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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory issues change over time?

Posted: 18 Apr 2017, 1:06 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 409

My sensory issues definitely fluctuate I couldn't handle a pair of jeans until I was 10 years old cried when they were put on me now wear them multiple times a week.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Princess Aspien, first major aspie vlogger in Australia

Posted: 16 Apr 2017, 1:59 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 873

They're loud and fast but ok I guess.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Special Interests" that get out of control

Posted: 16 Apr 2017, 1:52 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 796

Yep! Its what seperates Normal interests from special interest. With me, i draw for hours on end until my wrist and eyes hurt and stay up until the sun rises and loose sleep. I have no interest in talking to a person or forming a relationship that isnt about sonic, actually i dred and easily get bo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is the AQ test a diagnostic? I scored 29,twice.

Posted: 14 Apr 2017, 1:10 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 801

Do you have sensory issues? Any stims? There's more to being on the spectrum than just the social piece.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Autism or Trauma?

 Post subject: Re: Autism or Trauma?
Posted: 14 Apr 2017, 12:50 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 913

I'm sorry that you have to deal with a situation like this. The proof of your theory may well lie in an official autism diagnosis. Since I don't know if the psychologist would believe much else. It is natural for people on the spectrum to react very differently e.g. Not answering emotional questions...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you chew?

 Post subject: Re: Do you chew?
Posted: 14 Apr 2017, 12:16 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 5,315

YES! My fingernail/fingers every pen in the house (my mom hides the good pens) straws both to help limit the flow when drinking and because it feels good. I've turned my tongue and lips every color of the rainbow from sores. My kindergarten teacher didn't like us using erasers (she wanted to see our...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is the AQ test a diagnostic? I scored 29,twice.

Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 8:43 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 801

No, no online test invalidates official diagnosis which makes it incredibly frustrating to get diagnosed especially when you doubt yourself/ doctors doubt you.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why am I maturing slowly?

Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 7:57 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 753

I meant to post this yesterday but the day got ahead of me. I'm biologically 16, emotionally probably 8, and sensory-wise maybe 5 but it's such a struggle because I'm intellectually in my 20's but the executive functioning difficulties make me seem less responsible than my 10 year old brother. Also ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I could really use your insight on this problem. Like,a lot.

Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 6:40 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,334

Tom1992 wrote:
I'm not on the spectrum! I took the AQ test and received a score of 29. (To be on the scale,you must score 32 and above)
I'll cancel the appointment,and look elsewhere.

The AQ isn't super accurate I would recommend a longer test the Aspie Quiz it's long and scores out of 200 or the RAADS-R

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sorry - another weird question (ten days to my assessment)

Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 6:33 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 273

Tom I eat the dandruff from my eyebrows, skin from my fingers as well as my fingernails, and occasionally my earwax. I'm not diagnosed either but now that I've started to tell my mom about everything I do not just the stuff that's visible she's starting to believe me. Nice to know others do this sor...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Late walking and intellectual disability

Posted: 13 Apr 2017, 7:30 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 279

Keep in mind that it's one study. Your daughter is still very young, if you're worried you could always take her to her pediatrician to get a professional opinion. At that age, the traits you're seeing could be due to any number of things. Is she babbling? Pointing? Meeting other milestones? No need...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I need to curb a bad stim.

Posted: 10 Apr 2017, 6:11 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 857

That's very interesting. Is it purely for the feel/texture? I know I personally have feelings of "love agression" with my family members I've never personally acted on it though. Perhaps some faux fur from the fabric store with a layer of silicone/rubber underneath would do the trick?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Talking To Yourself

 Post subject: Re: Talking To Yourself
Posted: 10 Apr 2017, 3:21 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 523

I talk to myself all the time any if it's just little bits and pieces of a thought. My dad NT talks to himself a lot to though I don't think it's an ASD thing per se

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I could really use your insight on this problem. Like,a lot.

Posted: 10 Apr 2017, 3:16 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,334

^^ Yep, TOTALLY understandable----I would DEFINITELY go for it!! Although,as I've said,when actually *in* social situations I can be very talkactive to the point of being annoying. But I always feel my efforts are feigned in some way. Like I'm trying to fit in. It doesn't come naturally. The questi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I could really use your insight on this problem. Like,a lot.

Posted: 10 Apr 2017, 12:04 pm 

Replies: 48
Views: 1,334

Eye contact does not invalidate an ASD diagnosis. I too and more importantly many others who are officially diagnosed make eye contact it is for the most part a learned behavior but some enjoy it. Anxiety is often a comorbid of ASD. Also I for example want to major in Linguistics and have little pro...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can anybody help add to my list of autism related movies pls

Posted: 09 Apr 2017, 2:46 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,172

Autism is a World
Wretchers and Jabberers
Important note though both are accused of using Facillitated Communication and as such may be fake portrayals
W+J guys are somewhat verbal though so they have more credibility
Also Annie's Coming Out FC also
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