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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: In a "Friendship" because you are disabled or autistic

Posted: Yesterday, 5:10 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 150


And commonality is a non-factor for me in any relationship. Sometimes I seek the opposite. [...] Heck, there are barely any commonalities in most of my friendships at all, save for proximity, mutual acquaintances, and/or the very chance we came across one another at all. I find this hard to imagine...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: In a "Friendship" because you are disabled or autistic

Posted: Yesterday, 1:42 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 150


Hi: I am posting this today because I am wondering how many people on here have been friends with people for the wrong reasons. That is, feeling obliged to be friends with other people who also have autism regardless Other factors being equal, I find it easier to form friendships with other autisti...

 Forum: Computers, Math, Science, and Technology   Topic: Humans create a new life form

Posted: 02 Dec 2021, 11:43 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 91


One of the oldest science fiction themes has finally come to pass in real life -- the creation, by human scientists, of a totally new lifeform that can reproduce. See: Team builds first living robots that can reproduce , Science Daily , November 29, 2021. See also video: Xenobots: Building the First...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: An honest Inquiry: A call to action against injustice

Posted: 02 Dec 2021, 3:38 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 125


First I shall relate to you the substance of the dilemma. A couple years back I was in a situation which required hospitalization. I went to the University of North Carolina Hospital and despite being cognizant, consciousness level of 4, perfectly and completely fine, calm, collected. I was forced ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic campaigners protest together in Cambridge, UK

Posted: 02 Dec 2021, 1:30 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,530


This is what happens when autistics allow autism to become their entire identity Autism is not their "entire identity," although it's an important part of their identity. (See also my reply to you here .) and who they are instead of letting something more constructive and beneficial becom...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Biden’s violate mask mandate

Posted: 01 Dec 2021, 9:15 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 327


Video of Joe Biden Maskless in D.C. Restaurant Viewed Over 600K Times Are masks mandated in restaurants??? You can't eat with a mask on, after all. In a restaurant or bar, what would make sense is a vaccine mandate but not a mask mandate. On the other hand, it seems to me that mask mandates -- but ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic campaigners protest together in Cambridge, UK

Posted: 01 Dec 2021, 9:01 pm 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,530


Autism is not a single "disorder." It is a general category of at least hundreds, maybe thousands, of different conditions, with certain general kinds of traits in common. There are at least hundreds, maybe thousands, of different genetic variations that correlate with autism. Only a smal...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic campaigners protest together in Cambridge, UK

Posted: 01 Dec 2021, 9:33 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,530


Who’s on the panel? Dr Monique Botha, Dr Chloe Farahar of Aucademy, Kieran Rose – The Autistic Advocate, Priscilla Eyles, Holly Smale, Tanya Adkin, Autistic Science Person, Emergent Divergent (David Gray-Hammond), Liz Soper [...] They're only a small fringe group with to much time on their hands. A...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic campaigners protest together in Cambridge, UK

Posted: 01 Dec 2021, 8:09 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,530


Why spend money on dealing with coping strategies when the disorder can be understood and hopefully erased entirely in the future? Autism is not a single "disorder." It is a general category of at least hundreds, maybe thousands, of different conditions, with certain general kinds of trai...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic campaigners protest together in Cambridge, UK

Posted: 01 Dec 2021, 6:12 am 

Replies: 64
Views: 1,530


The protestors seem like fools. They object to research being done into how autism develops? There's some larger scientific and historical context you and others in this thread seem to be missing. First, Spectrum 10K is not the first project of its kind. Far from it. There already exist other large...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic Peer Leadership Group

Posted: 01 Dec 2021, 2:49 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,443


The tenth meeting of the Autistic Peer Leadership Group (ApLeg) will be on Thursday, December 2, at 7:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time (6:00 PM Central, 4:00 PM Pacific). This meeting's topic will be the how to make newcomers feel welcome and comfortable in a group meeting. The main part of the d...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Autistic Peer Leadership Group

Posted: 01 Dec 2021, 2:25 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,443


Thanks. I've added it to a list of NYC-based resources that I will eventually be posting on my website.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How to (Generally and Specifically) Make Friends?

Posted: 01 Dec 2021, 1:44 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 202


One could also use other online venues besides Facebook to get to know people. Personally I don't recommend Facebook as a way to get to know strangers, for safety/privacy reasons. Facebook has the (in my opinion big) disadvantage of requiring people to use their legal names. (Some people do use pseu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The Case of Carly Fleischmann, Nonverbal Communication Fraud

Posted: 29 Nov 2021, 10:05 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 593


The above paper associates Carly Fleischmann with "Facilitated Communication." But, according to the following ABC News interview with her parents: McKenzie: Did Carly ever use facilitated communication or has she always typed independently? Carly's Parents: She has never used facilitated ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: ex wants to try again?

 Post subject: Re: ex wants to try again?
Posted: 29 Nov 2021, 5:43 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 258


I just had a lot going on at the time we were "a thing", like dealing with a toxic job while I looked for one better for me and therapy. I admit that how wore out I was at time lead to me not communicating the best, but he kinda rushed me towards things I wasnt ready for, as I was unsure ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Looking for my tribe

 Post subject: Re: Looking for my tribe
Posted: 29 Nov 2021, 5:50 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 241


Welcome to Wrong Planet and the tribe :D It's sad that therapists don't spot adults on the spectrum very often. Don't they get any continuing education in their field? They do get continuing education, but I suspect they have wide latitude as to what kinds of courses they may take to fulfill their ...
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