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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Problem solving

 Post subject: Re: Problem solving
Posted: Yesterday, 7:26 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 221

Don't put too much faith in what so-called "experts" say.

If you are unable to achieve a specific objective and do not know why, you can ask someone who knows what to do or find a different objective.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Masking - what should we do?

Posted: 07 Feb 2023, 7:38 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 295

It can be helpful to have different "masks". Those situations where Aspie behavior is not acceptable would require the strongest masking. In situations where people know us better such as with family, one can use a mask that is less demanding. It can be a good idea to intentionally make th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Deeper Than Social

 Post subject: Re: Deeper Than Social
Posted: 07 Feb 2023, 7:29 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 236

If one considers a neurological variant such that one has a faster, more complex, or more sensitive neurology, one can anticipate that the increased sensory and cognitive information would be burdensome to process. One might also anticipate an intensity of focus that can also produce a deficit of wh...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Rude by design

 Post subject: Re: Rude by design
Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 7:17 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 280

I think you did well. Being able to say that you don't understand is a very useful and honest response. It can be helpful to have prepared statements that others can find acceptable that you can pull out when needed. I am sorry, I really pushed myself too hard and just need to rest. I appreciate you...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Mental fog

 Post subject: Re: Mental fog
Posted: 26 Jan 2023, 7:40 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 465

You might try AA for the drinking, it could open some relationship doors. You might see if there is an amateur radio club in your area (different from CB) There are some Arduino clubs for those who experiment with programming microcontrollers. Your electronics background might put you in an advantag...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Novocain

 Post subject: Novocain
Posted: 16 Jan 2023, 7:08 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 273

I was just curious if people had dental experiences where the local anesthetic Novocain seemed particularly effective or ineffective for people with Aspergers.

I have always had to have multiple shots for any effect.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Don't quite know what to think of this.

Posted: 15 Jan 2023, 7:19 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 476

Some people feel that they are the only ones who are allowed to be offended. If you suggest that they might cause offense...well you have seen the reaction. Now that you have seen the reaction, you know what to avoid. One aspect that may have future consequences is that if you are receiving disabili...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My mother wants me gone

 Post subject: Re: My mother wants me gone
Posted: 09 Jan 2023, 7:17 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 593

Your wanting to try is a good sign. Sometimes it can be helpful to think "outside the box". If your family is upset with you for not recognizing what they expect you to, you might ask them of the could signal you each time this happens. For example, if you made a game of it such as their t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tendency to suffer more from Anxiety and Depression

Posted: 02 Jan 2023, 10:05 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 705

One might expect that a condition resulting from a neurological variant that presents with a more complex, faster, or sensitive neurology would tend to amplify neurological sensations such as anxiety and depression. One might try to dull the sensations with drugs or alcohol. One might try to focus a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Negative Thoughts

 Post subject: Re: Negative Thoughts
Posted: 29 Dec 2022, 7:35 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 354

Suicide can seem like a rational option simply because it seems to offer an end to difficulties. This can seem even more attractive if one has not much experience overcoming difficulties. You sound like a person that could offer much to someone else. You might also be able to receive much from someo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are NTs illogical? Or do they use different logic to us?

Posted: 29 Dec 2022, 7:15 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 1,533

Using the neurological variant model of Aspergers (faster, more complex, or more sensitive neurology), one might see logical analysis as a coping strategy for the neurologically diverse. Those who do not have to deal with an avalanche of sensations and thoughts may be more free to indulge in what pr...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How to share a new ASD dx

Posted: 28 Dec 2022, 7:10 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 403

I wouldn't make too much of a diagnosis. The categorization opinion of someone has little value unless it opens the door to needed services. What is more important is to identify what skills need to be developed or improved so that the highest degree of function can be obtained. There are going to b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Disclosing new autism diagnosis - when? - to whom?

Posted: 20 Dec 2022, 7:57 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 1,123

You might want to err on the side of caution. You might find that rather than using an "autism" label, you may satisfactorily explain things in terms of effect. For example, "You have to excuse me, sometimes I get too focused." "Is it OK to turn off some of the lights, somet...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Looking for advice on how to recover from burnout.

Posted: 16 Dec 2022, 7:15 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 506

You might want to look into diet and nutrition aspects as well. Less exposure to sunlight may mean a drop in vitamin D. Hopefully it isn't something like Lyme disease. It may be something as common as the dreaded disease AGE.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does Anyone Else Have Problems With Their Feet?

Posted: 14 Dec 2022, 7:25 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 334

Mid 30's might be a time to experiment with arch support inserts for your shoes.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Desire to be important

 Post subject: Re: Desire to be important
Posted: 12 Dec 2022, 7:31 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 9,811

The spotlight has ruined many lives. Perhaps because it highlights the superficial or perhaps because it makes one a target. However, perhaps the greatest harm come from the distance it takes one from truth.
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