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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else is obsessed with Covid-19 news and statistics?

Posted: 01 Jan 2021, 7:39 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 3,351


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Anyone Else Is Obsessed With Covid-19 News And Statistics?

Unfortunately, yes. I suppose it has become a special interest. I find myself checking the statistics multiple times a day. Plus, I watch cable news, particularly listening to expert doctors (epidemiologists, mostly) discuss the virus.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Who here has given up on a social life?

Posted: 12 Dec 2020, 4:50 pm 

Replies: 85
Views: 15,414


I had a limited social life pre-Covid (I have very few friends).

With Covid, my social life is essentially non-existent.

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Did we really go to the moon ?

Posted: 03 Dec 2020, 11:27 pm 

Replies: 105
Views: 2,796


Sylkat wrote:
Truly, it accomplished nothing.

You might find this a fascinating read: How going to the Moon really did change the world—back on Earth <click>

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Did we really go to the moon ?

Posted: 19 Jul 2019, 9:00 pm 

Replies: 105
Views: 2,796


After watching ~ 15 minutes of this video, I am now curious what part of the original mission do doubters believe is real (and, likewise, what part is fake)? Generally, I am skeptical of these "conspiracy theories" -- especially those that would involve the collusion of so many. As the rea...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When did you realise your life was going to be different?

Posted: 21 May 2019, 9:10 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 1,081


Some of these responses really make me think how many people would not realise they were autistic if them came from a better home? How much does a bad home environment exacerbate the difficulties of autism? For me had my family been more supportive I think I would have a decent semi normal life, re...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone Else Have Trouble Understanding Verbal Instructions?

Posted: 19 May 2019, 10:41 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 826


Exuvian wrote:
For multi-part instructions, writing it down is key.

This is how I compensate.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When did you realise your life was going to be different?

Posted: 19 May 2019, 10:40 pm 

Replies: 58
Views: 1,081


I realized that something was “off” when I was quite young. Yet, I always figured that I would “outgrow” this difference (of fitting in, of having normal relationships, etc.). In elementary school, I figured that this was simply a “phase” and things would change after I entered middle school. In mid...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My Autism Spectrum Quotient Score is between 29 to 32

Posted: 18 May 2019, 11:24 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 478


Is there anyone here that has been diagnosed very late and surprised? I was diagnosed at age 50, after I stumbled upon this “thing” called Asperger’s. I was surprised by my high score and borderline autistic because I am a full functioning and productive person but looking back now I understand why...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Obesity and ASD

 Post subject: Re: Obesity and ASD
Posted: 18 May 2019, 10:57 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 1,378


BTDT wrote:
I like sweets so I eat them while cooking my meals!

I love sweets as well.

BTDT wrote:
Finally, I measure my weight at least once a day.

Me as well. Oftentimes, more. Another one of my obsessions. Sigh.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Obesity and ASD

 Post subject: Re: Obesity and ASD
Posted: 17 May 2019, 10:28 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 1,378


Antrax wrote:
Autistics tending to the extremes seems to be the main theme. My sweet teeth is really strong.

This applies to me. I am 6'0 and ~ 142 lbs. After I was diagnosed with Asperger's (at age 50), I realized that I probably have an eating disorder. Apparently, this is not that uncommon <click>.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone find conversations tiring?

Posted: 12 May 2019, 10:56 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 787


For me, I find "non-structured" conversations very tiring. I always have a difficult time thinking of something to talk about. I don’t mind speaking to someone who has knowledge/information that interests me. Typically, this "conversation" becomes more like an "interview&quo...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Not having anything to say during a conversation

Posted: 24 Feb 2019, 8:15 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,027


I generally enjoy participating in conversations, but I often have the problem that I can't come up with anything meaningful to say. I tend to quickly run out of topics and when that happens I get very uncomfortable because I can't stand that awkward silence (when it's just one person and me). This...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do You Bang Your Head?

 Post subject: Re: Do You Bang Your Head?
Posted: 07 Feb 2019, 12:44 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 573


kraftiekortie wrote:
A lot of kids go through a phase where they bang their head. It's considered somewhat normal toddler behavior.

Sort of what I figured. Thanks.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do You Bang Your Head?

 Post subject: Re: Do You Bang Your Head?
Posted: 07 Feb 2019, 11:26 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 573


When I was a baby/toddler, I used to do bang my head more often than my parents would like to see me to. From all accounts I was used to smash it very hard "for no reason" (their words). My youngest daughter, when she was a baby/toddler, used to bang her head on the floor whenever she had...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What was your IQ profile?

Posted: 29 Dec 2018, 8:22 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 2,112


nca14 wrote:
Maybe there is a possibility to calculate (at least approximated) values of VIQ or PIQ from subscores which you received.

Thanks for the explanation. I found it quite invaluable.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What was your IQ profile?

Posted: 28 Dec 2018, 7:17 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 2,112


I never received a score for VIQ or PIQ. Instead, I received the below. Is there a way to calculate the VIQ an PIQ from these? - Verbal Comprehension 114 -- Similarities 12 -- Vocabulary 13 -- Information 13 - Working Memory 122 -- Digit Span 11 -- Arithmetic 17 -Perceptual Reasoning 123 -- Block De...
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