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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain scan diagnosing

 Post subject: Re: Brain scan diagnosing
Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 10:56 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 347


Having a brain scan test seems like a step forward though, doesn't it? If it helps avoid the subjectivity of the current diagnostic tests? I think so. The position of the line they draw between ASD and not ASD will still be a debatable matter (perhaps more so than with current tests that take a dir...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Are you fully vaccinated for COVID-19?

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 10:44 pm 

Replies: 198
Views: 6,077


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My guess is that he's using the terms "plantation" and "slave" to denote workplace and employee respectively. If so it's one of the wittiest things I've seen for some time.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Popularity

 Post subject: Re: Popularity
Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 11:06 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 708


We're autistic: ignoring the main point in favour of blowing up an irrelevant detail into a huge acrimonious debate is kind of what we do.... :lol: Admittedly we often find it irresistible to argue the toss, and don't always know when to back off, but I doubt that we have a particular liking for pe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Popularity

 Post subject: Re: Popularity
Posted: 16 Sep 2021, 10:31 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 708


a)You seemed to be annoyed with me. b)I wasn't upset about the amount of followers. It's just that her situation re handling her notifications due to thousands of followers wasn't one I could identify with. c) 'High profile' is probably a better choice of words than 'elitist'. More than a few have ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain scan diagnosing

 Post subject: Re: Brain scan diagnosing
Posted: 16 Sep 2021, 10:15 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 347


carlos55 wrote:
I understand that using the term “ brain damage” may seem harsh however using “difference” is disingenuous to those who are severely impaired.

Looks like there's no term for it that will meet with everybody's approval then.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Popularity

 Post subject: Re: Popularity
Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 1:31 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 708


I can understand that somebody with a lot of followers could rightly be called an elite. That's how a lot of the world looks at it. Many of them even admire it. I don't admire it much, but I don't try to ignore the fact that some folks appear more popular than I am. I see nothing odd about firemonke...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain scan diagnosing

 Post subject: Re: Brain scan diagnosing
Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 1:23 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 347


I wish they'd just call it brain differences rather than brain damage. I know some functions and capabilities are impaired in ASD, but it's not the whole story. I hope they're also doing these brain scans on traits where we have the advantage over NTs, as well as the disadvantageous traits. Sometime...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Repetitive Behaviors

 Post subject: Re: Repetitive Behaviors
Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 1:10 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 247


Repetitive behaviours have been divided into 2 classes: 1. Repetitive "stimming" movements such as hand-flapping 2. Routines, rituals, intense interests and a preference for things to be the same. I suppose all those things do involve repetition of some kind. They're by no means unique to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone ever said, "Your facial expression isn't right"?

Posted: 14 Sep 2021, 1:40 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 272


Only one I can remember was my diagnostician who put something in my report about my expressions not being quite normal - apparently I was looking as if I was about to smile but then didn't smile. Doesn't seem autism-related to me, and I'm not sure I do that normally.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: In the simplest terms, what does autism mean to you?

Posted: 11 Sep 2021, 2:44 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 356


Autism stands me on the edge of "normal" society and renders me a deeper and more diligent thinker, largely unimpressed by conventional standards of behaviour unless I personally see the point. Autism means self and autonomy. Of course that's only the core of the thing. It also means senso...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Avatar picture for forum.

Posted: 05 Sep 2021, 9:46 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 178


Hmm......according to Edit Profile (in my account): Maximum upload file size: 2048KB. Allowed Files: jpg jpeg png gif Maybe the file size and the number of pixels people have suggested amount to the same thing? I agree any picture editor should be able to downsample a picture to the required size. E...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: the art of planning

 Post subject: Re: the art of planning
Posted: 05 Sep 2021, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 205


Actually I've often wondered how meetings for production purposes can possibly work, as they so often seem to involve making decisions based on information that's only just been supplied. Surely that's not enough time to consider carefully what action to take? Yet most organisations tend to use that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: the art of planning

 Post subject: Re: the art of planning
Posted: 05 Sep 2021, 12:08 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 205


Yes a rigid thinker will find it hard to avoid a sense of frustration when attending anything but the most structured meeting, and a lot of these counselling things are very unstructured. I've also known the frustration of wanting to discuss a topic in detail when everybody else seems to want to dri...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "active but odd"?

Posted: 04 Sep 2021, 1:49 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,031


OT: My BFF and I talk about something similar. We're kind of on or off. So you're "on" right now. For us, for grocery shopping: * ON - we could spend hours walking around the store and looking at labels, comparing prices (and repeat at other stores later in a week or so when our energy is...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "active but odd"?

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 10:29 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,031


Yes, the cognitive dissonance was quite disturbing to me. I definitely cringed both times I hit "Start..." it might as well as been a slap in the face. I hear ya. For some reason I was able to approximate answers the first time, the second time I started to think about it more, which alwa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Exactly what are social skills?

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 8:51 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 1,746


Obviously this is true of humans as well, they require a different approach and often that approach has to incorporate what people in the culture are normalized to accept. Yes, though (I'm glad to say) there is some degree of divergence from the cultural norm in many real individuals of any particu...
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