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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has Faceblindness Ever Got You Into Embarissing Moments?

Posted: 14 Aug 2019, 6:07 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 182


After my wife was overseas for 6 months, I was seriously afraid of failing to pick her out among the other Chinese faces at the airport arrivals lounge.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your favorite noise cancelling headphones

Posted: 09 Aug 2019, 4:36 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 100


Sound sensitivity turned out to be a huge thing for me. I benefited greatly from buying the best, and I'm an advocate for others to try the same. It was a close tie between Bose QC35 and Sony WH-1000XM3. Now, the new 700 cans from Bose are widely reviewing as another step up. I'm keen to pick some u...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Niece suicidal

 Post subject: Re: Niece suicidal
Posted: 07 Aug 2019, 7:50 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 183


In most respects I'll defer to others' solidly grounded advice. One thing though. I've had a few rough times, and it often felt like I needed a chance to hit reset on it all. By that I mean getting away from everything and everyone that gives me grief, and just spend some time around nature. People ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why Did Meltdowns Turn Into Shutdowns?

Posted: 07 Aug 2019, 7:14 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 271


This is fully consistent with my experience.

As a younger kids I had meltdowns.

As time went on, these turned inward and became shutdowns.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: On Messageboards of an Anonymous Nature.

Posted: 30 Jul 2019, 4:47 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 359


Clearly we're not discussing /fit or whatever, we're talking about /b and its ilk. Yeah, I hung out there for quite some time. Deciding to stop took a long time, and came after I reflected on the meaning of "wholesome" e.g. conducive to long term well-being. Sometimes there's harm, sometim...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Struggling to accept my autism diagnosis

Posted: 28 Jul 2019, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 536


Thanks for reaching out. I get that you're feeling conflicted, and a lot of it has to do with the stigma you've carried in to this situation. Everybody carries it, more or less. Almost all don't know about it. I didn't, until my diagnosis aged 38. I think three points are key to share with you now. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and poverty

 Post subject: Re: Autism and poverty
Posted: 26 Jul 2019, 8:34 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 302


It can happen, I've been in a similar situation with 10 years service and a bunch of salary compression. Here's the thing. I tried EVERYTHING to make a change within that role. I increased my output to the point of burn out. I learned corporate skills galore. O upgraded the work I was doing, but sal...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Would you connect emotionally and sexually with an AI?

Posted: 25 Jul 2019, 2:53 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 794


Yes, as long as it is an autistic AI.

:D :heart:

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Your advice for a new employer?

Posted: 25 Jul 2019, 7:36 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 291


Thank you for reaching out! I think you're absolutely right to think this could go well, indeed if it's a mutual fit you might gain an out-of-the box thinker and a focused, loyal worker. Instead of taking about possible autism, there's a couple of things your company can do. Manage traits instead of...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Rick and Morty anyone?

 Post subject: Re: Rick and Morty anyone?
Posted: 20 Jul 2019, 12:46 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 219


I loved it. Back in the day, I also loved invader Zim and Ren&Stimpy. Besides being funny, some of it is also quite cerebral in its approach to humour, which is a striking counterpoint to the stuff that seems crass on first sight. Rick's blasé attitude as he takes down the galactic government is...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you give me a SOLUTION?

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 3:26 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 310


Some good answers here. Also of minor help might be my suggestion to generally cultivate mindfulness, I.E. try to be "present". Most important, though, is recognition that you don't need the agility of an athlete to be an ok and valid person. I bump into things sometimes, and generally man...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: The Trials of Being Autistic at a Autism Research Conference

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 3:10 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 467


This is what I like to read!

Here's hoping for more in this vein going forward.

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Am I obsessed with this game

Posted: 11 Jul 2019, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 118


Probably, yes, you might be classified as obsessed. I mean this in a sense which is free of any negative connotations. I have similar hour counts on some games, after obsessive-style playing. Obsession can be positive, it's all about the context and the degree of balance. I like and recommend the id...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My Therapist Thinks I'm Too Emotional to be Aspergers.

Posted: 04 Jul 2019, 12:22 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 394


Like others said, that's such BS. I guess we can't expect to always deal with people who specialize in autism, but if the ones who don't, truly understood how poorly qualified to offer some of their so-called advice, they'd hang their heads in shame. In their defence, I'm sure they're just trying to...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Historian - difficulties researching the “autism epidemic”

Posted: 10 Jun 2019, 3:39 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 214


YUCK

"We've been here all along" is in my reading queue. This person needs it more.
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