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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: a new idea about our battle with autism $peaks

Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 2:11 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,894


how exactly do give a group x number of stars? :? have never come across that function before. am up for educating them,but bet will get the same treatment had got off their supporters on their very first forum,they denied the autism of mine because aparently those of us diagnosed with severe autis...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Simple reasons not to support Autism Speaks

Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 1:55 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,343


ASAN Statement on Autism Cares Act ASAN Statement on Autism CARES Act June 10, 2014 In response to this week?s introduction of the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (CARES) Act of 2014 (S.2449) and the markup of H.R. 4631, the House equivalent, the Autistic Self ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Are you very high-functioning?

Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 1:21 pm 

Replies: 171
Views: 21,776


The thing that still gets me is that there is this shadow self in me that WANTS to be with people/connect with people, that conditioning is still there and it causes some psychologically detrimental behavior to myself. My "core self" as it were, authentic self, hates this behavior and wishes to sto...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Aspies working in Customer Service or Sales

Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 1:05 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,885


I have spent my whole life intentionally avoiding these type of jobs because even before I knew about Autism I knew these jobs were bad for me. I did have interaction with clients over the phone. The good part was no eye contact and they were about specific problems with software I had written. The ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: We Don't Have Erik Cantor To Kick Around Anymore!

Posted: 11 Jun 2014, 12:35 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,986


The root cause of a lot of our problems is the complete lack of trust the the government-cooperate establishment. You could argue that the "tea party" or the "gun nut" "answer" is wrong and depending on the issue I might agree with you but the "paranoia "is justified. Just look at the NSA and relate...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Are you very high-functioning?

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 2:52 pm 

Replies: 171
Views: 21,776


The reaction was quite similar - that it's very unlikely that I have aspergers, that it's fashionable nowadays to diagnose asperger's, and that the diagnosis doesn't make any difference, because there's no medication for asperger's and I'd still have to "hold on" and "keep myself together" the way ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did Elliot Rodger have Asperger's?

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 2:06 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 12,889


Yeah, he had Asperger's. School principles and his mom said it. His behavior is very much like an aspie. Yeah, he was more socially aware than most but his other behaviors fit Asperger's, including his obsessional thinking, loneliness, and social avoidance. He was also horribly bullied, something t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you control your stims?

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 1:49 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,872


Depends on the person. Most of the time I can keep it private.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Late Aspergers Diagnosis

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 1:44 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,129


It was also found I had Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Can you guys ever imagine an Aspie's sufferer with 'Fibrofog'? It's a bloody nightmare! Fibromyalgia seems to be a common co morbid condition to autism especially in females. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jacob-teitelbaum-md/is-autism-r...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Modification: 'Neurotypical'

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 1:35 pm 

Replies: 89
Views: 4,491


"neuromajority" and "neuromainstream" are more accurate in the sense that a lot of our problems a result of our neurolegies being neither. "Typical" has a negative connotation such as boring, unimaginative and so using "Neurotypical" stigmatizes that group. The problem is that we have gotten used to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers is not only a social handicap, right?

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 1:22 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,267


It is as the late Lorna Wing said a "triad of impairments". Unfortunately social "deficits" in autism is what most of the neurotypical world cares about if they care about it at all. So most of the treatments are attempts to "fix" social "deficits" . This means the treatments are at best partially e...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why Increased Autism?

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 12:24 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 2,699


Wrongplanet is hardly a reflection of the autistic population. I've met people with autism in real life that have no idea about this forum, nor have any interest in it. --- In the AS/HFA support groups I attend many people do not go on internet forums . Which is irreverent to the possibility of fem...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Making silly mistakes?

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 12:41 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,050


My silly mistakes = Frustrating

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: So, exactly HOW

Posted: 10 Jun 2014, 12:31 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,185


Social Reciprocity deficits mean just that. It does not mean it is impossible it means that progress is going to be painstakingly slow. I am having frustration and resistance from the community to my online petitions and activities to confront ableist language online because it is felt that any publ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Working on the Future

Posted: 09 Jun 2014, 8:10 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,401


I'm working on the bucket list! Saw a surgeon today to arrange my second (and hopefully last hip replacement operation, which is happening in 3 months' time, and then six months until the muscles and deep tissues heal fully, and then I am going to get back to power walking, horse riding, travelling...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: are you in a social group

Posted: 09 Jun 2014, 7:14 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,023


When I was a teen we had a family of 9 and a family of 13 on my block plus a lot of other teens (they called the baby boom for a reason) We would hang out on the corner then graduated to cruising around in cars. Now I go to 2 or 3 Aspergers/HFA support groups a month. Some of us go to a diner after ...
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