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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Overwhelmed by restaurant menus?

Posted: 09 Apr 2014, 3:08 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,326

Boy, do I know this one! When I'm going out to eat in my home town, I usually pick the restaurant because I know they have a specific dish that I want at that particular time. My friends tease me about always ordering the same thing at any given restaurant. As someone else commented, if I try somet...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Overwhelmed by restaurant menus?

Posted: 07 Apr 2014, 11:06 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,326

bethmc wrote:
I'm sorry your experiences leave you feeling paralyzed. If I'm going to a new restaurant, I usually check to see if they have a menu online - it makes me feel better knowing what to expect and already being familiar with the menu items. Good luck!

My wife frequently does that for me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Overwhelmed by restaurant menus?

Posted: 07 Apr 2014, 10:39 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,326

Hey, so I was wondering. Is anybody else just completely paralyzed by restaurant menus if they don't have something you *know* you like? My wife loves going to these nice restaurants where they *just don't have hamburgers* or anything like that -- no burgers, no chicken sandwiches, nothin'. It's all...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I don't feel Aspergery

Posted: 09 Apr 2013, 12:24 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,459

Benny (Ima call you Benny), I'm in a similar boat. I don't really stim unless I'm severely anxious, and otherwise I don't feel terribly asperger-y. But I am diagnosed, and very recently, and by all accounts, my story is one of progressive improvement from a kid to today. As it stands, I still get re...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Were you Ritalinized?

Posted: 08 Apr 2013, 12:20 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,919

I was on ritalin for years, but it never seemed to affect me any. My mom would periodically ask me if I thought the pills were helping, and I'd just sort of shrug and tell her I never noticed a difference between being on it and off it. This was the early-to-mid 1990's, when I was a kid, and they di...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 'Underachievement' in school

Posted: 22 Jan 2013, 12:11 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 4,657

Me all over. I was notorious for never doing my homework and skimping on assignments. Everything just seemed pointless to me; I was educating myself in the areas I was interested in, and school just struck me as ridiculous and arbitrary. I just didn't *care*. My grade, as a result, were absolute gar...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Graduate School

 Post subject: Graduate School
Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 1:34 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 683

I'm going to be starting grad school in theology in September, and I'm trying to psych myself up for it and start preparing mentally. I'm pretty worried; I'm a smart guy, but my time management and study skills have never been spectacular, and grad school I understand is supposed to be pretty intens...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How good is your vocabulary?

Posted: 11 Dec 2012, 9:49 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 8,963

I got a perfect score on the new GRE verbal section, which is supposed to be pretty jaw-droppingly rare.

People think I use big words to sound smart, but I'm really just reaching for precision.

These are the same people who get on me for using "ain't." I love "ain't," though.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is autism heritable?

 Post subject: Is autism heritable?
Posted: 10 Dec 2012, 11:17 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 3,661

I'm ASD, my fiancee is not. I'm pretty concerned about how likely it is we'll have children on the spectrum. I'm not the only person in my family with ASD, either; my cousin Ben has it, and I'm pretty sure a couple of my uncles do, too. So, anybody know anything, or have their own kids and can offer...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do any of you pretend Christmas doesn't happen?

Posted: 05 Dec 2012, 1:31 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 5,342

I'm really religious, so yeah, I love Christmas and I look forward to it. I'd never ditch it for all the world.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: the self diagnosed

Posted: 03 Dec 2012, 10:27 pm 

Replies: 89
Views: 5,692

My diagnosis was free, because I'm participating in an ASD study at a neuropsychology research university, and assessment is the first part. So there are options for people who aren't well-off or don't have insurance; God knows I couldn't have afforded it otherwise.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: IT'S OFFICIAL: No More Aspergers

Posted: 03 Dec 2012, 4:05 pm 

Replies: 151
Views: 16,274

I'm really worried about the new terminology. Asperger's doesn't exactly have the same stigma as autism.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can someone like change?

Posted: 03 Dec 2012, 4:02 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 917

I'm a novelty junkie in computing, myself. I love new features and playing around with them.

I just resist change in my schedule and routines. As long as those are unimpeded, I'm a happy guy.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: gender mistaken on forums

Posted: 03 Dec 2012, 4:00 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,611

I think people on the internet tend to assume everyone's a dude, white, and American.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Am I an Aspie?

Posted: 03 Dec 2012, 3:33 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,826

Tommy, you sound pretty much exactly like me when I was your age, about seven years ago. I just got diagnosed myself last week, so I would say it would be worth pursuing if you have the means. If you live in the New York City area, there's a study being conducted at Jacobi Medical Center in the Bron...
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