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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Alprazolam for dental appointment

Posted: 17 Aug 2017, 12:08 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 201


My dentist wants me to take alprazolam for my cleaning and root canal, because I've got really bad dental fear and I don't like needles. I've heard that psych medications sometimes have unexpected effects on autistic people, so I'd like to hear from anyone who's taken this medication and how it affe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Faking NT

 Post subject: Faking NT
Posted: 30 Apr 2017, 7:48 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 271


I'm working on a book, and the protagonist is an autistic woman who's snuck onto a spaceship by faking her medical records to hide her diagnostic history. To avoid suspicion, she's going to be trying to fake NT. (And probably trying harder than she needs to be, because she doesn't really know what q...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Pregnant autistics

 Post subject: Pregnant autistics
Posted: 27 Apr 2017, 1:01 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,486


Those of you who are autistic and have been pregnant, what was it like? Do you think being autistic influenced your experience of pregnancy, or did pregnancy affect your autistic traits? Did you enjoy being pregnant, or not? Did you get treated well by doctors and so forth?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not having words for your experiences

Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 9:26 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 380


I recently came across an interesting post by an asexual person. http://starchythoughts.tumblr.com/post/141266238674 She talks about the concept of hermeneutical injustice, which from what I can gather is when discrimination interferes with sharing understanding about your lived experience with othe...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Social skills classes

 Post subject: Social skills classes
Posted: 14 Mar 2017, 7:23 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 450


Parents of school aged kids, I have some questions about what you'd be looking for in a social skills class. Do you care what level of training the instructor has? For example, whether they have a degree or are just a university student? If you heard the instructor was on the autism spectrum, would ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Peers rally for Autistic/SPD Student turned away from dance

Posted: 24 Feb 2017, 11:28 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 364


First time I've heard of the "wear blue for autism" thing actually being used to support an autistic person instead of oppressing them. Nice! And typical CYA from the school: "We didn't ask him to leave, we asked him to change." What if he couldn't? What if that was the fanciest ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: apps for autism

 Post subject: Re: apps for autism
Posted: 23 Feb 2017, 12:43 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 420


Thanks!

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Autistic sibling with O.D.D.? (Opposition Defiance Disorder)

Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 11:14 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 508


ODD is strongly linked with trauma (something like 60% have a history of trauma) so it's probably related to the domestic violence.

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Self acceptance is confusing

Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 11:09 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 525


I know for a fact that I am not low functioning so obviously I'm capable of working and I'm just doing something wrong and if so how does self acceptance address that? Not true. Roughly 50% of high functioning autistic people (defined by IQ) have significant impairments in adaptive functioning, mea...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: So What is HFA again?

 Post subject: Re: So What is HFA again?
Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 10:38 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,242


So if a child who is 3 and 5 mos. can: - ask for things - speaks in full, clear sentences - uses pronouns correctly - uses adjectives - has good eye contact with family and adults - have a small conversation (not more than one or two reply) - seems not to have any sensory issues - comments on thing...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Mom/parent this IS an aspie

Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 10:34 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,308


Let's just say that as an autistic person who's planning on having a kid in the next three years, I can totally relate to the frustration of looking for good information for actually autistic parents - and I've developed a hatred for the people who call themselves "autism parents" but aren...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: What is best for our ASD children?

Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 10:28 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 832


The best outcome is probably for the kids who got respectful therapy. http://abnormaldiversity.blogspot.ca/2016/09/teaching-your-autistic-child.html?m=1 Therapy can teach useful skills, but you do need to watch that they're not teaching the kid to go against their own needs for the sake of fitting in.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Adult son over 30 refuses to ever marry or have an LTR.

Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 10:24 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,030


If I had a son like that, I'd think he was probably aromantic like me.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Switching

 Post subject: Re: Switching
Posted: 20 Feb 2017, 10:21 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 329


That's tough.

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: i have a history of domestic abuse should I tell women?

Posted: 17 Feb 2017, 6:40 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 201


If you are planning to date them, then yes. You should tell them exactly what issues you have and what steps you are taking (not what steps she could take, this is your problem) to prevent abusing future partners. If you are just acquaintances or strangers and you don't see the relationship progress...
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