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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone here who have never lived on there own?

Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 6:57 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 960


I didn't choose to live alone, everbody else has either moved out of the family home or dropped dead. So unless I start inviting total strangers to come and live with me I'm stuck with living alone. Living alone is not a problem.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I have a question to ask autistic people

Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 6:53 am 

Replies: 118
Views: 3,849


How would I know? As I wrote in my initial post "I have no understanding of what the word Empathy even means."

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic moments

 Post subject: Re: Autistic moments
Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 6:47 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 594


I don't interact with other people, except in a minimal capacity in grocery stores and the like. I have no idea how other peoples' minds work so I've no idea if other people view some of my actions as being "autistic" or "weird" unless they actually tell me, which invariably they...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can we drop the D?

 Post subject: Re: Can we drop the D?
Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 6:43 am 

Replies: 176
Views: 5,031


My diagnosis states "Autistic Spectrum Condition," so it seems that some institutions and individuals have already dropped using the "D," thankfully.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone here who have never lived on there own?

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 12:58 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 960


I lived in the family home with my parents until they died. My elder sister continued to live in the same house too, she died earlier this year. I still live in the same house but I now live alone. Death is part of life, it's inevitable, and if you don't die first then you'll outlive your parents an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autistic moments

 Post subject: Re: Autistic moments
Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 12:42 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 594


Nothing ever reminds me that I'm autistic, I don't have an autistic side. Autism is just a part of the whole and it's always there.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The worst thing a bully has done to you

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 9:37 am 

Replies: 417
Views: 49,220


When I was twelve I couldn't find my trousers after a sports lesson. I searched the changing room while several of the other boys sniggered. The rest of the boys left and I was pretty much left alone. I found my trouser in a communal urinal soaked in urine.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's and Driving

 Post subject: Re: Asperger's and Driving
Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 9:22 am 

Replies: 56
Views: 1,909


I love driving. It's something that I never had any interest in but when, through necessity, I eventually took lessons I found it to be incredibly easy. For me driving is like taking part in a video game, I keep expecting to wake up in bed, discover that I'm still nine years old and that I've simply...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Toni Braxton’s son was not cured of autism and it’s irresponsible for her to say so

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 9:16 am 

Replies: 105
Views: 9,566


Braxton, 48, said she credits early diagnosis and getting her son into special needs programs. "Early diagnosis changes everything. My son Diezel was off the spectrum being autistic, and Suzanne Wright, who unfortunately just passed...she called me immediately and said, 'Get him in this progra...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you dress?

 Post subject: Re: How do you dress?
Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 11:34 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,964


My choice of clothes is largely governed by cost (they have to be cheap because I'm on benefits) and health reasons (I wear three quarter length jeans because full length jeans aggravate the eczema on my shins). My clothes need to be functional and comfortable (after I've removed all of the highly i...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who are the autistic adults?

Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 11:20 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 2,455


Anybody else used to hang around fairgrounds yearning to be stolen by the fairground people and trained up to be one of those blokes on The Waltzer? As a small child my mother warned me about wandering too close to the gypsy camps that were occasionally set up on a field at the end of the road. &qu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I have a question to ask autistic people

Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 6:59 am 

Replies: 118
Views: 3,849


I have no understanding of what the word Empathy even means, I certainly don't display it. Other people are generally of little or no interest to me, unless their actions have some direct bearing on me. I am not a robot, I do have strong emotions but they seem to be triggered by entirely different t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: another subpower: aphantasia

Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 6:47 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 1,458


I saw a news report on Aphantasia on TV only a couple of months ago: BBC Aphantasia A Life Without Mental images I was totally dumbstruck, until that point I'd never known that some people could see images inside their mind. I had always assumed that terms like daydreaming were simply metaphors and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Fiction books on autism

 Post subject: Re: Fiction books on autism
Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 6:32 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,057


Contact With Maldonia is what I guess would probably be termed as a juvenile fiction fantasy novel. It was co-written by Christopher Hood and his then ten year old son Jasper. The central character of the book is a boy called Michael, at no point in the story is he ever referred to as being on the ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who are the autistic adults?

Posted: 11 Sep 2016, 5:57 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 2,455


Almost 60, dx'd at 58. I was smart at school, but everything began to unwind at adolescence. My doctor thought I was pre schizophrenic. There was talk of me being sent to some sort of special school because of my disobedience - this was a narrow escape, as have heard very bad things about the psych...
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