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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have a younger than your age sounding voice?

Posted: 07 Feb 2009, 9:53 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 5,648


Absolutely! At 29, I often get asked if my mum is home on the phone. I also look much younger than I am, and I remember a thread on here about looking younger and a huge amount of Aspies said they look young. My Aspie uncle got into the movies as a child into his 20's.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Monster Ad - The Final Insult To Autistics

Posted: 07 Feb 2009, 7:44 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,154


DJRnold wrote:
I must have missed something. What does this have to do with autism?


I missed it too. It's a dude kicking another dude's ass. How is that autism??

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "You're not autistic, you make facial expressions!"

Posted: 07 Feb 2009, 7:39 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 9,975


Seems like it's the label that changes them and then they are annoyed because they don't see you as you anymore because their thoughts changed when you told them you have AS. That's one of the reasons why I don't tell anyone. I don't want things to change between me and someone. So true. I was in o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Email from my uni - Please write and complain.

Posted: 06 Feb 2009, 10:00 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 5,086


I actually didn't have a problem with it. It was only a brief summary, so obviously it didn't go into all the small areas and differences within the autism spectrum...it would be 100 pages long if you actually went into every nuance, behavior and detail of Aspergers/Autism. Aspergers IS Autism, so i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Differences between AS and semantic-pragmatic disorder?

Posted: 06 Feb 2009, 9:44 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 3,918


I fully agree Spokane Girl!! I am sick to death of "catch phrase" disorders that doctors just invent to keep the public happy. Especially in the 90's, those buzzword initial disorders like OCD, ADD, PDD-NOS, ODD, ASD...gimme a break!! ! PDD-NOS is the biggest joke of them all, it's like "autism lite...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you switch between high and low functioning?

Posted: 06 Feb 2009, 9:39 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,638


I find that I can have weeks or months of being very high functioning...almost NT! I make friends, I'm social, I go out and enjoy being around people. Then...I just lose it! Eye contact gets harder, having a conversation gets harder, and I stop socializing. It's like sliding up and down the spectrum...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What Caused Your Autism?

Posted: 06 Feb 2009, 9:29 pm 

Replies: 122
Views: 9,682


I'm gonna lean towards genetics - my dad is Aspie, my uncle is a severe Aspie (I would say borderline Rainman), and my cousin seems to be on the spectrum also.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sometimes I feel.... asexual

Posted: 06 Feb 2009, 9:23 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,533


Yeah I'm a bit asexual. I go through stages of dressing like a girl (currently wearing a dress) and then other times I'm more comfy in something very boyish. As for actual sex, yeah I daydream about it but don't have the overwhelming desire to actually go out and get some. I tend to be attracted to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: alanis morissette = aspie?

Posted: 06 Feb 2009, 9:20 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 6,430


I love Alanis, she's certainly quirky but I've never suspected Aspergers with her.

And yes she was a child star on the show You Can't Do That on Television back in the 80s.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Differences between AS and semantic-pragmatic disorder?

Posted: 06 Feb 2009, 9:19 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 3,918


I learned about pragmatic semantic disorder while studying child psychology and special needs 10 years ago, and then never heard of it ever again!! From what I understand, pragmatic semantic disorder is more of an obsessive type of autism - they need to have things in order, they have obsessive ritu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "You're not autistic, you make facial expressions!"

Posted: 05 Feb 2009, 10:11 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 9,975


I make facial expressions all the time. I usually don't have a flat affect. But sometimes I do when I am catatonic I just have a blank look on my face. Most of the time (even while depressed and even when I was suicidal at one point- not now don't worry) I have a big smile on my face, even while be...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone attempted to divide Aspergers into subtypes?

Posted: 05 Feb 2009, 10:05 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 10,669


Here are some of the common AS traits I have: 1. Difficulty with eye contact/body language 2. Special interests 3. Stimming 4. Difficulty with tone of voice (alternating between monotone and singsong) 5. Missing the big picture 6. Needing precise directions 7. Difficulty remembering people's names ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How far are you willing to go, to exlude people from WP?

Posted: 03 Feb 2009, 4:13 am 

Replies: 94
Views: 6,346


The irony here is you now have a 6 page post Mozez :lol: If you want your thread to keep getting attention, sometimes you have to keep bumping it or going back and responding to people. But you know, perhaps it was interesting to you but just not something anyone else wanted to discuss. Or, perhaps ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "You're not autistic, you make facial expressions!"

Posted: 03 Feb 2009, 4:11 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 9,975


Pannd: Great post, I agree with everything you said. Aspergers is not a black and white disorder where you can say something like "you make face expressions/eye contact" or "you have friends therefore social skills" yet psychologists are very quick to make blanket statements. As a teen my mom was to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone attempted to divide Aspergers into subtypes?

Posted: 02 Feb 2009, 2:36 am 

Replies: 79
Views: 10,669


Lorna Wing wrote about four ASD subtypes in her book The Autistic Spectrum: A Guide for Parents and Professionals -- the aloof group, the passive group, the "active but odd" group, and the over-formal, stilted group. If I remember correctly, she states that people with ASDs often fall into more tha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "You're not autistic, you make facial expressions!"

Posted: 02 Feb 2009, 2:30 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 9,975


Yup, I think I do need a new one. This chick told me hand flapping is perfectly normal, it's a stress reliever. Now I have no problem with hand flapping, but it's not neurotypical. My regular doctor was onto Aspergers right away, so she sent me to the shrink...but she knows nothing about Aspergers ...
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