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 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Aspie character on Regenesis

Posted: 10 Aug 2008, 9:00 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,597

I started watching a canadian show called regenesis (available free on In the very first episode, the character Bob starts chatting nonstop about something obscure to his co-worker (they are all briliant scientists who work in a bio-lab), then explains "people with asperger's can't help i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Human-frog hybrids reveal autism's secrets

Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 9:39 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,065

I didn't read it but this paragraph is just golden: Human-frog hybrids might reveal the neurological secrets of autism. By fusing cells from the preserved brains of deceased autistic patients with the eggs of a carnivorous African frog called Xenopus, scientists have started investigating the way th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New aspie thinking evaluation form

Posted: 06 Jun 2008, 5:32 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,246

1. visual thinker 2. remembering details about the face such as eyebrowes, the nose and so on 3. Trying to look beyond what people say or do 1. Yes 1. Yes 1. Play it again in you head and "feel it" 3. Sometimes, sometimes not 2. spontaneous people 3. people who tends to be unobservant of their imide...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Swimming,etc Am I being too overprotective?

Posted: 06 Jun 2008, 5:15 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,463

I had a fear of swimming as a child, and I grew up in Florida with a pool in my backyard. Actually, i wasn't so much scared of swimming as much as putting my face underwater. In fact, I still won't do it. I have to wear a mask that covers the eyes and nose. For awhile I wouldn't even put my face und...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers and Warm Showers

Posted: 05 Jun 2008, 11:52 am 

Replies: 75
Views: 13,321

I love really long hot showers, but I tend to think that "normal" hot water is scalding so I turn it down. Now, though, I'm trying to take luke-warm shortish showers to save energy and money. Also saves time. I get my day started soon, which is a good feeling.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: web browser for autistic kids

Posted: 05 Jun 2008, 11:50 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,020

lelia wrote:
Offtopic: your web site is cool.

Thanks! Alex designed it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: web browser for autistic kids

Posted: 05 Jun 2008, 8:44 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,020

A grandfather invented a special web browser to help his 6-year-old autistic grandson navigate the web independently. The story is here: You can download the program for free here: http://ww...

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: WHAT "sexual urges"?!

Posted: 02 Jun 2008, 1:27 pm 

Replies: 76
Views: 12,179

I had sexual feelings about crushes after the age of 12, but i never wanted to actually have sex with anyone until i met the right person. Some people, NTs and Aspies alike, desire sex on a purely physical level, whereas for others, a whole host of other connections have to be present to make it enj...

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: Hurt people without knowing it

Posted: 02 Jun 2008, 1:18 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2,286

Throughout my childhood and adolescence, friends would suddenly turn on me, ignore me, or be mean to me and i was clueless as to why. My mom tells me I was rude and mean to them and ignored them, I just didn't know I was doing it. I think this is pretty common for us. I was also clueless about if a ...

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: Question about sleep from the mom of an 11 year old

Posted: 02 Jun 2008, 1:11 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 3,708

I have had sleep issues all my life. When I was a child, I surrounded myself with pillows and stuffed animals and made a comfortable cozy little nest. I felt I need to be surrounded on all sides. It wasn't until I was in my 20's that i realized what my body was really craving was weight. I got a wei...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Puzzle-pieces ribbon

Posted: 30 May 2008, 3:40 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,816

This is my favorite thing.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Puzzle-pieces ribbon

Posted: 29 May 2008, 11:50 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,816

I love rainbows and bright colors. I was upset when I learned as a teenager that the rainbow represented gay people, a group I was not a part of. I was happy when i learned a few years ago it also represented autistic people, a group I am a part of. I dislike the puzzle piece ribbon, however, for tw...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: We may be suited for the arts

Posted: 29 May 2008, 11:39 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,565

Van Gogh has also been posthumously diagnosed with Manic-Depression, Depression, Epilepsy, neurosyphilis, borderline personality disorder, lead poisoning, ergot poisoning, acute intermittent porphyria, brain tumor, glaucoma, magnesium deficiency, inner ear disorder, and poisoning by digitalis, among...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you get hiccups from soda?

Posted: 29 May 2008, 10:06 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 4,347

When I tell people about my hiccup problem, they invariable offer some proven strategy to get rid of them. When I tell them I've tried them all, they say "Oh but have you tried _______? I swear it always works!" This just annoys me. Nothing works for me except time and, if I can, throwing up air. No...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you get hiccups from soda?

Posted: 29 May 2008, 9:48 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 4,347

I get hiccups from soda, bread, sometimes water, sometimes basically any food. People have hypothesized that I eat too fast and swallow air. I don't know. My hiccups are so severe that they can last for hours and hurt really bad. Then I get nauseous and feel like I'm going to throw up but then I jus...
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