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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does it bother you if people say ADHD doesn't exist?

Posted: 23 Jul 2006, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,858

I lived with a girl for two years who had ADHD - I'd like someone who doesn't believe it exists to try living with her for that long and still tell me it doesn't exist!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How Aspies judge people

 Post subject: How Aspies judge people
Posted: 18 Jul 2006, 12:09 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,532

Something crossed my mind today - do Aspies judge people differently than NTs? Supposedly people with AS don't observe/interpret social norms the same way as NTs, and I wondered if this affects the way we see others, especially those we don't know. For example, today I was leaving work with my frien...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Would you either touch ice or a piece of hot metal? Senses

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 11:54 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,941

I have to honestly say I can't choose either, I cannot handle extreme cold or hot. I used to live in a really cold climate and now I live in a really hot climate and when I'm in either extreme I am completely unable to focus on anything else until I'm comfortable again. I mean I get REALLY bad and a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are these traits neccessary for diagnosis?

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 11:36 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,261

I agree with you somewhat Booie - I think most people to some extent have the characteristics of AS, but there is that line between having characteristics that all make us "weird" and having the condition where it actually affects your life. I honestly think that a professional diagnosis is helpful ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are these traits neccessary for diagnosis?

Posted: 17 Jul 2006, 8:15 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,261

In response to Clara's original post, I noticed that many of the traits mentioned sound a lot like the characteristics of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Keep in mind that if you don't have the time/money for a professional diagnosis that all other possibilities have to be ruled out for a diagnosis (...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's Syndrome and Psychological Type

Posted: 16 Jul 2006, 4:21 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,182

I hear a lot of people with AS being the INTJ personality type (I could be wrong) but I doubt that's always the case because there are many factors that can influence your personality that aren't completely genetic. I have taken the personality evaluation myself and I'm an INFP. So I'm not sure how ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Who here has (or has had) a Sales job?

Posted: 16 Jul 2006, 3:55 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 3,169

I used to work as a sales person for Bed, Bath and Beyond and actually did pretty well there, but I think that's because I loved all the stuff they sold there so I got so enthusiastic talking about everything there that people would buy the stuff! However, the pay and hours were really crappy and I ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Is it alright if your work seems pointless?

Posted: 16 Jul 2006, 3:45 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,726

I've looked into that myself, I think you either have to get a degree in Psychology or Social Work, which is about 6 years of school...but then again you might be able to avoid that if you volunteer first and get the experience. Some places may be more lenient in the hiring of those w/o Psych or Soc...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What do you do for a living?

Posted: 16 Jul 2006, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 73
Views: 9,856

Right now I work in the marketing department for a healthcare company that does Workers Compensation for Insurance Companies and Lawyers...I research Workers Comp cases and assist our Marketing Reps. Other than the office politices BS which I can't stand and the crappy pay, I don't mind the job. Wha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Food Sensativities, Psychometabolism and A.S.D

Posted: 16 Jul 2006, 2:12 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,763

I couldn't really go gluten-free because I'm pesca-vegetarian (only meat I eat is fish) and that would limit my choices of food even further...I however cannot stand artificial sweeteners like nutra-sweet or equal, or anything with aspertame for that matter - it makes me really sick. As for other fo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Walking digitigrade?

Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 6:44 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,844

I walked on my tiptoes until I was probably about 14 when I got basically ridiculed by adults and made fun of by my peers for doing it - So I had to train myself to stop doing it. I still walk really funny apparently, I'm told I walk like a little kid and have a really odd childlike posture. I used ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how to find support groups for people who HAVE aspergers?!?!

Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 6:39 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,209

I found this website online, but I'm not sure if it'll be a help, but it might help if you are looking for friends in your area that are dealing with AS as well.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does any one here have a parent(s) with AS?

Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 6:34 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,363

My dad and brother both are diagnosed w/ ADHD, I think my dad also has OCD as well. I believe there were a few people on my dad's side of the family that were autistic.

I've never been evaluated for AS, but am about 90% sure I have it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You're not Aspies, You're Indigo Children.

Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 6:20 pm 

Replies: 105
Views: 12,711

There's something about this Indigo Child thing that makes me think of Scientology. I may have some strong beliefs in Eastern Philosophy and religion which is often seen as "new age" in the West (which I take as an insult), when I come across claims such as the "Indigo Children" I get very suspiciou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you failed your AS diagnostic ? (I Didn't got mine yet)

Posted: 15 Jul 2006, 5:32 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,104

It doesn't matter if you have AS or not - , who cares if you have AS or not? It would help for my future jobs, and to get professionnaly help. Some peoples will accept me more easier if they know why I'm a little bit differents than normal people. That's what I find that important to me. Very good ...
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