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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: autism girls vs boys

Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 7:36 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,910


^^^ Being treated differently wouldn't cause structural changes to a person's genome such as copy number variations (CNVs). Structural variation in genetics just doesn't work that way. *Some genes can be turned on and off by environmental influences (mostly pre-natal) but that is not structural and...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Help with diagnosis of Asperger's during adolescence?

Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 5:14 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 551


look for a practitioner that has experience and expertise in treating autism spectrum disorders. I can't stress enough how important it is that your healthcare provider be autism literate. that said, I was first diagnosed as "different" at 15 when I got a major depression diagnosis. this was almost ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism education - please help :)

Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 5:06 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,217


temperature is my hidden aspie need...if it's too hot I can go into meltdown mode over the fear of socially unacceptable sweating, and everything is vastly more difficult to deal with. if there was one thing that could significantly improve my health and wellbeing, it would be everyone maintaining i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Pulsating sensations?

 Post subject: Pulsating sensations?
Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 5:02 am 

Replies: 1
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I've had sensations that are similar to a heartbeat, or (on the slow end) similar to being in the ocean. when I stim I tend to physically sync with preexisting sensations along these lines. my rocking or tapping, etc, are far more soothing when they share a time signature with the innate, omnipresen...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: autism girls vs boys

 Post subject: Re: autism girls vs boys
Posted: 03 Mar 2014, 4:58 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,910


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/02/27/autism-girls-versus-boys/5862747/ some stuff:''There are about seven males with mild autism for every female, though the gender gap is much smaller at the more severe end of the spectrum.''' ''This finding, in a study of more than 16,000 people, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: School Assignment on Asperger's Syndrome

Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 7:21 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,882


I'm 26 I live in the US I was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome about 13 months ago, after about 10 years with other diagnoses (depression, social anxiety, and pseudo-neurological problems) I'm in school in a program with a 100% job placement rate. I've been in and out of college since 2005 and only ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can we relate to those who are severely autistic?

Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 6:25 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,761


I'm curious about how much we can relate to our severely autistic brethren who are very "low functional." What traits do we share that put us all on the same spectrum? I just feel like severe Autism is completely different than mild Autism. it's all about the sensory integration issues. ours are ju...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: jaw clenching/grinding

Posted: 16 Dec 2013, 6:22 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,479


I do this nearly constantly

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: Is being gay wrong according to the bible?

Posted: 02 Dec 2013, 4:29 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 6,550


the bible says two men shouldn't relate to each other like a husband and wife because the very idea of treating a man the way a biblical husband treats his wife is abhorrent . (this is because treating a person the way women in the bible are treated is abhorrent.) read Deuteronomy 22. Read 1 Timothy...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Was Growing Up Harder for You Than Most People?

Posted: 02 Dec 2013, 4:00 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,086


puberty was what screwed everything up for me. until I started developing romantic attractions to people, I was outperforming all of my peers at anything academic. after that hit I dropped out of high school, and then dropped out of college about 8 times. knowing what's going on is important. unders...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Eating Habits and Aspergers

Posted: 02 Dec 2013, 3:54 am 

Replies: 86
Views: 17,153


I'm a devout vegetarian, if that counts (I think there's a fair subset of the vegan/vegetarian population that's on the spectrum), I've often eaten the same dish for weeks on end with very little interruption, my weight has fallen by several dozen pounds and risen by 80 or so pounds over relatively ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: DSM V diagnostic criteria pasted in full >>>this th

Posted: 02 Dec 2013, 3:52 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 942


bearsandsyrup wrote:
...so there's no mention of special interests whatsoever??? :(
that was in there. #3 section B.

I honestly would just as soon call myself autistic, NT people don't know what "aspie" means and it's the only adjectival form of "Asperger's Syndrome" that I know of.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have problems socializing with family?

Posted: 02 Dec 2013, 3:45 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 4,806


I have psychosomatic seizures, muscle tics, etc because of my parents. the extent to which this has to do with being queer and raised by homophobes vs being an aspie raised by people who tried exorcisms 10 years before therapy remains to be seen... but yeah. biiiig trouble with my family. not in the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: are you drawn to water?

Posted: 01 Dec 2013, 7:33 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 11,533


I literally worship the water cycle, like I pray to rivers and storms and the ocean. (this is not actually an unusual thing to do in non-Abrahamic religions). I could go on about the importance of water goddesses in a half dozen religions for days . my life goal is having a private indoor pool to sw...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how many aspies here don't have a special Interest

Posted: 01 Dec 2013, 7:26 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,213


my special interest is philology , which is obscure enough it took me a while to figure out what it was. I'll obsess over a given subject until I understand the discourse going on around it, at which point I lose interest in that subject and move on to a new one. I lean heavily towards history and l...
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