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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autist Corporation?

 Post subject: Aspiritech
Posted: 30 Jan 2012, 7:27 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,579

Hi all... I emailed with the folks from Aspiritech like a month or two ago, asking them how much it would cost to start up something similar to what they're doing. The founder/CEO mentioned a ballpartk figure of $250,000. I gulped, then thought to myself, "Better win the lottery before I try somethi...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Call for Proposals: Autscape 2012 ! !!

Posted: 30 Jan 2012, 7:21 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,575

I am always interested in speaking at engagements, etc. Would love to speak at a conference like Autreat. However, I am not in a situation where I can travel overseas.

Scott/Greater Chattanooga Aspies

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: [ASAN] ACTION ALERT: Speak Out Against Chemical Restraint

 Post subject: Pretty sad.. pretty sad....
Posted: 02 Jan 2012, 11:10 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,339

Pretty sad when you consider meds are being messed up and such.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Check out the article about me in the LA Times!

 Post subject: Good article, Russell....
Posted: 02 Jan 2012, 11:08 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,099

Hi there.....

Thanks for sharing with us through the LA Times article. I was not diagnosed until I was 40 in 2007. I am glad to hear that even though you faced a lot growing up and such, that you were able to get yourself published. No small feat in that.


 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autism Petition

Posted: 02 Jan 2012, 11:02 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,236

Greater Chattanooga Aspies, a support organization for adults with high functioning Autism and Asperger Syndrome in the Chattanooga, TN area, is opposed totally to what the DSM-V Task Force panel is suggesting. GCA's first argument is simply.... if the DSM-V goes to eliminate everything into ASD (on...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Do you enjoy developing websites?

Posted: 02 Jan 2012, 10:13 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 473

Hi all....... Do you enjoy doing website development? Are you starting out with developing websites or have developed websites for awhile and are established with what you're doing? If you would like to help Greater Chattanooga Aspies get its website up and going, please contact me at [email protected]...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Favourite Autistic Presenter?

 Post subject: Temple Grandin...
Posted: 20 Oct 2011, 8:20 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,956

I'm planning out a 2013 conference already, and am thinking of someone like Temple Grandin (my preference) or someone like Dr. Steven Shore. I will consider other names as well for 2013 and beyond.


 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: An ASD Registry - Blogs, Sites, Resources & More

 Post subject: Greater Chattanooga Aspies
Posted: 21 Sep 2011, 9:56 am 

Replies: 83
Views: 66,549

The organziation I founded in December 2010. GCA's mission statement is to "provide support opportunities to adults with Aspergers Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism, and PDD-NOS. Support opportunities include building friendships, raising awareness, sharing information and experiences, developing sk...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: World of Warcraft Boosts Social Skills

Posted: 05 Jun 2011, 9:10 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,235

Yeah! World of Warcraft is good for us. Or so says new Swedish research. Maybe all of Sweden has HFA or AS or something. I don't believe this. I could care less about WOW and my roommate (non-HFA/AS) plays it a lot and told me not to tell anyone. Like it reall...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Who didn't care at ALL about the royal wedding?

Posted: 05 Jun 2011, 9:01 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 3,455

CaptainTrips222 wrote:
If not for family having it on TV, I wouldn't have seen it at all. I couldn't bring myself to care. But everyone else did it seems.

Only saw it for 10 minutes and that was that.

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Can Two People With Autism Get Married?

Posted: 05 Jun 2011, 8:59 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 1,024

abaisse wrote:
Grisha wrote:
I heard it's illegal in Mississippi.

I will not be moving to Mississippi! :evil: :lol:

I think a Gallup Poll reported one time that people who had set foot in Mississippi were 12% more likely to be married than the national average. Thought that was quite interesting.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Probable Aspie, age 48, looking for official diagnosis (MD)

Posted: 05 Jun 2011, 8:48 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,553

You want to see someone that specialized in Aspergers/Autism Spectrum disorders. You probably have to pay out of pocket, as insurance typically doesn't cover this. I was quoted $1500 last year--but typical fees vary depending on where you live. If you just need reassurance that you are an Aspie, yo...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Question for those who live alone

Posted: 05 Jun 2011, 8:45 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 6,072

Long story short, I'm planning on buying a house and I'm trying to make an estimated budget of how much living out of home/paying a home loan is gonna cost me. I've made some decent estimations of pretty much most things (utilities, council rates, car expenses etc), but I'm pretty much stuck on one...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: AS Support and Social Groups In Your Cities and Towns

Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 10:39 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,095

Sahmiam wrote:
If you go to, you can type in your location and do a search for aspergers and see if there is one in your area.

Oh, I know there's one in my area now. because I just created a MeetUp site :)

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Love, Cheating and Aspergers

Posted: 31 Jan 2011, 12:57 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 370

As someone who is diagnosed officially AS, I find it interesting that you wrote how he would cheat on you (then mentioned in detail what he did). The research on AS shows that one of the traits of anyone with AS it loyalty, almost extreme loyalty. So, I guess there's a bad apple or two in every bunc...
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