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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The world is, and always has been, full of injustices.

Posted: Yesterday, 7:07 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 93

I noticed you live in Italy. Many years ago my wife and I arrived in Rome by train. During the trip I read in a guide book about Rome that there were gypsy thieves who would operate with a woman with a child. The woman would be holding a cardboard sign and while she distracted you the child would pi...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: I've always wanted perfect Christian theology, but...

Posted: 19 Sep 2021, 10:29 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 992

I realize this is an old thread, but I thought I would make a few comments that relate to some of the questions raised. First I think the place for Christian inquiry has been greatly undervalued. I suspect that the denominational (everything has already been defined) and the organizational (you will...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are aspies nice people?

 Post subject: Re: Are aspies nice people?
Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 9:00 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 696

Sometimes I’m so nice it breaks my heart… The origin of the word nice is "without thought". Presumably those with little thought represented those with little threat. Today if you always agree with others and express no contrary thought, you will probably be considered "nice". It...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Hi, I’m new here.

 Post subject: Re: Hi, I’m new here.
Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 7:23 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 213

Welcome, You may wish to look at this small free pdf booklet "Aspergers - An Intentional Life" Some of the Tony Attwood videos on Youtube are also helpful. Feel free to search the archives or ask whatever questions you h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you a Genius?

 Post subject: Re: Are you a Genius?
Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 7:15 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 526

This is an interesting subject. My IQ has been tested with results in the 140 to 170 range. There is some variability as to how these scores relate to a percentile ranking. In addition, I suspect that attempting to wrangle a fractional percentage resolution for such a difficult subject to measure ma...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Elementary School Advice Please

Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 6:59 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 489

Since it sounds like you are just trying to buy time, you night see what you can provide him to survive the boredom of school. If he is not allowed to draw, you might consider giving him things for stimming. If you gave him a key chain with different objects he might explore tactile stimulation in h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling Confused and Hurt

Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 6:44 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 292

Tools like Tinder connect people at a superficial level. Your condition that evening required her to function at a level of understanding that went deeper than the superficial. It seems that her expectations were not met and she has decided to move on to greener pastures. It might be that culling ou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Woke up Crying

 Post subject: Re: Woke up Crying
Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 6:32 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 297

Crying like anger is a response to emotional intensity. It makes sense that dreams would capture some of this condition. Some think that dreams are the visual representation of the process of sifting through daily experiences and concerns when short term memory is converted to long term memory. Emot...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When to share, and when to hide?

Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 6:26 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 185

Since most people are not familiar with Aspergers or ASD, they will make assumptions that may not be that helpful and can even become obstacles. It might be better not to even use the terms but rather describe your condition in terms of idiosyncrasy. If you say "Sorry, about my reflex, but i am...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Just a thought...

 Post subject: Re: Just a thought...
Posted: 14 Sep 2021, 6:59 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 215

Stimming may start as an anxiety management tool. However, some stimming may become pleasure stimulating and begin to take on addictive qualities. Drugs may reduce anxiety or create a fog that dampens pleasure. However, if a particular stim is socially unacceptable or contributes to an addictive pro...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Newly Diagnosed, friends don't believe me

Posted: 14 Sep 2021, 6:52 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 580

Most people have little or no understanding of Aspergers or ASD. As a result, when they hear of a diagnosis, they assume it means some sort of disability. This can be more difficult for them to understand if one has maintained a good facade. For this reason many choose not to share this information ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can I Refuse to Help My Father?

Posted: 12 Sep 2021, 8:03 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 185

I assume that you original post had more information. However, just going from the question in the title I would say that the option to be unhelpful is always at hand. In family situations there can be a price exacted. For example a father might ask for help with something but be insulting, ungratef...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Atheist Republic sucks

 Post subject: Re: Atheist Republic sucks
Posted: 11 Sep 2021, 1:36 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 605

Some forums function by uniting their members with an exclusivity that can be hostile to outsiders. This may be why the ratio of lurkers to posters may run about 100:1.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What todo when there is not enough information to decide?

Posted: 07 Sep 2021, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 272

1. Get more information.
2. Delay.
3. Approximate.
4. Experiment.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you do during a meltdown…

Posted: 07 Sep 2021, 6:59 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 315

1. Keep it private, if you can, walk away and let loose where you cannot be observed. If you have to explain it to someone, you can say that anger, frustration, and disappointment are all reactions to a conflict between expectations and reality. This is amplified if the conflict arises suddenly. The...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Frustrated Difficulty in Conveying Opinions

Posted: 05 Sep 2021, 9:32 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 270

Communication has various elements. One is articulation, another is the capability of the audience. You can run afoul if you give a great explanation to an audience with a short attention span. The speaker has the responsibility to gauge the audience and make whatever adaptations are necessary to in...
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