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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How can I actually follow through on promises?

Posted: 09 Dec 2016, 12:23 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 433

This is like, I will promise myself that I will drink several glasses of water a day, but I have problems with following through, even with a reminder app on my phone or any other assistance. Do you not drink enough fluids and get dehydrated? If the answer is "no", I think you should just...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Urgent!! ! Sensory overload and violent impulses

Posted: 28 Sep 2016, 8:28 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 444

Your friends aren't being good friends -- they're being selfish jerks. I'm glad you took care of yourself.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Heading towards another crisis.

Posted: 25 Sep 2016, 8:59 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 871

My uni tutor said I will have to do oral presentations this year! I am not even allowed to write a verbatim script and just read it out, which I could sort of do as I find reading text out loud easier than producing speech de novo. Can you use AAC/text-to-speech? It doesn't seem reasonable to refus...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you handle the detergent isle of a grocery store?

Posted: 21 Sep 2016, 1:03 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 733

I hate the aisles with cleaning products/soap (arranged into different groupings in different stores, includes detergent, general cleaners, shampoo/body soap/deodorant) -- they all reek, and I avoid them as much as possible. I prefer unscented soap, mostly.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How Serious Is Autism To You?

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 3:37 pm 

Replies: 104
Views: 3,321

I see autism as a natural difference to be accepted and as a significant disability.

Whether it needs to be cured, or treated in any way, or just accomodated and otherwise left alone, is an individual thing.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: How do you calm down and get unstuck?

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 2:58 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 366

Thank you both very much! MjrMajorMajor: I can't clear anybody out or ask them to leave me alone but focusing on one thing is something I can work at. It is especially hard for me to stay focused on one thing right now (often hard normally) because I can literally see so much of what has to be done ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: How do you calm down and get unstuck?

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 10:28 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 366

How do you get unstuck when you are in an emotionally terrible situation, have fairly severe executive dysfunction(ED) and emotional self-regulation issues (related partly to the ED and partly to trauma) are overwhelmed to the point of paralysis and expending most of your energy on not having a loud...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Comfort songs

 Post subject: Re: Comfort songs
Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 8:14 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 694

Damien Rice, "Rootless Tree"

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Dealing with looking like I’m intentionally inconsiderate

Posted: 14 Sep 2016, 9:17 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 564

With cutting someone off in line, I would apologize, try to say how I wasn't paying attention and give them back their spot -- I think giving them back their spot in line is probably the most important part. Beyond that there's really nothing you can do. If they remained enraged and were carrying on...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: What could be making me seem this way?

Posted: 14 Sep 2016, 3:24 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 328

Possibilities: > Violating social rules that you are unaware of. (People think you know the social rules and are violating them on purpose -- to be disrespectful or mean or because you don't care about other people's feelings.) > Not noticing nonverbal signs of what they feel, which results in not r...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Comparing Autism to Cerebral Palsy

Posted: 14 Sep 2016, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 772

I think we should just call it autism.

 Forum: discussion   Topic: captcha completed, then....nothing

Posted: 14 Sep 2016, 2:39 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 112

Several times today I have completed a captcha (or series of them) -- up to the point where the pop-up/captcha-task box disappears because you've done the captcha successfully, and then nothing happens. Literally nothing. The page doesn't redirect. I have to refresh it. (I should have made a note of...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you want a partner?

 Post subject: Re: Do you want a partner?
Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 6:13 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,911

This likely won't apply to those with Aspergers, because aspies aren't truly asocial, however people directly on the spectrum are This statement doesn't make any sense to me, because: (1) Asperger's is considered to be on the autism spectrum.... (2) People with ASD's other than Asperger's (i.e. PDD...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disclosing autism

 Post subject: Re: Disclosing autism
Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 5:44 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,726

I have most just told friends and family. Some said they were not surprised, it made sense. One person seemed to think being autistic meant you were a genius. (I am not a genius.) Some were skeptical and questioned it....said things along the lines of "You're not that weird." Some said not...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: About Aspergers & Autism

Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 5:42 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 387

They are mostly the same, I think. Autism just has more variety in symptoms and in the severity of symptoms than Asperger's does.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Reality, Fantasy and Speech

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 6:05 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,291

I think, even when he's talking about "fantasy things" he's probably actually trying to talk about real things.... Basically trying to use something that makes sense to him as a model for understanding the world and creating analogies (however obscure, however "that's a stretch")...
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