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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Forbes article about Female Autism

Posted: 29 Sep 2013, 11:28 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 4,138

"One key difference between girls/women and boys/men with autism lies in the generally different social lives and social expectations of girls and boys."

Very true. I suspect they're right about girls/women being underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed because the symptoms manifest differently.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Recently Diagnosed

 Post subject: Re: Recently Diagnosed
Posted: 11 Aug 2013, 2:36 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 947

I feel frustrated that I don't know what I am doing wrong. Getting the official diagnosis was the biggest part for me. Now I know why I don't fit in, and no longer feel obligated to try. If you want help with social skills, I'd suggest The Unwritten Rules of Social Relationships by Temple Grandin. ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Uhm.. hello *waves*

Posted: 10 Aug 2013, 3:57 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,155

Velkommen til Uriktig Kloden.

I think you're right about late-in-life diagnosis causing insecurity in social situations. We just didn't have any frame of reference for them when we were growing up.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Too much support following diagnosis?

Posted: 10 Aug 2013, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,521

aspergerplus wrote:
A mediocre NT rather then a weird aspie.

Sounds like they're trying to cure you (turn you into another NT) rather than help you deal with the world as an Aspie.
I think I'd rather be an Aspie without support than any kind of NT.

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Real Life Wall-E

Posted: 09 Aug 2013, 12:50 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 2,495

smudge wrote:
I thought this post was going to be about how obese everyone is getting and the destruction of the world leading to some giant spaceship we would all travel in because the world became inhabitable.

LOL :lol:

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Anyone seen the POV documentary on Autism?

Posted: 09 Aug 2013, 12:47 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 9,138

Explaining ASD from the spectrumites' point of view was long overdue.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: RainMan was "High Functioning?"

Posted: 09 Aug 2013, 12:35 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,161

skibum wrote:
Just goes to show how little we knew about Autism back then compared to what we know now.

Since autism was not a mainstream issue at the time, I'm guessing the definition of functionality was more like that of other developmental disabilities: able to feed and wash oneself.

 Forum: Stats   Topic: On what wrist do you wear your watch(es)?

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 11:44 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 6,521

Right. With the dial on the inner wrist instead of facing out. It's always felt more natural to me to look at the inside of my wrist than the outside when I want to know the time. Although these days it's more for show.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Giving up trying to fit in

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 11:52 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,736

Depends on the situation/environment: If you try to act NT while people are getting to know you, they'll expect you to behave like them and to like or understand the same things they do. Then they misunderstand when your AS traits make it hard for you to live with them, and either ostracize or haras...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's and Autism Differences...DUH!! !!

Posted: 05 Aug 2013, 11:23 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,316

This is why I've always thought of Asperger's Syndrome as "mirror-image" autism.

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Spaceship Race

 Post subject: Spaceship Race
Posted: 04 Aug 2013, 11:18 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 1,956

Wondering whether the Enterprise or the Millenium Falcon would make it to Alpha Centauri faster? ... sc=theweek

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Benefits of Having a Difficult Boss

Posted: 04 Aug 2013, 3:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 2,299

Woodpecker wrote:
Please if possible could you share with us the advantages of having a difficult boss, ... cult-boss/

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: The 12th Doctor

Posted: 04 Aug 2013, 3:08 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 7,029

Looking forward to the 50th anniversary special. I got into Doctor Who during the Chris Eccleston years, so am looking forward to putting the earlier regenerations and storylines in perspective.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello from Michigan and Middle Age

Posted: 04 Aug 2013, 11:54 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,644

I was diagnosed in 2006 after a lifetime of wondering if I were crazy or just plain weird.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does everyone have Autistic traits?

Posted: 04 Aug 2013, 11:24 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 3,319

'Autism' is simply an internal human 'normality' with the volume turned up. We all have experienced moments when we aren't quite aware or when we are too aware to handle the world. Or moments when we aren't quite aware of the company we are in or so overly aware of it that it gets hard to function. ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Benefits of Having a Difficult Boss

Posted: 04 Aug 2013, 11:13 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 2,299

I was appalled to get an email from HR about this. They say "Team, having a difficult boss is not always a bad thing. Please enjoy this article concerning the benefits and tips on coping with a difficult boss. You may be surprised at the conclusion." It goes on to list benefits like having an excell...
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