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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Is Gordon Brown Aspergers?

Posted: 39 minutes ago 

Replies: 5
Views: 57


Are those really the right symptoms to prove he's autistic, or could it be his way, his background, the fact that he is a politician, or some other neurological disorder?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are the best countries for healthcare?

Posted: 51 minutes ago 

Replies: 8
Views: 111


Brexit hasn't really changed anything except make some European countries dislike us.

Free healthcare will still be prioritized for foreign people over British people.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are the best countries for healthcare?

Posted: Today, 8:59 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 111


Fireblossom wrote:
Rossall wrote:
The UK is pretty good. We have the tax funded NHS.


Is that for foregeiners too, though?


Um, yes, in fact foreigners get first priority, although it depends what country you're from.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Make up a really dumb quote/question

Posted: Today, 7:16 am 

Replies: 1,402
Views: 30,338


In the UK, it means it's about to turn green. In the US, it means it's about to turn red. It means both in the UK too. If the yellow light comes on while the red light is still in, it means it's about to turn green. If the yellow light is the only light shining then it means it's about to turn red.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dog attacks. And lots of them.

Posted: Today, 5:22 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 557


I used to have a fear of dogs when I was a child, and because dogs can somehow sense fear they will go to you and jump up or something, which is the opposite of what a person (particularly a child) with a fear of dogs wants a dog to do. One time when I was 11 I was walking home from school, and I us...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Pros of not having kids?

Posted: Today, 5:06 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 160


The only reason why I don't have kids is because I'm scared of being pregnant, I can't face all that pain giving birth (even C-sections are painful), and I have a phobia of vomiting which will probably affect the bond between me and my child when the child is ill with a stomach flu. I can't adopt be...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are any of you jealous of how successful some people are?

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 7:37 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 290


I get jealous of my NT peers for being better than I am at making friends. It's not that I don't want other people to have friends, it's just that other people having friends reminds me of how lonely and hopeless I am and I get frustrated, especially if socially awkward or odd people still seem to h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is anyone here an ambivert?

 Post subject: Is anyone here an ambivert?
Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 11:56 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 111


An ambivert is a person who is both an introvert and an extrovert. I've always been an ambivert. I could be painfully shy at school but I was a very social child and craved company of other children every day. As an adult I love associating myself with people and I enjoy social interaction and don't...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Feeling like I am behind my peers. Why is this ?

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 11:10 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 55


Usually NTs don't meet "the love of their life" until they're in their mid-20s, and these days they don't even seem to stay together. I met my boyfriend at 24 and I'm still with him today, while some NTs my age just can't seem to settle in relationships. I didn't get my first job until I w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you “grade” your social skills?

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 7:33 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 568


I've come up with a list of common social skills, in no particular order. Communication - B+, I don't have a problem communicating in general with family, partner and colleagues, such as asking for things or problem solving, etc Assertiveness - C average, because I'm assertive to people I know well ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you “grade” your social skills?

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 5:17 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 568


My social skills are "spiky", so I can't just give myself one grade. I have a different grade for different social skills and it's impossible to give myself one overall grade.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How to get a very social job?

Posted: 18 Oct 2021, 6:24 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 285


What has under 18 got to do with it, if you're 27?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody undecided for awhile in considering joining WP?

Posted: 18 Oct 2021, 6:17 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 327


I wasn't planning on joining any forums, but when I first had internet in my house (in late 2009) I finally had the private opportunity to research autism to try to understand my diagnosis better. After a couple of months of googling about autism, I inadvertently stumbled upon a WP thread and I had ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Favourite Weather.

 Post subject: Re: Favourite Weather.
Posted: 18 Oct 2021, 5:58 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 34


It all depends on the time of the year. I like the rain in the autumn, winter and early spring, but not too much rain in the summer months, unless it's at night. I don't mind thundery showers in the spring and summer months, but not persistent rain.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Mom guilty in filicide of autistic daughter

Posted: 18 Oct 2021, 4:48 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 221


Murder is never an answer. If the mother was that exhausted and stressed then she should have just hit her or something. Yes I know hitting is wrong and everything but it's still better than killing.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Rants

 Post subject: Re: Rants
Posted: 18 Oct 2021, 1:33 am 

Replies: 7,690
Views: 482,587


Bloody upstairs neighbour, always doing some noisy activity or some sort of activity that involves moving around for hours, ie obsessive cleaning. I need to listen out for a delivery but I find it difficult to ignore her banging noises up above, but I can't use earplugs because I need to listen out ...
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