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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How To Tell Child Diagnosis

Posted: 07 Jun 2011, 6:29 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 999

Wow. That's a huge help. Thank you sooo much! XD

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: My aspie son is so worried and sad right now...

Posted: 03 Jun 2011, 5:20 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 4,103

Does he have an IEP? You should be talking to his case manager if he does. (If not, then by law he has to have one if he's diagnosed with Asperger's, and your school needs a kick in the pants.) It sounds like he needs to talk to a professional so you can get a recommendation. The key here is to find...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: How To Tell Child Diagnosis

 Post subject: How To Tell Child Diagnosis
Posted: 03 Jun 2011, 5:11 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 999

I pretty much parent my sister (she's six and I'm nineteen), and I just discovered I have Asperger's. My sister is a sweet, outgoing, clearly NT kid who loves spending as much time with her friends as possible, pretending to be a Rainbow Fairy (I'm buying her the Jewel Princess books so she can pret...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: So today... with NTs...

Posted: 03 Jun 2011, 4:58 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 645

Oh, gods, I hate the 'no' thing. My friend's grandpa did it to me constantly when I was at her house for a sleepover. I had not the slightest idea what he was on about or why he kept cracking up. *shakes head* Just smile, nod, and wait it out. (If it helps, it sounds like they were trying to be nice...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: NTs joking around...

Posted: 03 Jun 2011, 4:54 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 2,498

I get sarcasm, but I don't get jokes. They're too many shades of subtle WTFness. :roll:

Do they know you're Aspie? If they do, you can always say 'I don't get it'. There isn't a whole lot else you can do, though.

(BTW, that is the cutest plushie EVER. <3)

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Graduation: What's the Point?

Posted: 03 Jun 2011, 4:51 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,638

Dantac wrote:
I was very happy in my graduation. FINALLY I get to be far,far away from you bunch of $#@#.

Was a spiritual moment. :twisted:

*dies laughing*

Thanks, I REALLY needed that. :lol:

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Self-affirmation Pledge for those with AS

Posted: 03 Jun 2011, 1:55 am 

Replies: 146
Views: 221,908

Mine is sort of like a prayer as well, since I'm Pagan, but it works as an affirmation too.

I am Earth. I am eternal strength.
I am Water. I am love and compassion.
I am Air. I am intelligence.
I am Fire. I am pure, seamless passion.
I am Spirit. I am power.

Goddess give my Elements life.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Graduation: What's the Point?

Posted: 03 Jun 2011, 1:32 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,638

I attended my high school graduation today, and it's official: I have no freakin' clue why everyone's so happy. I mean, it was fun to be around a bunch of happy people but...uh, why are we celebrating again? Aren't we supposed to graduate? It's sort of a requirement nowadays. And don't these people ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Freaking out about "small talk"

Posted: 30 May 2011, 4:45 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 5,386

I hate small talk with a passion, let me actually talk to you, if i want a conversation filler I'd rather say umm, hmmm, uhh, or something along those lines... As for me, I am slowly working on a list of "standard responses", unfortunatly, the only one I really use is "I'm good, you?" followed by a...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Can't Figure Out Sexism

 Post subject: Can't Figure Out Sexism
Posted: 30 May 2011, 4:36 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 908

I can't figure out when someone's being sexist. At all. Unless they directly say\imply that they're being rude because I'm female, or they use a phrase like 'get in the kitchen' or 'make me a sammich', I just think they're being normal.

Does anyone else do that? And how do you deal with it?

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Autistic women and periods...

Posted: 30 May 2011, 4:33 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 12,202

I get heavy, irregular periods and weird PMS. I don't mind, though--it feels like energy is moving through my body, and I love energy work. :) I do mind the cramps, but ibuprofen helps a lot. Stress can make me skip, though. I hate that. I nearly skipped because of graduation, and it was driving me ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anybody here self-harm?

Posted: 30 May 2011, 4:30 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 4,831

Yeah, I've done this. (I actually thought this was my thread--I have two reasons to self-harm, and one is OCD symptoms. :p) It sounds like you need to practice meditation. When you feel like self-harming, stop. Immerse yourself in your emotions. Identify and name every single one. Then find and conf...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why I don't like being around people....

Posted: 29 May 2011, 10:52 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 16,686

I don't like being around people for two reasons: 1. I feel like all of their energy is transmitted to me. All of their thoughts are sent to me. It is like I am reading their minds and it is too much to bare. Normally it is mostly negative and it is directed at me. 2. I feel like people are a threa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do your emotions ever stop?

 Post subject: Do your emotions ever stop?
Posted: 29 May 2011, 10:46 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,263

Sometimes I have strange meltdowns where my emotions just shut off. I feel nothing. I'm in a quiet haze of nonexistence. It goes away, but it's quite frankly creepy.

Does anyone else get that? What should I do?

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: PMS Food Cravings

 Post subject: PMS Food Cravings
Posted: 29 May 2011, 4:09 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,705

Who else gets them? And what's your favorite?

So far I've craved chocolate, pickles, sprinkles (just sprinkles--I think there was something in the cornstarch), and sour cream doughnuts. My favorite was the sour cream doughnuts. :)

What about you ladies?

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Mooncup

Posted: 29 May 2011, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 6,225

Never tried it, not entirely sure I'd want to, but hey, if you like it, go for it! :)
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