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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: So what if I'm not a child? I still have AS doesnt that coun

Posted: 16 Jan 2008, 12:04 pm 

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GRASP.org seems to have a number of resources, particularly here in the NYC area. Does anybody have experience with this organization? I was actually going to contact them to see what I could find out - Thanks! Meeting with others would be great, but those of us with sensory issues are usually out ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: So what if I'm not a child? I still have AS doesnt that coun

Posted: 16 Jan 2008, 10:28 am 

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. . . I ended up scheduling an appointment with a psychiatrist, but I'd much rather talk with someone who is specifically knowledgeable about these issues. It's very frustrating . . . you'd think there'd be something out there for the grown-ups. That's the absolute truth - and you'd think it would ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you describe what stimming feels like to an NT?

Posted: 11 Jan 2008, 1:14 pm 

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Age1600 wrote:
Then he goes "What is the sensation you get from stimming?"

Well, it works about like Valium, only without the dopey, sleepy feeling - it's just plain calming. Think of it as free Xanax.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: is Dr. Tony Attwood our Prof. X?

Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 2:46 pm 

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Doesn't Tony Attwood want to cure us? If you listen to the radio interview, he is saying that we should be encouraged (as the geniuses that we are :D), rather than be picked on for our quirks. Plus, he would like to see a world where we are not subject to sensory onslaughts all of the time. Intervi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: is Dr. Tony Attwood our Prof. X?

Posted: 10 Jan 2008, 11:30 am 

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aaronrey wrote:
mutants have professor xavier, we have dr. atwood ^^

At the bottom of the page of this link is a *great* 30 minute interview with Tony Attwood!:
http://www.tonyattwood.com.au/

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: proposal to create a specialized forum for sensory things

Posted: 08 Jan 2008, 8:09 pm 

Replies: 33
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. . . My sense of smell, especially of fragrance (including real fragrances, like flowers) and cleaning solutions, is increased so much that I am diagnosed as "allergic to fragrance." It is impossible for people without this problem to imagine what it is like. It means, for starters, that I am lite...
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