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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else really enjoy filling out forms?

Posted: 09 Feb 2010, 11:18 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 5,335

Filling out forms is one of my favorite tasks. Then again, the love of completing forms helped immensely when applying for services, education and medical treatment for my children. Go figure. 8) Oh, and I held a job in the copy center at Staples and was a paralegal before starting a family. I was u...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you get annoyed when people pronounce words differently?

Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 12:23 pm 

Replies: 110
Views: 33,348

I took an anatomy class in college and knew a lot of the American pronounciations. Everything was fine until the professor spoke and I heard his British tongue. Nothing against Brits, mind you. My expectation of the "correct" way to say body parts was shattered. :roll:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: calling all contented people with an ASD

Posted: 08 Feb 2010, 12:19 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,850

Once I saw my life through the lens of AS, everything made sense. Once I was able to accept this explanation, I was able to accept myself for the first time in 30 years. It was freeing. Do I want a cure? No. I could do without the bad side of NT existence, especially the kind that involves mind game...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Anger with my Wife

Posted: 02 Feb 2010, 5:27 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 4,317

Maybe sit down and share with each other what sets both of you off? There is a possibility she doesn't know which buttons she is pressing.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Best or funniest Euphemism for Aspergers/PDD-NOS?

Posted: 02 Feb 2010, 5:20 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 6,290

Before discovering the explanation that ASD offers, I've always considered myself as "lacking the common sense gene".

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Personifying Objects.

Posted: 27 Nov 2009, 3:25 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 4,450

I've been known to anthropomorphize the Roomba every now and then.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: DSM-V Question

Posted: 07 Nov 2009, 6:10 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 3,503

Another positive angle on the proposed changes to the DSM is that an ASD diagnosis is inclusive of biological co-morbidity: GI problems, allergies, etc. It's refreshing to know that the psych community will no longer treat autism as being "all in the head".

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: rh Negative Blood types?

Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 11:24 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 25,497

I'm A-. Had to have a Rhogam shot for each pregnancy.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Voices and Choices of Autism

 Post subject: Re: thank you
Posted: 02 Nov 2009, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 721

glider18 wrote:
Thank you very much Asplanet for posting this link. I can't wait to look this over. I have been wanting someplace to try and publish a poem or two---this may be far-fetched for me, but it should be fun trying to publish.

They are quite accepting of submissions made. Try it!

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: HomeEc for Adults.. LOL

 Post subject: Re: older and wiser
Posted: 31 Oct 2009, 8:29 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 5,059

I have often felt like you, yet I am older and hopefully wiser for my experience. I pretty much didn't even want to learn to cook until my children and I went on a special allergy free diet this year and I had to go and learn things all new along side my children as we did a sort of home ec course ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Flu vaccines for kids

Posted: 18 Oct 2009, 10:56 pm 

Replies: 70
Views: 6,734

My sons both have asthma, but also have severe egg allergy therefore they can't get the shot. My husband and I will be getting both shots. My kiddos are in the same egg allergy boat as yours. My son also has severe reactions to gelatin, which is in a lot of vaccines. The Tamiflu suspension seems to...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Falsely Accused and its making me ill

Posted: 17 Oct 2009, 10:39 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 3,308

Nebula, my heart goes out to you. I have an uncle who was falsely accused of the same thing and it affected him greatly. This was upwards of over 10 years ago and I'm not sure how much he has really bounced back from it. The thing is, I knew in my heart he did not do it. And, you are not being paran...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: very acid poos

Posted: 30 Sep 2009, 5:23 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,047

Food allergy; overproduction of stomach acid; poor/incomplete digestion of foods; yeast infection might even be worth exploring. M. Same here. My son had it for a good few years before we figured out all that was going on. If you know what might be causing it, try pulling it and reintroducing it sl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If Aspies Ruled The World

Posted: 23 Sep 2009, 9:17 pm 

Replies: 87
Views: 12,775

Opposite Day would require everyone to be social butterflies.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disability Assistance (US)

Posted: 23 Sep 2009, 9:12 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 688

My therapist has mentioned to me that ATT in the US offers a discounted rate on land-line phone service to customers on SSDI. Does anybody know any particulars of such a policy and where one might go online to find out more? Anyone have information on similar setups with any other phone/net carrier...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you like parties?

Posted: 19 Sep 2009, 7:10 pm 

Replies: 78
Views: 6,912

Perfect timing! Life has come full-circle as we just got back from the first school birthday party my son (age 6) was invited to. He was the only boy there, so no trains or other toys he is interested in. He stuck to watching an hour or so of Spongebob. Some of the younger men there would talk with ...
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