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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Expectations

 Post subject: Re: Expectations
Posted: 17 Aug 2023, 4:19 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 3,912

I think they're mostly happy with me, but the fact that I'm atheist probably disappointed them a bit. They believe in religious tolerance and think God cares more if you're a good person rather than if you worship Him, but I think they'd still prefer I was a Christian. Biggest thing I'm disappointed...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism inherited randomly?

Posted: 17 Aug 2023, 11:40 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 644

According to an alleged expert who works for the autistic society in the UK autism usually is inherited randomly. Basically if you get autism it has nothing to do with with other people in your family having the condition. Do you think he’s right or not? That's nonsense. If it's inherited, it's not...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Abandoning Asperger"s for ASD

Posted: 17 Aug 2023, 11:25 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 2,177

I'm not a supporter of the neurodiversity movement anymore, and I certainly don't agree with that claim. From my perspective, NDs need to learn how to cope with their differences, how to function among NTs, and how to build their own networks and groups with their own preferences at the center. The...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Abandoning Asperger"s for ASD

Posted: 17 Aug 2023, 11:18 am 

Replies: 69
Views: 2,177

I still use the term Asperger's sometimes even though he was who he was. I identify as Autistic because of the severity of my symptoms but even though I think Nazis are horrific, evil, and satanic, I don't have an emotional association with the term Asperger's Syndrome. But I respect that each pers...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Pros and cons of getting my kid assessed?

Posted: 17 Aug 2023, 10:57 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,759

I'm autistic, and a single mom to a 15 month old who might be starting to show signs of being autistic as well. She is verbal (actually precociously so, she's said 61 different words and occasionally uses short sentences) and doesn't have any really serious delays. But she's hyperfocusing, stimming ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: The Golden Commandments of I SHALLS for your ASD child

Posted: 25 Sep 2022, 2:38 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 8,333

I'm so glad my parents aren't like this. I would be so miserable if my parents bought into this.

I shall be realistic

You do realize most of the rest of your list contradicts this, right?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Parents - how many of you have autistic children?

Posted: 25 Sep 2022, 2:36 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,307

I thought I'd make a poll on this because I'm just interested. Most people say that autistic parents having autistic children is just coincidental but I think genes play a part. Only people who have not been keeping up with autism research say that. A genetic cause of autism is very well-establishe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did you have trouble with wearing masks? (not social masks)

Posted: 25 Sep 2022, 2:31 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 2,505

I read that even a cold can lead to deadly complications such sepsis. And pneumonia, of course. But I think that's mostly in people who are elderly or have immunity disorders. But you could be incubating the virus and not know you have it yet, and end up giving it to someone with those conditions, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your experience with ABA/teachers etc.,

Posted: 25 Sep 2022, 2:26 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 862

Hello wonderful people! I would love to know your experience with those working in ABA and teachers: can you tell me your favorite things you have experienced with teachers/therapist and the stuff that bothered you the most or negative experiences and why or how it made you feel? Would so appreciat...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Arizona abortion law and personhood

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 8:08 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 1,593

It’s really telling that the anti-abortion crowd have to resort to lies in order to support their arguments. “Baby killing” indeed :roll: No babies are ever killed by abortion, because abortion doesn’t relate to babies. That’s all the proof you need that there’s nothing wrong with abortion. If ther...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Time spans of evolution.

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 5:50 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 7,116

The time span of evolution is not measured in years, but in generations. How fast evolution can occur is dependent on how long it takes for a newly conceived individual to get to the point of reproducing. Human evolution occurs slowly because it takes a decade or two at minimum for us to get from co...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Issues with new baby

 Post subject: Re: Issues with new baby
Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 5:46 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,123

I'm sure giving birth to a baby is 1000 times more sensory triggering (severe pain) than breastfeeding/cuddling a baby. It's a one-time event that everyone expects you to find overwhelming. Meanwhile, breastfeeding and cuddling are things you generally do for hours each day while caring for a baby,...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Sad day ,Womens rights Roe vs Wade

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 5:42 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 5,361

I felt glad that children have better protection. My rights as a woman should not include a license to kill someone because their existence is temporarily inconvenient to me.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: why do people burp after meal?do you burp after meal

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 5:20 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,553

In some cultures, burping after a meal is a compliment.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Obese men get more respect?

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 5:17 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,689

I think muscular lean men tend to get the most respect, and obese men and scrawny men both tend to be treated less well.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Cutting out added salt- how do I keep the tastiness factor?

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 5:16 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 724

Try adding spices you like in place of the salt.
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