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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What is the biggest lie about Aspies?

Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 4:25 am 

Replies: 59
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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What is the biggest lie about Aspies?

Posted: 19 Mar 2014, 4:24 am 

Replies: 59
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I agree that the combined effect of the lies can make people feel suicidal at times. I'm not quite sure if you mean we shouldn't articulate or take notice of them, should just try and be happy? I think we have to be clear about the discrimination we face in order to challenge it, even if only in ou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did your parents try to learn about AS after your diagnosis

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 3:06 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,310


Yes. They read and reread my diagnostic report. Was surprised at first that my dad reacted that way because he does not have much stamina as has stopped reading newspapers, magazines in the last few years. Since the diagnostic report is difficult reading with statistical jargon etc I thought he woul...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: wp getting annoying

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 507
Views: 17,728


It's mostly adult aspies who have our own sub-culture and believe we don't have a horrible disease that must be cured or we'll all become serial killers or be miserable our whole lives, contrary what Autism Speaks may think, but a lot of parents with autistic or aspie kids would do anything to see ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: An Intriguing Parallel

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 2:47 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,491


I agree with the observations and reasoning of the OP (noticed like a lot of posters I wrote OP instead of the more personal StarTrekker)

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you drive or not?

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 2:16 pm 

Replies: 37
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I did get a licence but it quickly became apparent that I am to un coordinated to drive safely. I can honestly say that not driving probably marginalizes me as much if not more then my other more direct autism traits. It has automatically eliminated me from consideration from countless jobs. People ...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Thoughts on Rudy Simone?

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 40
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Also Tania Marshall is releasing a book or may have done so already called aspiengirls which looks like it will be great. Perhaps check out her blog. She does online assessments via Skype and Facetime etc. Desperately needed service. "Tania can be reached at tania@centreforautism.com.au for appoint...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Punk, Post Punk, Goth Rock/Deathrock anyone?

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 12:48 pm 

Replies: 35
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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6RoWUGz520[/youtube] Cramps are awesome fun to listen to [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8pKfwuc_kc[/youtube] [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlpW6lCVuSs[/youtube] R.I.P. Scott Asheton http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/stooges-drummer-s...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What is the biggest lie about Aspies?

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 12:30 pm 

Replies: 59
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I don't really care about the average NT in the street thinks. If you have been reading my posts you know what I care about is professionals that think we are deliberately lying to gain disability benefits, Aspergers doesn't exist in adults or females, Aspergers is overdiagnosed. it is mostly people...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where's The Cure?

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 2:46 am 

Replies: 31
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The Cure? I don't know if they are even still touring. ;-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cure "In 2014 The Cure will release The 'tentatively' titled "4:14 Scream" follow up of their 2008 album "4:13 Dream", and will be released in the next few months alongside a series of DVDs. Plus details of ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "I think I have autism."......"I already know

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 2:34 am 

Replies: 7
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I don't think most people my age unless they knew somebody on the spectrum would know more about Autism the "Rain Man" and they certainly would not know enough about it to think of me as autistic. As for Aspergers if asked they might remember hearing the word somewhere.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: is my ASD diagnosis adaptable over time?

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 2:24 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,282


Not enough information to speculate if you were misdiagnosed.

IF YOU HAD ASPERGERS IN CHILDHOOD you have it now even if you would not meet the criteria now. As you said you learned skills and found ways to cope.

Either way bieng "functional" and enjoying it is a good thing.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Carley's cafe - experience autism through Carly's eyes

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 1:58 am 

Replies: 5
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I do read her sometimes. She is the person that completely changed my perception of so called low functioning/classic autistics.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: mild low functining i am happy ! ! (no more bad care home)

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 1:47 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 1,444


Good luck with the new place.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is the modern professional world intolerant of Aspergers?

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 1:37 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,107


I would say more that Autistic traits not Autism itself is what employers do not like. As the OP has noticed "don't think just do", "Get it done yesterday" and figure out what we really want not what we said is what employers want.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I hate when people ask what I do for a living

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 1:30 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 4,540


I don't like because what follows is suggestions that I have already tried, are are just wrong for me, or that I have heard before many times. Then I have to pretend to be appreciative
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