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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Pretend play not possible for kids with asperger?

Posted: 15 Jul 2013, 8:44 pm 

Replies: 119
Views: 17,443


It is possible for Aspies if they have the will to do it, many don't want to because they think it's pointless. I never had that desire. I think the best way to live is in the real world and not in a made up one.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: did you engage in any dramatic play as a child?

 Post subject: Dramatic play
Posted: 25 Apr 2013, 11:31 am 

Replies: 58
Views: 6,130


Dramatic play meant nothing to me. People would make me try to pretend to be someone else but I didn't have the desire to do it. It's just too stressful to think of something that is not real and has nothing to do with me. It makes me anxious

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are physical health problems that go with Asperger's?

Posted: 02 Jun 2012, 11:23 am 

Replies: 173
Views: 59,253


I have an abnormally high heart rate because of anxiety and sometimes I have dizzy spells. Yesterday my psychiatrist put me on Klonopin to take as needed for panic attacks. But fortunately, I haven't needed it yet.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is no one else obsessed with death?

 Post subject: Obsession with death
Posted: 29 Apr 2012, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 17,384


Sometimes this happens to me when I am really anxious or irritable. I talk about going to Heaven and escaping the worries of reality. This has been going on a lot lately and my mother says I am "looping" which means I am repeating myself over and over. I can't seem to control it in stressful situati...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: stubborness

 Post subject: Stubbornness
Posted: 16 Mar 2012, 11:20 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,687


Some people with Asperger's syndrome are misdiagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder because they are so stubborn. When I was a kid people would say I was "defiant" or "hard-headed". When I was 18 months old my physical therapist said I was the most stubborn kid she's ever seen. Even though I am...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Is Barney the Dinosaur an Aspie?

 Post subject: Barney AS
Posted: 04 Jan 2012, 10:18 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 4,042


Definitely NOT. Barney does things that Asperger people refuse to do, he encourages kids to use their imaginations and make friends. Many Asperger people think that is pointless and not necessary for survival. Nobody should have to adhere to his strict regime if they are autistic. He has no right to...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Cerebral Palsy + DNR order = one pissed off Strapples

 Post subject: Cerebral Palsy DNR
Posted: 11 Dec 2011, 1:30 pm 

Replies: 158
Views: 36,797


Cerebral palsy is not a terminal illness and it is not progressive like Muscular Dystrophy or Alzheimer's Disease or ALS. People with CP may be medically fragile but not enough to require a DNR or being placed under hospice care.

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: Who hates Barney?

 Post subject: Barney
Posted: 05 Oct 2010, 8:34 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 13,160


Research has shown that the part of the brain that is used for imagination is damaged or doesn't function properly. Many autistic people are not able to process abstract or symbolic thinking. It's not their fault that they can't pretend. It's just the way their brains are wired. Barney just doesn't ...

 Forum: Adolescent Autism Forum   Topic: Who hates Barney?

 Post subject: Barney
Posted: 14 Sep 2010, 9:34 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 13,160


I used to like Barney but I never did what he told me to do. I don't think he understands that autistic people cannot use their imaginations or make friends. he just thinks they are defiant and obnoxious. He made an appearance at my soccer game when I was little and I completely ignored him, That's ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Help, my 3 year old thinks she's a cat

Posted: 07 Aug 2010, 9:30 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 13,166


Well, it's not harmful for your daughter to want to be a cat. People with Asperger's Syndrome have very catlike qualities. Maybe she was a kitten in her previous life. I think I was a cat too, and then I was turned into a human.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Preschooler and fatigue with walking -what to do?

 Post subject: Fatigue of walking
Posted: 04 Jun 2009, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,180


If your son is tired after walking a long distance, ask his pediatrician if he might need a wheelchair. I started using a special needs stroller at 8 years old due to fatigue, then I outgrew the stroller and now have a wheelchair. You can get one for him through a durable medical equipment company w...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Imagination and Asperger's

 Post subject: Imagination and AS
Posted: 28 May 2009, 11:31 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 28,890


Neurotypical people say that I have an imagination but I tell them that my imagination is dead and it turns into a power struggle. I know that autistic people have a lack of imagination, but NT people don't seem to understand or care about that. Why do they have to criticize us?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How old were you when you started to walk?

 Post subject: Walking
Posted: 14 May 2009, 11:14 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,244


Because of my spastic diplegia, I didn't learn to walk until my 2nd birthday. I wear braces on my feet and sometimes use a wheelchair to get around large places. I started using a wheelchair in middle school because I couldn't get on and off the bus by myself. I rode a lift bus until I got out of hi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What separates an NT Obsession from an AS obsession?

Posted: 12 May 2009, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 5,281


I know that the medical definition of an obsession is any thought or action that threatens a person's ability to act normally due to anxiety. Most NT people think that we are full of anxiety and can't seem to relax. Sometimes that is true, but it's just the way our brains are wired. We have "special...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your most hated sensations

 Post subject: Hated Sensations
Posted: 09 May 2009, 5:33 pm 

Replies: 582
Views: 55,608


I hate the smell of used cat litter and dirty diapers. Hugs piss me off big time except if they are given to me by a kid. I hate swear words especially the f-word.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Would you 'cure' your children?

 Post subject: Cure Autism
Posted: 03 May 2009, 12:38 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 3,981


I don't think autism is a disorder that needs to be cured because it is not terminal. I would like if there was a cure for diseases such as Muscular Dystrophy, Alzheimer's Disease, Alcoholism, and Cancer. These diseases threaten a person's ability to thrive, but autism does not.
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