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07 Nov 2014, 12:09 am

Thank you so much Ezra. :heart:


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07 Nov 2014, 12:13 am

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Do you do downhill skiing like Franz Klammer

Or do you do Slalom?
LOL!! In my dreams like Franz Klammer. It would be awesome to be able to ski that well someday. I have not done any Slalom yet but hopefully soon. That is one of the Special Olympics events. They compete in GS, Super G and Slalom for the alpine events. I would love to be good at all three of those. I have not raced yet, I have run gates twice but I am not good at it at all yet. I am hoping that SO will give me the opportunity to learn racing.


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07 Nov 2014, 2:03 am

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We are a special bunch! :D


Yes we are :D Congratulations Skibum; it's very exciting to finally be able to say with certainty, "I'm autistic", rather than simply, "I think I'm probably autistic". Nobody can take that away from you :) It's great that you get to be in the Special Olympics too; I know how important that was for you. Maybe I'll see you on TV some time!


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07 Nov 2014, 5:24 am

For a second i thought you were in one of these nightclubs and were like "Guys!! Look where the hell i am!! !" :lol:

Anyway...
Congratulations!



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07 Nov 2014, 8:57 am

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skibum wrote:
We are a special bunch! :D


Yes we are :D Congratulations Skibum; it's very exciting to finally be able to say with certainty, "I'm autistic", rather than simply, "I think I'm probably autistic". Nobody can take that away from you :) It's great that you get to be in the Special Olympics too; I know how important that was for you. Maybe I'll see you on TV some time!
Thank you for everything you did to help me StarTrekker. Who knows, hopefully Special Olympics World Winter Games in 2017. That would be my goal! :D


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07 Nov 2014, 8:57 am

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For a second i thought you were in one of these nightclubs and were like "Guys!! Look where the hell i am!! !" :lol:

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Congratulations!
That is really funny! :D And thank you. :D


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07 Nov 2014, 12:19 pm

BIG Congratulations, Skibum. At last.... :sunny:


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07 Nov 2014, 2:37 pm

The doctor said that my Autism was so obvious that he saw it right away from the first moment he saw me in the waiting room when I came in for the testing. He could tell immediately by the way I was acting.

What were the signs?



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07 Nov 2014, 6:41 pm

Awww, skibum, CONGRATULATIONS!! ! You are one of the sweetest, most thoughtful posters here, and I could NOT be happier for you!! ! ((((hugs))))

P.S. Your doctor sounds WONDERFUL, BTW!!



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07 Nov 2014, 6:45 pm

skibum wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
Do you do downhill skiing like Franz Klammer

Or do you do Slalom?
LOL!! In my dreams like Franz Klammer. It would be awesome to be able to ski that well someday. I have not done any Slalom yet but hopefully soon. That is one of the Special Olympics events. They compete in GS, Super G and Slalom for the alpine events. I would love to be good at all three of those. I have not raced yet, I have run gates twice but I am not good at it at all yet. I am hoping that SO will give me the opportunity to learn racing.


I'd love to be able to ski like Franz Klammer, he is awesome. Skiing is super duper fun, I wish it was easier to ski here. I'd love to ski race but it's never going to happen.

Anyways, congrats :)



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07 Nov 2014, 7:20 pm

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BIG Congratulations, Skibum. At last.... :sunny:
Thank you Jensen! :D It is such an incredible relief and feeling of security to have this now.


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07 Nov 2014, 7:22 pm

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Awww, skibum, CONGRATULATIONS!! ! You are one of the sweetest, most thoughtful posters here, and I could NOT be happier for you!! ! ((((hugs))))

P.S. Your doctor sounds WONDERFUL, BTW!!
Thank you so much Campin Cat. Thank you for being so encouraging to me. You always make me smile with your posts.


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07 Nov 2014, 8:26 pm

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skibum wrote:
kraftiekortie wrote:
Do you do downhill skiing like Franz Klammer

Or do you do Slalom?
LOL!! In my dreams like Franz Klammer. It would be awesome to be able to ski that well someday. I have not done any Slalom yet but hopefully soon. That is one of the Special Olympics events. They compete in GS, Super G and Slalom for the alpine events. I would love to be good at all three of those. I have not raced yet, I have run gates twice but I am not good at it at all yet. I am hoping that SO will give me the opportunity to learn racing.


I'd love to be able to ski like Franz Klammer, he is awesome. Skiing is super duper fun, I wish it was easier to ski here. I'd love to ski race but it's never going to happen.

Anyways, congrats :)
Thank you Tetris. Skiing is so awesome. Even without racing it's still awesome.


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07 Nov 2014, 8:40 pm

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The doctor said that my Autism was so obvious that he saw it right away from the first moment he saw me in the waiting room when I came in for the testing. He could tell immediately by the way I was acting.

What were the signs?
It's funny because the person who first evaluated me said the exact same thing. The psychologist said that the first thing I did when I entered the waiting room was that I asked the receptionist if she could turn the music off or change it or if there was somewhere else I could go because I could not stay in the room to fill out the form otherwise. I was also stimming and kind of looking at everything in the room in a particular way. I also did not make any eye contact with the receptionist. My counselor also said that the first meeting we had, my posture was very telling as I sat in the chair across from her. I also spoke to the receptionist in a manner that showed that I was either unaware of the "proper" social way to speak or that I did not care. I said things very bluntly and without much understanding of how to "wrap" what I was saying in a nice little package and spoke more like a child would. Also the first thing I did when I entered the psychologist's office was to comment about his decor before I even said "hello." I said, "You must really like this color because it's all over your office." It was not mean but rather in a matter of fact way and even complimentary because his office was very beautifully decorated. He was proud of it anyway and said he did it not his wife. Then after I sat on the couch I immediately got up, walked past him, reached over his desk and straightened his diploma on the wall because it was just a little bit off and it was bugging the tar out of me. Then when I sat back down on the couch I took off my clogs and put my feet up on the couch and just kind of sprawled all over it like a little kid would do while we were talking. Apparently only an Aspie would do all that.

But what immediately caught his eye was my behavior and speech patterns when I was in the waiting room.

The person who first evaluated me said he could tell right away too because of my extreme social naivete and childlike innocence when I interacted with other people in the room. And they were all strangers. I interacted very much like a little kid would. And as he got to know me better he mentioned things that I did not even realize I was doing like I he said that in our conversations I would talk about food by texture and not by taste which is very ASD like. I would also work in the same spot and clean my skis the same way every time and that five minute task would take me about 45 minutes to an hour, He also said that I would get a little stressed if the lights were turned on differently like if they had one set of lights off or something. He also said that in our conversations I would talk to him as if I did not realize he was actually working and it would be difficult for me to let him go from our conversations even though he was on the clock and had work to do. He said that all of these things were strong indicators of ASD. He also said many more things came out as he got to know me which were indicators but those were the ones that were apparent right away.


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07 Nov 2014, 8:50 pm

Well....now it's official!

I wonder what your horses and assorted other animal friends would think.

I'm not kidding. When I was a teenager, I used to confide in my narcissistic Persian cat. Somehow, despite her being a slave to fashion, she was able to empathize with me.