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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you been banned from other forums in the past?

Posted: 13 May 2011, 11:57 am 

Replies: 123
Views: 11,165

I was banned from a support forum for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue because I said the forum software should be updated to work like other forums. I used to be an admin on a busy forum and we never banned anyone -- just once we banned a guy for repeatedly saying really creepy things to young wome...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is WP the only meaningful socialization that you have?

Posted: 11 May 2011, 8:48 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 2,637

I don't really feel that I am socializing here because most of the time I don't know what to say (just like real life?) I do find that people here have a lot of interesting input that I like to read.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Wrong Planet = Right People

Posted: 11 May 2011, 6:17 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 2,195

I agree that this has been a place that feels like a respite from the rest of the world. I can't say that I feel I fit in, exactly, but I appreciate the people here.

Jacs, I'm happy for you. I hope you feel better soon.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many toes do you have?

Posted: 11 May 2011, 6:09 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 4,514

I'm not polidactylic so I am in posession of the standard number of digits but let me use this thread as an opportunity to express my amusement at your, English speaking people, using two different terms for digits on feet and hands - in my country we use only one term for both; you only need to pr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Blaming all your physical & emotional issues on having A

Posted: 11 May 2011, 6:04 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 2,909

I think that AS affects so many aspects of the way I am and how I interact with the world that at times it can be very difficult to pick apart exactly what problems are due to AS and which are due to upbringing, personality, external factors, etc. I've had some very troubling problems trying to get ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: intro, any advive?

Posted: 11 May 2011, 5:54 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 739

I am not qualified to give you advice, but I would say trust your own instincts. You are the one who can best judge as to whether the therapy your son is receiving is useful, and whether you should seek out a different therapist.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A Question from a Parent

Posted: 11 May 2011, 5:43 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,359

I had a friend who worked at an ABA school for LF autistic adults and one of the areas they focused on was reducing and discouraging stimming. This is one of the reasons, as I understand it, why ABA is controversial in the autistic community, though I am not particularly knowledgeable and others her...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People First Language

Posted: 10 May 2011, 3:02 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,843

I think the issue is one of embracing whatever characteristics make us who we are. Saying that someone has autism rather than saying he is autistic sounds like a desire to create distance between the person and the disorder, which I don't see as desirable because it carries with it an implication th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Identity

Posted: 09 May 2011, 12:05 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,676

I think that external factors like one's nationality, job, position in society as a parent, wife, husband, or even religion or lack thereof, are relatively superficial indicators of identity. For me personally, they don't carry a lot of meaning., They are sort of like the flag you wave to others so ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: They don't replay me.

Posted: 05 May 2011, 12:18 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,276

I'm glad it went well for you! It sounds like he understood.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People not realizing the full extent of your difficulties.

Posted: 05 May 2011, 11:58 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 5,204

I have found that with my other condition, which is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, people are more accepting when they think I am just lazy than when I tell them I can't do something because I have CFS. This doesn't apply to people I am close to, who have seen my difficulty first hand, but to random peop...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: what causes the social issues with aspergers?

Posted: 05 May 2011, 11:45 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 3,489

I think it's a matter of being stranded with no compass. In social situations, I don't really know what is going on and have to blindly say things that I think will be polite and inoffensive, rather than actively following the social dance, which escapes me. It's hard to know exactly what I'm missin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: They don't replay me.

Posted: 05 May 2011, 11:30 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,276

I think that all you can do is go in there with an open mind and see what he says, but if he doesn't know about Asperger's Syndrome he might not be helpful. Just keep your expectations open so you are not too disappointed if he doesn't understand. Good luck!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your Obsessions

Posted: 04 May 2011, 7:41 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,809

I'm not telling what my obsession is! :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "meditation may help regulate sensory input"

Posted: 03 May 2011, 8:42 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,511

How do you learn to meditate? Do you have to take a class or have people generally found that it's just as effective to read up on it and practice on one's own?
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