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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: British schools and autistics

Posted: 31 Mar 2023, 6:15 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 143


I went to boarding schools,prep then public , from 1965 to 1975. There was some teasing at prep school. I was supposedly the 'missing link'. At public school it was far worse. I still remember the monkey chants directed at me by the rest of the class. I was very unpopular.There was no help and suppo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hunger and Thirst

 Post subject: Re: Hunger and Thirst
Posted: 23 Mar 2023, 8:30 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 941


I'm quite bad re drinking enough fluids. I can get dry mouthed ,headachy and nauseous . Hunger was a major problem when I lived in Essex. I'd eat and not feel full up. It didn't help that I lived in a tower block in the poor part of town that was heavily targetted by takeaway places. I had over 20 t...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Comprehensive ABA-based interventions

Posted: 03 Mar 2023, 3:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 161


Abstract Background Many studies display promising results for interventions that are based on Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in the treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Methods: This meta-analysis assessed the effects of such treatments on developmental outcomes in children with ASD and o...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Labour to win next UK general election?

Posted: 27 Feb 2023, 6:01 am 

Replies: 88
Views: 3,659


A pessimistic prediction based on past events. Tories eventually f*** up enough for voters' who excuse their incompetence far more than they excuse any by Labour', to vote them out. Labour's does its best to clear the mess up, but the voters aren't content with that. Tories regain power, and proceed...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: you say theres no severity levels with autism but

Posted: 25 Feb 2023, 5:04 am 

Replies: 101
Views: 3,904


i feel there is levels of severity across the autism spectrum because im 50 but still havent/cant learn new many social skills but many autistics half my age understand more social things than me and im exposed to social interaction every day at work with the public but i still cant seem to learn s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: you say theres no severity levels with autism but

Posted: 24 Feb 2023, 6:40 am 

Replies: 101
Views: 3,904


^ I don't see it as a competition. I do it see it, as with mental illness, as a situation where resources are thin on the ground and it's a post code lottery as to the level and quality of help and support you can get . I first saw a pdoc c October 1973 . First hospitalised May 1975. Asperger's dx M...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: you say theres no severity levels with autism but

Posted: 23 Feb 2023, 4:51 am 

Replies: 101
Views: 3,904


There are absolutely levels in autism. I like how the DSM categorized autism into 3 levels. The levels are clearly defined based on how much support a person requires as a result of their autism. Level 1: Requiring support Level 2: Requiring substantial support Level 3: Requiring very substantial s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: you say theres no severity levels with autism but

Posted: 21 Feb 2023, 7:53 pm 

Replies: 101
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FireMonkey, your daughter sounds like a really lovely person. You and your wife must have been great parents. You are so blessed to have her. :heart: Just to clarify things for the sake of accuracy and honesty. I regard her as my daughter and she regards me as her father, but we are not blood relat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: you say theres no severity levels with autism but

Posted: 21 Feb 2023, 5:05 pm 

Replies: 101
Views: 3,904


^ ^ I agree- but my report itself shows my level of risk for each test / ability. I wouldn’t want to carry my report around bc it’s 30 pages but at least everything is specified. You don't have to be anywhere near nuclear physicist level intelligent to realise that not all assessments are equally t...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Unfair

 Post subject: Re: Unfair
Posted: 18 Feb 2023, 5:03 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 853


Fnord wrote:


My parents didn't care.  I guess by that time, they had given up on me too.



You're a shining example of a success story.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: ‘Today Show’ article about “Autism Wars”

Posted: 09 Feb 2023, 1:03 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 3,454


Those who claim they are just different I bet you they come from privileged backgrounds. For the rest of us life with autism can be hell on earth. Not to mention those with intellectual disabilities and their families. I come from a relatively privileged background. My father was a diplomat. I was ...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Unfair

 Post subject: Re: Unfair
Posted: 07 Feb 2023, 2:58 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 853


I was 9 waiting quietly for the headmaster to come in and start the lesson. Other boys were being rather boisterous. The headmaster stormed in and, with a stern look on his face, approached me. 'What are you doing?' he said . I said I was doing nothing, as in not making a racket. ' Well you should b...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Becoming a geriatric How did it make you feel?

Posted: 03 Feb 2023, 1:37 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,294


With a dx of schizophrenia( as well as ASD) I do worry about dementia, as there's an increased risk with the schizophrenia. My father at 92 now has to use a cane, but cognitively is a lot sharper than many half his age. If I can get fairly near to that I'll be happy. I'm checking my visual reaction ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Becoming a geriatric How did it make you feel?

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 4:37 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,294


^ A good and interesting reply.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Becoming a geriatric How did it make you feel?

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 8:54 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,294


^ Thank you.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Becoming a geriatric How did it make you feel?

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 5:07 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,294


kraftiekortie wrote:
I just retired from my main job at age 62.

I still work part-time at a library.

I’m lucky to be relatively healthy with relatively few aches and pains.


Let's hope you stay relatively healthy for as long as possible.
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