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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Noise cancelling or noise reduction head phones

Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 2:57 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 316


I thought of a different dimension on your question. Your child might benefit from headphones in many settings, one important one is at school. With the prospect of this, though, arise further questions - Does the child have an IEP? Can headphones be recognized / protected by teachers/principal as a...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Noise cancelling or noise reduction head phones

Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 2:46 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 316


This is the sort of topic that could send me off on a long essay, but I'll try and limit myself to the essentials. I was diagnosed as an adult, and headphones are my most important accommodation. As far as the technology goes, I can confirm the extra benefit of a flagship model outweighs the cost, a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meltdowns vs. Anxiety Attacks...

Posted: 25 Aug 2021, 7:34 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 634


Sorry to hear it, that sounds horrible. The main problem I'm hearing is a lack of consideration for how your sensitivities are triggered and a lack of emphasis on reducing those stressors, getting accommodations in place and building sources of resiliency against them. If that seems to fit, you can ...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Is there a way to extend my wi-fi distance?

Posted: 10 Jun 2021, 9:56 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 613


Check if it helps to re-orient the router, because signal strength can be stronger in some directions. Look for any metallic objects between the router and the area with the coverage problem, see if you can move it to side-step those. Buying a fancier router might help with range, but it's hard to b...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: ADHD/BPD potential misdiagnosis

Posted: 04 May 2021, 10:27 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 493


Good on you for looking into it. I haven't had such a diagnosis but I've had to learn a bit about BPD. I hardly have to suggest that you keep exploring ASD, surely you'll find some helpful stuff there. I've seen a lot of those stories about misdiagnosis as well. I recommend considering it from a sta...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question about my sexual attraction.

Posted: 31 Mar 2021, 5:42 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 660


I think, to advance your thinking, it's important to consider the meaning of 'wholesome'. Wholesome: conducive to long-term well-being You might feel the negative judgements of others towards pedophilia are knee-jerk reactions to a taboo, rather than rooted in sound reasoning. You might feel you are...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Books to show Autistics how to stand up for themselves

Posted: 01 Jan 2021, 9:16 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,330


In terms of general social assertiveness, I totally agree on the usefulness of such. Certain situations call for specific learnings and response, about which I've very recently been learning more. Is there someone among friends/family who makes you feel like you have to be permanently walking on egg...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Relationship with someone who has a different condition

Posted: 28 Dec 2020, 6:49 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 769


I can relate to a lot of this.

I'm just waking up to BPD traits in my wife after 8 years marriage.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and abnormal sexual interests

Posted: 24 Sep 2020, 8:21 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 399


You're not alone, and I've been reflecting on these matters for quite a while. One relevant factor is the well-noted trend where autistics will tend to work out what works for them in life, while having a reduced tendency to pick up and conform to the expectations of the majority. Sometimes I think ...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: Why isn't there a Wrong Planet iOS app?

Posted: 19 Sep 2020, 11:59 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,597


Because those of us with Android got in line first?

Just kidding

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Help! My son will not stop ruining his clothes by Chewing!!

Posted: 04 Aug 2020, 7:09 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,129


Other posters have linked the behavior to anxiety, and I agree with that. It's a stim, in all likelihood - it's like a messenger, and the underlying message is that they find this means of self-support to be necessary in the presence of emotional or sensory duress. It may be good to redirect the sup...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Non-Verbal Autistic boy survives sub-zero temperatures

Posted: 10 Jun 2020, 5:54 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 637


I was watching this on the local news, and beginning to fear the worst after the duration started to drag out. I'm super relieved he's okay! The coverage was a little sensationalist and zookeeper-ish, but overall about as good as we get from mainstream media. One major news outlet quoted aussie ND a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is It Easier For An Autistic Person To Identify Another?

Posted: 07 Mar 2020, 9:47 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,122


Yes, there's a feeling that's more likely to be right than not. Verifying it in an acceptable manner might be a bit more problematic. Many have thought or asserted this while having to accept that it's difficult to prove. Now, there's some new thinking coming out from an autistic researcher that hel...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Got diagnosed with ASD, mother wont talk too me.

Posted: 28 Feb 2020, 4:16 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 625


Sometimes the prevailing stigma has a big impact, it sounds to me like you are experiencing this now. Your mum is probably carrying around a lot of ideas that will turn out be wrong, upon learning and reflection, assuming she gets that far. First build up your own confidence and self-understanding. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's Funeral

 Post subject: Re: Asperger's Funeral
Posted: 24 Feb 2020, 4:56 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 532


A funeral is really for the people who are left. The person in the box at the front probably doesn't care much, except for whatever advance wishes they have. Personally, I plan to be cremated or composted. My version of an ideal aspie funeral, then, is an urn on a table and a few close friends holdi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Problems with change: Cognitive vs. Medical

Posted: 22 Feb 2020, 8:42 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 406


I've been reflecting on this. My resistance/dislike isn't extreme, but is present. I think I experience problems, especially forgetting things or sensory sensitivity associated with anxiety, when one of the following happen: - plans change unexpectedly - an unusual (not routine) activity happens - s...
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