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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hearing everything, and inability to filter background noise

Posted: 24 Jul 2011, 12:25 am 

Replies: 70
Views: 63,417


I work in a busy critical care unit. I hear everything. Our machines have alarms, most of them very loud. Phones are ringing all the time. My coworkers talk continuously. I am unable to filter out any noise and earplugs are not an option for me. At the end of my shift I am exhausted. I am very glad ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Should I Become A Nurse

Posted: 24 Jul 2011, 12:11 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,415


I am in my 20th year of nursing. I took my Indiana licensure boards 20 years ago this month. I worked 10 years in the operating room and now 8 years in a surgical ICU. My work is very technical. Our hospital is the most computerized in the greater Indianapolis area. I don't talk very much and rarely...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Any Good Movies About AS?

Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 11:57 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 5,647


I like the Fox TV series "Bones". Zack and Temperence show AS traits.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD and disproportionate effects of bullying

Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 10:53 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 3,110


I experienced a lot of bullying in elementary school and in junior high. I also experienced a lot of social exclusion as well. I am now 46 years old and am now experiencing social exclusion from my church. The bullying was not only verbal but physical as well. I was attacked at school and on the way...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Religion (or lack thereof) and Autism/Asperger's?

Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 8:52 pm 

Replies: 369
Views: 48,053


I believe in God. I do not believe that the Bible is 100% literal. If it was, I would have to believe in talking snakes, talking donkeys, water coming out of rocks, and global floods. I don't attend church much anymore. I belong to a United Methodist congregation, but they are very conservative. I b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: One rule for one, one rule for another

Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 8:38 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,143


I can't help thinking that the normal people have hidden agendas, have hidden meanings behind what they say, embrace dishonesty when it benefits them, and expect everyone to understand them. I'm the one with a disorder? I suppose that is why my comments or observations are never appreciated.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: One rule for one, one rule for another

Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 8:30 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,143


I have exactly the same problem. No matter how nicely I try to say something, I am always criticized for being rude. Other people can say what they want, and they are listened to attentively. I gave up talking to most people. I prefer to talk to my dogs. At least they don't nag and criticize. They a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble with finding objects around/in front of you? YESSS

Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 8:21 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,298


I have to put items in exactly the same place each time. If they are moved, I have to search the house to find them. I also lose my car all the time. When I leave Wal-Mart, the mall, or a restaurant, I never can remember where I parked the car. It's even worse if I drive another vehicle other than m...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi, there.

 Post subject: Hi, there.
Posted: 23 Jul 2011, 8:12 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 591


Newly diagnosed AS. I live in a quiet, rural setting in western Indiana. I have no traffic noises or loud neighbors to distract me. I have my family, dogs, and cats. My name is Dan. I scored 167/200 on some Aspergers test. I do not how accurate it is.
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