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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism Survey

Posted: 06 Dec 2006, 8:35 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 3,241

Any relation to Stanley Greenspan?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is Aspergers or HFA too frequently diagnosed?

Posted: 03 Dec 2006, 4:18 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 4,747

I actually think Asperger's and autism are under-diagnosed. Doctors seem to withhold diagnosis from people who do not have a typical/textbook presentation of the condition. I think it's becoming more widely diagnosed as understanding amongst medical professionals is improving, although sadly not fas...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you eat only a few foods?

Posted: 26 Nov 2006, 4:46 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,688

I eat more things than that, but I am very fussy with food.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Senses

Posted: 11 Oct 2006, 4:09 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,057

I have sensitivities to certain textures of foods (this is a touch, not a taste issue), certain sounds and certain smells. It is both good and bad. For example, while I find certain sounds distressing and painful, I also get a lot of pleasure out of other sounds. I also have scrambled processing of ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Scared of appoinment

Posted: 26 Sep 2006, 3:27 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 955

I do hope you manage to get to that appointment. It's good to have some answers. Whatever diagnosis you get, it doesn't change who you are. It just puts a label on it. Maybe it would help if you printed off a list of the symptoms of AS and tick all the ones that apply to you. That will explain to th...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: personal hi gene and shaving

Posted: 20 Sep 2006, 6:05 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,843

There's nothing inherently wrong in having hair. You can wear clothes that hide the armpits if you don't want anyone to know. With the odour, an antiperspirant deodorant would be best. You can get deodorants for "problem perspiration" which are very effective. They are expensive but often you do not...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: I think ds(6) has ASP--so confused.

Posted: 20 Sep 2006, 6:00 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,805

It certainly sounds like it could be autism. If you're home educating, you can tailor his education to his needs whether you get a formal diagnosis or not. As for the music being too loud - I guess you already know that most autistic people have sensory issues. These issues are not static, and chang...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seroxat/Paxil and other SSRI's

Posted: 20 Sep 2006, 5:52 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 4,632

Often, people on the autistic spectrum do better with very low doses of SSRI medications. If you're getting a lot of side effects, it might be worth asking your doctor if you can try a lower dose.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: just found out =S

Posted: 20 Sep 2006, 5:49 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,264

Hi TcV, and welcome. I only got my diagnosis as an adult, and I found it explained a lot of my childhood. I expect you are finding the same. I found school really tough, but it was a million times better when I started work. I found that the people were already so diverse that it was not so obvious ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Want to be a pilot - will AS stop me?

Posted: 20 Sep 2006, 5:43 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,490

I would think that having poor non-verbal communication should not be a problem at all, since most of your communication will be spoken over radios.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Compliments, this is a very welcoming place!

Posted: 13 Sep 2006, 7:15 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,386

Hello, and welcome to Wrong Planet. I think it's completely acceptable to use forums like these to recruit suitable participants for your survey. As long as you are not pressuring people to participate, many members of WP will actually appreciate the opportunity to help you with your research. I thi...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Greeting professors

Posted: 11 Sep 2006, 4:13 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,441

I think you did fine. You gave a polite response.

I think that saying, "hello Sir," or using his name (whatever he's asked you to call him in class) would also have been polite and respectful.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Graveyard shift as work option....

Posted: 11 Sep 2006, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 5,645

I work nights in a supermarket and it's great :) I start at 11pm and finish at 8am. I get paid more for the same amount of work. I don't have to wear the uniform, which is extremely uncomfortable. I don't have to see customers. There are fewer staff in. The staff who are in are mostly quite unusual ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How bad is your Aspergers?

Posted: 07 Sep 2006, 3:41 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 6,532

I always thought I was relatively "high functioning" until I met other aspies & auties a few weeks ago. Then I realised that my social difficulties are actually very obvious compared to some of the other people I met. I cope better with changes to routine that other people seem to. I still get a...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Do I appear to have Manic Depression, or Bi Polar Disorder?

Posted: 06 Sep 2006, 7:20 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,157

Are you really feeling elated, or are you just happier than before? It's easy to confuse the two when you have been feeling down for so long. Do you feel like your thoughts are racing faster than you can say or write them? Do you have grand plans and aims which are unrealistic? I can't say for sure ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Providing Emotional Support

Posted: 06 Sep 2006, 7:07 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,991

No, an adult can never insist that another person give them emotional support - although if you care about someone, you would want to give them emotional support in difficult times. Parents should be supporting their child, not the other way around. Your parents are being a bit vague about what they...
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