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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Trapped between two Aspies

Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,505

That sounds eerily familiar... my husband is bipolar and his rages take this same course. Bipolar is sometime a comorbid with autism and can be somewhat controlled - or at least lessened - with medication. It may be worth it to seek out a professional opinion... rages like this are not normal in any...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: why are they so many AS fakers?

Posted: 10 Jun 2012, 9:05 pm 

Replies: 280
Views: 24,981

Most early intervention is still currently aimed at teaching kids HOW to fake it and fit in... literally teaching them how to pretend to be NT. Some can't manage it at all, some have some degree of success here and there and others get pretty damn good at it. In all cases, it does not change the fac...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do salespeople do this?

Posted: 09 May 2012, 9:11 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 4,522

You know what one of the most miserable jobs on the planet is? Working retail. It doesn't really matter what your 'floor walker' does, it'll be wrong half the time. Retailers insist that their employees greet, engage and converse with their customers in order to sell them the products they need. The...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Why is the first emotion always anger?

Posted: 27 Apr 2012, 12:04 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 2,705

As others suggested, my first reaction was also 'frustration/anxiety'. Does your son have a grasp on basic emotions? I know we needed to teach my daughter which emotions were which - she had no innate understanding of what 'anger', 'happy', 'sad' meant. When she was showing emotion we'd constantly n...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: shoelaces

Posted: 27 Apr 2012, 11:54 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 5,356

Nine going on ten and my daughter wears elastic laces and velcro. The few shoes she owns with laces she only wears when we are together for family time events and they are always double tied. With dyspraxia issues she may never master lace tying or she may just suddenly one day get it. We are slowly...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Small talk sucks

Posted: 27 Apr 2012, 11:44 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,840

I understand the point of small-talk, and its supposed importance in social interactions, but for me, when engaged in small talk, I feel like an animal trapped in a cage. It's honestly exhausting to try and maintain it for long, and I feel the most amazing sense of relief when it's over! ^^^ THIS!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NT reaction vs. Your reaction

Posted: 10 Apr 2012, 9:46 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 4,323

If someone I knew changed their hairstyle too much I probably wouldn't even recognize them...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism should not be in the DSM

Posted: 09 Apr 2012, 10:20 pm 

Replies: 62
Views: 4,715

There is no question that I have altered brain chemistry on top of my 'different wiring'. Looking at all the challenges I face, the most obvious culprit is compromised serotonin production. You would think that SSRI's would have some positive effect but by and large they do not. I don't think you ca...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What rules do nts use about speed limits?

Posted: 09 Apr 2012, 10:09 pm 

Replies: 72
Views: 6,083

State trooper said 'go with the flow of traffic'. If everyone is 20MPH over the speed limit then its actually safer if you do that too. Of course we got that jewel of wisdom getting stopped on the turnpike doing 110... luckily he didn't get a clean clock on us thanks to truck traffic.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Motherhood obesity linked to children with Autism

Posted: 09 Apr 2012, 10:06 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,304

Mom was young, healthy and petite when she got pregnant with me - around 110lbs. And pregnancy hormones were hard on her - she lost weight while pregnant.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Skipping words when writing

Posted: 09 Apr 2012, 10:04 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 6,714

Constantly. And even in proof reading it, my mind will fill in the missing letter/word/punctuation. One of my worst fails is forgetting to put the 'n't' contraction on words. Forgetting those three little characters completely changes the meaning of your words and I never see it until the comments s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do Germans have Asperger's Syndrome?

Posted: 04 Apr 2012, 11:56 pm 

Replies: 98
Views: 26,085

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone in this thread for proving Godwin wrong! If ever a thread had the potential for it this one did and no one touched it. VERY impressive!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else not have sound-related sensory issues?

Posted: 31 Mar 2012, 11:17 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,146

I have mild sensory issues with sound, smells and sometimes textures. I also have some mild sound processing issues which makes for an interesting combination of challenges that really just don't seem to make sense together. I can do loud concerts - but I cannot distinguish instruments in the music....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Its official, I am an old Aspie

Posted: 23 Mar 2012, 12:42 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,457

I'm not diagnosed but my daughters mobile therapist doesn't doubt my Aspie assessment. The more she visits, the more she sees how much I cover and tries to act as translator between my husband and I. My daughters school district is aware that I may be on the spectrum and they have made accommodation...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Most insulting thing . . .

Posted: 23 Mar 2012, 12:35 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,888

If you feel comfortable here and can relate to those you meet here then why would you stop coming here? Because nosy roommate says so? Me thinks the roommate needs to be cut out of the loop...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dumbing down speech

Posted: 23 Mar 2012, 12:32 pm 

Replies: 109
Views: 9,711

It's a great way to cut down on the cost of one's food, whilst simultaneously becoming educated, and eating healthfully! There are lots of books - my favorites are those of Samuel Thayer "Nature's Garden" and "Forager's Harvest" -- He has continued in the same spirit as Euell Gibbons, confirming an...
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