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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you get slapstick humor?

Posted: 16 Jan 2014, 3:06 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 4,229


I do "get" it but can easily understand why a person on the spectrum would not get it. It is completely based on body language. A literal person who misunderstands body language would think the intentionally exaggerated pain displayed by the comediennes for comedic effect is real when it is not. Las...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you ever experienced doubts about your diagnosis?

Posted: 16 Jan 2014, 2:43 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 4,777


LJ is still ill, and probably always will be,but he is doing so much better. So I am doing better. And I am starting to question my diagnosis. I'm glad he pulled through that, and is doing better! I've found that my own autistic symptoms get worse when I'm under a lot of stress, or dealing with a d...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: DSM 5 and the elimination of AS , and serverity levels ...

Posted: 16 Jan 2014, 2:12 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 2,285


Off Topic but related Three levels idea is very old idea in psychology. In the late 19th century and early 20th century there were three basic levels of diagnosis for "illnesses or 'deficiencies' of the mind." It was tied to the popular eugenics movement of that (and hopefully not this) era. The lev...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: DSM 5 and the elimination of AS , and serverity levels ...

Posted: 16 Jan 2014, 1:47 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 2,285


Other criteria C. Symptoms must be present in the early developmental period (but may not become fully manifest until social demands exceed limited capacities, or may be masked by learned strategies in later life). D. Symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How does everyone function in nightclubs

Posted: 16 Jan 2014, 1:37 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 5,178


I am way to old now but I did and still do have a special interest in the New Wave, Synthpop, and Post Punk Music of the 1980s. I went to clubs where these bands played or they specialized in that type of music so I lost myself in the music. Billy Idol had a hit song "Dancing with Myself' so that's ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Why cant I do boring tasks?

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 9:59 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 3,778


Executive Function deficits rearing it's ugly head again. My brother in law gave me a data entry job where I had to copy and paste thousands of names, addresses etc. Despite telling myself I needed to stay away from Wrong Planet during the assignment I kept on coming here every 1/2 hour or hour. I p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: why are doctors so reluctant to diagnose people with ASD

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 8:54 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 5,309


... a large majority of "Aspies" are just loners who people don't like, rather than people with a actual neurological disorder,... ...most people claiming to be Aspies diagnosed or not did not really have it is a large factor. I have seen no evidence of this. I don't believe that you have either. I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain Stimulation Erases Autism for a Month

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 5:57 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,699


The experimental treatment only eased anxiety but "study participants showed no improvement at inferring the mental states of others when faced with a computer simulation. "It surprises me," said Enticott. "We are stimulating the region of the brain that is most closely associated with these tasks,"...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone heard the term 'Refridgerator Mother' before?

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 5:48 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,971


Thanks for that guys :D Mambo and ASPartOfMe, I'm glad you posted that; I'd never heard of Reactive Attachment Disorder before. After reading about it, I can see why it's difficult to determine which a child could have, as they're quite similar indeed in their traits. I will definitely have to look...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Enforcing rules

 Post subject: Re: Enforcing rules
Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 5:40 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,294


How busy were the rest of the checkouts? If they're standing 3 or more customers deep with all lines open and filled with customers, I'd keep my mouth shut, unless you want it slapped shut, as pointing out rules in that situation is considered extremely rude. And before you jump my arse, that is ex...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: A Neurological "Tug of War"

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 5:27 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 3,826


Although I can't exactly call it a tug of war (although it can make me feel conflicted), I certainly relate to the half and half view and having traits of both. It's not as simple as saying aspies are like this and NTs are like that, the reality is much more complex. Some of us have traits that sup...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Hank on 'Parenthood'

Posted: 15 Jan 2014, 4:33 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 7,066


As a "lifelong bachelor" Parenthood is not the type of show I would watch. But thanks to links Fish Stick Nick presented I did watch the show. I love what they are doing with this. A portrayal of a middle aged Aspie who seems not to be the stereotyped scientist or nerdy wannabe is desperately needed...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you ever experienced doubts about your diagnosis?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 8:37 pm 

Replies: 43
Views: 4,777


It is pretty common. There have been a few threads here about it. If it is foolish would depend on each individuals situation.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: why are doctors so reluctant to diagnose people with ASD

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 8:25 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 5,309


Is your diagnosis a verbal diagnosis in passing or an actual recorded on paper diagnosis? (This could have had an effect on the hospital's response). Also, the reason I believe they are hesitant to diagnose it is because a large majority of "Aspies" are just loners who people don't like, rather tha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone heard the term 'Refridgerator Mother' before?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 7:36 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 3,971


I have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, try looking it up, I have heard confirmation from various sources of my theory that a neglected child does not develop the parts of the brain relating to social skills resulting in similar symptoms to genetically derived Aspergers, two differ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your favorite big cities in the U.S.?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 5:52 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 4,558


New York because it is New York

Chicaaaaago because it is has all the culture of New York and it's own unique style I find endearing. And it has Wrigley Field.

San Francisco is just so beautiful
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