lot of merit points for me: 1) There are 8 million people here; you will find some people you get along with. It's just math. 2) I don't have to drive. I'm... not good at driving :-) 3) There's no expectation of small talk; it's very impersonal. Everyo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does Special Ed Help?

 Post subject: Re: Does Special Ed Help?
Posted: 01 Apr 2018, 10:46 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 108


I was placed in a special education resource room for kids with autism/ADHD in 8th grade, shortly after my diagnosis. I remember thinking even then that it wasn't helpful at all for me, but it was clearly helpful for the students who had difficulties that impacted their academic work (e.g., executiv...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does autism always involve sensory processing difficulties?

Posted: 01 Apr 2018, 10:27 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 271


TLDR, are sensory difficulties always inherent to an autism diagnosis? Do sensory processing difficulties always involve too much information and the resulting overload, or is it possible for the reverse? I'm curious because I was diagnosed with mild Asperger's when I was 13 (26 now). I can see how ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody here who doesn't have autism?

Posted: 22 Aug 2017, 11:49 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,124


I was diagnosed with "mild, atypical" Asperger's and NLD when I was 13. The professionals admitted at the time it was difficult to place a diagnosis; I was socially awkward, a black-and-white thinker and obsessive about interests, but it just didn't feel entirely like Asperger's... but the...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What's on your mind right now?

Posted: 20 Aug 2017, 7:14 pm 

Replies: 31,962
Views: 690,406


I need to leave my apartment to go do some errands--it's already past 8 PM--but I've been sitting on my bed obsessed with a project and can't seem to leave until it is finished to my satisfaction. I've been telling myself for hours that I'm just going to finish [insert piece here] and then leave, bu...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Unsure whether to fake it or not

Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 2:27 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 576


Have you considered looking into companies that have hiring programs geared towards people with ASD? There aren't many, but they exist. To be honest... I'd be really wary of disclosing ASD in an interview. It's technically illegal to not consider hiring someone because of a disability if they're oth...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Faces and Voices tests

 Post subject: Re: Faces and Voices tests
Posted: 19 Aug 2017, 1:58 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 680


I scored very well (82% for faces, 92% for voices), which is surprising since I don't think I read people terribly well. It does make me think, though; I think my difficulty with socializing isn't necessarily reading people's faces or voices, but rather intuiting ToM--what is a person likely thinkin...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Special education schools

 Post subject: Special education schools
Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 11:45 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 680


Curious, did anyone go to a special education school? What was your experience? Helped or hurt? I went to a boarding school for Asperger's/NLD for a year in high school. It was... interesting. I hated the school at the time, and I still contend the school (which was only a few years old at the time)...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What did you want to be as a kid

Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 10:54 pm 

Replies: 434
Views: 31,803


I wanted to be a special education teacher, and, later, a psychologist. It took me a few years to realize how awfully suited I'd be for either, both in terms of soft skills and in general interest. I've always been interested in the 'what and why' of the aberrant human brain, but I've never been int...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Music and Workouts

 Post subject: Re: Music and Workouts
Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 10:13 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 595


I listen to music at the gym, too... and my phone recently bit the dust. I find it a lot harder to work out without music, but the past few days I've managed okay. The TV helps--I play mental games with myself like guessing how long a commercial will last--and I always cover up the time. (Something ...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: How Many Pounds is a Size?

Posted: 18 Aug 2017, 10:08 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 431


Yeah, that's what I've heard, and it correlates with my own experience as well.
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