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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Why cant I do boring tasks?

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 9:59 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 3,829

Executive Function deficits rearing it's ugly head again. My brother in law gave me a data entry job where I had to copy and paste thousands of names, addresses etc. Despite telling myself I needed to stay away from Wrong Planet during the assignment I kept on coming here every 1/2 hour or hour. I p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: why are doctors so reluctant to diagnose people with ASD

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 8:54 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 5,333

... a large majority of "Aspies" are just loners who people don't like, rather than people with a actual neurological disorder,... ...most people claiming to be Aspies diagnosed or not did not really have it is a large factor. I have seen no evidence of this. I don't believe that you have either. I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain Stimulation Erases Autism for a Month

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 5:57 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,717

The experimental treatment only eased anxiety but "study participants showed no improvement at inferring the mental states of others when faced with a computer simulation. "It surprises me," said Enticott. "We are stimulating the region of the brain that is most closely associated with these tasks,"...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone heard the term 'Refridgerator Mother' before?

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 5:48 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 4,027

Thanks for that guys :D Mambo and ASPartOfMe, I'm glad you posted that; I'd never heard of Reactive Attachment Disorder before. After reading about it, I can see why it's difficult to determine which a child could have, as they're quite similar indeed in their traits. I will definitely have to look...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Enforcing rules

 Post subject: Re: Enforcing rules
Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 5:40 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,311

How busy were the rest of the checkouts? If they're standing 3 or more customers deep with all lines open and filled with customers, I'd keep my mouth shut, unless you want it slapped shut, as pointing out rules in that situation is considered extremely rude. And before you jump my arse, that is ex...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A Neurological "Tug of War"

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 5:27 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 3,835

Although I can't exactly call it a tug of war (although it can make me feel conflicted), I certainly relate to the half and half view and having traits of both. It's not as simple as saying aspies are like this and NTs are like that, the reality is much more complex. Some of us have traits that sup...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Hank on 'Parenthood'

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 4:33 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 7,122

As a "lifelong bachelor" Parenthood is not the type of show I would watch. But thanks to links Fish Stick Nick presented I did watch the show. I love what they are doing with this. A portrayal of a middle aged Aspie who seems not to be the stereotyped scientist or nerdy wannabe is desperately needed...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you ever experienced doubts about your diagnosis?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 8:37 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 4,788

It is pretty common. There have been a few threads here about it. If it is foolish would depend on each individuals situation.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: why are doctors so reluctant to diagnose people with ASD

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 8:25 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 5,333

Is your diagnosis a verbal diagnosis in passing or an actual recorded on paper diagnosis? (This could have had an effect on the hospital's response). Also, the reason I believe they are hesitant to diagnose it is because a large majority of "Aspies" are just loners who people don't like, rather tha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone heard the term 'Refridgerator Mother' before?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 7:36 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 4,027

I have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, try looking it up, I have heard confirmation from various sources of my theory that a neglected child does not develop the parts of the brain relating to social skills resulting in similar symptoms to genetically derived Aspergers, two differ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your favorite big cities in the U.S.?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 5:52 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 4,605

New York because it is New York

Chicaaaaago because it is has all the culture of New York and it's own unique style I find endearing. And it has Wrigley Field.

San Francisco is just so beautiful

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Explaining Neurodiversity

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 5:11 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,813

Maybe the Wikipedia article will help

A WIRED article

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Have your traits "backslid" as you've gotten older

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 4:42 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,661

Burnout,yes indeed. Our generation now in middle age did not know about the spectrum. It was sink or swim. So we tried to "fit in". We knew we were different, wrong, and had to work 2, 3, 4, 5 times as harder then everybody else to get what they got. Some of us failed and are not around anymore. Som...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Boycott Autism Speaks

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 2:32 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 11,574

Having a characters Autistic traits be an object be an object of laughter every week on a highly rated network television show is not my idea of positive. While audience may or may not know these traits are autistic or if they call it another name they are laughing at autism. On the procedural s the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to avoid bitterness

 Post subject: Re: How to avoid bitterness
Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 9:49 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 7,701

All the people who preach the hard knocks school of life (life owes you nothing, get up and make a difference, stop whining about your life, etc. etc.) all have a point: complaining and being bitter really and truly do not help make things better. does one successfully adopt a positive a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NON-Diagnosis

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 9:29 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 6,767

My girlfriend diagnosed me at first. She was gentle, supportive, and suggested it might explain so much of my life that I didn't get. She was right, but I balked at first, dragged my heals, didn't want to revisit the traumas of my past having spent the first 17 years of my life labeled a "retard." ...
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