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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: What if Donald Sterling said don't associate with autistics?

Posted: 02 May 2014, 11:06 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 762

I give a Ratt's ass about the reaction to his remarks that is why I started the thread.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: So what's the deal with Jenny McCarthy?

Posted: 02 May 2014, 11:00 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 494

The Wikipedia article about her

Look at the "Autism activism" and "Objections to appointment on The View" sections

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: The Longest Term of employement before getting fired.

Posted: 02 May 2014, 10:42 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,253

7 years

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Two questions

Posted: 02 May 2014, 5:23 am 

Replies: 92
Views: 3,023

Do you feel that self-diagnosed auties and aspies dictate this forum?? No opinion "dictates" this forum And are there pervasive narratives that dominate on this forum? Yes there are NT's are inferior, dumb, only care about their social ranking etc, look down on Autistics etc. "Autism Speaks" obvious...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Myself a very odd case. (Possible cause of autism???! !!)

Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 8:51 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 799

The only exception (and this is a big one) is that I was able to read social cues, body language and sarcasm. I could read body language okay and I could tell at a glance what somebody was thinking. That was never really an issue for me. I am not a professional psychologist but yeah that is a big o...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Does Therapy Help?

Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 4:49 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,192

Just started CBT for Autistic anxiety. Have had only one session so far so I can’t give you any feedback yet. It is my first psychological therapy in 5 decades. While I have mixed feelings about behavioral therapies I am trying it for several reasons. Adult services are so rare I feel I have to put ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do so many posts only mention aspies/Asperger's?

Posted: 30 Apr 2014, 2:00 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 2,628

Stereotyping people that identify as Aspie as Ass-burgers, elitists, fakers, excuse makers apparently is ok here on this “support group” website.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: What if Donald Sterling said don't associate with autistics?

Posted: 29 Apr 2014, 10:41 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 762

In case you have been very involved in a special interest the last few days the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team Donald Sterling was caught on video criticizing his girlfriend for being in a picture with former Basketball superstar Magic Johnson. He did not like that she associated ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Which of these ASD subtypes are you?

Posted: 29 Apr 2014, 10:04 pm 

Replies: 61
Views: 4,138

With the exception of not being ashamed of being an Aspie-Autistic #4 is a very accurate description of me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone else find it hard to try new things?

Posted: 29 Apr 2014, 8:57 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,178

My Brief-A test for Executive Function Deficits reported that 97% of everybody else adjusts to change better then I do.

Special interests and routines are coping mechanisms for low working memory and Executive Function deficits

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Touch. Can you tolerate it?

Posted: 29 Apr 2014, 8:37 pm 

Replies: 78
Views: 4,636

Generally do not like it. Especially from the shoulders to the neck. I have confused and upset a few people with my “inappropriate” reactions to being touched

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I Am an NT | My Side of the Picture

Posted: 29 Apr 2014, 8:07 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,529


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do so many posts only mention aspies/Asperger's?

Posted: 29 Apr 2014, 5:13 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 2,628

I think it is both habit and not understanding LFA's/elitism. I try and go by the wording used in the particular thread. If it's about Aspergers I tend to use that language. If I am not sure I use "on the spectrum". Or I use Aspie-Autistic as I am diagnosed as both and the more I look at myself I se...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Teens React to Nirvana

Posted: 28 Apr 2014, 4:11 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,873


 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Fired on the 4th day

 Post subject: Re: Fired on the 4th day
Posted: 28 Apr 2014, 3:12 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,600

I won't give too many details because I'm filing a discrimination complaint against the owner and the company holding the franchise. Did they know about your AS? Unfortunately, most states are right-to-work, which means you can be fired for any reason or none unless you're covered by a union agreem...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Do most employers look for someone "bubbly?

Posted: 28 Apr 2014, 2:47 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 4,030

This is one of the reasons I believe their is no Autism epidemic. Multitasking also makes it harder for Autistics in the work world these days. While personality has always been important I believe that there is a large group of people with certain levels of severity who would have likely gotten job...
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