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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to stop slamming your head/body parts against the wall?

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 11:54 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 181


Would it help to develop a deliberate non-harmful stim? Like waving arms and jumping around or anything like that. If it gets deliberately practiced whenever your friend is feeling upset, possibly it might become the go-to before more damaging behaviours? Not sure though, just thought it might be wo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have problems changing activities?

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 11:47 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 239


Yeah, it happens to me at work, too.
I finish doing something and should move on to the next thing but can't - I get stuck just wanting to look over the completed thing one more time. And again, just to be sure. Maybe one more time.
Aargh!
I have to go out and walk around the block to re-boot my head.

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Not feeling good right now

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 5:44 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 116


Hi Warrior, I'm sorry you've been feeling down. There's a lot of negative stuff going on around the world, that's for sure. Just one thing though, I saw you recently recovered from covid. It's possible that your body/brain is not quite completely recovered and that might be contributing to your mood...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Best types of food for people with autism

Posted: 14 Jan 2021, 5:04 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 385


I agree re. avoiding or at least reducing caffeine and sugar. You might try adding in cruciferous vegetables (cabbage, broccoli, asian greens), which are supposed to be good for us. I'm not too keen on them, but I try to eat some a few times a week for my health and they certainly don't do me any ha...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Are there any post coup attempt EX-trump supporters here?

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 7:51 pm 

Replies: 347
Views: 2,954


Its a completely false narrative. Nowhere in his speech or at any other time did Trump incite a riot or call for violence. Show the video if it exists not some newsman's opinion piece. Oh come on... not even Trump would be stupid enough to literally tell people to storm the Capitol. He would know a...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Protesters in US Capital Building

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 7:20 pm 

Replies: 497
Views: 4,730


Is anyone else as amazed as I am that there were COPS among the mob? Not amazed at all. Authoritarian figures like Trump appeal to the like-minded - people who like to have power over others. There are plenty of these in the police, correctional services, armed forces. There were several ex-militar...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 7:11 pm 

Replies: 81
Views: 10,419


Yes, I'm not disagreeing with that. But I was thinking more about finding the environmental triggers of epigenetic changes. In other words, say you have a pair of identical twins with the same genes, and one develops autism and the other does not. What triggered the autism in that case? This is fro...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are all Aspies introverts?

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 7:05 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 3,085


For those who don't believe an aspie can be an extrovert, I'd recommend the book "Aspergers on the Inside", which is an autobiography by Michelle Vines. Reading that it is quite clear that many of her problems arose from craving a great deal more social contact than her Aspergers enabled h...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Cumulus bars its talk show hosts from saying election rigged

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 12:43 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 220


I'm not in the US but we have similar issues with right-wing media personalities (and even politicians, as per today's news) spreading misinformation. People say they are concerned about stifling free speech, but when that free speech involves misinformation if not downright lies with potential for ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Since 2013 Asperger is no more official diagnosis ....

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 12:10 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 258


I think for the lay person, the current breadth of the autism spectrum can be confusing. A person with Asperger-type autism can seen so different to someone with severe classic autism, so it makes it harder for people to understand that these are all variants of the same umbrella condition. But I'm ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 13 Jan 2021, 12:05 am 

Replies: 81
Views: 10,419


Yes, I'm not disagreeing with that.
But I was thinking more about finding the environmental triggers of epigenetic changes.
In other words, say you have a pair of identical twins with the same genes, and one develops autism and the other does not. What triggered the autism in that case?

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autism Gene Research - endgame

Posted: 12 Jan 2021, 2:33 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 351


For those curious how knowledge of autism genes could be used can examine how traditional Ashkenazi jewish communities do gene testing prior to arranged marriages. https://www.vcgs.org.au/sites/default/files/general/MGW_303_Jewish_carrier_screening.pdf My understanding is that if a boy and girl bot...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 12 Jan 2021, 2:08 am 

Replies: 81
Views: 10,419


This is very interesting also, regarding possible reasons for the rise in prevalence:

https://www.nature.com/news/2011/111102 ... 9022a.html

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Thoughts on the Autism "Epidemic"

Posted: 12 Jan 2021, 1:57 am 

Replies: 81
Views: 10,419


Ah, here we are. A study linking epigenetic markers (DNA methylation) in the father's sperm to autism in the child. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s13148-020-00995-2 and I noted this: The prevalence of ASD in 1975 was reported as 1 in 5000 and then in 2009 as 1 in 110 [3]. The American Ce...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Dirty cops did this for trump.

Posted: 11 Jan 2021, 8:18 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 416


Of course you have to go after their superiors! It's like going after the drug addicts, the drug dealers, the druglords. But will they do it? The articles so far have been talking about internal police investigations of individuals, but we need an external investigation of the Capitol police at the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone mourning NT status?

Posted: 11 Jan 2021, 7:39 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 987


Yes, that is much how it has played out with me.
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