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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: travel

Posted: 20 Sep 2008, 2:55 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 572


Traveling is a double-edged sword to me. I love the adventure, seeing new sights and just soaking in something new to wrap my mind around. But at the same time, traveling scares me to death. I feel very unsafe and out of my element. I feel at the mercy of the world. I DO NOT like being somewhere I'm...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and art...

Posted: 18 Sep 2008, 10:03 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,304


http://www.artwanted.com/markaudette That's my old work. I haven't done any new art in over two years now. I used to be entirely obsessed with doing my art. It was wonderful and theraputic to just focus on art for hours at a time. But these days I can't even pick up a pencil. My ADD is kicking my as...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How old were you when you got your first job?

Posted: 01 Sep 2008, 2:57 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 7,798


16.

I started working on weekends doing landscaping and mowing lawns.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Music and emotion

Posted: 01 Sep 2008, 2:46 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 3,968


There are emotions I feel ONLY when listening to music.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Paxil = Bad News, MY Story

Posted: 21 Aug 2008, 12:01 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 6,790


In my opinion, Paxil only really works WHILE you're taking it regularly. If you miss a couple days or week's doses then some very serious side effects can start to set in. Such as acute depression and such. Much more than before.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Would you live in a commune designed for autistic people?

Posted: 20 Aug 2008, 11:58 pm 

Replies: 72
Views: 5,865


I got so sick with life that for a time I actually considered moving into a commune.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being blunt?

Posted: 20 Aug 2008, 12:24 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 4,554


Unfortunately I have a very faulty Think-Before-You-Speak filter.

It gets me into a lot of unnessary trouble. I wouldn't dream of purposefuly hurting anyone's feelings or attacking what they think. But I always end up saying or doing something that offends peole.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how did you come to an acceptance of being different?

Posted: 20 Aug 2008, 12:06 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 3,376


The only way I think I know how to answer this question: YOu just deal with it. You just roll with it. You're different - just keep living your life. It was kind of like - Here I am. I'm an Aspie. I can't drill it out of my skull or get a blood transfusion to get it out of me. So pick up the ball an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody find that things change when you get a cold/fever ?

Posted: 20 Aug 2008, 11:58 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,863


I tend to get a little sullen, a little moody when I get a bad cold.

And if I get something bad like the Flu, I find I tend to stay sad.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Scared of weird things when a kid

Posted: 20 Aug 2008, 11:07 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 5,127


As a child, and even today as an adult, I still get terrified when I am around mixers, blenders, rolling things or anything you can get your hand knarled off by. It's bizarre I know but it's the truth. I have this one memory as a child. This was about 1976, I was 4 years old and my brothers were set...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Daylight saving

Posted: 16 Aug 2008, 12:28 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 917


Daylight Savings Time is the stupidest thing ever and I really wish it would be done away with.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: EVE Online

Posted: 13 Aug 2008, 8:35 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 771


I thought about playing it but there was two things that kept me from doing so: 1. My PC just isn't capable of playing mid to high-end mmo's. And I can't bring myself to buy an AGP video card. Because stupid me bought a good motherboard with an AGP slot right as the PCI Express format officially bec...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: age getting drivers licence

Posted: 04 Aug 2008, 3:09 pm 

Replies: 129
Views: 8,178


I was 18, the first chance you can get one. I couldn't wait to get my driver's license because I dearly wanted to get away from my psycho mother and see the world (well, the rest of the town...) for myself. I just wanted to be somewhere she was not.I remember being so nervous at my exam that I could...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Most famous relative/ancestor

Posted: 04 Aug 2008, 10:33 am 

Replies: 146
Views: 20,456


Jack Kerouac.

Which makes me really wonder if he had AS as well...

I have AS. My Father (Charles Martin Audette) had AS. I never knew my father's mother (Edna Kerouac) since she died in 1930 but I have to wonder if she had AS too.

Wonder how far AS goes back on my Father's side?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you recover from a shutdown?

Posted: 31 Jul 2008, 4:32 pm 

Replies: 68
Views: 17,582


If I have a meltdown, a shutdown or whatever - I'm done. For that day I am just gone and done, bye bye now. C-ya ,round later 'cuz I'm gone. When I shut down, I do just that - I. SHUT. the F DOWN. I literally stop working as a viable, achieving human bieng. So when I have a meltdown and end up shutt...
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