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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: The Northeast problems

 Post subject: Re: The Northeast problems
Posted: Yesterday, 7:57 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 108

I am not sure I understand your post correctly, so forgive me if I have made any wrong assumptions. It sounds like you are lamenting the change in the social environment of New Hampshire. New Hampshire may have been the last of the New England states to let go of the physical strength as the measure...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hypersensitivity

 Post subject: Re: Hypersensitivity
Posted: Yesterday, 6:50 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 188

Being hypersensitive is not uncommon in Aspergers, both to sensation and social interaction. We can misread the words of others and react with anger or hurt. When I entered the workforce (in the 1960s) most of the workers were of the WWII generation. They tended to a jocularity that included insulti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being round strangers

 Post subject: Re: Being round strangers
Posted: 17 Mar 2023, 6:32 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 266

If it is like a waiting room, I always bring a book. If the group has some task to perform, it can help to be busy with the task. Today almost everyone has a cell phone so you might be excused if you seem immersed in something else.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Treated Differently, Outsider

Posted: 15 Mar 2023, 6:53 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 307

Perspective can change how one views "getting dumped on". For example, having to "take it" can be replaced by choosing not to respond. One can even imagine other responses that would not be used. The reason they would not be actually used is that people with limitations usually r...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: anticipating the reaction of doing something

Posted: 13 Mar 2023, 6:30 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 167

If one consider Aspergers a neurological variant where one has a neurological configuration that is faster, more complex, or more sensitive, one might expect that such faster processing might result in taking action on first order thoughts. Many times full consideration of consequences happens more ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Having Aspergers

 Post subject: Re: Having Aspergers
Posted: 13 Mar 2023, 6:18 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 440

The percentage of a population that tends towards being jerks increases dramatically in prosperous consumer societies. Unrestrained selfishness tends to make people think that everything they have to say is precious and should be appreciated by others. It is part of the same reason people think they...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Books on autism

 Post subject: Re: Books on autism
Posted: 10 Mar 2023, 7:22 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 208

Some have speculated that Sherlock Holmes was Aspergers.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Getting diagnosed in Brisbane

Posted: 03 Mar 2023, 7:11 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 208

Tony Attwood is an Aspergers expert and lives in Australia. His videos on Youtube are interesting. His office may be able to make you a referral to someone reliable in Brisbane.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: setting the table: question

Posted: 01 Mar 2023, 7:18 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 180

Younger Aspies tend to tasks tasks literally. It might be a good idea to say, "Could you clear and set the table".

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Starting a project and needing help

Posted: 28 Feb 2023, 8:00 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 337

Some of the answer would depend on what objective your group is attempting. Is it simply scheduling for practice, preparing for a performance, or attempting to compose original material. If you need someone with musical familiarity, posting a notice on a bulletin board at a local music store might g...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does my grandfather want to talk about his special interests

Posted: 27 Feb 2023, 9:37 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 140

In the end it may not matter if he is able to be classified. He may have made the best use of his abilities and may only have his special interests as a means to connect with others. Outside this are he may have anxieties that act almost as a wall isolating him from others. When my father-in-law was...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Best books

 Post subject: Re: Best books
Posted: 26 Feb 2023, 10:17 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 207

A general introduction can be found for free here "Aspergers, An Intentional Life" (pdf) ... e_2017.pdf

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Greta Thunberg

 Post subject: Re: Greta Thunberg
Posted: 24 Feb 2023, 7:10 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 2,694

She is not the first child to be exploited for political purposes.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I don't know what to do with my life

Posted: 16 Feb 2023, 7:57 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 942

In your city there may be consulates for various countries of languages you speak. You might find that they keep a list of translators that might be available for tourists from their countries. You might be able to get on a list or even find translation work through a temporary agency.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Selective Mutism

 Post subject: Re: Selective Mutism
Posted: 13 Feb 2023, 8:03 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,624

Selective Mutism is more a function of speech inhibition with certain people (thus the "selective" part). For example, being able to speak at home but not in school or with strangers. spew out a bunch of facts about the product. i'm good for about 30 min It sounds more like your "batt...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Default Parent + ASD

 Post subject: Re: Default Parent + ASD
Posted: 10 Feb 2023, 7:36 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 354

You might try some rather basic techniques such as trying to extend the time she can bear your absence. For example if you are able to be out of the room for only two minutes before she pitches a fit, you might conduct a trial where if she can make three minutes, she can get a reward like some ice c...
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