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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Getting accused of faking it.

Posted: 15 Jun 2012, 3:27 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 15,789

I haven't been accused of faking. I have told a few people that I suspect I have AS and a couple of them flat out refuse to believe me. Yes I told an ex work colleague who is a nurse and 2 therapists and they didn't believe it. I have since been diagnosed. I'm on the high functioning end and people...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Over-Explaining

Posted: 27 May 2012, 2:46 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 10,082

Yep I have to be correct. I answer than add lots of provisos to make sure what I said was correct as the other person may need the extra information. I also cut off mid sentence and can't finish. The worst thing is it doesn't work both ways NTs spend hours talking and getting nowhere and repeating t...

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

Posted: 27 May 2012, 2:33 am 

Replies: 714
Views: 69,881

I had a weekend planned camping and watching my husband's dance team. His campervan broke down. I suggested a tent as I altered my usual plans to do this. He thought I was joking as I hate camping. He spent yesterday working and trying to get his van fixed. I spent it with his team and their partner...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Diagnosed at 38? please help :-(

Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 1:22 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 3,289

I'm 31 and was diagnosed at age 30. Ditto. I finally have a proper graduate job managing data in a university after temping for years after my PhD. I get employment support and adjustments at work-they are really supportive. I'm generally quite NT but get depressed and anxious a lot and struggle so...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Upset NT situation

 Post subject: Upset NT situation
Posted: 20 Mar 2012, 1:05 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 569

Basically I've ended up in the situation where I asked someone with a baby to meet up as she was visiting near where I work. It didn't occur to me to buy her a present and got very upset when saw the others at my exercise class had and got a thank you card in front of me. I thought I'd make up for i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Allergies and sensitivities

 Post subject: Allergies and sensitivities
Posted: 31 Jan 2012, 1:06 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,272

Is anyone else quite allergic/sensitive? I have slight asthma, hayfever, dermatitis and much to my disgust horses and cats which I love. Now I have developed a reaction to earrings. My skin can get quite itchy and goes a bit red/itchy when I shower even with just water.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Always End Up Feeling Crap On My Birthday

Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 2:07 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 3,011

Thanks, I really needed that. It just kinda seems like the whole 'it's your birthday, we do what you want' spiel is only applicable when the things I want actually fit in with things they'd want. I find this with presents particularly. I had a gold watch for years as my Mum was convinced it would b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Want to go on vacation, but have no 1 to go with. Pls advise

Posted: 28 Jan 2012, 2:00 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 12,512

In case it is relevant to anyone, I once went alone on a horseriding holiday while my husband was at a festival. That went really well although involved sharing rooms with strangers. Everyone ate together in the farmhouse at breakfast and in evenings and came together for tea and cakes after the rid...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People not letting you get your point across

Posted: 06 Jan 2012, 2:32 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,935

This annoys me. The other person decides you are stupid and can't understand the whole thing and starts explaining in an easy to understand way when you just don't get 1 point in 4. Then they talk and you can't get a word in to explain. Grrr!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Christmas...not again

Posted: 24 Dec 2011, 3:50 am 

Replies: 101
Views: 8,743

I don't mind it. I like the food and quite like visiting my in-laws and watching TV but don't feel "Christmassy" at all. It seems arbritrary putting up decorations. There is no point to present buying as it is pretty much for the sake of it and no-one ever knows what they want when you ask-so can't ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: RDA / Pony Therapy

Posted: 16 Dec 2011, 4:28 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,881

That's really nice. It reminds me of a bit in the horse boy book when the boy approaches a difficult horse in the wrong way and the horse acts completely different around him. I'm a bit obsessive about horses. I find I can have problems with the people at the riding school and the unpredictability a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are some inappropriate things that you have said?

Posted: 15 Dec 2011, 1:39 pm 

Replies: 77
Views: 8,805

Before I started dating my husband he asked if I was going to the pub and I said no. As I drove away I suddenly realised the subtext was that he wanted to see me and so did go :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Just be 5 minutes

 Post subject: Just be 5 minutes
Posted: 10 Dec 2011, 5:15 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,569

Who gets caught out by this?
I'll just be 5 minutes
I'll call back in 5 minutes
I'll see you in 5 minutes

I know NT don't mean 5 minutes but every time I will check my watch, then remember after about 10 minutes :roll: :lol:

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Can an NT or someone explain this social situation?

Posted: 08 Dec 2011, 10:39 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 3,985

I'd also add that drunkenness can make NTs act inappropriately. They really might have not meant to make you feel uncomfortable and singled out. NTs don't always have perfect social judgement either. Alcohol tends to make them laugh at things that wouldn't otherwise be that funny as well. :shrug: I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My friends don't keep in touch

Posted: 08 Dec 2011, 9:56 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 4,131

I posted about this recently in the social section. People seem nice and yet I somehow need to keep it going. No-one would contact me otherwise. I'm at a loss as to what I can do.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Roommate Dilemma

Posted: 05 Dec 2011, 5:41 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,495

You are paying $300 a month for a room? That isn't even a room? Where do you live? Here you can get a 2br house for $300 to $350 a month! Frances I'm very surprised at these prices, in the United Kingdom, a small one bedroom studio apartment would cost you around $1100/£700 a month which is only th...
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