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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 30 Mar 2014, 4:23 pm 

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Question for NTs: Is it actually socially inappropriate to laugh at one's own joke and if it is why is it? In social skills groups ,as a child/ young teenager ,one thing taught was not to laugh at one's own joke but I see socially adept NTs doing this a lot. Is it something to do with the social co...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 01 Apr 2013, 9:33 pm 

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Moondust wrote:
It puzzles me how you knew that this was a rule and not just one guy. I think that I need a million cases before I start suspecting there may be something I'm not seeing...


I hear you about needing about a million cases before figuring some things out...that happens(ed) to me too.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 01 Apr 2013, 12:09 am 

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And how did you know that this wasn't just one crazy guy but the normal, accepted situation in society? I didn't know what was normal. But I'm guessing that from that experience, I created an unsaid rule in my mind that landlords are authority figures and have power over renters, to the extent that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 31 Mar 2013, 12:06 pm 

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Thank you very much, DenvrDave. Did you know this rule of landlords in my example because you had a bad experience in that regard, though? No bad experiences with landlords. But I recall reading the first lease that I had to sign (about 25 yrs ago - ugh) and thinking "wow, that's pretty restrictive...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 30 Mar 2013, 9:07 pm 

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How do NTs learn certain "unsaid" rules, such as "you behave more compliantly to someone in a position of authority over you, such as a landlord? I only recently discovered that customarily a landlord has more authority than a tenant. I had always thought we were equal, seeing as I receive a roof a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 5:09 pm 

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sparkylabs wrote:
No one takes the time anymore to get to know people.


It's so true, and social media doesn't help.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 4:56 pm 

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Moondust wrote:
I left years ago and registered again a few months ago because I wasn't able to access my old account.


Welcome back :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 10 Mar 2013, 4:52 pm 

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From an aspie to the NT's. What does it mean (particularly when put in a dating site profile) "I work hard and play harder". What is the sentiment/attitude that the person wants to convey - for me it just turns me right off and leads me to think the person saying this thinks too much of herself. It...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 27 Jan 2013, 10:30 pm 

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MathGirl wrote:
DenvrDave, thanks for your response!


Most welcome :D

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: I wrote a column for CNN: Leave autism out of mass shootings

Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 12:44 pm 

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Great column Alex. The message was perfect, and needs to be repeated as often as possible. Keep up the great work :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 26 Dec 2012, 12:30 pm 

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Can you help me think of some strategies in terms of breaking through, considering that reading body language and implied meanings is almost impossible for me in a social situation? I just don't want to be barred from attending any study groups, etc, because after all, they could always tell me the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: For the Victims in Newtown Connecticut

Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 12:27 am 

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Sincerest condolences :cry:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: glider18's autistic irony

Posted: 19 Dec 2012, 12:22 am 

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And now...the irony of my world. Since the time I was diagnosed and learned how to communicate better with my wife and kids...the electronics age has given my family such wonders as the Kindle, etc. And the more I attempt to engage in family communication, the more my family is becoming locked into...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: At least one report got it right

Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 8:47 pm 

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I disagree that people with AS can become frustrated more easily than people without AS...in general. And while we are on the subject, do I find it frustrating that as a person with AS people make completely invalid assumptions about me based on their limited knowledge of AS and of me as an individ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: NASA announces discovery of sand on Mars....

Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 8:38 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 6,325


ruveyn wrote:
The suspense is over. NASA announced that probe Curiosity discovered sand on Mars...

How many billions of dollars did it cost to discover that.

ruveyn


I thought this was funny :D

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: NOT GOOD, Connecticut shooter was diagnosed with Aspergers..

Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 8:31 pm 

Replies: 445
Views: 77,294


You know what's strange is that there has been little to no mention about the other attributes of Asperger Syndrome that would've been picked up if Adam Lanza really had Asperger's. I'm talking about the stimming, the monotone speech, the poor eye contact in conversation, the sensitivity to certain...
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