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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: For adult aspie women and parents of....

Posted: 09 Jan 2009, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 4,548


Lucy: Quite possibly, as your daughter gets older, she'll be fine. Take some sanity breaks. I know as a parent of an Aspi, and an Aspi myself, that both positions can be very difficult, however, your daughter will probably be okay, and possibly be a very successful adult. As others above have said, ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Felled by a Cat!

 Post subject: You have a cat
Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,989


Most people don't realize that cats have very deep feelings. Right now, I'm working on a new computer. My cant knows it's time for me to be in bed, and for her to be curled up by my head. She is not a happy animal. In fact, I will probably put this down and go to bed, because that's where she is use...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Dog going, Me gone

Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 11:10 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 693


I had to have a cat put to sleep. It upset me so badly for 2 or 3 weeks that my wife finally said "I know it'll be hard to replace the one you lost, but let's try." The "replacement" has now been with us for 18 years, and I'm beginning to dread what's going to happen to her, but all you can do is as...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I don't like real life

Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 11:02 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,466


The trouble with living a fantasy is that you either have to go all the way away, or drift in and out, and if you go all the way away, there's sometimes a good chance that you won't come back. Most drugs don't do much, and if they do, they're usually pretty dangerous. Life can be interesting. I admi...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Does this seem cold hearted?

 Post subject: Not that instnsitive
Posted: 27 Sep 2008, 10:57 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 852


My cat means a great deal to me. My family knows it. I think that would be major if I were on a trip and something happened to her. Most people don't bond with animals. Some of us do. I wouldn't be angry at your family. I don't blame you for missing your cat. I'm sorry to hear she died. Beentheredon...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: The pain that may explain Helen Darville

 Post subject: and then again
Posted: 18 Aug 2008, 12:21 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 928


maybe that's just the kind of a person she is. No drama there, though. Not very interesting. But reality never is.


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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Jenny McCarthy -- Don't cry for us

Posted: 18 Aug 2008, 12:17 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 6,612


slowmutant, why defend Jenny? Look, I know she's trying - but shes a layman, not a scientist! An average, every-day person - albeit with that foolish celebrity notion people attach to anybody they know of - but she has no authority! Trying doesn't count for jack sh** if you end up causing more harm...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Why Rainman sucks

 Post subject: reality vs drama
Posted: 18 Aug 2008, 12:08 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 8,937


Basically, you're talking about reality Vs Drama. No one wants to watch reality. They live it, and sometimes it's not easy. When they come to be entertained, they want drama. Drama has to be engineered. That's the difference.


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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Mind the Gap

 Post subject: A note here
Posted: 18 Aug 2008, 12:01 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,338


Hans Asperger was working in 1944 (I was born in 1942). He was working in an extremely restrictive environment (for those of you who remember what was going on in 44 in Europe), and he was using tools that today wouldn't be considered tools. This is not exactly a criticism. This is another century. ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: This isn't me being insensitive

 Post subject: You're lucky
Posted: 02 Aug 2008, 5:48 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 8,083


You don't know how lucky you are.
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 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Castration a cure for loneliness

Posted: 02 Aug 2008, 5:47 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 7,716


First, and most dangerous, it leaves you open to getting ostiopesosis. (sorry about the spelling) ever wonder why it's a woman's disease? It can't get started in the presence of testoserone. (check that with a doctor...I know what I'm talking abou0t. Second, it won't reduce the sex drive. Third, it'...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I don't want to complain about an autistic child but

 Post subject: Sad
Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 10:58 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 8,315


Maybe it's me....go ahead and flame away.....but I find a good part of this thread to be an extremely sad commentary by a group of people who should know much better, having experienced some of this stuff from the other side first hand.

Sorry, but that's the way I feel.


Beentheredonethat

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: WWE, Jenny McCarthy, and Generation Rescue

 Post subject: Oh, yeah
Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 10:51 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 951


I also notice that they have no place for public comments. I just love it when "well intentioned" people get into things they know nothing about. They know very little about research, have only listed Jenny M, not the researchers who are doing the work, or to whom they have submitted RFPs, and when ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: WWE, Jenny McCarthy, and Generation Rescue

 Post subject: I disagree with them
Posted: 23 Jul 2008, 10:39 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 951


I've kept largely quiet on this in spite of my lack of respect for Jenny McCarthy (where did she get her training....exposure to a broad group of autistic people....and so on and so forth). Also, if you look at the front page of the site, you'll see that Alex has posted an interview with a young act...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I don't want to complain about an autistic child but

 Post subject: Uh....excuse me?
Posted: 22 Jul 2008, 10:27 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 8,315


You know, as much as I generally don't agree with that Savage person, I kind of wonder if he has a point with respect to bad behaviour in public. People keep saying it's autism, but if I'd acted like that I could have gotten killed (at least I was afraid of being killed). Very easy to throw a child...
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