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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Calling people by name

 Post subject: Re: Calling people by name
Posted: 05 Apr 2022, 2:53 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 2,094

As I'm getting older, I find myself using names more. At work people wear name badges and it makes things a lot easier considering I'm one of those people who forgets names 5 seconds after hearing them. There is a Thai lady at work whose name I just do not get. But I think she has trouble with mine ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's your least favorite neurotypical saying?

Posted: 20 Mar 2022, 3:38 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 3,162

"Build a bridge and get over it."
My sister said this to me when I was in hospital with depression.

"Get a life."
Not said to me but I've heard it used many times to the point where I think it's just mean.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Pros of not having kids?

Posted: 08 Mar 2022, 10:03 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 4,190

Fnord's pros list - yep, all of that.

Except my housemate is like a kid. I've stepped on her Lego.

There are not many cons, only one I can think of is who will look after me when I'm old and can't take care of myself anymore.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Driving and Autism/Aspergers

Posted: 06 Mar 2022, 9:16 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,819

I drive my car every day to go to work, the shops or an appointment of some kind. I drive my housemate to her appointments also. She's autistic and doesn't drive.

In the past I've driven forklifts and front end loaders and got qualifications for each.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Emetophobia

 Post subject: Re: Emetophobia
Posted: 23 Jan 2022, 8:20 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,896

My record is 12 years without vomiting. Then I had a migraine and was sick because of that. It was really awful because I had to clean the toilet all while sweating and shaking with a tremendous headache.

I hope to beat my 12 year record.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you relate to cats?

 Post subject: Re: Do you relate to cats?
Posted: 22 Jan 2022, 10:16 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,916

^That's cute. :) I'm allergic to cats but my housemate and I have two. I think I've built up a tolerance to them though because I only have trouble if I rub my eyes after petting them. Their names are Kira and Rowan. Kira was a stray and Rowan was a foster kitten. When I was a teenager I lived at a ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I've been diagnosed with ADHD!

Posted: 10 Jan 2022, 7:15 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,158

Good on you, Joe. I know you've waited a long time for this. If it were me, I wouldn't tell anyone on Facebook. Just too risky. What type of ADHD do you have? I have inattentive type and I took dexamphetamine since 2004. They worked very well for me. Now I take Vyvanse which is long-acting dexamphet...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Why I couldn't work in retail

Posted: 02 Jan 2022, 10:16 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,918

When I was young and unemployed, I volunteered at a local charity shop, and I was often put on the till, which I didn't like but they wouldn't listen. I was always left alone too, so had to deal with customers on my own. I was only 19 so didn't really have much people skills, and I had severe socia...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Christmas and birthdays are terrible

Posted: 26 Dec 2021, 3:59 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,898

Christmas I can't get out of because my family loves it. But birthdays - I never tell anyone at work when it's my birthday because I don't want fuss. Also, it's a low self esteem thing. Who would care that it's MY birthday? I celebrate it with my family though, I have a twin sister who would think i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism/ADHD/Neurodiversity survey for my thesis

Posted: 26 Dec 2021, 3:09 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,653

I saw no harm in doing the survey. There's some interesting questions. Some I had to think about for a while in order to answer.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Shoes.

 Post subject: Re: Shoes.
Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 6:31 am 

Replies: 77
Views: 7,644

I wore a pair of Nikes for seven years. The outer surface was dark blue kind of silky material and the inner was made of wetsuit material. The best thing about them was that they zipped up. Convenient.

Now do you think I can find more of the best shoes I ever wore? Nope.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People sitting next to you?

Posted: 24 Dec 2021, 5:57 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,114

I was lucky when I went to see Spider-Man. I had to sit near the front but nobody sat next to me. The movie was good. I guess the place where strangers are most likely to sit next to me is on public transport. I don't like when I'm sitting next to the window on the train and someone sits next to me ...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Bipolar and Autistic...

 Post subject: Re: Bipolar and Autistic...
Posted: 21 Dec 2021, 9:57 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 3,136

It could be the final answer. I received something similar by my psychiatrist.

He said I have autism, motor tic disorder, ADHD and bipolar. I can live with that. I don't want any more diagnoses.

Hopefully you now have stability, it feels good to be stable, I have since 2013.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you always achieve at your interests?

Posted: 21 Dec 2021, 2:50 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,418

I wanted to learn programming and software testing. I passed the software testing exam (just) and I turned out to be terrible at programming. I haven't had an interest since. Been feeling a bit meh about the whole computing experience.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Pet care special interests

Posted: 21 Dec 2021, 2:43 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,538

I have two cats. My twin sister has 12. She used to work at a cattery so she knows everything about cats. That's the impression I get when I see her.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you take government help for ASD?

Posted: 17 Dec 2021, 11:08 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 2,094

I worked at a mushroom farm for nearly ten years before I suffered from burnout. I spent some time in hospital recovering. After that I went to claim for employment benefits but they saw I had been diagnosed with autism and so gave me the Disability Support Pension which meant I didn't have to look ...
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