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 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I wish life had a reset button

Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 10:37 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 424

You've got time, yet. Some people change direction several times in the course of their may be one of them. My mom went back to school in her fifties to get into a career that was close to a lifelong dream career she'd never been able to pursue -- and she did this after decades of being ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Neurodiversity Matters!

 Post subject: Re: Neurodiversity Matters!
Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 9:37 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 724

I think that attempting to completely rid the world of people with neurological disorders and disabilities is a fool's errand....and a dangerous one, too, because of the social/ethical implications and because there's a lot we don't know about our own biology.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How do you cope with loneliness?

Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 9:19 pm 

Replies: 100
Views: 4,625

I live with a cat. She's good company. And she loves and accepts me just the way I am. When I am lonely specifically for the understanding or company of other humans, I read books and watch TV and movies and listen to music, and that helps because I find human social connection in them. And I talk t...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Comfort songs

 Post subject: Comfort songs
Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 7:51 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 698

Let's make a list.

"It's alright" by Dar Williams

 Forum: discussion   Topic: Being randomly logged out

Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 7:38 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 762

I've been getting randomly logged out lately. I use Firefox. I never use the page that comes up saying you're not logged in, please log in, because it has never worked for me on the new site.... I get the &sid=[number-letter-string] sometimes....I dont usually pay attention, so I don't know how ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: bad meltdown

 Post subject: Re: bad meltdown
Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 6:52 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 142

You don't have to apologize for your post.

I can relate to how you feel about the meltdown...I have bad meltdowns like that sometimes, too.

Woudl it help if you talked to your partner, told him your worries and asked him what he's thinking?

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: To Do: Everything. Overwhelmed, under-organised.

Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 6:16 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 369

You are most definitely not alone. things that take regular folk 10 minutes to do take me forever. something is missing in me noodle that normally handles those things well in other folk. Me too. I wish normal people understood this. People just think I'm being slow on purpose, or that I don't care ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hyperlexia (what it is and is not)

Posted: 09 Sep 2016, 11:43 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 554

"Hyperlexia" does not mean "Awesome/precocious/above-average ability in all language skills". Hyperlexia traditionally refers to a language disorder where a person has exceptional decoding/visual-word-recognition skills along with impairments in the comprehension and use of langu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you dress?

 Post subject: Re: How do you dress?
Posted: 09 Sep 2016, 10:44 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 3,145

I wear what I like, generally. Sometimes what I like looks weird and makes me stand out, and sometimes it doesn't.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you recognize others on the spectrum?

Posted: 05 Sep 2016, 9:34 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 1,904

I doubt that I could. I notice if someone is obviously unusual in some specific way, but that's about it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question about naive/gullible Aspie son

Posted: 01 Sep 2016, 2:42 am 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,355

Part of the problem I think is that he doesn't really generalize from something one particular person does to something anyone might do. If that makes sense? Just because he doesn't generalize now doesn't mean he never will.....unfortunately, it may take a lot of similar experiences in a lot of dif...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Cats that Scratch

 Post subject: Re: Cats that Scratch
Posted: 01 Sep 2016, 12:40 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 371

Even if you leave one set of claws intact, it's not a great thing to do to an animal, as the declawing surgically removes the entire top joint of the animals "fingers" the same as if someone cut off your fingers at the top knuckle, leaving you with stumps. It's pretty barbaric just to kee...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Anyone here who was ever scared of vacuum cleaners?

Posted: 31 Aug 2016, 10:49 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,825

I've bever been scared of them, but I've always found them painfully loud. As a kid, I would have terrible meltdowns when my mom used the vacuum. Today, if I don't wear earplugs when I vacuum, I still get very upset very quickly because of the noise. (I actually prefer to just not use them, if possi...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How to best help young adult son

Posted: 28 Aug 2016, 9:06 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 749

What does he say about his life right now, about where he is at, about why he does what he does and doesn't do what he doesn't do? He wants to find it too, but does not want to try anything out until he is sure he'll like it. This part is curious..... has he actually said literally, exactly this -- ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Was this a good way to be direct with me?

Posted: 25 Aug 2016, 4:24 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 401

I know you understood, but I really doubt I would have. Maybe by age 12 or so I would have gotten it -- certainly by the time I was in my mid-teens. For me (both now and when I was a child), brevity is useless if it doesn't add clarity. (And counter-productive, if it reduces clarity by making me gue...

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Is This Normal or Am I Already Losing My Mind?

Posted: 24 Aug 2016, 9:55 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 821

Are you very stressed, or tired lately? That sort of thing can affect cognitive abilities.

Beyond that, I don't know.

I'm not sure what's normal with stuff like that, because I've been abnormally forgetful and had trouble with word-finding my entire life.
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