Search found 1018 matches
Search these results:

Author Message

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Should I get a professional assessment?

Posted: 20 Nov 2023, 1:09 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 372

I agree with the others who have responded. Unless required by the government, getting a "professional" assessment offers little value. You might consider what is available on the Internet. The Tony Attwood videos on Youtube can be helpful. Also here is a free pdf booklet that may be inter...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Common sense

 Post subject: Re: Common sense
Posted: 07 Nov 2023, 8:50 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 190

This may not be as much an issue with common sense as it is with the consequence of focus. Our neurology can provide a much greater focus of attention, but often at the expense of peripheral attention. This can result in missing important information. This is like a new driver focusing so much on th...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Need help and suggestions

Posted: 03 Nov 2023, 5:53 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 420

It used to be that children who did not learn to develop self discipline at home, could find it imposed on them in the Army. Failing this, many learn some degree of discipline in prison. It sounds like he is not open to what corrective steps he might take. This trajectory usually results in incarcer...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Intro

 Post subject: Re: Intro
Posted: 03 Nov 2023, 5:47 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 374

Since you are in Australia, you might be interested in the videos on Youtube by Tony Attwood. They can be helpful getting a broader introduction to Aspergers. A free booklet that might be helpful also can be downloaded here (pdf); ... e_2017.pdf

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Employment frustrations from a mom’s point of view

Posted: 30 Oct 2023, 5:23 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 385

He might find work through a temp agency.

He might go directly to a small family business and offer his services at a discount.

You are to be commended for going the extra mile for your son. Not all of us had that support.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Struggling

 Post subject: Re: Struggling
Posted: 24 Oct 2023, 4:07 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 366

Some of the emotional intensity can come from a binary view of life. For example, if one sees "normal" people versus those with problems, it can be depressing to discover that one has no hope of ever being normal. However, considering that "normal" is not as homogeneous as often ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain inflamation MAY lead to Autism.

Posted: 16 Oct 2023, 8:44 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 712

I see adding Aspergers to classical autism and calling it a spectrum as motivated by those who make money from "treating" the disabled. I see Aspergers as a simple neurological variant. Those children who have actual brain damage or malformation are in need of special care. The passions st...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm not even sure I know what asd is anymore

Posted: 05 Oct 2023, 4:14 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 232

This is why it is generally better not to let people know. If you tell someone you have cancer, they will probably have a fair idea of what you may be dealing with. With Aspergers most people do not understand and are prone to consider that you might be exaggerating something. It can be worse by cal...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and no social connections

Posted: 28 Sep 2023, 6:16 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 511

I joined Mensa when I was 30. I observed a number of others who may have eschewed social engagement during their teens and twenties and seemed only in their 30s to start to brave experimenting with social connections. It was not a matter of lamenting what might have been, but rather finding a point ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why NTs might find autistic people annoying

Posted: 22 Sep 2023, 5:40 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,995

The ability to focus attention is often at the expense of peripheral attention. This focus can make slight (insignificant) details stand out while simultaneously make one less perceptive to the annoyance sharing such observations may cause. Hopefully, as the years pass, one learns to be less spontan...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Narcisist Moms

 Post subject: Re: Narcisist Moms
Posted: 18 Sep 2023, 6:27 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 628

One advantage of a difficult childhood is that it ends. At 18 you are at the point where you can build a much better life. Those who get exposed to some of life's difficulties like abuse victims, combat veterans, cops, convicts, emergency room nurses, or priests can find it difficult to smoothly ado...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You need to widen your horizons

Posted: 01 Sep 2023, 6:46 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 214

Wider horizons are not necessarily bad. If a person takes a leisure learning class like cooking, fencing, art, or scuba, one might find something that is a bad experience or one might find an unexpected new interest. As long as one is satisfied with what one is invested in, there may be no reason to...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Out of steam

 Post subject: Re: Out of steam
Posted: 30 Aug 2023, 7:10 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 7,716

I don't know what options you have in the UK. We homeschooled our children to avoid the problems one might expect with the industrial education complex. We found instilling our children with an enthusiasm for learning allowed them to continue learning on their own without the detrimental impact that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and Delirium

 Post subject: Re: Autism and Delirium
Posted: 30 Aug 2023, 6:57 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 276

Auditory hallucinations are usually symptomatic of mental illness. Visual hallucinations are usually symptomatic of something toxic in the blood stream. I experienced delirium from a very high fever as a child. The hallucinations seemed just as real as everything else in the room. I took a number of...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: meltdown advice

 Post subject: Re: meltdown advice
Posted: 30 Aug 2023, 6:47 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,110

When I was in management and had an unpleasant surprise that would normally trigger a meltdown, I would excuse myself and take a walk to another building and back. The five to ten minute delay was usually sufficent to allow things to calm down enough.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asking about my daughter

Posted: 29 Aug 2023, 7:15 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 227

There is something called "selective mutism" that can be found in Aspergers. It is related to anxiety such as in school or with certain people that can inhibit speech. However, it sounds like your daughter may be not inclined to speak much at all. If her speech is not inhibited by anxiety,...
Sort by:  
Page 1 of 64 [ Search found 1018 matches ]

Jump to: