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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has this site suddenly become more nasty?

Posted: 01 Jan 2015, 6:20 am 

Replies: 168
Views: 5,683


I say this as someone who has been a member for just 18 months or so, so I am conscious there will be those who have been around for much longer. It's just that I have got a lot out of the helpful advice and simply reading posts over the last 15 months. But roughly around the time the site changed ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your Thoughts on Autism Alert Bracelets

Posted: 01 Jan 2015, 6:15 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,969


I never knew autism alert bracelets or cards existed. I'm not sure I'd use one, but I sure need a Medic Alert Encyclopedia for all my medical conditions in an emergency where I might not be able to respond. ;)

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: "Autistic Entrepreneur Network" Good or bad idea?

Posted: 20 Dec 2014, 5:15 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 710


I think this is an excellent idea! I've been looking for something like this--at least in Canada. Even if it's the UK, it's still something I've been searching for. If I knew more about business, I'd love to help.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Working class towns/cities are awful, anyone agree?

Posted: 18 Dec 2014, 4:22 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 7,119


I grew up in a terrible, high crime, working class environment and I'll never go back. Now I live in a sleepy small town and love it, except that everything closes by 6pm.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Why has akathisia not been made a form of torture?

Posted: 17 Dec 2014, 5:33 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 541


If you're getting akathesia, you need to get off whatever medication is causing it as safely and quickly as possible. I had it, and yes, it's absolute torture.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you identify as "Disabled"?

Posted: 17 Dec 2014, 5:26 am 

Replies: 65
Views: 5,550


There shouldn't be any negative connotation to being disabled, but there is. As a result I wish I didn't have to identify as disabled, but I have physical disabilities as well as ASD/ADHD/etc, and grew up with the label. Hated it and only gaining self-acceptance now.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: autism and traumatic births?

Posted: 16 Dec 2014, 3:34 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,050


I was born premature and there were several complications. I was in the hospital over a month after I was born. Same, except I was in the hospital for a longer time. I have birth-related complications as a result of being born so early. I suspect my ASD/AS is a result of my premature birth; the syn...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Hug a random WP member!

 Post subject: Re: Hug a random WP member!
Posted: 14 Dec 2014, 3:19 am 

Replies: 8,934
Views: 324,905


Hugs for auntblabby and kraftiekortie!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm starting to look young for my age :(

Posted: 14 Dec 2014, 3:10 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 343


You may not like it now, DevilKisses, but you'll like looking young for your age when you get older.

I'm in my 30s and was mistaken for a minor two days in a row.

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Combine your username with the user above you (GAME)

Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 3:57 am 

Replies: 97
Views: 1,640


Asp Hour

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Rant on IQ Test Discourse

Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 3:42 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,221


@SteelMaiden - I sympathize and empathize with you. Though I am not schizophrenic I suffer from various different medical conditions (some of which I share with you) including ASD that impact my daily life and prevent me from living independently. ASD, ADHD, visual impairment/legal blindness, cerebr...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Combine your username with the user above you (GAME)

Posted: 12 Dec 2014, 3:29 am 

Replies: 97
Views: 1,640


AspStars

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Child Labor, was it in your family?

Posted: 11 Dec 2014, 2:01 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 748


Everyone who lives on a farm is a child laborer to some extent. True, but the term "child labor" itself has rather negative connotations involving the exploitation of the children. I would hardly use the term "exploitation" in reference to working as a kid on the family farm. My...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Jobs for autistic people?

 Post subject: Jobs for autistic people?
Posted: 10 Dec 2014, 11:17 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,463


Been keeping an eye on the "Jobs that aren't for autistic people" thread and decided to begin this one. What are some good jobs for autistic people?

Yes, I know, I'm obsessed with getting a job...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anxiety medications

 Post subject: Re: Anxiety medications
Posted: 10 Dec 2014, 11:04 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 491


I was on Lorazepam, one of those addictive meds. I'd say it helped more than other medications they have tried to give me in the past, but I suppose anything is better than an anti-depressant. Definitely something you wouldn't wanna take everyday, I was real careful with that. When I did take it I ...
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