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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are special schools like?

Posted: 19 May 2019, 11:55 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,050


Yep up until last year I went to a school for special needs kids / developmentally disabled kids. There were kids all over the spectrum there. Some kids had leg braces or back braces or were in a wheelchair. But most of the kids were autistic and PDD. I guess, because no one's disability was talked...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Imagine Dragons?

 Post subject: Re: Imagine Dragons?
Posted: 19 May 2019, 9:50 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 231


I like a some of their older songs, such as Demons and It's Time, but I absolutely hate their newer stuff. Too techno/electronic for my liking.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory stimuli you just CAN'T stand

Posted: 19 May 2019, 9:46 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 1,021


Dislike of artificial scents seems to be common to a good many of us, myself included. One of my most hated sensory stimuli is taking a single bite of food and feeling 10 different textures in my mouth at once. Which is why I will never like salad. And I also hate the slimy yet crunchy texture of co...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are special schools like?

Posted: 19 May 2019, 9:28 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 2,050


Yep up until last year I went to a school for special needs kids / developmentally disabled kids. There were kids all over the spectrum there. Some kids had leg braces or back braces or were in a wheelchair. But most of the kids were autistic and PDD. I guess, because no one's disability was talked...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you consider autism a disability?

Posted: 17 May 2019, 1:13 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 1,315


If you ask me, In some ways yes, in some ways no. There are definitely many things that being autistic makes more difficult (socializing, executive functioning, sensory stuff, etc.), but also many things that it gives me that I would never want to change. I don't think I would ever want to be NT tho...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Do you find "person first" language to be stupid?

Posted: 17 May 2019, 12:41 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,331


I am an autistic autist with autism. I like to autism autistically. But anyway. You wouldn't call a woman a "person with female-ness" or an African-American a "person with black-ness". It's okay to say "diabetic" or "epileptic" and those are ten times worse t...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: A-Z songs

 Post subject: Re: A-Z songs
Posted: 16 May 2019, 2:55 am 

Replies: 340
Views: 15,041


Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: First thing that comes to mind when you think of Australia

Posted: 16 May 2019, 2:35 am 

Replies: 147
Views: 3,769


Giant Crocodiles

Meat Pies

Billabongs

Didgeridoos

Desert, Desert, and More Desert

Surfing

Barramundi

Keith Urban

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: 6-letter word game

 Post subject: Re: 6-letter word game
Posted: 16 May 2019, 2:28 am 

Replies: 14,094
Views: 104,734


Ordeal

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Psychiatric Pop thread

 Post subject: Re: Psychiatric Pop thread
Posted: 15 May 2019, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 501



The artist is openly autistic, and most recently has become the lead singer of 80s rock band Quiet Riot.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Homeschooling

 Post subject: Re: Homeschooling
Posted: 15 May 2019, 5:41 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 654


I've have experience in both being homeschooled and attending standard schools. The latter, a large-ish public school in one of the better districts in the USA, was hell in 3rd and 4th grade, which led to me being homeschooled until 7th grade, then attending small private schools until finishing 12t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: envious of other young people

Posted: 15 May 2019, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 479


I feel the same way, and I'm six years younger than you... a lot of the people I went to university with have had internships/jobs since their sophomore year, and here I am about to graduate and still haven't found anything.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: The anti-vaxxer movement perpetuates a phobia of autism

Posted: 15 May 2019, 3:47 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,036


CockneyRebel wrote:
i can't wait until that movement is over. I think it's vapid.


I think we can all agree with that! Hearing about this antivax stuff makes my blood boil, and makes me feel sorry for the children who are being raised by these people...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Do you find "person first" language to be stupid?

Posted: 15 May 2019, 3:16 am 

Replies: 43
Views: 1,331


I've never been much of a fan of person-first language, but I respect whatever opinions others in our community have. I tend to think that the more we can be open about calling ourselves autistic (especially those of us on the milder end), the less it can be used as a slur. Maybe :? Let's hope. In c...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Neurodiversity movement is basically the dignity movement.

Posted: 15 May 2019, 2:56 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 718


I've never heard neurodiversity described in this way before, but can't say I completely disagree with where you're coming from. I personally don't view myself as either fully defective or fully effective, since there are certain things where I excel more than your average person, and certain other ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My optimist outlook on my autism isolates me.

Posted: 14 May 2019, 7:56 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 525


I think of my autism as both; A disability that makes my life harder, something to be worked with and needs a lot of support AND It is me. I would not be me without autism, which in some manners makes it a gift. It need not be overly optimistic and certainly not pessimistic or cynical. It just is w...
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