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 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: need intellectual college with noncompetitive admissions

 Post subject: Lots of small colleges
Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 11:00 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 4,000


Just tell them that you're destined to save the world someday, and you'll give them a building if they'll let you study there now.

Luck, Miss P:


 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Any nonmath, noncomputer, nonscience aspies...

 Post subject: You're not alone
Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 10:56 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 6,221

Miss P: I too use the Internet and hope nothing explodes. My kid knows more about computers than I do, but ya know what? I majored in films, spent my working life in the industry, and write for a living now. So go to your liberal arts college, major in English or Poetry, or Social Science, or politi...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: I Hate College...

 Post subject: Re: I Hate College...
Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 10:52 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 907

Recently my parents decided to send me to this specialist residential college called 'Farleigh' in Somerset (United Kingdom) and I hate it there. I have been there ever since 10th February and my life is getting worse because of it. My parents, however, cannot see how unhappy I am. Their true feeli...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is there any way I can go back?

Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 10:42 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,496

WOW. That was really crappy of her. That being said, I love GA. I know that isn't helpful though :P How much more school do you have?? Because it sounds like your mother is unstable which means you'll be out on your own at 18 anyway, and CA is not the sunshiney gold-paved street the rest of the wor...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else have this problem? (All eyes on you)

 Post subject: At one time or another
Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 10:37 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,164

At one time or another, everyone feels like everyone else is looking at them. Doubt me? Look at the cosmetic industry, and what that's geared to, and how they sell. As someone I know once said, people have enough trouble recognizing me. I don't want to make it any harder with make-up. Be that as it ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is there any way I can go back?

Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 10:20 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,496

A few weeks ago, my mom more or less kicked me out because I went to go visit my dad. Our relationship was going great before it, and she just got really mad this time. Like the social worker asked, and basically she said she didn't like how she was the one stuck with raising us, yet whenever a bre...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Procrastination

Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 10:04 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 625

pakled wrote:
I'll get around to answering this later...;)

It's possible to be organized, and still put off unpleasant things.

Yeah, me too.


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies being able to understand their actions?

 Post subject: Write on the board
Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 10:03 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,026

Write on the board, 1000 times, Aspies are not dangerous! Most of them know what they're doing. Not understanding is not usually not understanding right from wrong. It's trying to figure out the difference between someone saying "If you steal my boyfriend, I'll kill you," and jumping out from behind...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: has anyone ever had an alter-ego?

Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 9:57 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,225

i'm not sure whether this is a manifestation of A/S or the result of experiences common to those affected by it, but ever since i was very young - maybe five or six - i've written and latterly mused about this fictional character of my own creation, named Nadine. i seem to remember a dream in which...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can't get assessed just yet and so stressed out

Posted: 15 Apr 2008, 9:53 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 589

I want so badly to being able to understand my brain. Since first hearing about AS three years ago, I've become more and more sure that I have it. There are certain AS traits that don't apply to me though, for instance I do sometimes feel emotional when watching films (though it doesn't tend to hap...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Should I be creeped out or flattered? (Guys can respond too)

 Post subject: So that was you!
Posted: 13 Apr 2008, 9:09 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 6,932


I remember it like it was yesterday, instead of 40 years ago.....and the pole put a dent in my skull. Ah, well. I can dream.


 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: There's no Such Thing as a Safe Restraint.

Posted: 12 Apr 2008, 5:38 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 5,643

If, in any situation, you have to restrain a child, especially in a special ed setting, you have failed as a teacher. There are other alternatives. Restraints are always dangerous to the child, and to the staff who do it. There is no training that can overcome emotion in this situation. If you work ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Asperger Syndrome is NOT Caused by Gaming

 Post subject: Just one question
Posted: 12 Apr 2008, 5:25 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 10,511

I have only one question. What have some of these researchers been smoking? Gimmie some. As long as it doesn't make you autistic. I am, and I'd be afraid that smoking something like these folks seem to be ingesting might make me and NT.



 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Why anti-Cure people get radical

 Post subject: eugenics
Posted: 11 Apr 2008, 10:59 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 4,460

The trouble with the "cure" community is that they're talking eugenics. The Nazi's tried that. They killed more than 6 million people trying to rid Europe of "impure" races. Here they are talking (though they seem to be trying not to talk that way) about inflicting something on unborn children. As O...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: We are now more than 1800 strong Congratulations

Posted: 07 Apr 2008, 3:11 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 618

In case no one has noticed, Wrong Planet now has 1800 members.

As hard as it is to maintain a site like that, Alex and the mods should feel proud, and from one very small part of this site to all the rest of you, congratulations.

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