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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Rocking feels really good

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 4:31 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 337


Rocking feels refreshing to me, when I need it. Though, I don't do it much...and prefer where I'm sitting to not make noise as I move.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Difference in support in Level 1 and Level 2 Autism?

Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 7:35 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 2,697


kraftiekortie wrote:
I haven't seen you in quite a while, Lumi. I'm glad you're back.

I needed a break from here, but visited from time to time. Thanks.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Difference in support in Level 1 and Level 2 Autism?

Posted: 03 Jun 2019, 7:16 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 2,697


In my case, I am not obviously autistic. I am level 1 for autism symptoms, on disability and haven't learned how to drive yet. Currently, I am in the process for getting assistance to work (no previous work experience). I definitely improved socially in vocational testing last month. Accommodations ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Neonatal jaundice linked to autism

Posted: 09 Aug 2018, 11:24 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 315


I was premature and born with 2 kinds of jaundice...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you take psychiatric medication?

Posted: 31 Jul 2018, 3:49 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 523


Not anymore- since this January. I am willing to take better care of myself than I was previously, including exercise.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you consider to be "high-functioning?"

Posted: 24 Jun 2018, 11:54 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 918


Some of my skills are not close to the same level which throws some professionals off...I still live with my mom and was barely able to complete mainstream high school (without special education or an aide).

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What most dictates your ability to function well ?

Posted: 23 Jun 2018, 8:49 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 300


Arevelion, yes there is.

Performance seems to test how you might use critical thinking skills, visual-spatial skills and logic to solve problems. This seems to show up when for me when having to adapt to new situations and I'm not sure what to do, as it is beyond what I know or am familiar with.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What most dictates your ability to function well ?

Posted: 23 Jun 2018, 7:18 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 300


I'm not sure...my verbal IQ is higher by 19 points.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD & Highly Sensitive Person Question

Posted: 20 Jun 2018, 12:34 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 798


I scored 22, so I guess am both. Most of my senses are hypersensitive, but sound is the most triggering for me. I have some alexithymia also.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: i have moderate autism.

 Post subject: Re: i have moderate autism.
Posted: 16 Jun 2018, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 710


I wonder if I do, but can autism severity be reliably measured/decided yet?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you stim more in private or out in public?

Posted: 14 Jun 2018, 2:04 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 776


Out in public is when I stim more, as there is more stimulation than in my home...plus I do it to concentrate for long periods of listening.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where do you get your support?

Posted: 08 Jun 2018, 4:09 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 333


Mainly I get my support from my faith in God, from my mom, cats, church family, advanced registered nurse practitioner (ARNP, like a psychiatrist) and the government.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are meltdowns a form of release for you?

Posted: 08 Jun 2018, 3:14 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 382


I have tried to force a meltdown to happen early (when I am in my near-meltdown state), but I can't control it like that- it has to be caused by something outside of my sensory and emotional limits. They are definitely a release for me...including physical energy spent and recovery time, done withi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Congrats livingwithautism!

Posted: 02 Jun 2018, 10:09 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 368


congrats!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Considered severe if you can't live independently

Posted: 02 Jun 2018, 12:35 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 216


Arevelion wrote:
I wish the best of luck to you.


thanks.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism: Mild vs. High-Functioning

Posted: 01 Jun 2018, 7:12 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 7,788


At the time I was diagnosed, the words 'mild' or 'high-functioning' were not used in my case of AS...

I wonder why, for some research studies, the IQ cutoff score is 80 (instead of 70)?
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