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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else surprised by their ASD "level" diagnosis?

Posted: 14 Sep 2019, 1:09 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 713


So I was diagnosed with autism/Asperger's a few months ago (I was diagnosed after all PDDs were grouped into ASD, but the clinician said it would have been Asperger's by the previous DSM), but I just got the full report on all my mental conditions (I was diagnosed after a battery of extensive psycho...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What’s the craziest theory you’ve ever heard for autism?

Posted: 14 Sep 2019, 12:40 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 127


I’m fairly new to my ASD diagnosis and so I’m still learning what’s out there. I’m interested to hear what totally batsh*t crazy theories of autism some of the more seasoned members have encountered. I ask this cause I came across a guy the other day who firmly believed that autism was the next sta...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Any other "truscum"/transmedicalists?

Posted: 10 Mar 2019, 9:56 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 772


I'm trans. A bunch of my friends are trans. Some of them didn't experience dysphoria pre-transition. In some cases they were okay with who they were but realized they'd be even happier transitioning. In other cases they'd totally emotionally stuffed their dysphoria or didn't process it as dysphoria...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Any other "truscum"/transmedicalists?

Posted: 09 Mar 2019, 4:18 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 772


Why not simply allow the individual to decide their own gender identity, sexuality, or orientation? Surly it isn'a a matter for others to dictate? Because transsexualism isn’t a decision, and neither is sexuality. Being trans is a medical condition where your brain doesn’t match your body, and gend...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Any other "truscum"/transmedicalists?

Posted: 09 Mar 2019, 3:12 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 772


No, I think your opinion matters too. What you said is the gist of why I believe you have to have dysphoria to be trans- otherwise, what makes you trans? You can have any level of dysphoria, be it mild or severe, but you still have to have dysphoria on some fundamental level.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Anyone else with an ED?

 Post subject: Anyone else with an ED?
Posted: 07 Mar 2019, 7:27 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 853


I was just diagnosed with and going to be evaluated further for bulimia. I know there is at least one member here with anorexia, I was wondering what resources there are for persons with EDs, particularly as a man with an ED I feel kind of lonely. (Though there was another man with a history of EDs ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Are there any autistic stand up comedians?

Posted: 24 Feb 2019, 1:28 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 10,384


There was an episode of "True Life" called "I Have Autism" and one of the people they focused on was Elijah, a young man with Asperger's. I should have clarified my earlier post- Elijah was a stand-up comedian and part of his routine was jokes about his autism. Also, Jim Jefferi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Deadpan Humor

 Post subject: Re: Deadpan Humor
Posted: 16 Feb 2019, 9:11 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 460


My sense of humor is mostly quoting funny movies- this works really well with my family but not with anyone else, as my family is full of inside movie jokes (for example, we’ve nearly memorized Galaxy Quest). I did used to have a few good math jokes, but I don’t remember them as well as I used to.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: do u wish u were normal

 Post subject: Re: do u wish u were normal
Posted: 16 Feb 2019, 5:36 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 827


I wish I didn't have the disabilities that come with ASD, even very mild cases like mine, like barriers in making friends/finding romantic partners and a general feeling of not understanding social cues, as well as sensory issues. But I do like having a higher IQ than average and having intense inte...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger’s vs. Geeks

 Post subject: Asperger’s vs. Geeks
Posted: 15 Feb 2019, 9:03 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 413


How many math/science geeks do you think are Aspies and vice versa? I think most geeks/nerds are Aspies, but not necessarily the other way around, because Aspies have all sorts of interests.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you “get over” ASD (or other disabilities)?

Posted: 15 Feb 2019, 9:00 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 363


I’ve been thinking about how I’ve managed my disabilities and illnesses over the years. I know some illnesses can go into remission, so you effectively don’t have them any more. In terms of my disabilities, I’ve had extensive speech therapy, social skills therapy, and OT over the years and it’s help...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Chances of Having a Child With Low-Functioning ASD

Posted: 15 Feb 2019, 5:24 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 168


@BeaArthur - that's a good thing to consider. Part of the reason I am wary about having kids and am trying to be very careful about considering it is that I don't know if I would make a good parent, especially if that's something that requires good social skills. There's also the question of being m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Chances of Having a Child With Low-Functioning ASD

Posted: 15 Feb 2019, 3:27 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 168


Interesting statistics, thanks for providing them. I don't think they're 100% accurate though, as autism and intellectual disability are often comorbid and there are plenty of MFA and LFA persons who have an IQ of 70 or greater, it's the level of disability their autism causes that determines if the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone With Autistic Family Members?

Posted: 14 Feb 2019, 4:00 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 293


In addition to being diagnosed with ASD myself, I have two cousins who are officially diagnosed with some form of autism, an uncle who almost certainly is on the spectrum, and an aunt who may be on the spectrum as well (none of these people are directly related to each other, so it’s not like the co...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Chances of Having a Child With Low-Functioning ASD

Posted: 14 Feb 2019, 3:12 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 168


I’ve been thinking about whether I want to have biological kids in the future (I’m only 19 so it would be far in the future), and I’ve realized that since there is a very long history of mental illness and neurodevelopmental disorders in my family, I don’t want to pass that down to biological kids. ...
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