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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you feel when you accidentally offend someone

Posted: 27 May 2011, 10:32 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 17,778


I can remember feeling devastated by incidents like that and avoiding the person I "offended" basically forever. Now I just see it as the kind of minor complication life throws in your path sometimes and don't give it much thought, except to wonder why the "offended" party chose to make so much of ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Crying when angry or defending yourself

Posted: 27 May 2011, 10:24 pm 

Replies: 54
Views: 13,510


Sometimes you're better off crying than not asking.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do I determine my "Mental Age"?

Posted: 17 May 2011, 9:14 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 9,090


It's a harmful simplification. It's as meaningless as IQ, but gives the idea that people should be treated like that "age". Someone without legs is as good at walking as an infant, but that doesn't mean they have the body of an infant, or that they should be treated like one. It's the same thing wit...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Stimming: What are your most/least constructive Stims?

Posted: 17 May 2011, 8:40 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 3,047


Stimming is a repetitive MOTION, engaged in to alleviate stress. Its not a nervous habit. Rocking, swaying, hand flapping, pacing are stims. Hair twisting, nail biting, etc are not. They can be. People can do different things for the same reasons, and the same things for different reasons. I'm also...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do Aspies talk and sing to themselves?

Posted: 17 May 2011, 8:24 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 15,131


I often hum and occasionally sing. It's enjoyable & relaxing. I talk to myself for a couple of reasons. First of all, to keep myself focused in a distracting environment. So if I am in a crowd and need to talk to Suzi I will sometime mumble inaudibly "talk to Suzi, talk to suzi, talk to suzi..."...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Would you socialise with LF autistic people?

Posted: 07 May 2011, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 126
Views: 9,589


It would be nice to try socializing with someone who wouldn't try to make me speak NT. I don't think labels of "high" or "low" functioning matter that much in the real world. To many NTs, we are just a bunch of mentally disabled people regardless of functioning and trying to enforce a social hierarc...

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

Posted: 07 May 2011, 3:59 pm 

Replies: 57
Views: 5,220


Kittendumpling wrote:
I have very similar issues. Alas, I have no advice to offer. I wish there was a way to not feel offended when I tell someone about my AS and associated difficulties, only to have them say "But you seem so normal, it can't be that bad!"

Seem, not am.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Let's talk about socks

Posted: 07 May 2011, 2:52 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 7,633


None, except in shoes.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you try to fake NT?

Posted: 07 May 2011, 2:46 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 4,746


Somewhere between faking and not being able to fake. If I feel like telling something I won't, because they'd be weirded out. I'll try not to obviously stim or stand oddly. But acting NT (smalltalk etc) is way beyond me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: SSRIs and SNRIs for depression?

Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 7:04 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 3,937


http://thehealthyskeptic.org/the-dark-s ... epressants
http://thehealthyskeptic.org/treating-d ... ugs-part-i

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Another Sleep Thread

Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 6:57 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 1,093


http://althouse.blogspot.com/2006/02/th ... sleep.html

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Suffers from Asperger's Syndrome"

Posted: 16 Apr 2011, 8:24 am 

Replies: 99
Views: 10,800


To say that someone suffers from AS is a negative term. So effectively by saying that someone suffers from it, you're saying that there aren't any positives in having it. I personally think there are, as it is a key part of my personality. Yes, exactly. "Suffers from" is negative, "gifted with" is ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Suffers from Asperger's Syndrome"

Posted: 15 Apr 2011, 10:12 am 

Replies: 99
Views: 10,800


I suffer because of my ASD. I may be really smart and employed and high functioning an all that, but I have been utterly stymied and externalizing my true internal states in a fashion that give me any sense of contentment. Why do you think the suicide rate among aspies is higher that average? I LOV...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are your dreams 'social'?

Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 6:21 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 3,506


There are usually people (my family) in my dreams, but they're "epic" dreams, so there's not really any standard social interaction.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "But you seem normal!"

Posted: 12 Apr 2011, 5:48 am 

Replies: 80
Views: 9,293


"But you're not a drooling retard screaming & smearing feces!"

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I HATE being autistic.

 Post subject: Re: I HATE being autistic.
Posted: 10 Apr 2011, 10:53 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 3,234


Whenever I think about it, it makes me think of ''special'' people, not capable of doing a lot of things. Yeah, society has an extremely negative view of disability. Tragedy, burden, worthless lives, pity, contempt, suffering - none of that is intrinsic to disability. The truth is that it's simply ...
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