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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Executive Dysfunction

Posted: 30 Sep 2012, 8:39 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,362

I experience significant difficulties with executive dysfunction, particularly with organizing and planning. It's pretty much impossible for me to figure out all of the various tasks necessary to achieve a particular goal, or how to obtain the information necessary to achieve a particular goal. Ofte...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Simple emotion recognition test

Posted: 25 Sep 2012, 10:56 pm 

Replies: 81
Views: 14,344

I got 14/20. I don't think my results are all that applicable to real life. Real time social interactions don't exactly allow for one to freeze another person's face in place, while analyzing the tilt of the head, eyebrows, what the mouth is doing, what the eyes are doing, etc, etc, etc. Besides, as...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Whats your most recent ASD moment?

Posted: 23 Sep 2012, 12:41 pm 

Replies: 714
Views: 69,653

This is a different sort of ASD moment, and I'm not sure if this counts. A few days ago, I was on the subway. It wasn't a particularly crowded subway car -- probably less than a dozen other people there. There was this one man who appeared to have severe classic autism. There was a woman with him, w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are they sure this little boy's got Autism?

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 8:49 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,270

I have a degree in Early Childhood Special Education, and I work with preschoolers, many of whom are on IEPs for special educational needs. This boy is a bit younger than most children I encounter. Additionally, it's difficult to make a judgement based on a 6:44 minute video. I generally need more t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fathers age linked to Autism rates

Posted: 22 Aug 2012, 9:34 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 4,971

Please, everyone knows that autism is caused by the mother eating too many citrus fruits during pregnancy, and standing in the rain without an umbrella during the second trimester. That, and the flouride in the water. The only way to counteract the effects of such dangerous pregnancy behavior is for...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Akin said what????

Posted: 22 Aug 2012, 11:04 am 

Replies: 94
Views: 8,085

Right now, I'm really glad I have no ties to the state of Missouri. Legitimate rape??? WTF??? As Obama says, "Rape is rape." According to Akin, we women have some kind of superpowers that allows us to turn off the fertility switch on cue. I'll admit, I've seen plenty of instances of this sort of log...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: most annoying aspergers myth!

Posted: 20 Aug 2012, 11:15 am 

Replies: 95
Views: 15,565

Most of the myths mentioned on this thread don't apply to me -- except for the physical weakness thing. I am horribly physically awkward, uncoordinated, and, yes -- weak. I've often been unable to open a door that's heavier than average. It's embarrassing when I come and tell someone that the door i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I've decided it's probably best if I never drive

Posted: 09 Aug 2012, 5:08 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,250

I pretty much came to this same realization after I failed my road test for the fourth time. Considering the fact that I have absolutely no sense of direction, I'm sensitive to loud noises such as honking horns, and I tend to become overwhelmed and struggle when I have to focus on several things at ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Rants

Posted: 06 Aug 2012, 7:38 pm 

Replies: 6,920
Views: 440,159

I get so tired of feeling like I'm just too damaged and dysfunctional to live in this world. I live in the most disgusting apartment ever, because keeping up my home is just too darned much. I haven't had a relationship in 2 1/2 years, since the only man I ever loved broke my heart, and I still can'...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: how wrongplanet are you?

Posted: 02 Aug 2012, 7:38 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 3,007

I scored 60%.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Hidden Autistics

Posted: 29 Jul 2012, 11:18 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 14,893

I can relate to "Joe" somewhat. I definitely don't blend into the neurotypical population as well as he does. Anyone who has spent time with me would pick up on the fact that there's something "different" about me, something "off." However, few people would ever guess the true extent of my impairmen...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: wanting to relive childhood, fear of getting older.

Posted: 22 Jul 2012, 11:50 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 12,198

I recall an episode of Monk that involved Monk undergoing hypnosis. The process caused Monk to become like a six or seven year old child -- an happy, typical seven year old. As I watched the episode, I recall thinking that there's no way Monk was actually like that as a child. I knew that Monk had a...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: 14 dead and 50 injured in mass shooting in Colorado.

Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 11:50 am 

Replies: 276
Views: 28,535

But he doesn't. He is good looking and a PhD candidate. How can anyone call this guy a loner? I can almost guarantee the guy wasn't bullied. I bet he just became obsessed with guns and the far right, his obsession interfered with his school work, he began to fail so he decided to withdraw from scho...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: 14 dead and 50 injured in mass shooting in Colorado.

Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 11:30 am 

Replies: 276
Views: 28,535

I just saw a report on the news, talking about the perpetrator, and how he seems to fit the profile of the "lone wolf." There was discussion of how these "lone wolves" may be driven to these violent acts as a result of the accumulation of pressure and suffering brought about by years of social isola...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Age you discovered the non-verbal?

Posted: 20 Jul 2012, 11:19 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,837

I was probably a teenager when I became aware of the existence of nonverbal communication. I still don't really understand it. I know I'm missing a great deal of the signals sent by others. I do better with "reading" young children who generally send more obvious nonverbal signals than older childre...
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