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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hurricane Madness...

 Post subject: Re: Hurricane Madness...
Posted: 09 Sep 2017, 3:10 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 431


I'm wishing you well from London.

Let us know how you are doing.

Chris.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: HFA & Mental Health - the differences

Posted: 28 Aug 2017, 3:32 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 256


Over the years I have often heard people here struggle with their diagnosis and deeply questioning as to whether their problems are: neurological, psychological, or both. Temple Grandin herself once said that that the nervous system of someone in the autism spectrum mimics perfectly someone who has ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies of the road - Modern day Henry Thoreau's

Posted: 28 Aug 2017, 2:56 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 313


kraftiekortie wrote:
Glad you're a likeable fellow.....

I just didn't see why Thoreau was so unfriendly to people.


I share your feelings kraftiekortie.

Many think Thoreau was in the spectrum. I read a deeply interesting book called writers on the spectrum. It explored his life in great detail.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies of the road - Modern day Henry Thoreau's

Posted: 28 Aug 2017, 1:58 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 313


Good to hear from you both.

I see myself as a modern day Henry Thoreau, though much more of a people pleaser :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have problems around the concept of being diagnosed?

Posted: 27 Aug 2017, 1:56 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 568


I really enjoyed this thread and it has raised some very interesting points. As I result I felt called to share a little writing with you all from my latest little book: Page 49 Autism as an Awakening What you want to overcome you must first of all submit to. Lao Tzu In your autobiography, A Painful...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you experience or feel "awkward" silence?

Posted: 25 Aug 2017, 5:34 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 689


I'm a Quaker. Silence is my natural language. Also, in the silence of the quaker meeting I feel equal with others. I feel connected to others in a way that I would normally be overwhelmed. However, silence can easily be awkward and toxic around people when silence is either unexpected or unprepared....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 12 Steps Recovery and being in the Spectrum

Posted: 24 Aug 2017, 1:10 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 178


I would be very interested to hear from others in the spectrum who work a recovery program. From Alcoholics Annomous to Sex and Love addiction, whatever.

I know some of us in the spectrum find the formality of engagement in 12 Step meetings a very helpful way of interacting and connecting.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emotional and Sensory overload - the relationship

Posted: 23 Aug 2017, 11:08 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 432


For me there is little difference at the time, the overload is all consuming and inseparable. In hindsight the triggers are usually quite easily delineated however if it is a sensory trigger the symptoms subside pretty quickly after the fact (e.g. moving somewhere quiet) however if it is an emotion...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emotional and Sensory overload - the relationship

Posted: 22 Aug 2017, 5:03 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 432


Oh, should have said. I am much more interested to hear your experiences and not so much your opinions or theories.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emotional and Sensory overload - the relationship

Posted: 22 Aug 2017, 4:36 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 432


I would be interested to hear from people in the spectrum on their experiences of how emotions and sensory input relate to each other, and thus cause overwhelm and meltdown. For example, do you find that the one affects the other? This is my experience. I find it almost impossible to separate the tw...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emotional and Sensory overload - the relationship

Posted: 22 Aug 2017, 4:34 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 432


I would be interested to hear from people in the spectrum on their experiences of how emotions and sensory input relate to each other, and thus cause overwhelm and meltdown. For example, do you find that the one affects the other? This is my experience. I find it almost impossible to separate the tw...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Autism Separatism Discussion Thread

Posted: 10 Aug 2017, 11:14 am 

Replies: 77
Views: 3,225


Thank you CC. That's a kind and helpful thing to say to the OP. It's also very wise what you say.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Autism Separatism Discussion Thread

Posted: 01 Aug 2017, 1:47 am 

Replies: 77
Views: 3,225


For a community - if that is the right choice of word, who prides itself on difference, we have a long way to go in accepting 'difference' in the truest meaning of the word. The OP's arrogance is not too far away from the mindset that was so prevalent here some years back. Many who have been unkindl...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Evgeny Kissin

 Post subject: Re: Evgeny Kissin
Posted: 15 Jun 2017, 1:39 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 901


Just heard him on Radio 4. Very very interesting man. I assume you are interested in classical music?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Poems and figurative/non-literal language

Posted: 13 May 2017, 3:19 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 843


This is exactly the point I am making. People in the spectrum or out of it are completely capable of using metaphor.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Poems and figurative/non-literal language

Posted: 13 May 2017, 1:37 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 843


I can relate to what most are saying. However, is it not equally true that most aspies can convey their interior world in equally obscure and idiosyncratic ways? So much so that it can be equally challenging - if not more - for even others in the spectrum to understand. Most aspies I know are of the...
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