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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is there an NT that constantly criticizes you?

Posted: 14 Sep 2020, 10:04 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 424


Yes, I can recommend "The Gift of Fear", by Gavin DeBecker. It explains the common ruses & tactics that pathological personalities use, and how you can outmanoeuvre them. I have read that book TWICE. I also recommend it. Highly. I would also say that many of the items in the book appl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: “That doesn’t define you”

Posted: 14 Sep 2020, 7:52 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 266


My son is 6 and is now in his third week of online school. His regular teacher has said a few ignorant things: * “That doesn’t define you” (when he shared that he has ADHD) * “If you’re not paying attention, that is your choice.” * “If you’re moving or not seated, you’re not paying attention.” * Not...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Online Grade School

 Post subject: Re: Online Grade School
Posted: 14 Sep 2020, 7:26 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,475


I don’t think they’re going to let us parents volunteer for awhile because of the Coronavirus panic. I did break and send the teacher two short videos after another parent yelled at her in front of the kids on the video chat. There was a real easy way to fix the problem, so I sent the solution direc...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Online Grade School

 Post subject: Online Grade School
Posted: 03 Sep 2020, 11:07 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,475


My son started online first grade this week. It is lucky I am not working because good lord, it’s been difficult. Our city has not included an instructional technology aspect to their online curriculum. They are expecting the teachers to set up their own pages in a wonky infrastructure. There are er...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Depression kicking in again

Posted: 03 Sep 2020, 11:00 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 2,527


What you are describing sounds like clear stress to me. He needs to sleep more, spend enough time in his favorite activities, eat well. I would try to help him avoid any stressors that aren’t absolutely necessary so he can have more energy. Agree you should investigate what could be happening at sch...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: aspergers tendencies with ADHD diagnosis

Posted: 28 Aug 2020, 9:42 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 160


Yes. A runny nose and difficulty breathing are symptoms (“tendencies”) of allergies. But it could also be indicative of a cold, or several other things. Observable behaviors such as avoiding eyes, toe walking, and seeming to misread social cues are autism symptoms, but could be explained by other co...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Just diagnosed and feeling confused

Posted: 26 Aug 2020, 10:16 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 888


Read up on things yourself. It will help you to understand what autism has meant in your own life. Unfortunately, it is somewhat up to you to steer people important to you into a correct understanding. Unless you tell them, they keep using whatever mental reference they already had for what an autis...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: So what do you plan to do in the post-Trump apocalypse?

Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 8:34 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 970


Why is this thread dying? I will not be able to go back to normal. Most of the entertainment I enjoyed has been ruined by knowing too much about the people who made it. I have not been able to interact with people very well because today’s PC culture is not forgiving of my differences. There’s no pl...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: 2020 Republican convention

Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 8:26 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 207


I just hope it isn’t a sob fest like the DNC. But I’m sure it will be. Sobs and indignation.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Real Joe Biden

 Post subject: Re: The Real Joe Biden
Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 8:23 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 1,443


I move like a person with cerebral palsy. I had no problem with Trump making fun of the reporter, but let me tell you- someone who would stroke my face and call me Buddy would face my full stumbling wrath. THAT is disrespectful. But what did you guys think about the national mandate on masks Biden m...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Will the Conservative Party let anyone be poisoned by Russia

Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 8:17 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 186


I am not trying to fight Russia. Those guys will crawl through a desolate wasteland on their leg stumps and emerge on the other side to still kick another countries a**. Let them handle their own poisoning problems.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Is the USA becoming a 'failed state'?

Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 8:14 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 327


I have a degenerative neurological condition called spinocerebellar ataxia. It’s super rare, so those of us who have it sometimes become close online friends. One of the people I used to talk to a lot was a girl from Kenya. She was working in Dubai in an office job. She had just started her ataxia s...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The Real Joe Biden

 Post subject: Re: The Real Joe Biden
Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 7:54 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 1,443


I have to say, I actually agree with some of Biden AND Harris’ past positions on things. I don’t like the way in which they implemented things-like laughing as they did it. But I do like our political leaders to be tough on crime and drugs. They both seem to have reversed many of their positions. It...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Coronavirus Nonsense!

 Post subject: Re: Coronavirus Nonsense!
Posted: 21 Aug 2020, 7:42 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 607


CONFORM SLEEP WATCH TV OBEY SUBMIT CONSUME MARRY AND REPRODUCE Cswoscm. Some kind of new word Trump tweeted? :lol: All hail our alien overlords! “They Live” was a movie from 1988, which starred the WWF/WWE wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper. It was about a man who got a pair of glasses that allowed him to ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: I have a question about the George Floyd incident.

Posted: 17 Aug 2020, 8:07 am 

Replies: 168
Views: 3,685


He had a beyond lethal dose of fentanyl and other drugs in his system, he had Covid-19, and he had heart problems. https://lawandcrime.com/george-floyd-death/authorities-just-released-george-floyds-complete-autopsy-report-read-it-here/ The officers should have given him Narcan, but I don’t know how ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Trump, Biden, Harris, and Racism

Posted: 17 Aug 2020, 7:57 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 782


Trump wrote excessively about his interest in and promotion of civil rights for Black people. That stuff is in all his books and can easily be cross referenced with old articles and newspaper stories. He said that he and his father did discriminate against potential tenants in one of his dad’s build...
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