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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism is a vague diagnosis.

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 9:22 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,209


In the new dsm they did away with autism subtypes. Personally I think they should have added more. I feel pretty confident that many of those subtypes are going to end up being reinstated. There's research already coming out indicating that AS/HFA and Classic Autism actually have some distinctly di...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Non Aspies Explaining Things To Us

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 8:55 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,415


As mentioned there are are social skills classes. Others of us have learned by observing and reading. My 5 decades of experience is that a lot will figure you are different it is up to you to adjust, others will figure since they have have some if these problems they understand and expect you to suc...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Advantages to being an Aspie

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 8:27 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,350


Funny thing is I don't need or want to "cure" myself of being an Aspie, I like it just the way it is. And yes, I am well aware of needing to wash and change my clothes often. I want to cure myself. I'm always in awe of how much things NTs can get done in one day. They can get up early, arrive more ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: AQ and EQ scores

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 3:45 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 701


Hi ya thought i should reply haven't checked here since but thank you for your repl. we went today but they would not give a diognosis until we have been through the whole process. SO we spoke about my scores of the EQ and AQ test and basically had to go through giving examples of each. Then they w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism is a vague diagnosis.

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 3:37 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,209


I don't think vague but broad to the point of possibly being meaningless I would agree with.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need help and advice

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 3:33 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 795


Now I get it and understand. I have felt the same way and compensated in a similar way to Toy Soldier. Is the school library open late? If not the public library probably is. And the thing about libraries is that they are QUIET and they have computers also.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: My simplistic pro-neurodiversity statement

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 3:23 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,208


WOW this has to be one of the most poignant posts I've ever read on WP, and YES, it does make perfect sense to me!! ! 8O It's quite the synopsis of neurotypical tribalism that seems so deeply ingrained in their psyche, and that the ones with the most integrity, best work ethic, highest IQ and what ...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: What's your dream job? :)

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 3:11 pm 

Replies: 96
Views: 34,951


None of these would seem like anyone elses dream jobs, but I feel that I have obtained most of mine. as a young girl I was horribly bullied, was unofficialy voted the "weirdest looking chick" and 'the girl I wouldn't touch with a ten foot pole" I would fantasize what it would be like to be a girl t...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Eminem, Aspergers.

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 2:59 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 31,837


Is he the first celebrity with Asperger's to actually acknowledge it in such a public fashion? Actress Darryl Hannah recently came out http://www.forbes.com/sites/emilywillingham/2013/09/29/wall-street-actress-daryl-hannah-also-autistic-woman/ Dan Aykroyd has talked about it [youtube]http://www.you...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Which Music Genres Will Die Out within 20 years?

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 2:30 pm 

Replies: 102
Views: 20,178


Agree because of the stated above and youtube etc nothing will die out. I can see in the 2050's dubstep reunion tours and neo dubstep. A more interesting can anything really new be born?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If you weren't different anymore...

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 6:10 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 4,873


I would definitely much rather be NT. An entire world with people as socially awkward as me would not be a good thing at all. We're no more oblivious or indifferent to things like that than NTs are. But would I be socially awkward if I understood most peoples social signals because they would be li...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: First psychiatrist consultation

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 6:06 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 409


superlocrian wrote:
thanks! So should one go in armed with a diagnosis or simply present my issues?


Present

Let us know how it goes.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What kind of father does this? Need advice

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 5:54 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 763


but why did he do it? what happened before that? and is that the first time he did something like that? you can't be normal, neither can i or anyone else on this forum. my parents couldnt accept me the way i am either. are you old enough to live on your own? i'm much happier ever since i started li...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Need help and advice

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 5:46 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 795


I don't know you so I can only generalize. An aspie trait is having "special interests". The difference between special interests and hobbys is that special interests do crowd out other activities. In the days and months following diagnoses many have Aspergers become a special interest because so mu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: did I develop asperger's or is it just being antisocial?

Posted: 11 Nov 2013, 5:03 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 8,830


Who_Am_I wrote:
Just a reminder that this thread is 2 years old and the OP hasn't visited WP since 2011.

Speaking of hyperfocus

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What Bores You?

Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 11:35 pm 

Replies: 40
Views: 1,992


In no particular order religion macroeconomics (even though I know it's very important) elevator music New Age anything Miley Cyrus The Kardashiens Golf Tennis Romantic Comedy's This song about boredom never bores me. Lyrics are pretty aspie to me [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG3VlBdHST0[...
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