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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Strangely less threatened by immigrants

Posted: 31 May 2022, 10:46 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,064

MaxE wrote:
It seems these guys are from Georgia which is overwhelmingly Christian, so probably the beards were misleading as to religion.

My impression is that a lot of what we think of as "Muslim" appearance is common across religions in certain regions.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Autism diagnostic criteria

Posted: 12 May 2022, 1:05 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 4,344

There is already an explanation from this OP, and also with milder form of ASD, you at least need to meet enough diagnostic criteria for B. Diagnostic criteria A for ASD, it should be reserved when it is more severe. People with Broad Autism Phenotype should only be diagnosed with ASD when symptoms...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Ever Lost a Friend Because of Autism?

Posted: 12 May 2022, 9:36 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 271

I've mostly lost friends due to executive dysfunction.

Anyone who blames me for symptoms isn't someone I really want as a friend, so that's not a huge loss. But it sucks when I drift apart from a good friend simply because I can't handle the executive challenge of staying in touch.

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Anyone here have healthy relationship with parents? (TW)

Posted: 12 May 2022, 9:34 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 468

I just had a thought in regards to #1 :arrow: When I was a kid I've often been told that others were just joking or trying to be friendly when I really believed at the time that they were being mean & bullying me. Looking back I still believe that in some(or maybe a lot) of those situations oth...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: "But a woman's number of options doesn't matter!"

Posted: 12 May 2022, 9:23 am 

Replies: 134
Views: 5,498

She: "It does matter! Numbers don't matter! What matters only is your confidence and if two click well! Even if she has 1000 other guys chatting her, that won't matter if you are "the one". Me: Come on, how does that not matter? of course it does, if she has 1000 other options it mea...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Autism diagnostic criteria

Posted: 12 May 2022, 9:07 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 4,344

You keep saying there should be changes to the criteria and the criteria should be like this, but you still haven't said why. Why do you think it's important to include people who don't have social impairments under the diagnostic category of autism?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question about PDD-NOS

 Post subject: Re: Question about PDD-NOS
Posted: 09 May 2022, 10:13 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,237

I read a book by a parent of a kid diagnosed with Down Syndrome and PDD NOS, with the atypical onset thing for PDD NOS. He basically acted like a typical Down Syndrome kid until his teens, and then suddenly started acting like he was low functioning autistic as well. Also developed epilepsy around t...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Autism diagnostic criteria

Posted: 09 May 2022, 10:07 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 4,344

Isn't the whole point of BAP that they're not included under the diagnostic criteria of autism? Why would including BAP in the diagnostic criteria be desirable?

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Do we have more luck getting one night stands?

Posted: 06 May 2022, 10:03 am 

Replies: 88
Views: 4,069

I see a bunch of people giving strongly worded advice to Jamesy, but have any of you stopped to determine whether or not Jamesy actually wants your advice?

I don't know about you, Jamesy, but it would really bug me if people were giving me advice like that. It's your life, you do what you want.

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Anyone here have healthy relationship with parents? (TW)

Posted: 06 May 2022, 6:58 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 468

I have a great relationship with my parents. They're not perfect (no one is) but throughout all the challenges I've faced, I've always known they're 100% on my side and will do their best to help me. With that said, I think that #1 and #3 are the biggest reasons why you see so many abused autistic p...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Get a Diagnosis, Not Gaslighted

Posted: 06 May 2022, 6:35 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 1,236

Women(I use “women” to refer to women and people with minority gender identities)

God, I hate when people do that. They're not being inclusive. They're basically saying "your minority gender identity doesn't matter to me, I'm going to just pretend you're a woman instead".

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does your sense of test vary from day to day etc?

Posted: 06 May 2022, 6:28 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 715

A bit. Mostly based on my hunger and nutritional state. I've had a lot more changes to my tastes since I've gotten pregnant, because of hormones. However, even so, my basic likes and dislikes are generally consistent.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Research: autism strengths, social identity & wellbeing

Posted: 06 May 2022, 6:26 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 914

Unfortunately, I'm 32 so I don't meet participant criteria.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Strength in Maths due to ADHD & autism traits

Posted: 06 May 2022, 6:25 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,104

I have innate talents with math, but my mathematical learning style clashed so badly with how my school taught me that I ended up hating math and being weak in it due to unwillingness to practice and learn it. My strengths tend to be in conceptual reasoning, and I'm terrible at memorization or follo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Makaton feel good news story

Posted: 06 May 2022, 6:17 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 605

I agree with their petition for basic signing skills to be taught in schools. It's easier for a hearing NT person to learn to sign than it is for Deaf or communication disabled people to learn to speak, and it'd make society more inclusive. (And even though Makaton isn't aimed at Deaf people, it sou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Letting others know when I am overstimulated.

Posted: 01 May 2022, 6:58 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,092

Even if you can't speak or move, can you whine or stim? My family knows that when I'm keening or doing certain hand motions, I'm overstimulated, and will intervene on my behalf with others. If you can give any consistent signal of overload, even if it's unique to you, a person who knows you and is t...
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