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 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Three Article Series on Aspergers and Sexuality

Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 9:47 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 261


I'd like to bring to your attention three interesting articles I read about Aspergers and sexuality (a three part series): These articles must be the most comprehensive articles I've ever seen about Aspergers and sexuality, and I like how the author takes into account the sensory issues that come wi...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Aspergers independence poll (might be controversial)

Posted: 29 Apr 2008, 7:09 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 8,173


Hi All; I'll appologize in advance because I'm sure I'm going to offend a few here. Everyone, I repeat, EVERYONE has some sort of issues!! !! I'll note that one of the richest men in the world supposdly has AS. I also strongly contend that EVERYONE can fulfill some use in society. Can you wash dish...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: self-fullfilling profecy effect...does it happen?

Posted: 29 Apr 2008, 6:59 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,293


I'm glad this topic was brought up, because I think that its a big issue that is often forgotten on these boards. My parents knew I was AS for a number of years and didn't tell me, most likely because they thought that I would start using AS as an excuse not to do things, or not to push myself. I th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: savants?

Posted: 23 Apr 2008, 7:49 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 849


I have a question that I think is interesting: how do people today define savant? I have seen definitions that said that someone needs to have a IQ in the mentally retarded range, along with some highly advanced and highly specific splinter skill (e.g. mathematical, artistic etc.). Other definition...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Should I tell my parents?

Posted: 07 Apr 2008, 8:44 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,709


I'm just going to agree, and say that you should tell your sister and do not tell your parents. First of all, your parents may make life harder for your sister because of the letter. Secondly, your sister's knowledge about why some of her problems were occurring may give her strength to stand up to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: alex doesn't have Asperger's

Posted: 05 Apr 2008, 8:28 am 

Replies: 226
Views: 17,810


Temple Grandin can currently engage in two-way interactions. She also did not speak until she was four. There is no doubt that she is on the autism spectrum. Daniel said that people with Asperger's can't engage in two-way interactions. I have seen videos of alex doing just do that. If Daniel is corr...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: For thoese of you who are unemployed

Posted: 04 Apr 2008, 6:52 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 4,279


Have you considered getting some IT certifications like A+ and Network+? This may be a more viable option than going to college, and may end up being just as useful. I've got computer skills that put the local techs for the city to shame but the fact is I want to go to college and thus can't do 9-5 ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Anybody out there enter workforce at a late point in life?

Posted: 02 Apr 2008, 7:48 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,286


Just asking, cause I don't know, but doesn't anyone enter a trade anymore? I mean, plumber, electrician, carpenter, cook, painters, paperhangers, carpet installers, glaziers? all these trades are very necessary, they give a person a lot of lea way for working for themselves, they pay well and you h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I might not have Asperger's. Do you hate me?

Posted: 01 Apr 2008, 9:25 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 4,839


This highlights an important point. AS is not just about social skills and special interests. It is also about physical coordination, executive function, sensory sensitivities. Not to mention things like fairly specific skill sets, savant skills in some people, good visualization skills in some peop...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My parent knew about my AS and did not tell me.

Posted: 27 Mar 2008, 8:19 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,742


Something like this happened to me. My parents basically knew that I had AS, but never told me. I think it was because they thought it would make me use it as an excuse for why I can't succeed, or make me start saying things like "I can't do this because I have AS." I recently got diagnosed, and tol...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Post a random thing you're worried about right now.

Posted: 25 Mar 2008, 10:03 pm 

Replies: 197
Views: 15,918


I'm worried about whether I'll have a job in August, when my current position expires.

And I'm also worried about how I'll deal with moving.

And last but not least, I'm worried about how much I have to rely on my parents, and I'm almost 24!

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Who here drives?

 Post subject: Re: Who here drives?
Posted: 23 Mar 2008, 10:31 am 

Replies: 73
Views: 10,293


I'm in a somewhat similar situation. I have a drivers license, but do not drive particularly well. I don't remember how to parallel park, and would not trust myself on crowded expressways. I think it was Temple Grandin who said that she spent a year driving on country roads before tackling expresswa...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: i am 26 and never had a date.

Posted: 17 Mar 2008, 10:54 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 19,209


Just make your move. Rejection isn't as big a deal as it seems and you're just back where you started. Nothing less. Ask 10 girls out within the next week, post back here & tell us how it went. No matter what happens, you'll be better off than if you did nothing. I don't know if this is good ad...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you feel when someone denies you have Asperger's?

Posted: 15 Mar 2008, 10:30 am 

Replies: 73
Views: 6,138


You're missing a choice: It has never happened.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is laziness a trait of autism?

Posted: 09 Mar 2008, 5:08 pm 

Replies: 97
Views: 18,741


While I'm just echoing what has already been said, I do not think that laziness is a trait of AS/autism. I do think that laziness is a consequence of depression and learned helplessness. And as someone else said, indecision and anxiety can be though of as laziness. If Aspies are more depressed than ...
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