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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Exercises mostly for people with NT?

Posted: 24 Aug 2022, 6:39 pm 

Replies: 31
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Are you fammiliar with Meisner? I have heard for the Mesiner method you already need a lot of skills and should just need to follow your impulses. Meisner sounds a bit stupid to me but then again I am no expert. I have not. I took drama classes. I learned to make appropriate expressions and raise m...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social-Emotional Reciprocity

Posted: 20 Aug 2022, 11:26 am 

Replies: 11
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I would say a difference in social-emotional reciprocity. My ASD BFF and I talk about this a lot. We reciprocate with each other just fine (exchange relevant information and ideas, stare or look around), but somehow neither of us meet the NT standards (darn, forgot to say "hello" again and...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Exercises mostly for people with NT?

Posted: 20 Aug 2022, 11:11 am 

Replies: 31
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Hmmm, I am a thespian and would enjoy those exercises. Initially I would want specific directions and grace for my poor improvisation skills. That said, if the social cost isn't prohibitive, I'll try anything with or w/o good instruction. I'm the Aspie who mostly hits the gas (charges forward) when ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: How do any of you handle PMS?

Posted: 20 Aug 2022, 11:01 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,072


It definitely helps me to anticipate it (3 days prior to period). Then I can give myself a "pass" for one day. My husband has been good that when I don't remember and feel like it's all just hopeless to remind me it's That day. It's funny-weird to me that each month that day's hopelessness...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have left-handed parents?

Posted: 11 Aug 2022, 8:43 pm 

Replies: 38
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Agreed.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "noticeably autistic"?

Posted: 08 Aug 2022, 3:01 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 1,806


I'm noticeably something . Because I am female, extroverted and expressive, Autism does not come to mind for most people. I am able to suppress most stereotypical ASD traits in general company (which is unpleasant to do). I come across as the absent-minded professor or child-like. All bets are off w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have left-handed parents?

Posted: 08 Aug 2022, 1:28 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,280


^^ LOL. In the general population about 81% of people would have parents who are both right-handed, 18% would have only one right-handed parent and a mere 1% would not have a right-handed parent.

Disclaimer: does not consider ambidextrous or degree of handiness.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have left-handed parents?

Posted: 06 Aug 2022, 5:42 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,280


Joe90 wrote:
Every red-haired person I've ever met are NTs.

Teasing: Maybe b/c most of the ND ones emigrated to my region.

IsabellaLinton wrote:
My redhead auntie was left-handed...

I'm with you on reddish-haired and left-handed: We can include my great aunt also. Sorry for your medical hardships.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have left-handed parents?

Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 10:09 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,280


Joe, relative to your observations, I got glasses in my teens as did my Autistic mother. So far my Autistic niece and daughter don't have glasses. Time will tell. My mom and I were bookworms while my niece and daughter are athletic. I tried to find if reddish hair is more often correlated with Autis...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you have left-handed parents?

Posted: 04 Aug 2022, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,280


Hold-up, teasing: where is the option for two left-handed parents. Is that so rare? Would children from that union survive? :wink: I suspected that left-handedness is more common in ASD, as are other differences (and co-morbids) like synesthesia. Dr. Google confirms both. Also that "adoption st...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: How do men do it?

 Post subject: Re: How do men do it?
Posted: 28 Jul 2022, 11:46 pm 

Replies: 178
Views: 9,387


I cry when people are especially kind. Sarcasm: Thankfully that's not often.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: How do men do it?

 Post subject: Re: How do men do it?
Posted: 28 Jul 2022, 11:45 pm 

Replies: 178
Views: 9,387


Researchers note that, on average, American women cry 3.5 times each month, while American men cry about 1.9 times each month. https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/is-crying-good-for-you-2021030122020 I’m shocked by those numbers. I didn’t think people cried that much. I haven’t cried in months, not...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Sad day ,Womens rights Roe vs Wade

Posted: 28 Jul 2022, 9:03 am 

Replies: 93
Views: 3,174


This has nothing to do with protecting children, and if anything, it means worse protection for pre-teen girls [...] Their bodies usually are not ready to carry a pregnancy to term at such a young age...Yet some states and politicians are fighting to force them to do just that. I have a friend who ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Issues with new baby

 Post subject: Re: Issues with new baby
Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 10:44 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,246


i dont really like babies tbh I'm with you. I love reasoning with my children --- the baby stage was brutal. My Autistic mother and myself both did med-free labors ---people think we were brave, but it's actually b/c it seemed like the safest option given we are sensitive to medications (and have h...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Sad day ,Womens rights Roe vs Wade

Posted: 24 Jul 2022, 10:54 am 

Replies: 93
Views: 3,174


I felt glad that children have better protection. My rights as a woman should not include a license to kill someone because their existence is temporarily inconvenient to me. Like anything, rights can be abused (as they too often are). I agree that for "temporary inconvenience" is abuse o...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: The consequences of “medical misogyny“ for autistic women

Posted: 21 Jul 2022, 10:01 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,038


I so understand, SharonB. I have - like most AS women - been so traumatised by dismissal, invalidation and refusal to listen by doctors over decades that now, at the first sign of invalidation from a practitioner I go into brain freeze. The energy cost of self advocacy in this circumstance is huge....
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