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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have You Ever Taken A Break From This Forum.........

Posted: 31 Dec 2016, 5:28 pm 

Replies: 31
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I didn't leave as such but couldn't think of good reasons to post for the last year. I tend to be drawn to post by special occasions (like New Year!) or being overly emotional (perhaps after one or two drinks...) but if I'm being honest I'd rather post more regularly than the excuses I have made. Ha...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Another wasted year

 Post subject: Re: Another wasted year
Posted: 31 Dec 2016, 5:18 pm 

Replies: 119
Views: 4,149


Be yourself and good things will follow. I know its hard but you just have to keep going. Try to find some good things and interests to follow in the meantime. The more things you do, the more chance of meeting someone with similar interests. Reckon 2017 is going to be your year!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I interview Steve Silberman about his bestselling book, Neurotribes

Posted: 29 Sep 2015, 2:45 pm 

Replies: 162
Views: 7,995


Really interesting interview. Thanks. I have ordered up the book and can't wait to start reading it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Socks and toe seams, or clothing tags annoy you?

Posted: 02 Sep 2015, 5:29 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 4,713


I've never really "got" the magic formula which enables you to get the heel bit of the sock in the right place. Fortunately, with age I seem to manage it more often than not. However, when it does end up slightly wrong, that feeling is completely unacceptable and has to be remedied as a ma...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you feel less mature than other people your own age?

Posted: 26 Aug 2015, 4:52 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,711


Absolutely. At work, I still feel like I did in my 20s. I find myself deferring to "older" people, who -- now I am almost 50-- turn out to be younger than me now!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Mind games

 Post subject: Re: Mind games
Posted: 26 Aug 2015, 4:20 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 1,610


I'm coming round to the view that it's OK to stay away from all the mind games and politics. You know, sometimes it works against you if you don't engage in poltics, but there are also a lot of NT people who increasingly don't play that way. As people on the autistic spectrum, I'd hazard a guess tha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How old do you feel?

 Post subject: Re: How old do you feel?
Posted: 20 May 2015, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 789


Probably about 25 sometimes (I'm nearer to 50 in truth) particularly when it comes to authority - never really "got" how seriously people take things at work. Funny thing is I still 'respect' and mind what I say in front of 'older' people -- but in many cases when I think about it, they ar...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Losing

 Post subject: Losing
Posted: 08 Apr 2015, 5:14 pm 

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How do I make it easier for my 9 year old son to 'lose'? Appreciate I should probably post this in the parents' section, but I also have an ASD diagnosis, and sometimes I think this compounds the problem. I want to 'toughen him up' to the realities of losing (although it seems to be more of a proble...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Were you a late talker?

 Post subject: Re: Were you a late talker?
Posted: 08 Apr 2015, 5:07 pm 

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Yes. I was - about 5 years old, I think - and started speaking just before I was due to start infants school. Any my son is similar too. Both of us developed speech and, in fact, I'd say, have very good vocabularies/interests in language. We both have ASD diagnoses (mine only a couple of years ago -...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to say "I don't want to talk to you", politely

Posted: 13 Mar 2015, 6:58 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 30,924


In similar situations to these I sometimes use the phrase "I'm sorry but it's just not a good time for me to talk right now" and then walk away. Sometimes works - sometimes not so much. Good luck :) I think this is really good. Also the "i hope you dont think I'm rude, but I need to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does alcohol soothe ASD symptoms

Posted: 10 Mar 2015, 5:41 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,120


Yes. I've found that in small/medium amouns it definitely helps reduce my anxiety in social situations/not worrying about thinking of something to say. However, in large amounts I've found myself becoming a bit too overconfident and coming across as a bit of a fool - pays to know your limits and you...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you see 'the dress?,

Posted: 05 Mar 2015, 3:38 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,482


For me it's white and gold.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism research Please help me with my Data!

Posted: 01 Mar 2015, 5:41 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,120


Done! Good luck with your research project.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling that one's body has aged quicker that oneself

Posted: 16 Feb 2015, 5:40 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 712


Yes. I feel a lot younger than my 40++ years. And do you the know the silliest thing of all? I still look up to/respect/defer to people in their early forties in the same way I did when I was twenty, even though these people are now younger than me. Now what's that all about?!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Appointment with GP tomorrow. Advice needed!

Posted: 15 Feb 2015, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 893


I was in your position about eighteen months ago. I found it helped to write down some notes of examples of things which made me think that I might be on the AS, and I briefly read through the examples from the sheet I had written. He was actually very helpful, so good luck and I hope it goes well.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People who have inspired you?

Posted: 07 Feb 2015, 6:05 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,534


I am happy to share it, though it may be hard to believe, it was so extraordinary, one of those magical encounters... Thank you. Sometimes there are moments when an online forum such as this is even better than "face to face" (particularly given the kind of people we are). I am so glad I ...
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