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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: does human touch makes you extremely tense?

Posted: Yesterday, 11:32 pm 

Replies: 21
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Yes, it makes me very tense. However, hair cuts don't bother me. And someone I used to work with liked to stroke my hair. That was ok too. But a massage? Hell no. I couldn't think of anything worse. Probably because they're somewhat intimate. Any sexual touch is also a big fat no. For people who ha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: does human touch makes you extremely tense?

Posted: Yesterday, 5:40 pm 

Replies: 21
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I received the bare minimum of touch as a child. Getting a haircut felt very exotic. Now, touch is the best way to reassure me that I have left that place. I much prefer cultures with hugging. Because I focus so well on touch, I have what is known in the trade as "good hands" and got great...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's the oldest memory that you have?

Posted: 24 Jan 2023, 11:53 am 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,321


An elephant's trunk has about 100,000 muscles and no bones. It takes over a year to learn to use it. Young elephants lie down with their head in a pond to drink water.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's the oldest memory that you have?

Posted: 23 Jan 2023, 11:02 pm 

Replies: 37
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I think the oldest one is of my father sitting on a couch, happily holding me, and then suddenly putting me aside and rushing from the room. He probably heard a telephone. The next is of crawling off a blanket, and encountering dew on the grass, but that memory had been reinforced by seeing it in a ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Apparently Ultrasound causes autism now.

Posted: 22 Jan 2023, 1:16 pm 

Replies: 20
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Apparently pre-natal ultrasound can cause autism now. How do I know? I got a leaflet from a random man outside a university campus in Bradford. According to the leaflet ultrasound is not sound, like we thought it was; We have been lied to. It is actually radiation. :lol: Gosh, maybe near-term babie...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have YOU been accused of microaggressions??

Posted: 18 Jan 2023, 4:47 pm 

Replies: 151
Views: 4,236


A friend of mine was taking a brand-new girlfriend out on his sailboat. As they got under weigh, as Captain, he told her it was time to do something on the foredeck. She got upset that he had not said "please" and after that, the voyage was pointless. When Dick Rutan and Jeanna Yeager were...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have YOU been accused of microaggressions??

Posted: 18 Jan 2023, 3:55 pm 

Replies: 151
Views: 4,236


In South East Asia, it is a major insult to sit so that others can see the soles of your feet. People also go ballistic over white people in a black costume. In the minstrel shows, it was used for insults, but when Prime Minister Trudeau dressed as Aladdin, implying admiration for a brown character,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have YOU been accused of microaggressions??

Posted: 18 Jan 2023, 2:12 pm 

Replies: 151
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The term microagression was coined to give people the excuse to look for slights or insults where none were intended and then be able to be offended with impunity. Aye. Overreaction is an art, but it can give great power. My ex used to accuse me of being passive-aggressive, which probably arose fro...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Teaching and ASD

 Post subject: Re: Teaching and ASD
Posted: 18 Jan 2023, 10:26 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 662


Classic case of "not my problem". It's not your problem if they get upset over using the wrong words. It's their problem if they are cognitively inhibited just because of one "wrong" word (which isn't even wrong). Also, you're autistic. You have difficulties to adapt. It's ablei...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Teaching and ASD

 Post subject: Re: Teaching and ASD
Posted: 17 Jan 2023, 11:13 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 662


I think that I was very good at organizing the material to make it easy to follow for a comprehensive understanding, but I was terrible at adapting to individual needs.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Teaching and ASD

 Post subject: Re: Teaching and ASD
Posted: 16 Jan 2023, 8:01 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 662


Gammeldans wrote:
Should teachers control students?

Teachers are often required to "baby sit" students, which can lead to huge problems over control. For the students who are interested in the lessons, it is best to provide the information, but let the student learn it in their own way.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Teaching and ASD

 Post subject: Re: Teaching and ASD
Posted: 16 Jan 2023, 6:54 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 662


I have only taught a few times. The classes were very well received, but I don't think I'd have had enough time to prepare and recover if I tried to do it daily. Robert Persig often regurgitated before class.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you understand poetry as a person on the spectrum?

Posted: 14 Jan 2023, 9:49 pm 

Replies: 53
Views: 1,974


It can take me a long time to understand some poetry, which I usually only encounter as song lyrics. When I try to write poetry, the usual search for the right word becomes so difficult that what works tends to dominate what I can say. I assume that the authors have the same problem to some extent, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how to cope with any new year

Posted: 10 Jan 2023, 4:34 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 1,519


the sudden withdrawal of seasonal prettiness and lightness is jarring to me. :o This time, I put my lights up and down, canny to not get cold now, but didn't get extravagant with the timer. I didn't even go for a walk to look at other lights and indulge in a bit of nostalgia for past Christmasses. ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Are NTs/humans becoming more easily offended as time passes?

Posted: 09 Jan 2023, 7:34 pm 

Replies: 195
Views: 5,111


Who's life it saves as opposed to the lives it destroys, like the lives of the Dutch farmers and their families; and the access to cheaper food for the population of the importing countries. Not to mention the human rights abuse and the creation of a prescedent that the state can confiscate your pr...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Are NTs/humans becoming more easily offended as time passes?

Posted: 09 Jan 2023, 12:44 pm 

Replies: 195
Views: 5,111


I distinguish two aspects in this climate change cult. One is scientism, that is the practice of citing science as an argument that legitimizes one's ideological beliefs. Nazism claimed anthropology and biology as scientific proof of their racial theory. Communism claimed the science of histiograph...
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