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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Could ignorance have been bliss?

Posted: 21 Feb 2014, 9:02 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,782


Even though reality is setting in a big way after the initial euphoria there is no way I would want to go back because. 1. Ignorance was not bliss. It was confusion. It was wondering what horrible thing I must have done or was done to me to cause all of this. 2. The initial euphoria may be gone but ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Name all the similarities between Forrest Gump & Jesus

Posted: 21 Feb 2014, 8:09 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,140


I may be the only person who has never seen this movie. During the Jewish New Year the year the movie come out but before it had come out on video (it was video in 1994) the rabbi at the temple I belonged to at the time used the movie to make the point and described the plot and ending in detail. I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: EQ Test (Full Version)

Posted: 21 Feb 2014, 2:33 pm 

Replies: 129
Views: 21,439


46 Your results indicate that you need to work on improving the skills that can help you identify, perceive and express emotions in yourself and others. Difficulties in this area of emotional intelligence can hinder your ability to read others, to understand how they feel, and to effectively identif...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Learning from video tutorials

Posted: 21 Feb 2014, 1:11 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 509


With video a lot depends on the presenter. So I chose books. A lot of times I need both. Most people from what I notice prefer have the item put in front of them and then figure it out themselves. But I learn things from a manual that I never would have by thought of myself. Once I am done reading t...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: I think I just got a job

Posted: 21 Feb 2014, 1:10 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,468


chris5000 wrote:
well I just got a promotion with a 2$ raise today one of the guys did not show up twice in a row so my foreman is firing him and giving me his position setting up scaffolding


Congrats to you.

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Aspie Bar

Posted: 21 Feb 2014, 1:04 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 186


Instead of karaoke hour you would have stimming hour. The most creative stimmer wins 24 hours alone in a library.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: L:ong Island Teen and Adult Long Island Conference in April

Posted: 21 Feb 2014, 12:16 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 882


If you will be in the in the Greater New York/Long Island area on Saturday April 5 there will be a conference with workshops etc at Adelphi University. $60 for those on the spectrum Alex is one of the 2 keynote speakers Brochure http://ahany.org/documents/2014-AHA-Spring-Conference.pdf Registration ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Beginning to think I was misdiagnosed...

Posted: 21 Feb 2014, 3:33 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,563


I will also note that all of the Aspies I've met are males, so I have never encountered another gal with Asperger's in real life. You have never met another gal you know is aspie. This is not necessarily the same as never meeting another female aspie. And if females are better at adjusting or maski...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: New Hire-A-Hug Services?

Posted: 21 Feb 2014, 2:16 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 90


According to these links I should be on my death bed by now, but I feel all right. I can't remember the last time I was hugged. I wonder what the results would be if they studied schiziod's or touch sensitive people. I feel neutral to very stressed when hugged. Like others have said it depends on th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Interview

Posted: 20 Feb 2014, 1:41 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 654


I'm left handed. Most people that are right handed don't know this but it's harder to write for a left handed for 2 main reasons. 1- Your hand follow the text that you write. Basically if you write with the palm touching the paper, you will make a big mess. There's various alternative ways to write...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Dont you hate getting blue balls?

Posted: 20 Feb 2014, 1:22 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 378


When I have not had release for a lengthy period of time. everything in that region gets heavy, the slightest thing ie a breeze ruffling my pants in that area produces an erection. which can be painful. Also every female looks a lot better. Of course it takes a lot longer to get to that state theni ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My sensitivity to being disabled

Posted: 20 Feb 2014, 1:46 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 666


StarTrekker wrote:
My mom asked me accusingly today (while driving me to the bus stop because I'd overslept) "Why is it you're so great at some things but so terrible at others?" .
It's like asking why are you left handed. We were born that way.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: We are "socially retarded"?

Posted: 20 Feb 2014, 12:12 am 

Replies: 59
Views: 4,482


socially disadvantaged due to being a small minority.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: post diagnosis, have 'professionals' refuted your diagnosis?

Posted: 19 Feb 2014, 11:58 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 4,484


Unless somebody is an expert on how autism presents in Adults an especially how it presents females stay away. A lot of generalists and experts in childhood autism are very hostile to the idea that adults can be on the spectrum or that "high functioning" autism is "real autism". This is not true for...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Songs about Masturbation

Posted: 19 Feb 2014, 9:06 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 424


R.I.P. Founding member of Devo Bob Casale

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHIrp5Ej0Vo[/youtube]

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Q: Are we not Men? A: We are DEVO!

Posted: 19 Feb 2014, 8:56 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,527


R.I.P. Bob Casale The OP says it best in that first sentence http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/posts/la-et-ms-devo-guitarist-bob-casale-dead-20140218,0,4188114.story#axzz2tnApzX3w Of course I don't know if the they have been diagnosed but they are autistic as f**k. Stimming party begins at...
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