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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's Syndrome is Scandinavian

Posted: 11 Apr 2009, 2:14 am 

Replies: 218
Views: 43,552

But yes, their culture is similar to Aspergers behavior. When you say that, you are talking only about the coldness and isolation, or also about the intense interest in a single subject, the need of routines, etc.? I have to say I never noticed Swedes having any particular intense interests, but th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult Child.......Child Adult. Feeling like Benjamin Button

Posted: 09 Apr 2009, 7:23 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,925

Arrggh, I hear you Brusilov!! !! As a child I felt that I was so much older than the other kids. They were thinking about toys and latest crazes, I was thinking of spirtuality and other adult concepts. Then somewhere along the line they all advanced past me and my whole adult life I've been called i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's Syndrome is Scandinavian

Posted: 09 Apr 2009, 7:19 pm 

Replies: 218
Views: 43,552

I lived in Sweden, but I'm not Scandinavian at all. No I don't think they are Aspies, their culture just encourages coldness and isolation. If you take a Swede out of the country, they totally change. The Swedes I know here in Australia are quite warm and outgoing. But yes, their culture is similar ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Subtitles on movies and TV

Posted: 27 Mar 2009, 2:34 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 3,873

Subtitles drive me nuts because I can't ignore them. I recently spent a week with a deaf woman who had the text on, and it was irritating!! Especially when sometimes the text is not the same as the dialogue. When I lived in Sweden, subtitles were helpful because it helped me learn Swedish. But when ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Came out" to someone as Aspie and...

Posted: 23 Mar 2009, 2:07 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,435

I get the "There's no way you have that" too. I take it as a compliment, I am high functioning enough that people don't notice. I also acknowledge that 99% of people have no idea what Aspergers or even Autism really are, and think you have to be holding your head sideways and repeating "I'm not wear...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My bedroom walls have no posters - aspie thing or just me?

Posted: 11 Mar 2009, 11:26 pm 

Replies: 135
Views: 15,516

I don't think it's an Aspie thing to have no posters....I had my walls COVERED in 100s of posters, even the ceiling and both sides of doors until I was about 26. I took a few down, but a few are still up! I love them.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism speaks...for itself?

Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 10:15 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 780

Agree Callista. To them we are retards, barely human and they are valliantly trying to make us human.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Argument over the "Cure Controversy"

Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 10:13 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 848

I guess there will always be a small minority of us Aspies who DO want a cure. It reminds me of the film XMen 3, have you seen it? There are these mutant people, and a cure is found that will make them normal humans. Some mutants line up round the block for the cure, while others resist it. The poin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone here been a pizza (or other) delivery driver?

Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 10:10 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,485

buryuntime wrote:
no, I have not. I probably would suck at the driving part, the rushing part, and the anxiety of going up to someone's house.


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Diet and Brain Function: Eating Your Way to Higher Function

Posted: 09 Mar 2009, 10:09 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 3,107

I absolutely share the typical Autistic sensitivity to wheat, gluten, dairy and yeast. But avoiding them does not impact my autism/Aspergers one way or the other.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sometimes I wish I were lower functioning...

Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 12:27 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,200

I so get what you are saying Padium!! Sometimes I wonder about these kids who start out severely autistic, and the parents theraparise them until they are so called "cured." (Thinking of Jenny McCarthy's boy here.) These kids become artificial Aspies who will be expected to live "normal" lives...but...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sick of the word "neurotypical"

Posted: 27 Feb 2009, 12:18 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,801

I don't have a problem with it. To me neurotypical just means "not autistic." I also don't have a problem with normal or normies, normal just means what is most common. If the whole world was autistic, autistic would be normal. I also agree that it's not fair to "NT bash." You can't ever judge a who...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic, Person with Autism, ASD - which do you prefer?

Posted: 08 Feb 2009, 9:25 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,536

Most people will have no idea what you are on about if you say 'hi I am on the spectrum'. which spectrum? I was going to write autism spectrum but I thought it spoke for itself on this site. Clearly in real life you would say autism spectrum. Callista: Good points, yes it does seem like "person wit...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic, Person with Autism, ASD - which do you prefer?

Posted: 07 Feb 2009, 11:08 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,536

Oh thanks Orwell, that Jim Sinclair quote is exactly why we hate "person with autism." Awesome, thankyou.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic, Person with Autism, ASD - which do you prefer?

Posted: 07 Feb 2009, 10:47 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,536

Once again I'm seeing someone on another board insisting that we must be called "people with autism" rather than autistic. The amusing thing is it never seems to be an actual autistic person saying so! I personally can't stand political correctness and "person with autism" is like nails on a chalk b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Forgetting to think about other people

Posted: 07 Feb 2009, 10:06 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,712

I think it definitely can be an Aspie trait to not "think outside yourself", though in the case you described I think you'll find millions of other women have been in the exact same position! I think most women get ideas for their wedding that they think are wonderful, and are shocked when their fut...
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