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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: REG: Interesting Customer Interaction

Posted: 30 Apr 2018, 10:57 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 225


Perhaps because your name is the same as the celebrity, the person thought that they were speaking with her.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where Did You Get Diagnosed?

Posted: 29 Apr 2018, 5:16 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 125


Where in the Midwest? I'm from Ohio and I got diagnosed a few months ago at a place that does all ages kids-adults.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers without outward social awkwardness?

Posted: 18 Apr 2018, 7:05 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 458


You don't have to seem outwardly socially awkward to have Aspergers. If socializing is difficult/tiring for you, you could still have a deficit in social communication. Considering all the other symptoms seem to fit it's something to look into. If you only have sensory issues and OCD type symptoms, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Special Interest Thought Experiment

Posted: 16 Apr 2018, 8:47 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 366


green0star wrote:
7 people sounds exhausting. I don't think I've ever had that much human contact before in my life o-o

Me neither that's why I said they're available but it's not required to interact with all of them at once or ever really.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Special Interest Thought Experiment

Posted: 14 Apr 2018, 4:11 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 366


Hi guys! I had an interesting thought last night and wanted to get people's opinion on it. Would you rather have/know 7 people who are just as passionate about your special interest(s) as you are, or $100,000 dollars to spend on your special interest(s) by yourself? A few notes: - You don't have to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: i need advice, help, new to this, please

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 10:39 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 203


is it an autism thing to have trouble with your looks? i feel bad Always because of how i look. I cannot connect myself with my mirror image...is that a trait? My sense of self is greatly distorted when it comes to how i look Some people on the spectrum have trouble with facial recognition which ca...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: i need advice, help, new to this, please

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 4:31 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 203


I know things can be really tough when you spend your whole life feeling different from other people. Most of us on this forum can relate. Have you taken the Aspie Quiz or RAADS-R? You can find them online and they might help you find some answers and peace of mind. Of course you can't get an offici...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Eye Contact: Don't care, Don't know, Afraid, etc.

Posted: 12 Apr 2018, 3:20 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 551


With family and friends it is fine. With everyone else it doesn't quite feel like sensory overload but it just feels unpleasant. Almost like I can feel a gauge filling before I need to look away.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Would a 48 on an AQ test be mild or moderate Autism?

Posted: 02 Apr 2018, 3:05 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 294


I was recently diagnosed with ASD level 1 and I got a 43 on the AQ but I think 48 could be mild too. It just depends on how much support you need whereas the AQ measures how many symptoms you have.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How old are you and when were you diagnosed?

Posted: 29 Mar 2018, 7:29 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 732


I'm 17. I was diagnosed at 17. I knew for sure since 13 but kept being told that I was too smart/articulate/just had traits and wasn't actually autistic. As of Valentines Day, I'm diagnosed.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 6th Sense something is wrong-socially & in general

Posted: 25 Mar 2018, 8:05 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 214


I could be hyper empathy which is sometimes a thing with Asperger's/ASD. I feel it sometimes but it happened more when I younger and more socially lost though. Almost like I would get general feelings of what was going on but not the more complex social nuances. At the same time I feel like it makes...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Friend Search? (13-17 yrs.)

Posted: 20 Mar 2018, 5:58 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 124


I'm a 17 more like 17 and a half year old girl from the US. I'm open to having an online friend, what sort of stuff are you into? I like video games, Pokémon, and Psychology.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Am I the only Aspie who likes being touched?

Posted: 13 Mar 2018, 4:23 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 705


I like touch as well. Not my hair/scalp I'm tender headed but I love hugs and I will often end up touching family members/close friends when talking to them. I also like flabby skin e.g. When I was younger I would grab and pull my parents' cheeks and play with the skin on my grandma's hand/arm. Nice...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you wish your teachers had known?

Posted: 26 Feb 2018, 9:37 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 1,662


To my kindergarten teacher: Just because English was my second language didn't mean I was stupid. I was not, as you said, hyperactive because I was a high energy type. To the college instructors and school psychologists: You told me something was wrong with me, but never told me what it was. You ma...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Challenged to volunteer at ABA

Posted: 21 Feb 2018, 9:07 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 352


Question for you folks. I'm by no means a proponent of stim suppression, compliance training, and forcing NT behavior but therapy for autistics should be evidence based and an analysis of our behavior after all we are by and large all across the spectrum, logical people. If ABA didn't do the bad thi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Evaluation over. Results!

Posted: 14 Feb 2018, 2:58 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 333


That's the plan. I've been admitted to the undergraduate Communication Sciences and Disorders program at my local university and also got in to the honors program so that is what I'll be doing in the fall.
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