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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers syndrome is a disability plain and simple

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 6:08 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 3,155

Why? I know by now they are going to hate me whether I try to be nice or mean, cool or nerdy, myself or someone else. They are going to mistreat and abuse me every chance they get. Why the hell should I care what upsets them? Why assume all NT's are going to behave that way towards you? You can't p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: birthdays

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 5:59 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,424

I've never really cared for my own birthday. Many times I've hated it and it's been quite stressful & anxiety inducing because it's been an annual reminder of failures and shortcomings and I'd get pretty frustrated and depressed about not being at ____ or ____ level of achievement in life by x a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Who on WP is proud to be on the spectrum?

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 5:52 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,887

I'm actually happy that I'm autistic, because I have the ability to be alone for hours. My focus is very intense when there's something that I need to get done or when I'm working out. I have some very unique Special Interests that I enjoy and I feel happy and satisfied when I'm engaged in them. I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is the difference between stimming and fidgeting?

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 5:46 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 11,182

OK, now let's throw another variable in.. what's the difference between stimming, fidgeting, and hyperactivities? Or do you consider physical hyperactivities (as opposed to the verbal one of excessive talking) to be repetitive stimming even though there's no urge to do them, they just happen automat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain Gender Questionnaire

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 5:36 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 4,465

I'm male. Scored a 6. Both ring fingers longer than my index. And while I am a masculine guy, I'm a homo.. which is only relevant because I've read that the (I supposed suspected or theorized?) cause of homosexuality is due to low testosterone levels present at specific stages of development in the ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If you could ask a registered psychologist...

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 5:00 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 689

I know enough about my traits & coexisting diagnoses etc so I don't think I'd bother asking about them at all, especially if the good doctor is just going to repeat the same info I've managed to learn from books and the internet. I'd ask them if they're aware of specific coexisting conditions be...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it normal for aspies to not be "team players"?

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 4:52 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,278

I've been exactly like that at times, so I'd say that yes it's probably pretty common among us.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is anyone else not proud of who they are?

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 4:49 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 4,678

You didn't ask me, either, but: What's improved in your life over the last twenty years if you don't mind me asking? 1) Incorporating several different treatments to deal with everything that's different about me. Some of them have been particularly effective at changing... 2) perspective. Tha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Classic Autism and Aspergers are they really the same thing?

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 4:41 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 5,063

@Bloodheart - maybe that will happen more so now that AS & Autism have all been lumped together as ASD in the new DSM-V. It'll take a while for old language & stigmas to filter out, but then everything will be ASD. Possibly one of the reasons they've now grouped everything together ?? Anothe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Special interests vs routines

Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 4:21 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 980

samesies :lol: I think it's extremely common amongst us. Oh man, I can only imagine how much one of my ultimate favourite special interests may get in the way of some things again in the near future.. as it's weather dependant, as soon as the weather conditions are right I can foresee myself droppin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does interaction on WP have any impact offline?

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 7:54 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,526

^ that's what sending private messages is for. Also, I dunno about the rest of you, but I tend to have the trait of being able to be away from a friend for even months at a time and not really miss them or anyone, and then pickup right where we left off the next time we see each other or chat etc. I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Could i have aspergers?

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 7:51 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 636

There are free Asperger’s tests on the internet if you wish to self-diagnose, although, I’d check the validity of the website I took it on before trusting the results it shows. Only an appropriately-trained and licensed mental-health professional can render a valid diagnosis of Asperger's Syndrome....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do your special interests keep you from bettering your life?

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 7:47 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,797

I said sometimes because sometimes I can spend a ridiculous amount of time on them, and while I enjoy them, they can be a hinderance to getting other things done that I know I need to do. They are my biggest motivation to better my life. I want to do what I've always dreamed of doing, which is prett...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does interaction on WP have any impact offline?

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 7:31 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 2,526

Yes. Pros: I get to learn from others trials & mistakes and descriptions of their traits etc. It helps in dealing with myself, NT's, as well as other Aspies in person as I then have a better more well rounded understanding of all things related. It's nice to know what solutions others have found...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What IS it called?

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 7:25 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,109

Visual thinking / being a Visual Thinker. I recall doing a bit of that getting lost in very vividly described books when I was younger, especially when I was 12yo & read "Ender's Game," a sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card. I highly recommend it to anyone, but especially a visual thinker who can h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Coping with interest anxiety

Posted: 07 Mar 2013, 6:30 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 516

My special interests- or more the thought of them ending- makes me very anxious. I have three main problems with it! 1) I won't allow myself to do something I might get too attatched to and might become a new interest ie read! 2) I worry about what my friends will think of me if my next interest is...
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