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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Attitudes to personal wealth

Posted: 22 May 2010, 6:17 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,782

Their pay would be in approximately $40,000 to $45,000 per year. This is the average wage for my province. Is the teacher middle class? They have a middle class education. Are they working class? They have a working class income. That is a very common misconception, that people make a lot more than...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspies, do you like watching movies?

Posted: 21 May 2010, 7:24 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 8,940

I don't like movies very much. I think I'm okay at understanding them, but the characters have concerns that don't interest me and that I can't relate to. Action movies just bore me, and I find them manipulative, in the way they try to channel your adrenaline by making you react a certain way to cer...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: no clue socially, or just unable to express?

Posted: 21 May 2010, 7:17 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,584

But my difficulty socializing is in having no idea at all how to interact. It is as if I am surrounded by people who live in a foreign country and culture and I don't know what to say to them without observing and imitating. Once I begin communication, I feel very uncomfortable. The longer that the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's the aspie perspective on this sort of interaction?

Posted: 21 May 2010, 1:25 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,709

This may be a naive and perhaps even not appropriate suggestion, but why not take him up on his offer to go to the flea market together? Even if you don't like flea markets, you'll be hanging out together? It sounds to me like he thought he was trying to accommodate your wishes, and from his perspec...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: real advice for those who want to socialize at work.

Posted: 21 May 2010, 2:50 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,480

One suggestion I have, which is a problem I've encountered in the past, though I haven't had a job now in a long time, is don't try to improve the practices of your place of work (unless that's part of your job description). You might think your boss will be glad to hear about a more efficient way o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Age you feel you are

Posted: 21 May 2010, 1:31 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 5,429

I think I'm 46 going on 13. Not intellectually, necessarily, but emotionally. :)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone know of any fictional characters with AS?

Posted: 21 May 2010, 1:29 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 16,642

JasonGone wrote:
i have to disagree bee, sheldon is extremely aspergian.
Yeah, I have to agree on second thought. I think you're right.

He does have more friends than I do, though, and he hangs out with them an awful lot! :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: is your diagnoses a gift or disorder

Posted: 21 May 2010, 1:24 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 3,114

It's hard to say exactly what parts of myself are due to my mild AS and what are not. Would I be less academically gifted if I did not have AS? I don't know, and although it hasn't gotten me a job or any financial rewards, I wouldn't want to give up my ability to think clearly and to reason. On the ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Looking for resources on practicing social skills

Posted: 20 May 2010, 9:50 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,207

That book is interesting because it's presented in such a straightforward way, but all I could think right away was that it's well and good to say one should look interested and try to talk to people who look interested in talking, but how does one do that? How do you look 'interested" or "welcoming...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone know of any fictional characters with AS?

Posted: 20 May 2010, 9:19 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 16,642

And I found out that the actor that plays Sheldon asked the producers of BBT whether or not Sheldon's character is on the spectrum, and they said that no he isn't. Whatever! Not that I don't believe you. I do. But Sheldon is completely an aspie, whether the producers think so or not. I wonder what ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Work hard and you'll get a head, what a crock

Posted: 20 May 2010, 9:08 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 3,050

I have to agree with Willard. What gets you ahead is ass-kissing and knowing how to play the game, unfortunately. I thought I might find SOME people like me when I initially started coming to Wrongplanet. Instead....i've mostly found people who majoring in computer engineering or something who can d...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Accurate Studies on Adults with HFA/Aspergers?

Posted: 20 May 2010, 12:59 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 2,434

Since autism is a spectrum disorder that can affect individuals from a few very mild quirks to significant impairment, the studies you seek, as predictors of how any one person will succeed, may not exist, since there is such a huge variability in each individual experience. You might find Temple Gr...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: How Has AS Affected Your Employment/Career ?

Posted: 19 May 2010, 8:23 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 5,911

I can't work due to chronic fatigue, so I can't say how AS alone would have affected me job-wise. Having noticed so very many people, both male and female, with both asperger's and chronic fatigue or fibromyalgia, I can't help wondering if the high stress levels of living with asperger's is some so...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers / Bipolar mix anyone taking Lamotrigine!! !

Posted: 19 May 2010, 11:24 am 

Replies: 61
Views: 17,963

Thanks everyone, so far all good and does seem to be helping, well takes the edge off of things and makes it easier to cope. Glad you're doing better. I'm taking Lamotrigine and Abilify for depression and anxiety (I'm not bipolar). I started both at the same time, and am still on a low dose of both...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Coming up with a college game plan.

Posted: 19 May 2010, 12:39 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 787

Perhaps you can try to see if the school has any workarounds for people with disabilities. Even if you don't have an official DX, if you are seeing a counselor who knows about your issues, you should be able to make a case that you need some accommodations. For instance, where I went to school there...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: depression

Posted: 19 May 2010, 12:32 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 2,473

If you already have a doc who prescribes the antidepressant, talk to him/her about adjusting your meds or adding a new medication.
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