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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I just found out

Posted: 04 Feb 2014, 1:15 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 363

I am sorry you had to find out in this manner. Okay take a deep breath. I can tell you this, you probably do not need to add Autism to your "list' of issues because your "list" is likely mostly about Autism anyway. As you find out about what Autism is all about a lot of things that were mysteries wi...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: No contract renew

Posted: 03 Feb 2014, 5:03 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 762

The funny thing is that I don´t feel like I don´t get the big picture. It just takes time to switch tasks, especially if they are new. I understand. As part of the diagnostic process for Aspergers I took a test called BRIEF-A which measures Executive Function. There is a section of the test called ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A trait of Autism the so called professionals have missed

Posted: 03 Feb 2014, 2:49 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,134

The official DSM say people with Autism lack empathy. The word empathy is not mentioned in the DSM 5 diagnostic criteria for Autistic Spectrum Disorders Empathy issues would seem to fall under this language "Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction, ranging, for exa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: High IQ in an Alien world.

Posted: 03 Feb 2014, 1:44 am 

Replies: 62
Views: 3,968

There are Online forms, chatrooms, even YouTube videos that cater to seemingly every interest.

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Males ONLY Poll: Have you ever tasted another guys sperm?

Posted: 03 Feb 2014, 1:28 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 203

MadeUnderground wrote:
I've never even tasted my own.. sooo.. Yeah, no.

Same here

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: The big game.

Posted: 03 Feb 2014, 1:18 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,132

Congratulations to you Seattle fans.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Being allowed

Posted: 03 Feb 2014, 12:38 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,526

We have many people here that have been through financial difficulties and homelessness that can give him advice. Sometimes the process of talking about it makes you come up with a solution.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does Wrong Planet Make You Feel Less Like A Weirdo?

Posted: 02 Feb 2014, 6:51 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 2,355

I do not think I feel any more weird or less weird because of WP. Because of WP and getting diagnosed with Aspergers 1. I know why I am weird 2. I know there are others that are weird in similar ways to me. 3. I know that I feel less guilty and bad about being weird. 4. I don't think of myself as be...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: The big game.

Posted: 02 Feb 2014, 6:33 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,132

I'm watching it. But I prefer to watch baseball or hockey and I am looking forward to the Winter Olympics because I like watching people play in the snow.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Being allowed

Posted: 02 Feb 2014, 5:35 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,526

People are always trying to change me. I am learning how to say no to these people. If the people are well meaning and somebody I truly like it is difficult to say no to them. My diagnoses has helped me understand 1. How truly different I am then most people. 2. How my failure to please people despi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Talking about your special interests online

Posted: 02 Feb 2014, 6:19 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,044

Since internet forums came into being I bore people a lot less as I now have a better outlet to discuss my interests rather then discussing them anybody who just happens to be around. You learn a lot about your interests on these forums. You don't have to look people in the eyes or read body languag...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I Feel Like a Fraud..

Posted: 02 Feb 2014, 6:00 am 

Replies: 40
Views: 2,604

Everybody is welcome here. Autism Spectrum Disorders are just that a spectrum. There is less affected, more affected and a million different ways to be affected. Most people will not have all of the traits. You are autistic or not. If you think you are not autistic we have threads for that also. Thi...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: No contract renew

Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 10:37 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 762

A lot of Aspies have difficulties with multitasking. As far as what the "big picture" concept is I will use an example of a Aspie whose job is to create a schedule for a commuter railroad. The Aspie might schedule trains to run every half and hour . He would figure this would be easy to understand a...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: I can't beat orgasm

Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 9:19 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 101

I use my spit sometimes also. You seem to be on the right track. I bet you feel better about yourself thenyou did yesterday

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Birthday party with other aspies/ autistic teens!

Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 1:41 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 700

Belated Happy Birthday. Glad you had a good day.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Any Aspie Psychologists out There?

Posted: 01 Feb 2014, 1:19 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,800

I may be talking nonsense here but would not your training teach you the body language relevant to diagnosing people?. Interviews or sessions are structured. Diagnosis is based on a checklist the person does or does not do this, If the person the person does 4 out of 5 things on the list give them ...
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