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 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Hope and Healing in The Forum

Posted: 09 Apr 2012, 7:56 pm 

Replies: 219
Views: 171,637

I didn't want to post this in the rant section because I'm feeling both positive and also despondent about this. I'm a grad student and I was finally given a diagnosis of PDD-NOS this semester. I know some of my difficulties with school for the last 3yrs have comefrom behavior link to my pdd-nos tra...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Executive Dysfunction Inferno

Posted: 19 Mar 2012, 7:50 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 761

I feel the same way. Sometimes I just have to make the decision to do something and ignore all the extraneous issues I have. Socially I think it's similar. Watching the way certain family members have imploded because they had isolated themselves too much combined with the fact that I became depress...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: yay! newly diagnosed!

Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 5:12 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,039

To Roman: it's like a step above aspergers in terms of not meeting absolutely every single criterion for an asperger's diagnosis, but most of them.

To TenPencePiece: thanks!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: yay! newly diagnosed!

 Post subject: yay! newly diagnosed!
Posted: 02 Mar 2012, 2:33 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,039

I didn't know where to put this, but this seems as good of a place as any. I'm diagnosed PDD-NOS. Finally! Yipee! :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people with AS suffer from anxiety & sleep problems?

Posted: 06 Nov 2011, 10:30 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,708

Absolutely, aspies suffer from anxiety. I've suffered with it for much of my life. I've recently been reading a book that's realy good and has been helping me with my anxiety. It's called "Asperger Syndrome and Anxiety: A Guide to Succesfl Stress Management" by Nick Dubin. He's a mental health profe...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: An NT seeking advice to get through to an aspie.

Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 9:29 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 3,352

Be careful with having a friend act as a go between. If someone told me someone else liked me, my first reaction would be to wonder why the guy didn't tell me to my face and I'd be a bit skeptical about the guys' intentions. Just make sure that the friend is someone that the girl trusts and warn the...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: An NT seeking advice to get through to an aspie.

Posted: 26 Oct 2011, 7:37 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 3,352

Since subtle hints don't work with us, try the direct approach. For example: "Hi I think you're a really nice and interesting person I would like to take you to the dance. Would you like to go with me?" Keep it short, specific and to the point. Do the same with any follow up conversations or she wil...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anxiety over unfinished tasks?

Posted: 25 Oct 2011, 10:49 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 3,747

I have a really hard time with getting anxious when I cant see how something will turn out, which makes completing all the steps I need to do to complete the task hard to do. Stress (e.g. from bad bosses, weird smelling coworkers, too much/too little socializing etc) makes everything worse and my ab...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Science fair ideas?

Posted: 23 Oct 2011, 6:45 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 1,261

A couple questions for you to think about. (1) How much time do you have until you have to present something for the science fair? If you have more time you could try contacting some of the physics/applied math professors at the universities near you, explain that you have an interest in quantum mec...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Aw, even apologies can cause offence?

Posted: 24 Sep 2011, 6:57 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,631

It may also be that she didn't remember you; you may have seemed familiar, but she may not have recognized you, hence the frowning. I know that I probably couldn't remember any of my classmates. If she couldn't remember you well, she might not have remembered you offending her when you were classmat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anger issues and Medication

Posted: 16 Jul 2011, 10:15 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,252

Hi I'm not an expert on medicating kids at an early age, but I can share my own experience. I started taking meds at the age of 6 for epilepsy and continued for 6 years. The meds controlled my seizures and I took them without a problem because I would rather not have the seizures. While anger issues...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A...

Posted: 15 Jul 2011, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 4,363

with a side of sweetbreads? :wink:

But seriously, a good meal should be freshly cooked, with fresh ingredients. Not leftovers, unless absolutely necessary.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Coworker's sister's dead baby. What should I say?

Posted: 15 Jul 2011, 6:07 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,928

Well, depending on how close you and your coworker are you may not actually have to bring it up. I don't think you need to hug or touch him either. If he brings it up or you feel you have to say something, you could say "I'm sorry to hear about your loss. You must be worried about your sister." Just...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AS motor skills in dancing, yoga, and tai chi

Posted: 13 Jul 2011, 6:04 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,365

Hi, I have bad motor skills, too. I could never do tennis, fencing or baseball very well because it required too much hand-eye coordination. I've taken tai chi before and it did take me a little longer to learn the moves, but I did enjoy it. Perhaps if you talked to your instructor he/she might be w...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post something that made you happy today.

Posted: 11 Jul 2011, 10:38 am 

Replies: 23,942
Views: 836,555

My office mate is gone for 2+ weeks! Yipee! :D
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