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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Sometimes I just don't get the sensory thing

Posted: 30 Dec 2011, 1:04 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,254

DD is like this. She *loves* the mall play area (naturally, since I hate it and it ruins my whole day bc all the noise, noise, noise, noise!) as long as she can do what she likes, but *hates* any structured activity in public- library story-time, gymnastics classes, etc. I agree with others- being a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do aspies have strong verbal skills if autistic

Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 8:20 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 5,767

Some points: *speech delays aren't a hallmark of autism, nor are they required for the diagnosis many aspies *technically* had speech delays that weren't noticed in early childhood- things like pragmatic issues, echolalia, etc, are fairly common in aspies, but unlike noticeable speech delays, slip u...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Nature vs Nurture

Posted: 28 Dec 2011, 5:56 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,618

Typically developing children pick up skills naturally- hugging, waving, pointing, shrugging, facial expressions, playing, asking for help, seeking comfort, sharing emotions and experiences- while spectrum kids often do need to be taught these kind of skills. Our 2-yr-old has poor pretend play, and ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Embracing weirdness vs guiding towards socially acceptable

Posted: 27 Dec 2011, 8:03 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,815

I'd look at what's behind the behavior. Is she wearing the blanket-toga for kicks, or because she needs the sensory feedback it provides? (It's unlikely that she could tell you this- sensory issues are hard to verbalize even for "high-functioning" adults.) Perhaps a weighted vest/ deep-pressure vest...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: When family disagrees about Dx

Posted: 26 Dec 2011, 5:55 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 3,472

Be blunt. I had the same issues with some of my family members, who have all seen V twice in her life, tops. Pretty much, I just said: "Look. I don't care if you don't believe me. What I need from you is support. There is something wrong with my daughter and it's scary and difficult, so if you can't...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Female Aspies= Borderline personality disorder??

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 6:02 pm 

Replies: 150
Views: 26,579

I'm a lady. I was dx'd with ADD as a teen, bipolar II at 20 (even though I clearly didn't meet the criteria- my speech does get "pressured" when I'm anxious or excited,) then cyclothymia a few years later, then anxiety, then AS at 30. I now *also* have 2 more dxs from a psychologist I just saw- I di...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: My son wants to script conversations

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 12:54 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,954

But I have to say sometimes he really surprises me and there have been moments where we're at the beginning of a 'stuck' and he'll suddenly stop and say "But it's alright, we can just wait and see what happens." then I'll smile and be so happy and then he'll say "right?" and if I don't say "yes" if...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Sensory Activities

Posted: 23 Dec 2011, 12:45 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 2,140

We had an OT eval last week and she was thrilled to see how much sensory crap we already have. Indoor trampoline Sit 'n' Spin (look into weight limits) we used to have a swing in the doorframe but she hates swinging, oddly enough we wrestle on my big bed and she can jump/ get tossed into piles of pi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My son is seeing things! Please HELP!

Posted: 22 Dec 2011, 4:18 pm 

Replies: 75
Views: 23,044

Jesus christ, this is so stupid. I'm sorry, but really. 2-year-olds have insane irrational fears. My 24-month-old daughter decided her lunch was slimy like a frog (I assume- she was screaming "frog!" and I think it was a texture thing, bc, frankly, it was slimy) and screamed and fought to get away l...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Finally! DD asks before she does an experiment

Posted: 21 Dec 2011, 12:30 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,300

Both you and your daughter sound awesome! I just bought the coooooooolest "toy" for my own damn 31-yr-old self called Snap Circuits- it teaches the basics of electronics in a really fun, easy way (I've been struggling to design this stupid dark-detecting circuit for ages, so decided to go wayyyyy ba...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: an ASD test where one tries to read eyes.

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 8:31 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 4,310

Frieslander wrote:

Where on the web is this? I didn't do it on a computer through web, but with photos and words on paper with a psychologist.

Here. It's from the stickied thread up top regarding scientific tests.Web Page Name

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Poll 5: Parents of autistics unhappy with their children

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 8:24 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 4,661

I never did say parents are to blame for autism. I find it insulting when parents think you are attempting to undermine them or insult them when giving advice and stating the obvious. If you too have aspergers or autism you should understand how mentoring can help you open up more. Yes your child i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Poll 5: Parents of autistics unhappy with their children

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 7:31 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 4,661

^ Your child is TWO nowhere did I say you are a sh***y mom. Why do you expect your child to miraculously change at two? You have to teach this to your kid. If you are in-fact saying mean comments thinking your two old may not process it, then yeah perhaps I can see why you are offended. If not, thi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Poll 5: Parents of autistics unhappy with their children

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 7:05 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 4,661

If parents would quit projecting and show that they accept their child, a bond would happen. If the parent actually engaged themself in the same interest the child has while teaching a new lesson and explaining why you do this, why it is beneficial, you'll see a difference. The child needs someone ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Pointing and toddlers?

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 2:42 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 11,246

Eureka-C, this is fascinating! My girl points to things she wants that she can see, but her point is more vague the farther away from the object she is- 1-2' seems to be about the distance where she's really clear, anything beyond that is more general. She doesn't wave, nod or shake her head (she ju...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Short, low maintenance, AS-friendly hairstyles?

Posted: 14 Dec 2011, 10:27 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 6,384

It all depends on the kind of hair you have and the shape of your face. I have thick, wavy hair that can be worn really short or really long- anything in between looks like a disaster. It's really worth it to find a decent hairdresser, talk to him/her about what you want, and let them give you the b...
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