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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Powerful Therapy Hacks "They" Don't Want You To Know About.

Posted: 28 minutes ago 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,846


Sometimes people are forced into therapy by parents, the court, pressure from schools, etc. The hacks shared here are particularly relevant if one finds oneself in such a position. Sometimes there is no choice but to endure, mask and do what "they" want. Yes, exactly. The most common exam...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Powerful Therapy Hacks "They" Don't Want You To Know About.

Posted: Today, 8:56 am 

Replies: 112
Views: 1,846


Aspie1 wrote:
Last but not least, remember this: women's formal clothes are a lot more comfortable than men's formal clothes will ever be.

WTF????

I absolutely can't stand to wear women's formal clothes, especially high heels.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: [ POLL ] Hierarchy of Relationships

Posted: Yesterday, 11:48 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 342


I'll throw this in for discussion and polling. It represents a 'romantic' hierarchy with the dominant characteristic in parentheses. Since this is something I came up with on my own, it is an opinion, thus your own opinions may vary. Hierarchy of Relationships • Spouse (Commitment) • Lover (Intimac...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Forced medication -- a realistic fear

Posted: Yesterday, 7:07 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 145


The girl in the quoted article was not said to be violent. She was said to have "meltdowns," but it's not clear what that meant in terms of behavior, if anything, beyond crying or screaming.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Friendships - by chance & accident or.....?

Posted: Yesterday, 7:02 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 208


The vast majority of my friendships have not been entirely "by chance." Nearly all the friends I've made over the years have been people I met when looking for people who shared specific interests of mine. Of course, there was still an element of chance, insofar as I didn't automatically b...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Being acquainted with trusted NTs

Posted: Yesterday, 6:14 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 66


These days the only "trusted NT's" in my life are my niece and my boyfriend's mother, neither of whom I talk to very often. Many years ago I had a close friend who was about 20 years older than me and probably NT, but who died about four or five years after I met her. Thinking back about a...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Can't Relate To My Peers

Posted: Yesterday, 12:24 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 408


I'm 18, have mild Autism, and attend community college full-time. I have two friends outside of school, but they're unrelatable on a personal level, so we mostly hang out once in a blue moon and typically enjoy it. However, I feel disconnected from my peers, since my intense fixation on investing, ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Just avoiding the subject here.

Posted: Yesterday, 3:22 am 

Replies: 85
Views: 1,263


I'm spending way too much time alone in general. Have you tried an in-person support group for autistic people? I'm not sure if I ever called your attention to this before, but, in case I didn't, the Autism Society of Boulder County has a Support Group for Adults on the Spectrum in Lafayette, CO. P...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello from NYC

 Post subject: Re: Hello from NYC
Posted: Yesterday, 2:31 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,203


Changing my signature again (in just a few minutes from now), and preserving the old one here: - My WP Friendship Board - Age 19 Onward post, November 2019. - My WP Regional Meetup & Networking Thread Index post, August 2019. - My WP "Getting to know each other" thread: Hello from NYC ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Forced medication -- a realistic fear

Posted: Yesterday, 1:54 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 145


One of the fears of autistic rights activists is that, if an autism "cure" were to be found, autistic people would be bureaucratically compelled to take it as a condition of receiving health care of any other kind. It turns out that the British NHS, apparently, has already been doing this ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Just avoiding the subject here.

Posted: 19 Jan 2020, 9:42 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 1,263


Autism is basically a death sentence where this shallow social game is concerned. I have always avoided the "shallow social game." Luckily for me it became obvious to me, by my late teens, that I needed to find alternative ways of meeting people if I was ever going to find friends. By my ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: How Can Anyone "Be Proud" of being autistic?

Posted: 03 Jan 2020, 2:18 am 

Replies: 126
Views: 7,106


Go to most ABA sites or forums or anywhere ABA is discussed and you will likely see the word "tantruming" used. On the particular website you quoted, the word "tantruming" is used in the context of a kid who "tantrums (problematic behavior) to get toys." It's not clear...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Creating an Autism-Friendly Vocational Center (USA)

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 4:47 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 109


I've been working on creating a digital media company to offer better at-home employment and education opportunities for disadvantaged people and caretakers I'd love to hear more about this. Based on what you've said so far, it sounds closely related to my own longterm goals. through solely my own ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and accents.

 Post subject: Re: Autism and accents.
Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 4:35 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 221


I grew up in New York City, but talk more like my parents, who grew up in Pennsylvania and Iowa.

(I vaguely recall reading somewhere that talking like one's parents, rather than talking like the other kids at one's school, is common among autistic people.)

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: How many Asperger/autistic people are in a relationship?

Posted: 31 Dec 2019, 3:42 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,078


I've been in a relationship for seven years with a man I met four years earlier who had been diagnosed with Asperger's syndrome. Meeting him led to my first inkling that I too might be on the autism spectrum. I suspect that most though not all of my previous relationships were with people on the spe...
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