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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How's everybody doing during the pandemic?

Posted: 27 May 2020, 11:11 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,614


Hi, gang. I take medications and in order to be allowed to renew my prescriptions, I have to meet with a psychiatrist about four times a year. On May 20 we had a Zoom meeting, of course, and I said to him, "This is a time when being autistic actually comes in handy. I have NO problem with socia...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and DNA

 Post subject: Autism and DNA
Posted: 27 Apr 2019, 8:39 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 551


Hi, everybody. I was diagnosed with Asperger's in 2010. I've also been very interested in my family history for years. After I was diagnosed, part of my research involved talking with some of my relatives about the past behavior of my father (1916-1997) who, I realize retrospectively, also had AS, a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism in the Media

 Post subject: Re: Autism in the Media
Posted: 18 Aug 2018, 2:22 pm 

Replies: 83
Views: 2,948


You’re quite right. It’s a two-way street. It’s not enough for the media to do all the work, not when there are such insensitive clods in the world as the ones in the movie audience that day. Sadly there’s no cure for stupidity. Like you, I feel I don’t belong on this earth either, and when I was in...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism in the Media

 Post subject: Autism in the Media
Posted: 18 Aug 2018, 11:48 am 

Replies: 83
Views: 2,948


Has anybody here seen the 1962 film, "David and Lisa?" David had an aversion to touch. He was sent to a school for "mentally disturbed" young people. Because of when the film was made, it could never have occurred to anyone that David may have been autistic, but now, in retrospec...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hans Asperger was worse than we thought

Posted: 19 Apr 2018, 10:54 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 877


Hi, everybody. It's been suggested that in light of these terrible discoveries, the name of our condition should not be Asperger's. What do you think?

Higgie

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Here's Something I Could REALLY Use!

Posted: 12 Aug 2017, 8:38 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 247


This is from Facebook. It's meant as a joke but I love the idea! Click here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10209650607013917&set=g.434883549868543&type=1&theater

Higgie

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Dawn of Autistic Space - Excerpt from NeuroTribes

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 2:15 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,906


stevesilberman wrote:
Thanks, folks. I really appreciate it!


It's we who thank you, Mr. Silberman!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's and Driving

 Post subject: Asperger's and Driving
Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 11:30 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 1,977


Hi, gang. Has anybody here found Asperger's Syndrome to be a hindrance in learning to drive? I passed the written test, but during driving lessons I couldn't make fast judgments, perceive distances between my car and others, and I was terribly anxious throughout. Whenever I got to an intersection it...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Dawn of Autistic Space - Excerpt from NeuroTribes

Posted: 08 Sep 2016, 11:20 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,906


I have just finished reading this book and I recommend it to everybody on the autism spectrum. Although the subject matter is scientific, the style is not the least bit dry or "textbook." It is immensely readable and sometimes even has the pace of a thriller. The early days of autism study...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: May I have Some Advice?

 Post subject: Re: May I have Some Advice?
Posted: 29 Jun 2016, 11:04 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 306


Thank you; your two cents are worth a million bucks! You really hit the nail on the head. It is indeed an identify shift, and a huge adjustment. I'm sorry to hear about your situation and I hope you're keeping comfortable and getting good treatment. I can perceive that you too are a kind a reasonabl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: May I have Some Advice?

 Post subject: Re: May I have Some Advice?
Posted: 29 Jun 2016, 10:14 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 306


You're quite right. I myself have summed things up in a similar way. Our father was very abusive to us, and while I can't forgive what he did, I have come to understand that in those days (the 1950's), everybody was very hard on their kids. They just didn't know any better. Plus my dad's father was ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: May I have Some Advice?

 Post subject: Re: May I have Some Advice?
Posted: 29 Jun 2016, 10:00 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 306


Thank you. I did suspect I was overreacting. Sis could have worded that phrase more delicately, but what the hell, that's just her way. Besides, she admitted the same thing about herself. Thank you for your level-headed and excellent advice. Want to hear something interesting? I think if my parents ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: May I have Some Advice?

 Post subject: May I have Some Advice?
Posted: 29 Jun 2016, 8:40 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 306


Hi, everybody. I'd like to ask your opinion on something. I was diagnosed with AS in 2010. I'd had it all my life and never knew it. I grew up in a very intolerant family where my symptoms were interpreted as stupid, rude and weird. My mother was severely critical of me and my older brother in parti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question: Hatred of Touch, But with Two Exceptions

Posted: 02 Oct 2014, 8:16 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,773


Hi, folks. I've posted a few times about my disgust regarding physical contact. I was born with high-functioning autism, and that is one of the symptoms, but I was also very badly abused by my father all through my childhood, and a few times during adolescence (not sexually but physically and emotio...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Ambivalence about Love

 Post subject: Re: Ambivalence about Love
Posted: 27 Sep 2014, 3:36 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,678


Higgie, I have been married for 8 years to a man who often can not bear to be touched. It's almost hilarious at times. "What do you MEAN you want a kiss? I already kissed you today!" "No, dear, that was yesterday." And then then he'll lean forward, touching me with nothing but his lips for about a ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Ambivalence about Love

 Post subject: Thank you
Posted: 24 Sep 2014, 8:39 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,678


i thought this would be a problem for me, but since i have a girlfriend, i noticed tha tmy enhanced sense of touch made hugging and cuddling all the better. also, deep pressure is known to relieve anxiety, so if the other person puts some force behind the hugs, it might be even better if you truly ...
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