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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do your special interests keep you from bettering your life?

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 7:47 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,830


I said sometimes because sometimes I can spend a ridiculous amount of time on them, and while I enjoy them, they can be a hinderance to getting other things done that I know I need to do. They are my biggest motivation to better my life. I want to do what I've always dreamed of doing, which is prett...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does interaction on WP have any impact offline?

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 7:31 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,538


Yes. Pros: I get to learn from others trials & mistakes and descriptions of their traits etc. It helps in dealing with myself, NT's, as well as other Aspies in person as I then have a better more well rounded understanding of all things related. It's nice to know what solutions others have found...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What IS it called?

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 7:25 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,118


Visual thinking / being a Visual Thinker. I recall doing a bit of that getting lost in very vividly described books when I was younger, especially when I was 12yo & read "Ender's Game," a sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card. I highly recommend it to anyone, but especially a visual thinker who can h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Coping with interest anxiety

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 6:30 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 530


My special interests- or more the thought of them ending- makes me very anxious. I have three main problems with it! 1) I won't allow myself to do something I might get too attatched to and might become a new interest ie read! 2) I worry about what my friends will think of me if my next interest is...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Learning how to swim.

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 4:46 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 3,307


If you're over the phobia and the worst anxiety, that'll help. My mother had a near drowning incident at a pool party as a kid and hasn't liked deep water ever since, but she'll still go in a pool - especially shallow water - and can float and sort of swim. As a result, we were all put in swimming l...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Don't Smoke Marijuana

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 4:37 pm 

Replies: 79
Views: 17,199


MannyBoo, from your other posts, I assume you've never tried recreational drugs.

How can you hate something you have absolutely no first hand experience with?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers syndrome is a disability plain and simple

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 4:24 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,175


I only realized my own AS 5 months or so ago. I'm working on getting an official diagnosis, which I'm certain will be confirmed. I'm looking forward to it, though, as then it will shut my older brother up who's calling it a bunch of self diagnosis BS because I don't have a Doctorate. I suppose in a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need a reason for everything.

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 4:08 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 904


Diagram: the problem or UDE (undesirable effect) goes at the head of the fish, the body bones are possible reasons for it when first asking "why?" then each smaller arrow, or smaller fishbone branching off, is the answer to asking "why?" to that bone's topic. The diagram may look a little confusing,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers syndrome is a disability plain and simple

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,175


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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Advice to aspies too basic - anyone agree?

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 4:01 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 2,993


While I don't think I've seen the video in question, I've seen others & I agree. So what? I think they're very valuable for Aspie children, even those that are very high functioning, as they may not yet have learned these things naturally or by learning their own coping mechanisms over years of ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need a reason for everything.

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 3:36 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 904


While I get the whole repeating cycle thing, it literally is that black and white and logical: Thoughts dictate emotions. Even though you've described a thought, then emotion, then thought about an emotion leading to another emotion etc - it's always a thought that dictates your next emotion. Period...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers syndrome is a disability plain and simple

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 3:26 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,175


I only realized my own AS 5 months or so ago. I'm working on getting an official diagnosis, which I'm certain will be confirmed. I'm looking forward to it, though, as then it will shut my older brother up who's calling it a bunch of self diagnosis BS because I don't have a Doctorate. It's particular...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: words instead of hitting

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 3:06 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 488


In this book there's a great description of a teaching technique to get kids to learn exactly this that involves discussing the physical action they took vs. the incident vs. verbal options and assigning numeric scores on a scale of 1-10 that rate the appropriateness of the actions & reasons for...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers syndrome is a disability plain and simple

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 2:53 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,175


All a matter of perspective. Disabled, or differently abled? I don't mean that in some cheesy advertisement way meant to have severely disabled people accept their place in the world. I meant it much more literally, in typical AS fashion, as there are certainly traits to AS that make many of us natu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain Repair

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 1:55 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 714


Its interesting how the brain can make more neural connections the more you do something; maybe this could be applied to the social skills aspect. Of course it can.. just as anyone who does sales knows, the more you do it the better you get at it - and all sales skills are just an advanced subset o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need a reason for everything.

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 1:52 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 904


Probably just the inquisitive analyst/scientist in ya. And the reason for everything is that everything happens for a reason.. including you, including me.. we just need to figure out what our reason is. The reason you feel anything, upset, angry, happy, whatever is because of what you're thinking, ...
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