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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Shutdown during auditory processing test

Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 11:16 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 259


The shutdown started to decrease soon after she learned we were done for today. When coming home, she mentioned the test and I tried to explain her that she didn't need to "pass" it showing she knows everything, she just had to give the examinator feedback of how much she could hear and u...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Misdiagnosed

 Post subject: Re: Misdiagnosed
Posted: 13 Jul 2019, 11:08 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 732


https://the-art-of-autism.com/females-and-aspergers-a-checklist/ Babybird, I've posted this many times but maybe it can help you to have those "aha!" moments. I've tried showing it to female NT friends thinking that the descriptors likely apply to everyone, and they didn't relate with it ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Officially NOT Autistic

 Post subject: Re: Officially NOT Autistic
Posted: 07 Jul 2019, 3:12 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,532


I won't give what I think the exact score was (I forgot exactly and she hasn't emailed me the final report yet) but yeah, turns out it's in the "gifted" range. In mental processing speed in particular I was above 99% of the population. I also got this result one time I was tested for some...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Other disorders that affect social competences?

Posted: 02 Jul 2019, 12:32 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 457


One thing I wish people would understand is just because a doctor told them they do not have autism does not mean their issues are being dismissed. If they are still struggling, they can still receive help in that by going to therapy. Instead of focusing on the label, focus on their symptoms. This ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Other disorders that affect social competences?

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 4:05 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 457


That there are so many conditions that affect social competences is what lends itself to misdiagnoses both self and professional. Self diagnosis may be necessary due to lack of resources both financial and professional but it needs to be done very thoroughly. If you are being impaired by social inc...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Other disorders that affect social competences?

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 457


Specific disorders I know of that affect social competence (as opposed to disorders which cause social conflict, but not due to a lack of competence). Autism Spectrum Disorder Social Communication Disorder Nonverbal Learning Disorder Prosopagnosia Alexithymia Aphantasia I hope this helps. Thank you...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Other disorders that affect social competences?

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 9:58 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 457


Just about everything listed in the DSM. It's expensive to buy, but a local library should have or be able to transfer a copy to its branch. You are right. I clarify my question: When I'm asking about other conditions that affect social skills and competences, I'm not referring to this criterion th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Other disorders that affect social competences?

Posted: 01 Jul 2019, 6:10 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 457


Are there other disorders that highly affect social competence and social skills apart from autism spectrum disorders and social anxiety disorder? If someone had an impairment in social skills and social competence since early childhood would you think that this is because that's what they learned (...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why are ASD people seen as arrogant?

Posted: 28 Jun 2019, 11:48 am 

Replies: 60
Views: 1,211


you're all overthinking things. I reckon the perceived arrogance just comes from a different conversational style. Aspie style goes like this: when someone gives an opinion, the response is to state our opinion and explain why we think it is more correct Neurotypical style goes like this: when some...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What were you like as a teenager?

Posted: 28 Jun 2019, 11:45 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 789


As a side note, did you ever feel upset that people accused you of being "shy" when sometimes you really just didn't know what to say or how to engage within the current social stimuli or were just feeling "out of water?" I feel like that's different than being "shy." ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Describe your shutdowns

 Post subject: Re: Describe your shutdowns
Posted: 28 Jun 2019, 11:37 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 389


In that sense, I will get sleepy and retreat. I may not be able to process all incoming information effectively. If I am forced to remain, I will get excessively quiet, anxious, and tense (it can literally be painful in the shoulders especially) beyond my normal levels. It would become noticeable t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Describe your shutdowns

 Post subject: Re: Describe your shutdowns
Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 7:13 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 389


https://everything2.com/user/Zifendorf/writeups/shutdown I get partial motor shutdowns where I can delay going into them, but at a cost that I go deeper into them if I delay them. The description near the bottom of driving a car is exactly how I get them. Thank you for that link. But it seems like ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Describe your shutdowns

 Post subject: Re: Describe your shutdowns
Posted: 26 Jun 2019, 12:52 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 389


A shutdown is a particular sequence of behavior which we observed in a child diagnosed as high-functioning within the autistic spectrum. In academic settings when pressured by an adult to perform tasks that were difficult, she became unresponsive, sleepy, immobile, and limp to the touch for several...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Describe your shutdowns

 Post subject: Describe your shutdowns
Posted: 25 Jun 2019, 2:46 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 389


I wonder whether what I sometimes experience is a shutdown or not or something else. So sometimes when I need to concentrate on something (be it something auditory or visual, like a lecture or something I have to read or write) or maybe when I know I have a lot of tasks ahead of me, I suddenly get v...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social anxiety variations

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 3:25 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 477


So there is Social Anxiety, a disorder, and social anxiety, a symptom. Probably most autistic people have experienced social anxiety of some level, even if it hasn’t gotten to the point of the disorder. I do not think social anxiety as a symptom is as prevalent in neurotypicals. Thank you. That is ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it my fault I have less friends

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 8:21 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 733


I don't think it is a fault. It's more about asking yourself questions like do I want more friends? Why? Am I ok with the friends I have? Let's say you come to the conclusion you want to build another friendship. You will need to learn and apply the skills needed for this but because you want to (an...
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