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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you exlain autism to a 11 year old

Posted: Yesterday, 8:14 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 169


You probably know (or at least have a good guess) about whether the 11 year old is Autistic. I'd start by telling them the truth on that. (Yes; No; We're not sure yet but probably not; etc.) The answer to that question drives whether the explanation of Autism is to help him better understand his ol...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Spinning my wheels!

 Post subject: Re: Spinning my wheels!
Posted: Yesterday, 8:00 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 107


I've read your posts, but usually have nothing to offer in the thread. I don't currently have friends, and though what I have with my wife is deeper than friendship, she isn't NT. Looking back over my life, most of the friends I've had seem to have been (looking back with knowledge I didn't have th...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Spinning my wheels!

 Post subject: Re: Spinning my wheels!
Posted: 10 Apr 2021, 7:55 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 107


I've read your posts, but usually have nothing to offer in the thread. I don't currently have friends, and though what I have with my wife is deeper than friendship, she isn't NT. Looking back over my life, most of the friends I've had seem to have been (looking back with knowledge I didn't have the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Self-diagnosis survey

 Post subject: Re: Self-diagnosis survey
Posted: 04 Apr 2021, 8:10 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 374


Yes, the library/party and theatre/museum ones always get a "slightly" answer for me, as I would always choose "C. Neither, I'll just stay home." I took the survey. I'm self-diagnosed, maybe a year ago or a little less.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody else hate being photographed?

Posted: 04 Apr 2021, 7:36 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 9,953


I've never liked being photographed. Not for any conscious reason, I just don't like it. Somehow it feels weird...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: I got my medical marijuana card...

Posted: 28 Mar 2021, 9:24 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 35


Awesome! Find a good dispensary, it will totally improve your life. I remember when I first got a card, such a relief to just go to a store instead of the whole waiting in the park for my hookup. Will he answer the phone? Will the price change again? Don't tell me you're sold out... Seriously, huge ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: MN Supreme Court reverses rape conviction because woman.....

Posted: 28 Mar 2021, 7:46 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 518


The question this brings up for me is... Who were the MN state legislators who came up with this revision in 1974/5? It seems very specific to me, like they knew they were creating a loophole. Wonder if it was for themselves, or for someone's brother/cousin/friend who was in jail.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do social faux pas haunt you sometimes?

Posted: 21 Mar 2021, 5:59 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,084


Yes, sometimes. Things I did or said even 15-20 years ago sometimes replay. I overthink, worry, try to deduce reasons for things long in the past, even if I no longer have any relationship with that person. Sometimes it seems more like "especially if I no longer have a relationship," like ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Friendships

 Post subject: Re: Friendships
Posted: 21 Mar 2021, 5:44 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 290


Okay, I know it will sound like a Hallmark card but my best friend is my wife. When we met, we were friends for like 10 minutes and then... things developed further. Okay, it was about a month and a half between the first "meet for coffee and chat" and when she leaned over and kissed me. T...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Straight Or Not Straight?

Posted: 21 Mar 2021, 5:26 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 670


I am married to a woman and have a child, so from the outside I'm straight, but the truth of it is that I'm bi. Actually, so is my wife. We're both the type that is more about personality than genitalia. Our hetero relationship is only hetero because the person each of us is attracted to is of the o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you ever cry because you made a huge faux pas

Posted: 20 Mar 2021, 6:53 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 256


It has happened, but not often. My usual reaction is anger, almost always self-directed. Normally a self-hate snowball rolling down a mountain, which can take me to a very sad place sometimes, but I don't usually cry. I don't usually cry at all, for anything. I wish I could feel that it was actually...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Are you too quiet or too talkative?

Posted: 19 Mar 2021, 6:03 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,015


When I was a kid, I was very talkative. My parents liked to say that I started talking a bit before 2 and hadn't stopped yet. Then, around 11 or 12, my depression "kicked on" and I pretty much stopped talking. They started complaining about that instead. These days, I could talk for hours ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Very late Diagnosis - identification at a late, some notes..

Posted: 14 Mar 2021, 8:26 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 5,025


I'm 43, and self-diagnosed about a year ago, maybe less than that. I registered here a few months later, but I'm not sure how long it took me to get past the initial realization. In some ways, I'm still dealing with it. 42.5ish years of being so very different and not understanding why. I'm glad tha...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Have You Flown Before?

 Post subject: Re: Have You Flown Before?
Posted: 14 Mar 2021, 7:06 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 180


Yes, multiple times, both before and after 2001. But I haven't flown anywhere in years. Last time in a plane was 2013. I haven't gone many places, flew out here to CA a couple times in '98, then flew back to AL a bunch of times over first 7-8 years I was out here. Other than that, I flew to TX once ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers or Autism

 Post subject: Re: Aspergers or Autism
Posted: 13 Mar 2021, 8:47 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 879


To me, they are different presentations of similar issues. I don't have a diagnosis because I was the "smart weird kid" in the 80s (who was a little bit too much of both.) I'm not pursuing one now because there is both no money for it and nothing to be gained by it. All the same, I say I'm...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do any of you feel like you don't fit in groups?

Posted: 13 Mar 2021, 8:32 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 1,451


All my life, or at least since I started noticing such things. I've always felt "outside looking in." Easily 30+ years before I even had any suspicion about autism, the world seemed like a glass room where I couldn't find the entrance, like an aquarium, like some sort of interactive tv sho...
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