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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: diagnosed with stage 2 Esophageal Cancer

Posted: 24 Apr 2015, 12:47 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,302

Be as Autistic as you can be, no reason to add the stress of passing now. Yeah, that's a good point. I'm reminded of a 1986 British music video by the satirical comedy cartoon group, "Spitting Image ", " Santa Claus is on the dole ." - Not going to be any presents this years - s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: diagnosed with stage 2 Esophageal Cancer

Posted: 24 Apr 2015, 12:31 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,302

Yesterday morning. Which basically means that my condition is probably inoperable. Six months ago I was diagnosed with level 1 ASD and I was so happy about it. Finally I have an answer to a life long puzzle. But I can't see anything positive about this latter diagnoses. When I asked the Gastroentero...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sleeping to get away from life.

Posted: 20 Apr 2015, 12:00 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,141

Sleep in my great escape. A cold air conditioned room covered under heavy comforters and fluffy pillows - is close to my idea of heaven.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do boys with ASD really excel at math?

Posted: 19 Apr 2015, 11:57 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,372

I was terrible at math - It was in Social Studies that I was the little professor.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: poll: would you like to know the cause of ASD?

Posted: 15 Apr 2015, 10:35 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,506

I doubt very much that there is any one cause of ASD. There is almost certainly a genetic component. There may be many other factors. Just as there is no one single cause to seizure disorders or one kind of seizure disorder - I suspect there may be many different causes and perhaps many different ty...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If you could stop being an Aspie - would you?

Posted: 13 Apr 2015, 2:38 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,541

That would be like wishing I was something I'm not. I suppose when I was younger it really hurt me that I didn't ever seem to fit in. But, I've come to realize that there is no point in trying to be something one is not.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's the most challenging thing about your dissabiliy

Posted: 12 Apr 2015, 2:12 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 1,989

I suppose though officially diagnosed with Level 1 ASD - I am on the more mild end of the spectrum. The difficulties that I face the most, are nervousness, anxiety and despair/depression. It is also very difficult for me to handle unscheduled/non-routine activities that are necessary. I realize that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people with Aspergers really have GI issues

Posted: 11 Apr 2015, 10:20 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,791

I have had G.I. problems all my life. In fact I'm scheduled for a gastroscopy this coming week. I had only recently learned that there is a high incidence among people on the Spectrum. Which causes which would be an interesting question. It makes sense that people with a nervous condition would have...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Easter Eggs at 22?

 Post subject: Re: Easter Eggs at 22?
Posted: 07 Apr 2015, 4:39 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,012

I'm 60 and I would love to go on an Easter Egg hunt. My psychiatrist recently told me that if I feel so robbed a real childhood - maybe - I can try being a little bit more of a kid now. It's never too late.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What age are most people diagnosed with aspergers?

Posted: 05 Apr 2015, 12:02 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 3,485

I was 59 when I first was given a preliminary diagnoses of ASD -Level 1 - the equivalent of Asperger's - and 60 when formally and officially diagnosed in writing. No, I don't think 14 is late. But I guess that is all a matter of perspective. :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Clapping banned?

 Post subject: Re: Clapping banned?
Posted: 03 Apr 2015, 3:25 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,263

I just can't imagine the late Dr. Martin Luther King's, "I have a dream" speech met with silence.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Video About Overstimulation

Posted: 02 Apr 2015, 5:57 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 902

The noise in the park example was very good. That explains quite well how overstimulation can occur in an environment making normal communication very difficult

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AS being a "Type of Autism" ruins my self esteem.

Posted: 31 Mar 2015, 8:58 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,887

Surely you must know that your comments here would be hurtful and sound degrading and dehumanizing to some very valuable and much loved members of this forum.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AS being a "Type of Autism" ruins my self esteem.

Posted: 31 Mar 2015, 5:43 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,887

Of course Asperger's or Level 1 Autism or High Function Autism or whatever you want to call is still Autism. The classic autistic who have to cope with so much more impairment, sacrifice so much more dignity and live without the option of "pretending to be normal" that inspires me. Their t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New York Magazine article on over diagnosis from 2014

Posted: 30 Mar 2015, 5:13 am 

Replies: 67
Views: 2,086

Why are people trying to explain away this article's so true. Of course this board doesn't want to admit it. Common guys, if you know %100 your autistic why would you defend the people who use the label on themselves cause its trendy and they want to feel special? Are YOU one of those peop...
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