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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People with milder forms of autism struggle as adults

Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 1:25 pm 

Replies: 168
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Check my age. I learned about AS roughly 2 years ago and was diagnosed a few months ago while being treated for depression the 4th time. Not knowing about my AS for all those years has caused -- a divorce, a shortening of my IT career, contributed to my bankruptcy, etc. My current status is not pre...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People with milder forms of autism struggle as adults

Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 10:43 am 

Replies: 168
Views: 19,444


If a "successful" person with autism meets the criteria for an ASD, then there you go. You can be severely socially disabled but still a computer genius who earns a zillion dollars a year, but who has no success at relationships due to said social disability. This person can be seen as a "success" ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People with milder forms of autism struggle as adults

Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 1:52 am 

Replies: 168
Views: 19,444


If a "successful" person with autism meets the criteria for an ASD, then there you go. You can be severely socially disabled but still a computer genius who earns a zillion dollars a year, but who has no success at relationships due to said social disability. This person can be seen as a "success" ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you make your brain "stop"?

Posted: 31 Mar 2012, 2:09 pm 

Replies: 112
Views: 10,198


Exercise, sleep and nutrition. If any of these are off, the brain is off.

It is a horrible cycle that will lead to depression. Med can sometimes kick start/motivate enough to get those three things back in order.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Want to isolate and be self-sufficient

Posted: 18 Feb 2012, 11:04 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 3,636


I live on 40 remote acres about 1 hour away from the city. It is heaven....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Outgoing Aspie?

Posted: 30 Jan 2012, 10:52 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,813


Aspies are by definition extreme introverts. This based upon the basic idea that extroverts gain this undefined "mental energy" by socializing, moving quickly from one conversation to the other and generally being in the social action. Extroverts can enjoy a good book, but generally feels drained a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social Skills Training for Adults

Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 7:04 pm 

Replies: 614
Views: 71,526


But people are idiots Karla :wink: Seriously though, how does one actually go about dealing the the internal anger and emotional churn when one is disconnected from ones feelings. I wouldn't necessarily recognise the trigger until after it was too late. There is often a such considerable gap that I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social Skills Training for Adults

Posted: 23 Jan 2012, 4:41 pm 

Replies: 614
Views: 71,526


Jan 19, 2012 I finally discontinued services with my social skills coach as I had put pieces together to make the model that will empower me to achieve social skills goals that I desire. Today it is with much happiness that I get to publish my understanding of how to proceed with my personal goal fr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do I sit upon the spectrum?: First Post

Posted: 18 Jan 2012, 11:15 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,874


If you do "sit upon" the spectrum (God that is a funny picture for me) then you have MAD abstraction skills with words so you will not test very high on the standard ASD type tests. Those tests are better for those of us who are more visual with less abstraction abilities. I can barely read what you...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: *Congratulations*

 Post subject: Re: *Congratulations*
Posted: 03 Jan 2012, 5:27 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 5,033


To those who do not want me here, Congratulations. It seems you have won. I have no doubt in myself that I do indeed have Asperger's,self-diagnosed. It seems,however, that I also have not become strong enough to withstand bullying. Your questioning of my right to not only be able to identify myself...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies saying they're Austic without context.

Posted: 02 Jan 2012, 3:18 am 

Replies: 39
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Who says that Aspergers is always more severe than Autism? I know a 14 year old boy who is Aspergers and singificantly more impaired than a few people I know who are labeled as autistic. The DSM only differentiates between the two via a delay in congitive and verbal abilities or not. So yeah... That...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are the un-diagnosed welcome here.

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Posted: 02 Jan 2012, 2:36 am 

Replies: 68
Views: 5,751


One more time, for those who did not read it before... Of course those who "Diagnose" themselves are welcome! A person's beliefs should have no bearing on his or her eligibility for membership. Whether or not you have an objective, valid and official diagnosis of AS/ASD, you are welcome here. These...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Ever been mistaken for a homosexual?

Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 7:54 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 6,640


Always and also have been mistaken for a guy my whole life. VERY common in ASD people I understand.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you tell by looking at someone if they are an NT or not?

Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 2:26 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,054


Can't get a read on depressed people - all affect is muted. So long as you don't have deep bitterness or damage, if you stay healthy and be kind to people then you get mad karma and people will love you. It's not obvious cause and effect though, more an article of faith. ^^^THIS^^^ Depression on to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm officially diagnosed - NOT Aspie.

Posted: 29 Dec 2011, 2:36 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,255


So was it just the ADR-I and the ADOS or did it include the ASDS or other assessments as well? In other words - was it all talk and observation or did he have you, your spouse and parents fill out some of those stickied questionnaires at the top of this forum? I'm wondering about the 1 hour assessm...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The rules keep changing!

Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 9:08 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,194


Ah... Perhaps you guys can help me too... I have been working with Michelle Winner these past months and have created a one page powerpoint that I think is a "silver bullet" for MANY social situations. See the bottom of this page and let me know if it works for you on any level and if not, why. http...
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