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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did A Soviet Psychiatrist Discover Autism In 1925?

Posted: 05 Apr 2015, 2:44 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,207


Wouldn't it be better to be said to have "Sucharewa's Syndrome" than "Asperger's Syndrome"?

At least it wouldn't have a name which causes further social difficulty.

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Icons mean nothing to me. Do they mean something to you?

Posted: 24 Nov 2014, 1:53 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 343


In some ways I am really good at using computers, but I have a problem using computers in other ways, particularly programs with icon-based interfaces. The icons mean nothing to me. Each time I use an icon-based interface that doesn't have words, I get so frustrated, because I can't tell what the ic...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Being good at the work type but oblivious to expectations

Posted: 23 Jul 2014, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1,671


For ~20 years I have had an interest in computer interfaces. It's not so much that I was interested in what computers could do, but I've always been able to understand computer interface concepts, so I know just about every detail in how they work. I can almost always immediately understand how to c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who benefits most from a childhood/early diagnosis?

Posted: 26 May 2014, 10:59 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 864


Being autistic is not about being a rebel. Being autistic is not about making a conscious decision to not conform to cultural norms. Being autistic involves not being able to intuitively identify what those cultural norms are, and it's very dangerous and detrimental for a person to simultaneously be...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who benefits most from a childhood/early diagnosis?

Posted: 24 May 2014, 12:13 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 864


I wasn't diagnosed as a child, and still am not(although I don't think I would be here after almost seven years if I wasn't as certain as I could be without said official diagnosis). I believe that I fall into the category of "twice exceptional". I think that this idea is wrong. There are so many ar...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Trouble with the semantics of icons?

Posted: 19 May 2014, 5:14 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 498


First, I'll point out that I have color-deficient vision, which means that my color vision is different than other people's(and not that I don't see color), so that could cause or exacerbate the problem; I think that since my eyes had a tendency to misidentify colors, any time I would say that I tho...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Meeting Your Younger Self

Posted: 16 May 2014, 5:03 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,085


2) You really REALLY don't want to go out on that date with the girl called Susan who you met on Dateline. It might be an idea to avoid the one called Julie as well. I think that you are not in the U.S., and that "Dateline" is a dating chat service wherever you are. Is that correct? In the U.S., yo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does being faceblind make you racist?

Posted: 16 May 2014, 2:43 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,584


I was a child when I first realized that I had trouble identifying people by their faces. My sister and I took a plane flight without our mom. When we returned a few weeks later, my mom came to pick us up from the airport, but I couldn't identify her. My sister did, and very quickly, and my mom obvi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: nt sensory processing. how can they resist it?

Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 10:23 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 736


I've always just guessed that NTs don't perceive things as strongly as we do, and as a result it's easier for them to ignore unpleasant sensory inputs. I assume this must be the case. There must be something about their nervous systems which either does not work as acutely or which functions to ign...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: did u think u were normal when younger

Posted: 24 Apr 2014, 3:29 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 2,194


I don't think that anyone ever thought that I was normal, but I was born a little more than ten years too early for "Asperger's Syndrome" to be considered as a diagnosis. Adults considered me "gifted". It seemed that regardless of the group, other children could always identify that I was not like t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you ever swear?

Posted: 21 Apr 2014, 7:30 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,670


Quite a bit. The fact that those few words are considered off-limits is ridiculous, when some of those words are things which are great, and when there are things which are significantly worse but which are considered fine to say. Why is the particular word that starts with "f" considered a bad word...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: can you smile

Posted: 21 Apr 2014, 12:26 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,443


YippySkippy wrote:
I have the opposite problem. My relaxed face looks angry. I have to make a conscious effort to turn up the corners of my mouth just to look not-unhappy.
I'm a human bulldog.
That's called RBF.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Summer camp for NLD/AS vs. testing?

Posted: 19 Apr 2014, 1:56 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 543


Getting a diagnosis has more potential benefits, and may be useful depending on the particular circumstances later in your life.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: can you smile

Posted: 19 Apr 2014, 12:51 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,443


I can smile, but not intentionally.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Would you be OK with a female play-by-play announcer?

Posted: 13 Apr 2014, 11:34 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 682


No, and I wouldn't be okay with a male play-by-play announcer, either.
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