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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm Sorry but The "I'm Autistic" Biography Needs to Stop

Posted: 12 Mar 2017, 1:14 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 2,380


I'm not a fan of the autobiographies.
Reading about someone's life is boring.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are the psychological consequences of "passing" as NT?

Posted: 01 Nov 2016, 2:31 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,851


Possibly a lifetime of misery.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Photos taken by autistic people and neurotypicals differ

Posted: 26 Oct 2016, 10:25 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,359


Oh I remember this project. The researcher gave me hundreds of photos for me to guess if autistic or neurotypical people took each set of ~30 photos. I found the sets indistinguishable and could not do this task because it was really boring to look at photos of the same offices and the outside of on...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What will happen to me when my parents are gone?

Posted: 22 Oct 2016, 1:38 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,127


Do you want to become more independent of your parents? Are you able to learn a skill and try to support yourself? At 31, you are not too old to do this. Talk to your parents about what you can do now to prepare yourself for your future life. Your parents might be worrying too what will happen to yo...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Alternatives to public school?

Posted: 22 Oct 2016, 1:22 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 851


A good public school in a good neighborhood is fine, public schools are not all bad for autistic kids.
I think there is value in going to public school.
If I had a child, I wouldn't put them in a special autism school, and I think private school is unnecessary unless you live in a bad school district.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Any other Americans not feel safe because of the election?

Posted: 22 Oct 2016, 1:06 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 466


I feel fine, not unsafe about the election.
Looking forward to voting.
Have to figure out what this year's propositions are about.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lazy v/s self care... where to draw the line...

Posted: 07 Oct 2016, 12:20 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,205


For me, not being productive to give myself a break lasts at most 2 days if it falls on a weekend, usually 1 day or less if on a weekday, like I might blow off the rest of the day after lunch. The next day, I get back to being productive. Something that lasts longer, gets worse over time, and does n...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What To Look For In Photographs Of You As A Child

Posted: 05 Oct 2016, 8:17 pm 

Replies: 71
Views: 2,419


I don't think you can get much from this.
Photos are too static to tell much about autistic traits.
Most autistic children who look normal physically look normal in photos.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You Don't Act Like You Have It

Posted: 05 Oct 2016, 12:14 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 1,495


Telling people that you have autism seems an ineffective strategy for them to understand you.
Statements like "I do X because of autism" or "I am Y because of autism" seem especially ineffective.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: where to go from here...

Posted: 04 Oct 2016, 3:23 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 994


Did you take him to a neurologist too?
I would do that, in case he has some more specific brain disorder going on.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you familiar with this symbol for autism?

Posted: 03 Oct 2016, 11:22 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,480


I don't feel a need for a symbol.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How can I get rid of special interests and sensory overload?

Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 2:29 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 563


I have an example of dealing with sensory work wells for me. Often, I have to do experiments in a lab where there are 10 machines making 10 different loud noises, bright fluorescent lights, liquid nitrogen tank that vents scarily every 10 minutes, and automated computer voices announcing that your s...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I can't stop offending people

Posted: 02 Oct 2016, 1:48 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 881


Don't worry about it, it's not your problem that other people can't read someone else's opinions on the internetz without flipping out.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How can I get rid of special interests and sensory overload?

Posted: 01 Oct 2016, 6:50 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 563


I don't think it is possible to entirely get rid of special interests and sensory overload, but there are ways to deal with them to make them less problematic. For special interests that interfere with things you need or want to do, remember that the special interest is there, waiting for you to hav...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: neuroscience

 Post subject: Re: neuroscience
Posted: 30 Sep 2016, 10:37 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 713


Unfortunately, there is not much on neuroscience of autism, like an accessible overview of research about autistic brain. There are many good popular science books on neuroscience in general. Look for the ones written by neuroscientists like Dehaene, Damasio, Koch, etc. It is good to have understand...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers is not an excuse.

Posted: 30 Sep 2016, 10:29 am 

Replies: 159
Views: 7,209


I don't need any place where people have to limit what they say to suit me.
It is fine for people say what they want within the forum rules of no personal attacks.
I prefer free discussion, not echo chamber.
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