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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Should eradicating autism be a hate crime?

Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 5:22 pm 

Replies: 232
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Essentially I don't want us to be eliminated as a group and I want to maintain a choice for myself and my children not to take the cure. Well, I do not identify myself with any group. Sorry for disappointing those who feel otherwise. In that case you would be happy with a cure for maleness? This is...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Should eradicating autism be a hate crime?

Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 232
Views: 16,326


morning_after wrote:
I would want to see a cure for those who want to be cured, but I believe that a cure would be forced on those of us that don't want it.

Yes, most of scientifical advances got misused. Very sad.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Should eradicating autism be a hate crime?

Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 2:27 pm 

Replies: 232
Views: 16,326


Essentially I don't want us to be eliminated as a group and I want to maintain a choice for myself and my children not to take the cure. Well, I do not identify myself with any group. Sorry for disappointing those who feel otherwise. In that case you would be happy with a cure for maleness? This is...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Should eradicating autism be a hate crime?

Posted: 11 Mar 2008, 5:03 am 

Replies: 232
Views: 16,326


I am part of a more moderate group of the anti-cure movement I'm not against blending in with society. however I would oppose any research into a cure until 1. genetic screening against autism is illegal 2. cure requires written consent from all guardians and if the individual is capable of communi...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Should eradicating autism be a hate crime?

Posted: 10 Mar 2008, 5:51 pm 

Replies: 232
Views: 16,326


No, it should not be made into a criminal act because doing so would simply be too much of a risk to our freedom of speech and thought. Okay, so would you be in favor of finding a cure? I would be myself if I didn't think the cure could haunt those of us that don't want it. I am for Science. The mo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else do this?

Posted: 10 Mar 2008, 2:06 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 761


Worrying about what others think is not an aspie trait, I believe. It is just a sign of uncertainty.
And pretty unpleasant feeling, I guess :(

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: same old problem

Posted: 10 Mar 2008, 1:08 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 655


Sometimes I just say, "I am very shy and rather socially naive." I am not sure how another will interpret, but I mean precisely what I say. This is an implicit suggestion for the other to 'take the lead,' since I do not know how. I would not understand the hint, though I can understand the explanat...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: The Shy Person’s Guide to Talking to Strangers

Posted: 07 Mar 2008, 1:23 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 878


Fortunately, developing the skill of talking to strangers is easy. Once you get started the immense benefits and excitement it brings will encourage you to keep going. It comes down to three things: 1)Understanding the benefits of talking to strangers. 2)Knowing how to deal with the occasional reje...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can someone help me understand this???

Posted: 04 Mar 2008, 1:35 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,323


I was careful with my toys, but not so with my clothes. I was very annoyed that I should take extra care for some of my clothes and preferred those most worn out so that nobody shouted at me because of them. They worked the same for me. I think your boy does not understand WHY he should take extra c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Empathy...

Posted: 27 Feb 2008, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 774


Mum2ASDboy wrote:
Just thought I have had:)
How about looking up social ettiquet phrases to help in those situations????

These phrases are worth learning, unfortunately, it is more complex.
Correct words without appropriate voice tone and facial expression won't help much.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I used to bully

Posted: 25 Feb 2008, 1:18 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,839


digger1, you seem to have a kind heart. At least for someone with your signature :wink: .

To the excellent post by Griff, I have nothing more to add.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anybody else here, like hugs?

Posted: 25 Feb 2008, 11:33 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 5,506


Although am not aspie [wasn't sure if this thread is only aimed at aspies?] ,am do like hugs-extremely tight ones,but it took twenty years to find that one out,as am always kicked and punched anyone away who tried to hug. Then am was given a 'bear hug' by one of the support staff am had at college ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Being Social

Posted: 25 Feb 2008, 10:22 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,041


thanx no advice needed, just wanted opinions of others as apparantly it would be pointless to meet up with someone basically just to do an activity with, and not need to interact too much, like to the cinema, or bowling, or a ski lesson even. coz if ur not going to 'chat' then u wld b aswell going ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: I know people probably laugh at me behind my back at work...

Posted: 22 Feb 2008, 6:32 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 4,891


I think they all think I'm weird/not worth being nice to or friendly to. I think most people are weird and I do not smile at anybody unless I remind myself that I should. So count me in. You do not need to worry that you do not understand technical stuff that is not your job. You do not need to wor...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can a person on the spectrum ever be socially confident?

Posted: 22 Feb 2008, 4:29 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 3,237


Nowadays, I sometimes start talking too much. Some people seem to be amused by me, others not... What else would you wish? You can't make happy everyone. Often times, If I haven't seen someone in a while and I run into them out in public somewhere, I won't remember where I know them from much less ...
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