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 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Crushing on someone hard when you have ASD

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:59 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,494


MaxE wrote:
How would you know he's on the spectrum?


I had a university instructor tell me that he was on the spectrum. We were chatting after class about autism and he mentioned it.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: How many aspies have been in abusive relationships?

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:56 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 3,399


I've been hit on by abusive people, but I saw the red flags and noped out long before it could have progressed to a relationship.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Autistic Functioning Level & Dating Success

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:54 am 

Replies: 104
Views: 3,816


2. Regardless of your functioning level, if people perceive you as autistic or special needs, you are less likely to be romantically successful compared to someone who appears neurotypical I disagree with this point. People who perceive you as an NT who is failing at stuff NTs should be succeeding ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Women that are Middle Eastern that have Asperger's Syndrome

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:50 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,607


What is it about women of middle-eastern background that appeals to you? The delicious food they cook You don't need to be middle-eastern to cook middle-eastern food. I'd recommend buying a middle-eastern cookbook and teaching yourself how to make the most delicious-seeming recipes from it if you w...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: What's the most stress-free living situation for someone...?

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:47 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,344


What's the most stress-free living situation for someone with Aspergers? *Living with parents *Renting so all problems go to the landlord *Other options? It really depends on the people involved. Living with parents can be very stressful or stress-free depending on how well you get along with your ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Baffling NT Children

 Post subject: Re: Baffling NT Children
Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:37 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,066


I agreed that 9 to 12 is a bit early for talk about sexual attraction, of any kind, and that they shouldn't be gossiping about it, especially with random adults. That's the usual age for kids to start feeling sexual attraction. And it can be really dangerous for kids to be trying to deal with new e...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: my son is about to be rejected from college -- long

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:03 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 2,789


We didn't get the rejection letter in the mail yet but they did reply to my request to know what issues he has that they can't support. Here is their reply: these are the criteria he is not meeting at this time: Academically motivated - eagerness to continue learning in a college classroom setting ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone given you constructive criticism?

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 7:29 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,092


I've gotten constructive criticism in writing groups for my writing (although some people in writing groups gave me criticism intended to be constructive but not actually useful because they misunderstood what I was going for, especially when I was writing different genres than the rest of my group)...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Son Just Diagnosed with Mild to Moderate ASD

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 7:08 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 980


I doubt the pure Lovaas method, Discrete Trial Training, is used today. Actually paediatric psychologists still recommend it. Unfortunately. I do not recommend ABA in any amount. The closest I'd come is recommending an eclectic strategy that draws some ideas from ABA, but tempered by non-ABA strate...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New Zealand denies entry to autistic daughter of immigrants

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 6:33 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 758


Note to self: Don't immigrate to Australia. These laws target parents looking to find medicare/NDIS insurance support for a chronically disabled child. They don't apply to a person with autism if they are capable of employment and looking after themselves. Maybe Joe90 meant that she wouldn't want t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD focus now

 Post subject: Re: ASD focus now
Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 6:27 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 401


The focus should always be on what the patient identifies as their biggest concern. For me, that's never been my autism - my PTSD has always been more bothersome to me, because it actually makes me unhappy, whereas autism makes my life harder but doesn't overall affect my happiness. Even my meltdown...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone here have autistic siblings as well?

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 6:20 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,439


My brother is NT, but my dad is autistic.

I would like to question the assumption that if your second child is autistic that would be a bad thing, though.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What type of neurodevelopental disorder is this?

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 6:18 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 746


What type of neurodevelopental disorder is this? I have some milder symptoms of Intellectual Disability, but am intelligent. Depends what symptoms you mean. Delays in some areas but not others are characteristic of many different conditions, depending on which areas a person is delayed in. For exam...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: I dislike the new pride flag design and here's why

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 6:09 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 4,231


Why can't we just have multiple flags instead of cramming everything into one flag?

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Rent or Buy a house (assuming you can afford both)?

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 6:02 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 4,154


1. Renting typically costs less than owning an equivalent home. In the short term. In the long term, it costs way more. If you plan on living in the same place for a decade or more, it's way cheaper to buy a home. Even with paying people to come in and fix your things for you, homeownership is way ...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Always having to have chew food

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:59 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 818


Sounds like a stim. If you'd rather chew something that isn't food or your clothes, you can buy chewable jewelry designed specifically for autistic people.

https://www.munchables.ca/
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