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 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: any chemists out there?

 Post subject: any chemists out there?
Posted: 08 Mar 2010, 10:35 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,091


I'm writing a graphic novel for my daughter because she likes them and most of the ones for girls are stupid. I'm trying to write something that will be educational as well as entertaining but I'm having a perfectionist hurdle I can't get past and I was wondering if there was anyone out there whose ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Suggested/Not suggested Jobs for Aspergers.

Posted: 08 Mar 2010, 10:18 pm 

Replies: 93
Views: 62,138


I'm faced with needing to make a career decision. I've been on disability for a few years but really want to return to work. I want to become a paralegal but the jobs have dried up. the other thing I considered was electrician. it seems like a weird choice but wiring fascinates me and after learning...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Teen Who Jumped from Ambulance was Autistic

Posted: 01 Mar 2010, 5:18 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,063


plus a review of prior medical records per autopsy protocols would confirm autism.

I've accidentally sprayed myself with pepper spray. I'd be super pissed off if someone did it to me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Teen Who Jumped from Ambulance was Autistic

Posted: 01 Mar 2010, 5:15 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,063


autopsy can rule out prior injury or drugs that may have caused or contributed to death.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Literal Thinking in Conversations?

Posted: 16 Feb 2010, 5:13 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 6,366


one of my mother's many complaints about me when I was a kid was that I was "too literal". I could never figure out what she meant, and I really wanted to so she'd be happy with me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone here been diagnosed as a sociopath?

Posted: 16 Feb 2010, 5:11 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 5,401


oh, you said crime duo as in a sociopath with an autistic sidekick? I doubt they'd work well together. the sociopath would end up killing off the autistic for not unquestioningly following orders.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone here been diagnosed as a sociopath?

Posted: 16 Feb 2010, 5:08 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 5,401


I don't think one can be both autistic and a sociopath. the brain structures are different. sociopathy, at least in the studies I've seen so far, indicates bilateral abnormalities as well as a complete disconnect between the reasoning and empathetic centers of the brain while autism does not present...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do squares on tables (as in the kind in school) move around?

Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 5:44 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,137


It's helpful for me to put a ruler or straightedge along the line that I'm supposed to be looking at. At my last job I had a see-through 12" ruler that I used to keep my eye on the numbers I wanted. B/c the ruler was transparent, I could see all the rows in the table at the same time. It helped get...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do squares on tables (as in the kind in school) move around?

Posted: 14 Feb 2010, 2:02 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,137


grids (or any pattern for that matter) vibrate and I either get caught up with following the movement, or I get a horrible headache. moving though... the contents of a square don't move, but the thickness of the lines do so I end up wanting to look at the one that is pulsing.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lived Self-Diagnosed, then Confirmed not to have AS

Posted: 12 Feb 2010, 7:25 pm 

Replies: 104
Views: 11,355


Wow, you're seriously complaining about NOT having Asperger's? I have it (as in, I WAS DIAGNOSED BY A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL) and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy. Self-diagnosis is bullshit. if I hadn't self-diagnosed first, I would never have been diagnosed by professionals. it's not like quali...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: DSM controversy makes it to mainstream media

Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 4:45 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,648


I'm fine with it. in fact, it makes more sense to absorb it into the spectrum. however, I really hate the terms "high functioning" and "low functioning". it's not as if spectrum issues are the same in everyone. extreme sensory issues make life difficult for a lot of people, but it doesn't mean they'...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Lived Self-Diagnosed, then Confirmed not to have AS

Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 3:43 pm 

Replies: 104
Views: 11,355


I don't feel particularly impaired by having AS. I'm socially awkward and I have sensory issues, yes. I also have chronic insomnia that leads to all kinds of disabling problems. and I miss most of the supposed non-verbal communication that goes on. still, if the spectrum brain is physically differen...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stepping from Earth onto WrongPlanet......

Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 9:57 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 911


hey, I love your writing style and what you wrote resonates for me. I'm in my mid-40s and was just diagnosed a few months back. I knew about aspergers and had met some AS boys, but never considered that I am AS. but once I read my brother's blog everything shifted violently into place in my mind and...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: HELP How do I get my Aspie teen to do his work???

Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 5:15 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 2,261


I also agree about withholding a special interest. before my son was dx'd everyone thought keeping him away from his computer would be good for him. it wasn't. it caused so much anxiety that things got worse. I decided to pay my kids for doing things they hate, and then letting them spend their mone...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Peoples reaction to my autism service dog.

Posted: 05 Feb 2010, 5:01 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 3,800


I'm in favor of service animals wearing patches. I know better than to distract a service animal when it's working and I'm teaching my kids to pay attention to whether a dog is a service animal and to always ask their human before approaching any dog. it's not always easy to tell if a dog is on duty...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I'm speaking alongside Temple Grandin this fall!

Posted: 03 Feb 2010, 1:00 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,784


I like the topic. I wish I could go. I could use some girl power.
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