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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Free iPod

 Post subject: Free iPod
Posted: 12 Nov 2005, 9:27 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,142

Has anyone tried this? Apparently its supposed to be credible,2125,64614,00.html I never do anything like this, but in an attempt to prove them wrong, I figure I've got nothing to lose! :wink:

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Flatmate trouble

 Post subject: Flatmate trouble
Posted: 31 Oct 2005, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,936

My flatmate, and supposedly good friend moved in in September, we met each other online, and have known each other for around two years. She moved here for a year abroad (she's from Spain) & got accepted to the university here. We'd met twice before, which went well, and the first week she was here ...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Speech class is going to destroy me!

Posted: 06 Oct 2005, 3:05 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,453

Ugh, I know how you feel.
I have an hour of Spanish speaking class every week, and I hate it.

I hope it gets better for you.
Let's hope it's educational heh.

(that sausage poor thing made me laugh :wink: )

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Being forced to make friends

Posted: 06 Oct 2005, 3:01 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 3,897

I hope you manage to explain to your parents that you're satisfied as you are.

I know how you feel, even this week I was told by my doctor that I should get out and make more friends :roll:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What did you do before you had access to the Internet?

Posted: 05 Oct 2005, 4:59 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 3,220

I can't remember :?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do u control your stiming e.g flapping

Posted: 05 Oct 2005, 4:55 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 4,270

I just "tone things down",
instead of rocking or shaking
I will shake my legs or hands more gently,
or clench my fists, and tap my fingers

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "On the Fringes of the Physical World" by M. Daum

Posted: 05 Oct 2005, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2,632

Thanks for posting that, and the link, I found it really interesting, and quite sad... The girl I live with I met on the internet, and I still struggle with the 'reality' of her being here, being 'real'. I loved these bits... The Internet is destroying the world. Human communication will be rendered...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: things to do before you DIE!

Posted: 05 Oct 2005, 4:39 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 3,030

- See the Pacific Ocean
- Swim in the Pacific Ocean
- Have children
- Improve my Spanish, Russian and French
- Surf
- Look at the stars through a telescope
- Sell a piece of my art work
- Climb Mt. Washington

That's all I can think of right now...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A Tale of Difference

Posted: 05 Oct 2005, 4:26 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,001

That's really interesting,
I guess it shows us that we can never make assumptions about anyone...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Realistic or Unrealistic exspectation?

Posted: 05 Oct 2005, 4:22 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,496

In the past I definitely would have expected the cat to meow,
but now the cats that my mum & sister have are very quiet, even though they are outdoor cats, so I wouldn't really expect anything so much.

I think it depends from cat to cat, and what you're used to.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Diagnoses as an adult...

 Post subject: Diagnoses as an adult...
Posted: 02 Oct 2005, 10:35 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,747

I was just wondering how many of you were diagnosed as an adult, and how you went about it? Asperger's has been suggested to me by past therapists and aquaintances, but never followed through. This week I plan to go to the welfare centre at my university to ask for advice, and speak to the psychiatr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Telling left from right

 Post subject: Re: ...
Posted: 01 Oct 2005, 6:08 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,300

I notice a lot of people tell by visual markers and such. Doesn't anyone else get that feeling of total dominance over the dominant side of their bodies??? I mean, I am VERY right handed and even just sitting here I can feel which side of my body is utterly dominant and I can tell incredibly easily...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How did people manage in the old days?

Posted: 01 Oct 2005, 11:00 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,526

Heh, I can't imagine that they had much enjoyable sex!
I wonder if it was a case of it being just practical, kinda like a baby was inevitable if you did.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Advice on Living Abroad (or not, heh)

Posted: 01 Oct 2005, 10:59 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 621

Thanks both for your replies... I think waiting for as long as possible to see if its just temporary nervousness is a good idea. I know in many ways going away could be good for me, but I also know that I can go abroad, I have travelled before and enjoyed it, but I felt ready to do it then. I'm not ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How did people manage in the old days?

Posted: 30 Sep 2005, 6:20 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,526

There are so many things I think of that I can't imagine how people dealt with...
but then, I suppose it was normal to them,
they didn't know it was possible to smell any different or to have more comfortable clothes.

Even things have changed so recently that I can't imagine doing without.
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