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Would you participate in Online Social Skills Education if it were available?
Yes 38%  38%  [ 21 ]
Yes 38%  38%  [ 21 ]
No 13%  13%  [ 7 ]
No 13%  13%  [ 7 ]
Total votes : 56

Tom_FL_MA
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20 Jul 2004, 3:00 pm

No offense intended, but I don't think it may work for most of us. If we have no way of actually becoming more sociable, the only help will be the information in general.



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20 Jul 2004, 3:54 pm

There has been some success in working with scripting, in those with AS. To comment on the above response that the person does not think it will do any good, let me be sure we are all talking about apples and apples, not apples vs. oranges:

If a person with AS has social traits that are not serving them well fuctioning in the world (society), they may not expect to improve or change the fact that they have AS. However, if they learn scipts, like when to withhold an opinion, it could save their career...if they want a career! And if they learn that it is not awfully smart to tell their slim wife on their honeymoon that they think she's as fat as a sow, and it helps them create a better marriage, regardless of their motive to marry in the first place...then one can only belive that scripting could help.

And if they learn about the social cues of when to shut up from going on an on and on about their special interest topic because the rest of the folk don't want TMI (too much information), then it's a help to know that...if they in fact have to function in society, which most of us HAVE TO DO to some extent. It can only serve an AS well to learn how to take off the rough edges.



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20 Jul 2004, 4:21 pm

I am referring to not being able to actually set the information into action, because of our living arrangement, etc.



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20 Jul 2004, 4:30 pm

My husband has problems not being able to put into action what he's told he needs to change. I was hoping beyond hope that a good therapist would know how to reach him. His AS affects both his marriage and his career and WANTS both.



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23 Jul 2004, 7:21 pm

I'd love to participate!



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24 Jul 2004, 3:52 pm

Greetings,

I must admit I am somewhat skeptical about just how much something lke this can help. I find that every new social situation leaves me clueless about what I'm supposed to do. I try my best to observe others and adapt but it dosent always work - one big example being the Pagan moot I went to for 5 YEARS and still wasnt able to socialise by the end of that.


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14 Nov 2006, 11:02 pm

TyroneShoelaces wrote:
:D Hello Everyone

At present, I am in the process of writing a course, with the goal of fostering positive interpersonal experiences for two young fellows with AS whom I support on a one-to-one basis. The primary focus of this course pertains to recognising feelings and how an AS person can best cope with them when they become extreme. Would anyone be interested in participating if I were to adapt the programme for online delivery? To ensure quality, I will confer with Autism support organisations within New Zealand before offering it as an option formally.

I welcome your comments

Warmest Regards :P


I was just wondering if this has ever become available?



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15 Nov 2006, 1:32 am

I voted No.

Because at this point in my life, being almost 35 years old, I'm not going to learn anything new.

I've already went through hell teaching myself how to live in the NT world. I've bent myself backwards many times over learning to adapt to the real world out there. I've taught myself how to APPEAR to function normally out there.

Now I'm certainly up to hearing about other Aspie methods of dealing with the real world as I want to listen to my fellow brothers and sisters. But at my age, I don't think there's a new trick I can teach myself that's going to make me normal in everyone else's eyes.

I've been alone my whole life and I have fought to adapt to the real world. The NT world. I know about as much as there is to know about adaption.

But thaks for asking.