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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You know you're autistic when...

Posted: 10 Apr 2013, 12:52 am 

Replies: 603
Views: 56,120


when you go out to a movie but you don't enjoy it because the whole time you,re thinking about how much better you'd be able to see the movie if you were 3 seats over because then you'd be in dead center but now your off to one side a little bit and you keep on looking at the people in the dead cen...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Good movies about autism

Posted: 27 Dec 2012, 4:56 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 40,814


I just watched Mozart and the Whale and it was TERRIBLE! I absolutely hated the portrayal of Aspergers I mean Donald and Isabels portrayal was good if not a little bit more severe than usual but that support group!? Those people DID NOT have Aspergers! They were SEVERELY AUTISTIC! That LIE stating ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspie and Foreign Language Learning?

Posted: 21 May 2012, 5:14 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 7,383


I've been trying/needing to learn a foreign language for YEARS for college. It's made me not able to graduate so many times. Do Aspies have a harder time learning a language? Part of it is just practical... I hadn't studied the language in a few years, then tried to pick it back up. I still find fo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you hate most about NTs? (No offense intended)

Posted: 16 May 2012, 3:47 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 5,986


Which ones in particular?

There are about 7 billion of them on the planet.....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not desiring friends...only a life partner

Posted: 14 May 2012, 12:07 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,280


This is how I completely feel except in my heart I've kind of accepted I'll probably never meet a life companion and I'm gradually trying to think and do what I truly want to do with my life. I received a great feeling of liberation from this but when the sexual impulses come I feel really bad and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Calling Aspergers autism? why?

Posted: 14 May 2012, 10:16 am 

Replies: 89
Views: 9,190


I have seen so many threads with this kind of title on WP and since you only joined WP in Feb and this is your 8th post, I wondered if perhaps you are a troll?

I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt and suggest you read some quality Asperger's reference books to answer this question.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meeting up with other Aspergians in London.

Posted: 13 May 2012, 11:31 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 3,867


I have mixed thoughts and feelings about meeting up. I don't live in the UK but if a meeting was arranged near where I live I am not even sure I would attend that! I enjoy the annonymity of WP and the fact that I can choose my level of engagement and am free not to respond to direct questions and to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you consider yourself to be intuitive?

Posted: 13 May 2012, 11:53 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 5,864


In answer to the thread actual question: Yes

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NHS assessment?

Posted: 13 May 2012, 11:28 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,773


I was in London in 1996 and went to see a doctor (GP). I had been reading about ADHD (ADD as it was called then) She hadn't heard of ADD. When I mentioned that 15% + of children (at the time) had ADD, she stopped writing, put down her pen, crossed her arms an told me that this was 'normal'. The body...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ADHD and Autism

Posted: 13 May 2012, 2:02 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 4,768


HK416N wrote:
yw :)
question what is it for? dr writing paper?


Curiousity

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do we speak formally in normal social situations?

Posted: 12 May 2012, 11:13 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 7,793


In answer to the actual thread question..... In social situations, I am instinctively in collecting and exchanging information mode. It is analytical and formal. I am now aware of this and very occasionally can dumb it down to social situations. This generally involves following instead of leading w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are "they" sure AS doesn't get worse with age?

Posted: 12 May 2012, 8:13 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 5,443


I didn't/couldn't read the opening post so I am responding to the thread question. My Clinical Psychologist has mentioned that AS can/does get 'worse' with age. I can confirm this in my case. I started on Lexapro 5 months ago and Straterra 2 months ago as I was finding it harder to cope. I have pres...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you read "the Little Prince" of Antoine de Sa

Posted: 12 May 2012, 7:32 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 3,216


jamieevren1210 wrote:
He's enchanting. He's also autistic.


Not totally obsesses but would happily watch an entire series in one sitting and the two recent movies back to back

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ADHD and Autism

Posted: 12 May 2012, 7:28 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 4,768


Many thanks to everyone who has voted and/or commented so far.

Very helpful feedback

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ADHD and Autism

Posted: 12 May 2012, 4:56 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 4,768


HK416N wrote:
dunno where to click
does ADD count?
no H... just ADD.. similar, not the same tho


Yes - for the purposes of this poll ADD or ADHD

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you read "the Little Prince" of Antoine de Sa

Posted: 11 May 2012, 11:23 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 3,216


My former therapist gave me a copy at this book at the end of our last session together. She was in tears when I left. I really enjoyed this book and it was very easy to recognise myself in the character of The Little Prince. I think I will re read it this weekend. Thank you for reminding me.
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