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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Would you pay 10 dollars a month to be part of an aspiegroup

Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 12:24 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 21,757


No you had me at group.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Pacing--What does it mean?

Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 12:21 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 30,564


Just spotted a fellow forum member mentioning "pacing" as a form of meltdown. More realistically, I believe pacing would be considered a stim . It's one of those self stimulating calming ritual behaviors that help stave off a meltdown and keep one grounded in the midst of anxiety. I would have to s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you ride a bike?

Posted: 20 Jan 2013, 12:15 am 

Replies: 122
Views: 21,591


Yes I can used to do X-Games type of riding in the 80s. Can ride or drive anything I have tried including boats, motorcycles, trucks, cars, tractors, skidsteers. backhoes, bulldozers, road graders, snowmobiles, and ATVs. It seems to be one of my strongest talents.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Unusual sense of humour?

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 12:30 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,727


Yes dark humour someone gets hit in the head funny. Movies such as Fargo when the funny looking guy gets shot in the face he kills the guy that shot him stops shooting and starts kicking him... :lmao: gets me laughing

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you ever gets waves of intense anger?

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 12:25 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 4,188


Yes when I get into loop thought about the injustice that has happened to me. I then end up breaking things and hurting my wifes feelings.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being in other people's houses

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 12:10 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,803


I just feel very weird and alien in other people's houses/apartments. I just can never feel comfortable in them. It's very rare that the house I live in gets visitors but when it does I don't interact with them much at all and after they've left I feel like they they were an intruder that's 'violat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: You Might be an Aspie if...

Posted: 17 Jan 2013, 12:08 am 

Replies: 4,335
Views: 582,433


When you have a conversation with someone that knows you but you can't remember the face or the name.
You use quotes from movies for most of a conversation.
You take a math test with no sratch paper and get one wrong answer because you misread it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: WHY does he do this ? Please help me get this.

Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 11:53 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 5,517


Murderface, would you recommend a cat or a dog ? I really want him to TALK ! !! A dog and a tough and tolerent one. Snakes also were the first pet we had and it helped some. Just like the dog don't expect him to be a motor mouth but any verbal would be an improvement. Music may also help my son now...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory issues?

 Post subject: Re: Sensory issues?
Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 11:44 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 3,054


I experience an increased sensitivity to touch, sound, and light. Touch - I am particularly sensitive to light contact and I can't wear certain fabrics or items of clothing. (when I was young I couldn't wear sneakers) I am extremely ticklish, and hate experiencing physical contact with other people...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: WHY does he do this ? Please help me get this.

Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 11:26 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 5,517


Maybe try animals they can be helpful. Pets helped my sons with being verbal.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Strength

Posted: 16 Jan 2013, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,314


When I was young I was 115 lb soaking wet. I could lift and carry a Subaru engine no problem. After I had done auto mechanics for a while I could lift and carry about 1000lb and I was 180lb. My ASD son when he was 2yrs he could carry a gallon jug of milk in each hand.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Cameras

Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 10:38 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 43,259


I am confused I don't see how they can do it I HATE my pic being taken.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you usually do on friday nights/ Weekend nights?

Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 10:32 pm 

Replies: 66
Views: 8,468


seaweasel wrote:
What do you guys usually do on friday nights/ weekend nights? I know most people go out (i have heard that most people with AS dont go out but i doubt that). I usually just stay home and play PS3, or study when i am in school

I like XBox myself. Drinking is cheaper at home and no DUIs

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do any aspies smoke cigarettes?

Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 10:22 pm 

Replies: 82
Views: 11,319


Yes nasty unhealthy habit yes. The 80s didn't care about kids smoking. I liked the buzz then I didn't get the buzz but I still wanted cigarettes. I had quit with the help of Chatix. I smoked cannabis to relieve the pain of my 4 blown discs. At the time when my ASD son got diabettes I had to cover th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have homicidal thoughts?

Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 3:40 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 9,564


When you're holding a pencil and are looking at someone talking to you, do you ever have the thought of suddenly stabbing them in the brain even though it doesn't make sense at all because you like the person and you'd never hurt anyone? Is there a disorder for these kind of unwanted homicidal thou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Going "mute" in social situations.

Posted: 15 Jan 2013, 2:51 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 8,117


I find it difficult to speak when in conversations with two or more people. I tend to remain quiet until I have enough of an idea of the conversation that I can contribute something. It's not anxiety for me, though. I just literally do not know what to say, how to say it, or to whom. That happens t...
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