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 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: You learn something new everyday: what did you learn today?

Posted: Yesterday, 7:37 am 

Replies: 2,236
Views: 45,122


The site of the original (long gone) Bethpage Long Island Railroad station is easy to find. Some railroad enthusiasts put up a plaque at the railroad turntable, which was there, and you can see a pit and some brick foundation. I had gone into the woods where it is with little hope of finding anythin...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Teen MS-13 member charged with strangling autistic woman

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 1:44 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 264


LOCAL NEWS Teen MS-13 member charged with strangling autistic woman to death in Aberdeen, police say BALTIMORE -- A 17-year-old boy believed to be a member of the international gang MS-13 is accused of strangling a 20-year-old woman to death in Aberdeen last summer, police said. The suspect, who po...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Awaiting Diagnostic Results

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 10:31 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 978


The evaluator should go back and read the DSM-5: Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction, ranging, for example, from poorly integrated verbal and nonverbal communication; to abnormalities in eye contact and body language or deficits in understanding and use of gestu...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Spectrum News: Turner syndrome tied to autism

Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 10:38 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 396


Turner syndrome tied to autism Interesting: About 61 percent of the participants had autism traits that affected their day-to-day social functioning, and 23 percent met the diagnostic criteria for autism. Those with the most significant autism traits were also more likely to meet criteria for atten...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: I joined today.

 Post subject: Re: I joined today.
Posted: 08 Jan 2023, 4:23 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 517


Welcome to Wrong Planet. Plenty of us here in our 60s. I agree a formal diagnosis is not useful if you feel you have always belonged here. I am also self-diagnosed and have been since 1978 at age 20.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Newbie with AuDHD

 Post subject: Re: Newbie with AuDHD
Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 10:23 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 370


Welcome to Wrong Planet. I like your composite word for autism/ADHD "AuDHD". That one is new to me. My wife is ADHD, so that describes our marriage :lol:.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: what is the cruelest thing your father ever said to you?

Posted: 06 Jan 2023, 10:13 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 511


My father was an alcoholic who often went into a rage and had plenty of cruel words. I don't remember anything particularly cruel directed at me. He would say "I wish I had never had kids" within earshot of his kids though. I was often spanked and my older sister found that to be excessive...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Two mentally impaired men died in Suffolk police custody.

Posted: 26 Dec 2022, 9:40 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 150


Two mentally impaired men died in Suffolk police custody. Investigations protected the officers. Police and prosecutors conducted flawed homicide probes in the deaths of Daniel McDonnell and Dainell Simmons, Newsday found. Daniel McDonnell, 40, had bipolar disorder and died in a precinct building. ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Congress has Supported the FDA’s Right to #StopTheShock

Posted: 23 Dec 2022, 10:19 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 218


Great news. The electric shock abuse may finally be ending.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: PBS Documentary on Autism.

Posted: 14 Dec 2022, 7:34 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,404


The full documentary is available for streaming here: In A Different Key

I thought it was a good introduction to autism (ASD 101). Hopefully it will be widely viewed. I would expect some people to have a lot of questions that were not answered in this introduction.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social difficulty examples

Posted: 10 Dec 2022, 11:25 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 632


Remember ASD is a developmental disorder and how social interactions went as a child are of primary importance. Some of us are able to overcome these social deficits as an adult to a large degree. What Joe describes is the kind of thing I experience: Sometimes I'm not always sure whether to go up to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Was it better to be unaware of your own autism?

Posted: 09 Dec 2022, 7:56 pm 

Replies: 77
Views: 3,293


No, it was terrible to not know why I seemed to be on the wrong planet. Self diagnosing in 1978 was a small relief, since I had no idea how many others there were like me. I did know that science and engineering were popular careers for us, so at least I would be around some others as an engineer. N...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Are Autistics Less Attractive Compared To Neurotypicals?

Posted: 03 Dec 2022, 2:40 pm 

Replies: 87
Views: 3,102


I don't think you have made a very strong case. Yes, attractive autistic women will attract men in spite of poor social skills, but hopefully they are now be diagnosed as kids. And remember Kanner said we tend to be attractive :lol:.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: French man wins right to not be ‘fun’ at work

Posted: 28 Nov 2022, 6:36 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 357


French man wins right to not be ‘fun’ at work
I'm sure they would have tried to fire me :lol:

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: UK government doesn't stop sewage being pumped into sea

Posted: 20 Nov 2022, 10:40 pm 

Replies: 65
Views: 1,620


CockneyRebel wrote:
That explains why The Thames is so brown.

I doubt that you could see the difference. Water can be dangerous and look clear. The turbidity can have many causes.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: 2022-2023 flu season

 Post subject: Re: 2022-2023 flu season
Posted: 20 Nov 2022, 10:34 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 476


Here's a webpage with plenty of scary flu data that might convince you to stay safe from it.
Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report
I'm glad I got the vax and should probably keep using the mask.
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