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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do I have Aspergers? (probably overused question , sorry)

Posted: 15 Aug 2014, 11:56 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,174

The most common reply that you are going to receive to such a question is that "Only a trained psychologist/psychiatrists can diagnose one with an autistic spectrum disorder." There is a bit of truth in this, as the professionals have studied the diagnostic criteria much longer than have many of the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: autism and singing

Posted: 14 Aug 2014, 10:33 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,586

I have adored singing ever since I was old enough to produce such sounds with my vocal chords. I had my own little karaoke machine at one point, though I sure managed to find the motivation to sing without it, too. As a child, I was absolutely convinced that I was going to be the next big country mu...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Make a sentence using a word in wrong context

Posted: 13 Aug 2014, 9:45 am 

Replies: 584
Views: 16,522

We wanted to invite the rest of the company to our summer conference in Miami, but we simply had no place to Logjam.


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: rocking back and forward.

Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 5:18 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 2,298

I have a tendency to do this whenever I am stressed, overwhelmed, bored, or listening to music, but I rock very subtly when I am in public to the point that nobody seems to notice. It is, in fact, very relaxing. :)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling out of place with both AS and NT people

Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 630

I have a hypothesis that many people with an autistic spectrum disorder (or any other neurological or psychological state that is conducive to social awkwardness, for that matter) seldom, if ever, really feel as though they are "in place" with others. People often speak of those who relate well to e...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: I love Sylkat

Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 4:05 pm 

Replies: 1,773
Views: 27,204

Wherever you are, Sylkat, know that you are much loved and appreciated.

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Make a sentence using a word in wrong context

Posted: 10 Aug 2014, 12:33 pm 

Replies: 584
Views: 16,522

My father still thinks that I do not know where he hid my present, but I, in fact, Dixie him open the closet door and stuff it under the spare towels.


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Another I hate Aspergers rant

Posted: 02 Aug 2014, 1:44 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,567

*offers virtual hug* You have every right to dislike your circumstances; life has its cruelties about it, and one cannot be faulted for noticing and being affected by such. Rejection and depression are two of the deepest-cutting cruelties of all, and it is not at all unusual that you feel so hopeles...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Novel about Aspie romance

Posted: 26 Jul 2014, 8:41 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 928

This novel does seem fairly interesting. I do not normally like romance novels, but I'm willing to make an exception for this one.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: what is your religion if any

Posted: 26 Jul 2014, 8:33 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 4,932

Transyl wrote:
I gave up on religion because it was smaller than love.

This is absolutely beautiful. :heart:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: what is your religion if any

Posted: 26 Jul 2014, 8:28 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 4,932

Agnostic who was raised non-denominationally Christian but who now leans towards Pantheism.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My Turn, a biographical blog entry

Posted: 23 Jul 2014, 10:03 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 678

What type of feedback are you looking for? Are you hoping to receive constructive criticism, or are you just seeking general opinions? In any case, this is indeed a very touching article with a very touching message. I absolutely love the lines "My advice is to never let pride or shame keep you from...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger's with no meltdowns?

Posted: 22 Jul 2014, 7:47 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 5,019

Meltdowns and tantrums are not the same at all. They are very different. We have to be careful not to confuse the two. The motives and causes are very very different. You want to be careful calling a meltdown a glorified tantrum because people who are not knowledgeable who don't know the difference...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Resembles ASD

Posted: 16 Jul 2014, 8:17 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 544

Maladaptive Daydreaming Disorder can also resemble an ASD.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: required reading.

Posted: 30 Jun 2014, 12:39 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 481

This is an absolutely wonderful article. Thank you for sharing.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Are alcoholism/ drug addiction really diseases?

Posted: 30 Jun 2014, 12:21 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,253

I have been tormented by an adult alcoholic for years, to the point of multiple suicidal attempts, and instead of our landlord/stepfather doing as he promised that if he does one more thing to us he'll throw him out, but when that happened, he said "you don't throw out a sick person"! :eew: Meanwhi...
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