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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Teaching "social skills" at home

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 7:33 pm 

Replies: 8
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And been chatting things over for years - retrospectively - but it doesn't seem to make things any easier when they occur :?

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Teaching "social skills" at home

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 7:28 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 416


Thanks DW. We never really had the opportunity at play dates, as he only ever had a handful in his life - although he is lucky enough to have a brother with friends who occasionally babysit him (when he's not too annoying). I wouldnt mind if he rambled, talked too loud, too much etc (his bro does th...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Responding gracefully to constructive criticism

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 7:01 pm 

Replies: 39
Views: 1,476


You damned right I do! I take the "stand" that Mona is one who is truly dedicated to improving the lot of those with autism. I don't agree with everything she says; and she certainly doesn't agree with everything I say. I feel like she's sincere about what she does and says, even if it's ...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Teaching "social skills" at home

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 6:40 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 416


We did contact the local Old People's charity a few years back, as my son saw a poster a d wanted to help, but they didn't get back to us. Then covid19 came along. I guess we could chase them up also.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Teaching "social skills" at home

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 6:37 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 416


Thanks Timf. Unfortunately most of your suggestions aren't available where we are (UK). And as our house is in a ditch, as such, radio signal is cr@p. However, your suggestion of radio type stuff did inspire me to contact the local radio broadcaster to ask if they need any help, so we'll see what tr...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Teaching "social skills" at home

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 9:13 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 416


I am thinking I might have to try and do this, but it ​will be hard work as I will have to look up material / print / plan / do. My son has told me I'm a "rubbish teacher" and "I prefer to do learning at school and just want you to be my Mum", in regards to academic stuff. But he...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Activism of Care said that people with ASD are annoying.

Posted: 04 Jul 2021, 5:54 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 833


Sorry, I did not get passed the introduction. Not sure I would care about anything he said even if I agree with it. It is just personal opinion. SNAP! His voice is annoying. Also, he seemed to be putting down The Beatles. I used to borrow Beatles biographies (multiple) from the "real" lib...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NT Obsession...

 Post subject: Re: NT Obsession...
Posted: 01 Jul 2021, 5:26 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 333


Surely you can have egotistical people of all size, colour, gender, age, IQ, ability, brain wiring, etc. I consider one of my kids to be very self centred (that's the ego, right?) but he is the reason I am on this site trying to learn things, as it has been suggested he might be ASD. Maybe you just ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Ignoring bullies is sometimes useless advice

Posted: 01 Jul 2021, 5:04 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 634


Agree that it doesn't always work. Poor girl :( However, my son got caught ignoring bullies TWICE today at school :D :D :D And they got caught badmouthing him and being aggressive. I ​can barely believe it. Physical stuff is harder to ignore. But self defence can be classified as fighting and get yo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Childhood Story and Personal Account of Selective Mutism

Posted: 01 Jul 2021, 4:21 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 572


Hello Cinderash. I think I had Selective Mutism for a good chunk of primary school, although i don't think it had a name back then. I ​went looking for stories of people who went through it when I first heard about it but found nothing, so it's great to hear your story. I do remember why I stopped t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Always Feeling 10 steps behind non autistic people

Posted: 15 Jun 2021, 6:26 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,271


If I'm stuck in the company of the kind of people who think a certain set of conventional goals is what life is all about, then I can start feeling left behind, but I try to avoid people like that, so mostly I just see myself as being on a different path, a better one for me. My goals are simply to...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do NTs have an automatic rejection mechanism??

Posted: 15 Jun 2021, 5:54 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 406


Maybe we do have an automatic rejection mechanism, but that does not mean to say it is an anti-autistic rejection mechanism. I very rarely come across someone who sets off my alarm bells. The last time I did (6 years back), my "gut instinct" should have been adhered to, but I cast it aside...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do different types of people view the world…?

Posted: 09 Jun 2021, 1:04 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 450


How do other people view the world for example how do NTs see socially? And other people too for example people with different careers??? I cannot comprehend the world, as it is too big a place, and I have not seen it all. So instead I try wondering what my life is about, and have struggled with th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social skills and autism / not autism

Posted: 09 Jun 2021, 12:28 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,258


Wow! Thanks All :wink: I read out the psychopath question (having not pre-read it) and he got the answer right - from a psychopath's point of view. Having said that, I did ask him to do an online psychopath quiz a few weeks back and he failed (i.e. Failed at being a psychopath). He also did an onlin...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social skills and autism / not autism

Posted: 09 Jun 2021, 8:19 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,258


On one hand, I wouldn't go along with the first diagnosis just randomly thrown out. Shrinks aren't infallible priests. At the same time, some parents may fight an accurate diagnosis for fear of stigma. Also, there's familiarity. Parents see their kids everyday, they're used to them, so they might n...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social skills and autism / not autism

Posted: 09 Jun 2021, 4:19 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,258


An assessment is a lot more then a few questions from what I understand. Autism is a spectrum so it is possible. Leading questions do not help anyone. I am surprized by this because the questions should be to find out if the individual is likely to be on the spectrum or not. It was a psychological ...
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