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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: No symptoms until puberty?

Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 6:13 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 129


The neurological variant that presents as Aspergers frequently has a high IQ associated with it. It may be that your daughter had milder and less discernible other aspects. Aspergers is known for higher sensitivity (both sensory and cognitive). At the time of puberty there is a common neurological c...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aunt Living With Me

 Post subject: Re: Aunt Living With Me
Posted: 10 Aug 2022, 6:02 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 109


You might want to be careful because harboring resentment can build to bitterness. You might want to select one annoying thing and ask her if she might work together with you on reducing that. This might help you see her in a less annoying way as well.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Always confrontational

 Post subject: Re: Always confrontational
Posted: 05 Aug 2022, 6:26 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 154


If you are unable to engage him to reflect on the source of his anger, you may be limited to only managing it. One possibility is to help him get a job. It might be best if he had one that was physically demanding. I was one of four guys in my high school class that had full time (over 40 hours a we...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: national flute association convention in Chicago, USA

Posted: 03 Aug 2022, 6:07 am 

Replies: 1
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I hope you are able to round up fellow flutists (sp?) As a music consumer, I appreciate the contributions to rock made by the flute; The opening of Can't you see - Marshall Tucker Reasons for waiting - Jethro Tull The early Moody Blues I understand that most flutists start or remain oriented to clas...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I have been diagnosed with Level 1 autism, but...

Posted: 03 Aug 2022, 5:57 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 296


If you consider Aspergers as a neurological variant, you might expect variations in the different categories that constitute the diagnosis. You may not wish to place too much credence in what the "experts" declare. Your own observation have much more value.

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Screaming (Please help)

 Post subject: Re: Screaming (Please help)
Posted: 02 Aug 2022, 5:58 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 150


Screaming can be a result of physical pain. It can also be the result of frustration or emotional pain. However, it can be seen as an effective use of force to get attention or otherwise manipulate others. You might make a bit of a theatrical response such as have him sit alone on a chair in his roo...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Tips on discussing masturbation and sex with my son

Posted: 01 Aug 2022, 6:57 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 144


There are many things in the realm of self-stimulation that can contribute to an addictive dilemma. Because for males there is a biological component driving things, you may suggest a limit (such as once a week). Most people are familiar with the self-destructive progression of alcoholism. Stimulati...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and Marijuana

 Post subject: Re: Autism and Marijuana
Posted: 01 Aug 2022, 6:47 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 320


The sensory and cognitive inhibiting effect might seem attractive similar to alcohol. However, I always found that I would rather deal with managing full sensory input as preferable to not receiving it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: diagnosis

 Post subject: Re: diagnosis
Posted: 01 Aug 2022, 6:40 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 153


Welcome to WP. You wish to hold off telling people as it is not infrequent that people will not understand what a label means and it can cause confusion. If you mention something, you may wish to describe it as a characteristic rather than a label. For example, "You have to excuse me, sometimes...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ND

 Post subject: Re: ND
Posted: 01 Aug 2022, 6:31 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 141


North Dakota?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Narrow mindedness or lack of imagination?

Posted: 01 Aug 2022, 6:27 am 

Replies: 46
Views: 732


A person may resist considering other points of view for various reasons. An Aspie may also tend to avoid the discomfort of confrontation or even uncertainty that can arise from differences. I am not sure this is "wrong".

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Gender

 Post subject: Re: Gender
Posted: 29 Jul 2022, 6:07 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 418


You are right to be cautious. 50% of the people who are encouraged to go down this road will attempt suicide.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Talk me out of moving to MA just to qualify for services

Posted: 29 Jul 2022, 6:05 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 264


It may be possible that you are looking to relocate to a state with good benefits as another way to find a replacement "parent". The problem with that is that can institutionalize your dependence. You probably already know that you have to develop the skills yourself. You might prefer not ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Currently experiencing awful bout of depression, need advice

Posted: 29 Jul 2022, 5:53 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 311


Depression is an interesting phenomena. There can be contributions from diet and nutrition deficiencies, improvements from supplements and medications (although some medications have dangerous side effects). Lifestyle can have an influence like with exercise or drug and alcohol use. The Asperger neu...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Teenagers and sexuality

 Post subject: Re: Teenagers and sexuality
Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 6:48 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 372


It sounds like you have had a discussion of the subject with his about the mechanics and anatomy. These conversations can best be handled like an old German nurse might describe them. This removes any salacious component that might lead to stimulation. He might be instructed about the visual stimula...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Asperger Syndrome and dealing with disagreement

Posted: 25 Jul 2022, 6:37 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 769


Conflict resolution can span a spectrum from Sherman's march to the sea at one end to the surrender of Belgium to the Germans at the other. In between are various forms of negotiation. The sensitivity of Aspergers would generally tend toward acquiescence. However a degree of intransigence can impart...
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