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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can't watch TV with other people around

Posted: 30 Sep 2013, 8:18 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 4,916

It could be a focus thing--people can be distracting. It might be general poor focus, or you might just be distracted by only people, for the most part.

I'm mostly only able to focus on the computer when I'm alone, or even around most people other than my friend.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Privacy vs. recharge time

Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,902

I chose privacy, but I need both.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Different types of eye contact

Posted: 11 Feb 2013, 2:55 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 5,579

Strangers are hard to make eye contact with.

People I know very well, it isn't as hard.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Zoning out....

Posted: 09 Feb 2013, 12:40 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 3,822

I used to zone out more as a child than I do now. I even had an EEG when I was four.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Guardianship advice - Adult Son with AS in serious trouble

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 7:12 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,224

I'd only pursue involuntarily taking away your sons' self-guardianship rights if there was trouble surrounding legal contracts. The problem isn't legal contracts. The problem is bed availability. Getting guardianship over him isn't going to magically make a bed available in a psych hospital. You mig...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: I fired her

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 7:06 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 958

You don't need to battle depression alone. You can talk on WP or a suicide crisis line if you need to.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: An Intro and an Analysis

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 7:04 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,368

- I don't have a head for math. In fact I suck at math above algebra level. I love math when it comes to theory, but actually doing math and applying it? Yea no. Not everybody with autism is good with math. - No one in my family has autism or aspergers. That doesn't always matter. Autism genes don'...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hiya...

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 6:58 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 532

Hi. Even though you are a kid, you are welcome here! There's even a place here called "Kid's Crater" that you might like, but I notice that there's not a lot of posts there.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Introduction and some information re: DSM-V

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 6:57 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,488

Welcome! I am also a young woman on the autism spectrum.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Skype group

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 6:47 pm 

Replies: 76
Views: 15,940

Sliceracer wrote:
emimeni wrote:
I'm willing to PM my screen name. :)

I already added u lol, then you quit it because u wanted 2 read blogs in peace, if u wanna go back in just say :P

So, can I go back in and out as I please?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Making friends at University.

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 2:17 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 1,037

SteelMaiden wrote:
There doesn't appear to be pressure for me to make friends. I have a full-time support worker, so I have someone to guide me. The students scare me anyway.

You seem to be putting a lot of pressure on yourself to make friends, though.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can those with a diagnosis work in psychology?

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 2:15 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,901

InThisTogether wrote:
Most definitely, provided they have the appropriate knowledge and skills.

That, totally.

All because you need psychological services doesn't mean you can't work in psychological services. I'm tired of hearing things like "I'm bipolar, so I can't be a psychiatrist.". Uh, yes you can.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hullø

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 2:08 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 438

Hello! It seems that though you may or may not have autism, you might have experiences relatable to a lot of people here. Sometimes, us auties (autistic people) call people like yourself ACs (or Autistic Cousins). There's a "Other Psychological Conditions" board that you can go to if you want to tal...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Sri Lankan prisoner caught by ringtone sound emitted...

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,066

That seems news of the weird worthy. :lol: :lmao:

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Drawing vs Fine Motor Issues?

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 2:00 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,593

I've had issues learning to draw and write because of my ataxic CP, but now I do both okayish.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hot peppers, coffee, gluten and autism, good or bad?

Posted: 08 Feb 2013, 1:07 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,587

Well, if you are sensitive or allergic to anything edible (or sometimes, even something not edible!), it can interfere with mentation. The thing is, what you're sensitive to, or even if you're sensitive to anything, is going to vary from person to person.
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