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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Punishment Options

Posted: 18 May 2010, 5:42 am 

Replies: 39
Views: 3,091


We just can't get it through his head that these punishments are the results of his behavior. If he honestly doesn't understand, then you're not accomplishing anything by punishing him, and you're making him and everyone around him miserable for nothing. Worse, you're making him feel resentful and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Totally unable to think visually

Posted: 17 May 2010, 5:13 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,211


I had a college boyfriend who tried the same thing with me; he was certain that in order to learn to meditate I HAD to be able to visualize logs floating down a river, and of course I couldn't do it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you go at everything fast?

Posted: 14 May 2010, 6:52 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 2,031


How is going at everything so fast anxiety? I can get geared up anxiety-wise about something that needs to be done and start going 100 miles an hour handling it, and often keep going for other tasks as well until I wind down. It's like being in an altered mental state; I don't really feel like I'm ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Totally unable to think visually

Posted: 14 May 2010, 1:52 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,211


That sounds like synesthesia... do you think that's what you're experiencing? Yep, that's me. Although I don't have very good memory for details. :? Not to be nosy, but... is it that way for you even with "adult thoughts," where you don't have any visuals? i am completely the opposite of you this wa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Callous indifference to my differences

Posted: 14 May 2010, 4:04 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,043


I don't know your family, but families in general would rather believe you're "overly sensitive" or making things up to get attention or whatever than that there's something physically different about your brain. That sucks, and I'm sorry you're stuck dealing with that. :( I second the idea of locki...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Some of of daily struggles getting through the day

Posted: 14 May 2010, 3:44 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,681


I'm 44 and still passionate about metal; I never miss Metal Mania on VH1 Classic. :skull:

Nice to meet you, ConfoundGordon!! You're "normal" in this crowd, so relax and hang loose!! :jocolor:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is your learning style?

Posted: 13 May 2010, 9:36 pm 

Replies: 75
Views: 8,032


"What is your primary learning style? Visual-Spatial Auditory-Sequential Physical-Kinesthetic" I appear to be none of the above: Visual 3 Social 7 Physical 3 Aural 4 Verbal 17 Solitary 10 Logical 7 The test is flawed where I'm concerned because they assume that someone who uses logic likes games ("Y...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you handle death in the family?

Posted: 13 May 2010, 8:55 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,753


... my pops just died a week ago exactly... I'm sorry to hear that, even though you weren't close. :( With the first 2 family members of mine that died, I went to the funerals and there were open caskets... and years later I'm still dreaming about their corpses coming back. When my grandmother star...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Good" Weather

 Post subject: Re: "Good" Weather
Posted: 13 May 2010, 8:38 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 2,176


I wish I could move to whatever place suffers the least sunshine and become a hermit! :wall: Monterey, CA might suit you; if you're anywhere near the coast it's foggy or overcast most of the time. I like it to be about 73 degrees and sunny but not glaringly bright sun; some clouds are fine with me ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your favorite sensations?

Posted: 13 May 2010, 8:26 pm 

Replies: 885
Views: 76,747


Liverbird wrote:
I like heavy blankets no matter what time of year.


Me too!! Part of it is that I get very cold when I go to bed except in summer, but I like feeling heavier layers over me just because of the weight.

I love to touch an animal's fur; I'll pet any animal that lets me until it's BALD. :lol:

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anybody else here bounce?

Posted: 13 May 2010, 8:13 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,762


I bounce when I'm excited. Also, when I sit on the floor and rock, most times I do it next to the bed so I bounce off the side of the mattress every time I rock left.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Totally unable to think visually

Posted: 13 May 2010, 8:00 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 3,211


I know that as a group we're much more likely to think visually than NT's, but I'm just the opposite; I'm almost totally incapable of seeing anything in my head, even things or people that I'm extremely familiar with. The best I can manage is a brief, dark, vague flash of the desired image, even if ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Praise and Compliments

Posted: 12 May 2010, 7:48 pm 

Replies: 41
Views: 5,328


HikariOkami, I'm sure you have many things that are validly praiseworthy, but you bring up an interesting point: NT's have an annoying habit of noticing something negative and then reflexively giving a compliment on it because they can't think of anything else to say (and they assume you saw them lo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: can you be late for something?

Posted: 11 May 2010, 8:38 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 2,623


I often find myself sitting there in the car with all the kids for half an hour, waiting for his slow behind to get out of the house Tell him that you and the kids will be driving away at time X, with or without him. After he misses a few events, or has to drive himself and arrive late to the deris...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Praise and Compliments

 Post subject: Re: Praise and Compliments
Posted: 09 May 2010, 3:56 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 5,328


However, I've heard some people on the spectrum say that praise, and compliments don't influence them at all, and they couldn't care less about what others think. How is it for you? Does it feel good, bad, or indifferent for you? Indifferent. Praise is just words, and words don't benefit me. If som...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How clumsy are you?

Posted: 09 May 2010, 3:30 am 

Replies: 67
Views: 6,578


I'm clumsy, I have poor eye-hand coordination, poor fine motor skills, poor spatial relations, poor depth perception... my physical interface with the world is just BAD.
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