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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you like your birthday?

Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 11:28 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 1,105

my birthday is in 6 days (i have to get my wisdom teeth out on your birthday) and i used to love it, then when i was a teenager it made me anxious and now im a little indifferent. i like that people treat me nice on my birthday an every year my cousins take me out the same restaurant and i really lo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What caused you to seek a diagnosis?

Posted: 25 Jan 2019, 11:25 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 987

in my case a diagnoses was never saught out but i was arrested after a meltdown when i was 14 and they gave me some assessments and found that i had Asperger's.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: creating an Autism Resourse Center! need ideas

Posted: 31 Jul 2018, 11:43 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 373

heres a copy of my agenda What is the plan? My plan is to bring autism resources onto reserves to increase awareness and accessibility of resources to parents of autistic children and autistic people themselves. Autism is a prevalent issue on reserves and seeking out resources and assistance is an e...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: creating an Autism Resourse Center! need ideas

Posted: 23 Jul 2018, 1:34 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 373

Fnord wrote:
Sound-absorbent carpeting.
Dimmable lighting.
Odor-eliminating air purifiers.
Quilts and/or heavy blankets.

And cats ... lots of friendly, furry cats ...

i was also thinking about animals being involved lol

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: creating an Autism Resourse Center! need ideas

Posted: 23 Jul 2018, 12:22 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 373

Computers, printers, and internet access. A library for books---fiction and nonfiction---which deal with autism. A library in general Taking steps to assure a non-sensory overloading atmosphere. An area for sports (if space enough). Unfortunetly i wont have THAT much space itll be just a single off...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: creating an Autism Resourse Center! need ideas

Posted: 23 Jul 2018, 12:08 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 373

i cant believe this but im actually creating a Autism Resource Center so, first a little background im native and i live on a native reserve, i noticed i wasnt the only autistic one here, there are 2 other (diagnosed) autistic kids here, one 13 and one 11 years old, brothers, and i got the idea to b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: balloon phobia?

 Post subject: Re: balloon phobia?
Posted: 24 Apr 2018, 7:29 pm 

Replies: 56
Views: 9,450

yep! as a kid i had a love hate relationship with balloons. i would want a balloon and be SUPER anxious about the popping. i remember there would be a lot of balloons at birthdayparties and i would be so terrified to touch them and watching other kids be rough with balloons really stressed me out. w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: After almost 8 months of work. I may need to leave

Posted: 03 Apr 2018, 6:57 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 265

I got written up today. Which the act of writting me up is fair. Its because i havent been paying attention and ive been punching the numbers in the cash in wrong and overall just been having difficulty with numbers. But it doesnt end there.. ive been somwhat disassociating at work. The other day i ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do social interactions wear you out?

Posted: 28 Mar 2018, 1:17 am 

Replies: 57
Views: 3,562

when you are autistic, all social interactions are strategized, rehearsed and conscious decisions. it becomes exhausting to constantly analyze and bring up skills and tricks to best suit a social situation appropriately. when im talking to someone i have to constantly remind myself all the time &quo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Auditory-Visual Stimming?

Posted: 28 Mar 2018, 1:11 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 293

stims are subjective and not really defined as a concrete things, even non autistics stim! Stimming or Self Stimulatory Behaviour can be used to controlled and calming sensory input that is pleasurable. (watching moving lights, chewing on objects, sniffing people, listening to tapping ect) however s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How Much Does Your Autism Effect You?

Posted: 28 Mar 2018, 1:04 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 356

its weird. when people meet me, they think im pretty normal, i can talk fairly well and i feel i have nailed small talk conversation. i am always polite, i am very expressionate and i am humorous. however, this all really a front, i have a really hard time with lights in most environments they reall...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Were you vaccinated?

 Post subject: Re: Were you vaccinated?
Posted: 28 Mar 2018, 12:54 am 

Replies: 42
Views: 3,541

i was vaccinated.

and so was my sister
and my cousins
and my niece
and my friends.
and most people alive today.

Vaccines do not cause autism.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How old are you and when were you diagnosed?

Posted: 28 Mar 2018, 12:51 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 813

everyone knew i was different when i was a kid but no one wanted to label me as a disability or anything like that. i spent most of my childhood crying about not understanding my peers, stimming by smashing my head into walls, having interests that i shared with no one and not overall not meeting th...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: im reaching my breaking point and i dont know what to do

Posted: 25 Mar 2018, 11:54 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 317

i am so tense this week its driving me insane, im always on the verge of meltdown, my hands are jittery and it is making it very hard to type so i apologize if things get wonky. i cant take this anymore. my patience is thinning. i think my work is getting to me because i cant handle things at home a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How does it benefit you to share your diagnosis with people?

Posted: 25 Mar 2018, 7:50 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 369

i bring it up when its relevant. work or in a doctors office, i dont really go out and meet new people so i dont really have a reason to tell everyone.

i definately dont tell the customers i serve! haha

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How often do you meltdown/shutdown?

Posted: 25 Mar 2018, 7:48 pm 

Replies: 38
Views: 3,520

thats a little complicated. i have always been more of a 'shutdown' person than a 'meltdown' person. although i do meltdown i more often shutdown. especially when i overstimulate. and its entirely enviromental cause. so if i stay home all week i am not going to meltdown or shutdown. i always shutdow...
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