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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: California to pay reperations - forced sterilization victims

Posted: 03 Aug 2021, 8:43 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 689


Well, it's constitutional, as decided by the Supreme Court... after all, as Justice Holmes put it, "The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover cutting the Fallopian tubes."

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I find this contradicting

Posted: 09 Nov 2020, 2:06 pm 

Replies: 104
Views: 9,671


Aspergers doesn't preclude making friends...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I find this contradicting

Posted: 09 Nov 2020, 5:58 am 

Replies: 104
Views: 9,671


It's deemed more socially important that kids socialize (or at least interact) with other children their own age than it is to match them precisely to a specific level of teaching or intellectual ability. Which is a big, big problem. Because only interacting with people within a year of your age is...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I find this contradicting

Posted: 08 Nov 2020, 8:27 am 

Replies: 104
Views: 9,671


Child IQ scores don't mean all that much - certainly not the same as adult scores. If IQ wasn't adjusted for age, you'd find everyone gaining significant increases in IQ as they grow up. Child IQ is more about how fast or slow you're developing relative to the average for your age. Grammar schools s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What even is autism?

 Post subject: Re: What even is autism?
Posted: 07 Nov 2020, 5:21 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 6,625


Depends. Are you talking about autism as a diagnosis, or autism as a neurotype? Very different things. I'm quite confident that at least some of the symptoms of autism are not *directly* due to the autism, but due to how the autism interacts with the broader world. A lot of features (rocking back an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Meltdown"

 Post subject: Re: "Meltdown"
Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 1:43 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 9,870


KT67, Being overwhelmed by your situation to the point you can no longer function isn't "behaving badly". It doesn't matter what's causing it. Autistic people don't just have *sensory* issues, and a meltdown brought on by the fact that you can't explain what's wrong with you in a stressful...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I find this contradicting

Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 11:25 am 

Replies: 104
Views: 9,671


There is no contradiction between wanting accommodations for the way you're wired and not thinking you're disabled. Being left handed isn't innately a disability, even if it means you struggle without any accommodations made for it. Disability is context dependent - change the context, and what is c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Meltdown"

 Post subject: Re: "Meltdown"
Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 8:08 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 9,870


No. *Some* meltdowns happen because of sensory overload. Maybe all of yours do. But don't think that your experience is reflective of everyone. A meltdown is what happens when circumstances overwhelm a person's ability to deal with them. That happens to everybody. It doesn't have to be sensory in na...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Meltdown"

 Post subject: Re: "Meltdown"
Posted: 06 Nov 2020, 6:15 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 9,870


"Our word". Meltdowns aren't tantrums, but they are things that are experienced by everyone. Just more frequently by autists, because we operate closer to the edge than normal for most people. But if you push someone to that point, they're going to have a meltdown, whatever their neurotype...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The things I can never have due to my autism

Posted: 02 Nov 2020, 11:46 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,310


If you 'cured' an autistic loser, you would simply gain an neurotypical loser who would be in no better position, since they still wouldn't have learned to interact with people very well. Honestly, people act like 'social skills' are things that come innate to most human beings, rather than being le...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stories that resonate with autistic people?

Posted: 02 Nov 2020, 8:44 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 606


Not an "which fictional characters are autistic" thread, but what stories do autistic people find resonate with them, regardless of whether any the characters themselves are autistic? For example (and I have to bring this up, being at present *slightly* obsessed with Elsa... again), I can ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Study - Autism and Gender Diversity

Posted: 15 Sep 2020, 11:43 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 462


Also, 10% of people with Klinefelters syndrome (XXY) are autistic. Using prevalence estimates of 2% for autism in males and 0.2% for Klinefelters, and applying Bayes theorem, that's 1% of autistic males having an extra X chromosome - 5 times higher than the background frequency. Also, autistic peopl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question if it is ASD if we mixed developmental disorders

Posted: 14 Sep 2020, 3:57 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 256


Can Unspecified Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Unspecified Communication disorder, Speech Sound disorder, Language disorder, Developmental Coordination disorder and Stereotypic Movement disorder be a form of Autism? It's just if you at least mix Unspecified Neurodevelopmental Disorder, Unspecified Co...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: LFA teen jailed for life for brutal murder of T.A.

Posted: 16 Aug 2020, 6:48 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 753


It's also possible that his IQ score isn't accurate? Accuracy presupposes that he did the test properly.

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Does taking T or E affect your traits in any way?

Posted: 15 Aug 2020, 4:00 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,308


I never picked up any female traits from my friends. Probably because I wasn't able to have any really until the age of sixteen, being sent to a school that had three girls in the entire school. I do wonder how masking works in autistic trans girls. Are they likely to copy their male peers, or their...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Transgender-folk and Autism

Posted: 14 Aug 2020, 10:07 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 549


I wonder how this plays with the tendency of autistic girls to mask by copying social behaviours from other girls? I'm thinking of the case of male children with gender dysphoria (since that's what I have personal experience with...). Whether we'd be more likely to copy boys and so mask any feminini...
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