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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Boss asked me bluntly today "are you autistic?"

Posted: 06 Nov 2011, 7:04 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 3,971

well, how did you answer? were you not capable of responding?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You look average, autistic people look ugly or retarded...

Posted: 06 Nov 2011, 7:02 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 12,320

It's not that surprising. Autism is associated with mental retardation by many in which genetic conditions come into play which would effect appearance. Fragile X comes to mind of autistic people having a certain appearance.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Testing Autistic Intelligence

Posted: 03 Nov 2011, 3:17 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,835

My IQ results are similar. My nonverbal test was substantially higher in score compared to Wechsler's.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question to nonverbal people with autism

Posted: 28 Oct 2011, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,665

Verbal apraxia or their brain simply doesn't work that way.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Common English Words Game

Posted: 23 Oct 2011, 10:14 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,090

this was interesting. 59. "is" is already included as a form of the verb "to be" and words that are not nouns are still words. im not a native speaker and thus i do not have as much statistical information as people living in an english speaking country, on the other hand the proportion of common w...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Are there big differenes between female and male aspies?

Posted: 22 Oct 2011, 4:37 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 5,020

Nothing inherent in their autism. Female autism is sometimes less externally noticeable (less acting out, more blending in). It is also believed that females with autism often display traits later than males. I've heard it said females often have less concrete interests, but I have not noticed. I pe...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Common English Words Game

Posted: 22 Oct 2011, 3:44 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,090


All of these words are non-words. They're mostly grammatical. They don't mean much on their own. Half of them I did not even think of but it submitted it when I was typing another word.

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: 2011 Albums Discussion

Posted: 22 Oct 2011, 3:26 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,712

good: Britney Spears - Femme Fatale Yeah, I've heard good things about that one. A number of sources say it's her best so far. That wouldn't be so surprising, she's never been an album-centric artist. didn't care for (change my mind): Bit K.R.I.T. - Return Of 4Eva Fleet Foxes - Heplessness Blues Sp...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: 2011 Albums Discussion

Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 11:07 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,712

good: The Rural Alberta Advantage - Departing Say Hi - Um, Uh Oh Beirut - The Rip Tide Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow Britney Spears - Femme Fatale Destroyer - Kaputt didn't care for (change my mind): Arctic Monkeys - Suck It And See Ampere - Like Shadows Bit K.R.I.T....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Buying headphones to help autism

Posted: 09 Oct 2011, 3:02 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,069

i have two pairs. mine block out noise but not voices, and noise isn't blocked out completely. if i'm in a room with a loud tv the loud tv seems less loud, but any voice being loud is still loud and one of my biggest issues is hearing lots of talking. i can only recommend them if you have issues wit...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Stop calling it Autism!" (website)

Posted: 09 Oct 2011, 12:30 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 6,259

i agree with stop calling it autism when it is an allergy or vaccine reaction.

if someone thinks their autism or their child's autism is caused by those things, fine, but don't call it autism. it wouldn't be it.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Advice needed on my next steps treating PDD-NOS

Posted: 09 Oct 2011, 12:20 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,728

epsom salt baths -- there are no complications that I know of. they make cremes for kids who are difficult to bathe. you can soak your feet etc. instead of a whole bath. you can also put epsom salt and water in a spray bottle. do it before bed.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Do you wear jewellery?

Posted: 07 Oct 2011, 11:11 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 7,656

If I put jewelry on it doesn't come off until it falls off.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Do you make eye contact?

Posted: 07 Oct 2011, 11:10 pm 

Replies: 78
Views: 16,693

i don't make eye contact and am not socially fluent. the only way I would consider someone who is as autistic if they were the 'active but odd' type and I'd still find them making eye contact in a normal way highly unusual.

Nonverbal learning disorder?

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Verbal Communications Differences and Difficulties Sticky

Posted: 07 Oct 2011, 11:05 pm 

Replies: 478
Views: 192,115

I talked at the specialist the other day. She couldn't understand anything I said the first time. My voice cut off and I realized I did not even know how to pronounce a lot of the words I wanted to say and I realize a lot of the things I want to say I can't say because it would take too many words. ...
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