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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people with Aspergers typically have problems balancing?

Posted: 27 Nov 2023, 11:00 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 12,974


BTDT wrote:
I discovered that walking around in high heels improved my balance. Those shoes with pointy spikes for heels.


Sort of by necessity. Of course, it also required wearing shoes that are inherently bad for your feet.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dyscalculia and excuse

 Post subject: Re: Dyscalculia and excuse
Posted: 27 Nov 2023, 8:33 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 12,188


I had the same problem. My parents were like "You should give up on being a veterinarian when you grow up becuase you'll NEVER be able to pass the college/university math requirements!" That's when I quit trying at all in school. I was only in the 3rd or 4th grade too. I volunteered for a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people with Aspergers typically have problems balancing?

Posted: 26 Nov 2023, 9:00 am 

Replies: 55
Views: 12,974


I'm fine with riding a bike. I've know people who couldn't ride bikes and they all had congenital ear problems that affected their balance. Rollerskating was something I was able to pick up as a child, but only quads (not rollerblades) at a rink. And even then only at a basic level. Surfing or paddl...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dyscalculia and excuse

 Post subject: Re: Dyscalculia and excuse
Posted: 25 Nov 2023, 3:05 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 12,188


I suspect a big part of the confusion is that most people have heard of dyslexia, but most people have not heard of dyscalculia. Most people with dyslexia can learn to read with special training. Read is binary - you can or you can't (you just might not know what some of the words mean). It's fairly...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Interests you can't share with other people

Posted: 22 Nov 2023, 11:17 pm 

Replies: 70
Views: 102,701


I'm confused about your response to those facts about eating disorders. I can understand finding it upsetting, but it sounds like it makes you angry at the people with EDs, and I don't understand why that would be the case (sorry if I misunderstood this). That's why I made the Cthulu comparison. On...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: My Online Dating Guide for Men With Asperger's

Posted: 22 Nov 2023, 12:53 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 5,907


I spent much of this year trying first one then another popular dating website. I even did something I hadn't done before and paid for a basic membership. Ended up a big waste of time, money, and energy. The only conversation initiated by a woman to confirm that my profile stating I was childfree me...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Interests you can't share with other people

Posted: 22 Nov 2023, 9:45 am 

Replies: 70
Views: 102,701


People often assume that restrictive eating disorders are just a response to societal beauty standards that over-emphasise thinness, but based on first-person accounts of people's goals and motivations for their restrictive EDs, that seems to be just one factor. Amoung goals, I've seen: looking mor...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Quick To Dream

 Post subject: Re: Quick To Dream
Posted: 21 Nov 2023, 2:22 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 8,391


I've had reoccurring dreams since childhood. And for the longest time had dreams that were so vivid I would ask in the dream if I was dreaming and couldn't tell the difference between a dream and reality. "This is just like those dreams I keep having, but this time it's real" is something...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Quick To Dream

 Post subject: Re: Quick To Dream
Posted: 20 Nov 2023, 3:44 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 8,391


I once read that dreaming while awake is a symptom of narcolepsy. But I certainly don't have narcolepsy. I'm not sure how much ADHD causes narcolepsy-like symptoms. If I'm not mentally engaged I get drowsy. Happened in church a lot as a kid. Sometimes in school or boring meetings. Thankfully not wh...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: So, I'm 43 now

 Post subject: Re: So, I'm 43 now
Posted: 19 Nov 2023, 11:27 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 3,216


Savant syndrome is very rare. There's a few things that I know now that would have been very helpful earlier. First off, you're not supposed to be honest with health care providers, you're supposed to know if you're supposed to know the correct amount understate or overstate certain things. Being ho...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is there just something in the NT genome making them CHEAT?

Posted: 19 Nov 2023, 11:10 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 4,767


Human nature is inherently selfish.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Being accused of “not communicating your needs”

Posted: 19 Nov 2023, 11:09 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 5,690


I've noticed when I'm uncertain I tend to be very communicative as I'm trying to figure things out, but when I'm certain I'm less communicative.

I sometimes think about things so much, especially before I do them, that I can't remember what I have or haven't communicated.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you deal with feeling like you have no privacy?

Posted: 19 Nov 2023, 11:03 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 22,308


I always feel like I have no privacy. That makes me super depressed. It makes me hate my life. One huge reason is my mom. She always asks questions about every little thing I do. What kind of questions? Is she curious or critical? One example is making any noise at home. I never listen to any music...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Quick To Dream

 Post subject: Quick To Dream
Posted: 19 Nov 2023, 10:55 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 8,391


It's now understood that dreaming outside of REM sleep is not uncommon. However, it seems like I start dreaming immediately upon falling asleep. Under some circumstances this might be caused by stimulation from the environment (like falling asleep in class - I'm hearing the teacher and other student...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are some comebacks to deal with an ableist person?

Posted: 17 Nov 2023, 8:04 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 49,350


CockneyRebel wrote:
I'd tell the person, "It takes one to know one."


Certainly true of autism.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how many of you have tics?

Posted: 16 Nov 2023, 8:38 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 2,928


carlos55 wrote:
I suppose it’s better than the well known impulsive swear words the condition is known for but it’s still a debilitating condition.


Which is itself basically a cliche. Only about 10% of people with Tourettes should profanity as their verbal tic. Mostly it's little squeaks and noises like that.
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