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 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: NOT GOOD, Connecticut shooter was diagnosed with Aspergers..

Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 1:39 pm 

Replies: 445
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The killer was mis-diagnosed, IMHO.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: NOT GOOD, Connecticut shooter was diagnosed with Aspergers..

Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 11:47 am 

Replies: 445
Views: 77,355


I agree with Richard Benson and others that the central issue here is mental health, not gun control, and I also believe that this incident will not result in a witch hunt against people on the spectrum. I totally understand the anxiety, and I understand how some people will feel afraid that this ma...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: NOT GOOD, Connecticut shooter was diagnosed with Aspergers..

Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 1:43 am 

Replies: 445
Views: 77,355


The debate should be on mental illness. and how to help more people with it, Mental Illness seems to be very taboo in this country and all the attention is directed at trying to control guns. wrong answer in my opinion. as the old saying goes, guns dont kill people, people with guns kill people. Un...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: NOT GOOD, Connecticut shooter was diagnosed with Aspergers..

Posted: 16 Dec 2012, 1:40 am 

Replies: 445
Views: 77,355


Dox47 wrote:
... I intend to do my part to help dissuade the stereotypes through personal example.


This x 1,000,000

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: NOT GOOD, Connecticut shooter was diagnosed with Aspergers..

Posted: 15 Dec 2012, 11:58 am 

Replies: 445
Views: 77,355


Hi all, speaking as a self-appointed ambassador between the NT and AS worlds, please try to remember there are many NTs who will not judge people on the spetrum based on this and other tragic events. The AS community has done an excellent job of educating people about the facts of ASDs to the point ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 12 Dec 2012, 10:42 pm 

Replies: 2,506
Views: 746,701


Yes, quite frequently. And if it occurs in a conversation, I have to work hard at not laughing out loud at the pictures in my head so as not to insult the other person (people). I've got a question for Aspies and NTs: When you hear or use an idiom (like "it's raining cats and dogs") do you think abo...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Aspies' Failure to Launch - what are you supposed to do?

Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 4:01 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 6,821


Great answer. Wish I could have been there to help. I know you were asking for responses from parents, but I thought I'd chime in as an autistic kid. I'm 45 years old and was diagnosed with asperger's in 2001 at the age of 34. My mother practiced "tough love" with me, which included pushing me out o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 25 Nov 2012, 3:39 pm 

Replies: 2,506
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Question for the NTs (or informed Aspies): Why is the way you say something considered to be more important than what you say? This happens all the time with my NT husband and me. I'll say something, and he'll get upset because of the way I said it, without actually paying attention to my words . W...

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: What happened to "AS/NT Open Hotline" in General D

Posted: 02 Oct 2012, 7:08 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,126


Oh I see. Thanks. Is there any way I can bookmark it?

 Forum: WrongPlanet.net discussion   Topic: What happened to "AS/NT Open Hotline" in General D

Posted: 02 Oct 2012, 3:29 pm 

Replies: 5
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Hi there, Is it just my browser, or did the "AS/NT Open Hotline" sticky in General Discussion disappear? I'd be really disappointed if it has been removed, because it is the one place on this site where I feel most welcome. On the other hand, I'm only one person and have not been a very active contr...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: A suggestion to parents, from a grown up

Posted: 15 Sep 2012, 3:07 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 6,114


I think this is great advice for (almost) all neurotypes, assuming the individual is interested. It was very beneficial for my son.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

 Post subject: Re: Bullying v.s. teasing
Posted: 04 Jul 2012, 11:35 am 

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I think it comes down to intent: teasing is a "game" with no harmful intent. Bullying is, of course, done with harmful intent. So if you are on the receiving end, you must "guess" at the intent of the other, and this is where clues such as eye contact, body language, tone of voice, sarcasm, etc. can...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 04 Jul 2012, 11:24 am 

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My pleasure. One more thing: socializing for me also takes quite a bit of energy, and it can wear me down over the course of a day. At the extreme end, sometimes I have to attend all-day conferences and seminars as part of my job, and at the end of the day I have to retreat to a quiet dark place suc...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First time in history!! !! The NT/AS open hotline ! !! !! !

Posted: 03 Jul 2012, 1:59 pm 

Replies: 2,506
Views: 746,701


I frequently deconstruct and analyze social interactions, especially after meeting new people or after "emotional" or intense interactions (e.g., arguments, important business meetings, etc.). Depending on the level of intensity of the interaction, I can think about it and deconstruct for weeks. Dur...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NT's - Why do you come to this site?

Posted: 02 Jul 2012, 4:37 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 6,842


Thanks Callista :)

Callista wrote:
You offer two very useful perspectives--that of an NT and that of a parent of a child on the spectrum. We need that. Just put your two cents in, your viewpoint, your side of things. The more ideas we can collect, the better!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NT's - Why do you come to this site?

Posted: 02 Jul 2012, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 69
Views: 6,842


Hi Rascal77s, Thank you very much for your input, which is very thoughtful and spot on :) Dave I think what you're looking for is feedback to let you know that you're having an impact on people. I think you already understand that many people on the spectrum have severe problems with social interact...
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