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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you feel like an outsider, even here at Wrong Planet?

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 1:25 am 

Replies: 216
Views: 21,379

While I feel mostly at home here there are some areas where I don't. Writing Style/Intelligence: I feel I am much less verbose, and my grammar and spelling is inferior to most posters. While I do feel my intelligence is fine it is well below the average member. I feel I am the only one here (and els...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Describe wrong planet in one sentence

Posted: 18 Mar 2014, 1:04 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,437

A place to learn about myself from others who are similar to me.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Threads Of Autism

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 8:13 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 2,561

A number of threads on the same topic occur often. Lately people are bringing back threads from several years ago and answering questions from OP's that have stopped posting here.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: what did parents used to do with autistics

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 8:04 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,338

In the 1960's and 1970's among rich people seeing a psych started becoming chic. But in the lower middle class areas I grew up in there was still a large stigma was seen as the ultimate in giving up so if you had to see a psychiatrist you must be really crazy. They hid them away in a ro...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: do rich,attractive,athletic aspie have it ''easy''

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 7:22 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,748

In general I would think it would be less difficult.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do NT's actually exist?

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 6:55 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,557

Thanks everyone. The main reason why I made this thread is that over the last few months I have been thinking about me, who am and where I stand in society with respect to everyone else. I was diagnosed nearly ten years ago now, and ever since then I have fought every step of the way because I want...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: best thing you were ever told about your autism

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 6:38 pm 

Replies: 31
Views: 1,967

This particular thing a friend from high school said to me wasn't really related to my having traits of AS, per se, but I think it's still appropriate. What she told me was, "You know, LtlPinkCoupe, when I first met you during our freshman year, I thought you were kind of weird, but as I got to kno...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory happiness (or otherwise)

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 6:33 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 989


 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do any of you excel at certain social interactions?

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 6:27 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,023

My question is this - do any of you excel at certain types of social interaction? If so, what sorts of situations? I work at a smoke shop as one of my jobs - I work about 86 hours a week in total - I pick jobs I like a lot though. I actually don't smoke tobacco, just other herbal plant matter, and ...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: If there was a designated country for Aspies

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 4:56 pm 

Replies: 147
Views: 6,807

While I like the idea of a government built from the ground up to support the needs of aspies, ultimately I wouldn't support a country with an "aspies rule, NTs drool" attitude. Why? Because I support neurodiversity, and a part of supporting neurodiversity is in fact respecting NTs and their rights...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: 2 Md. Girls Charged With Sexually Abusing Autistic Teen Boy

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 4:51 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 1,348

A government agency saying it is their fault not the Autistic persons fault. What a refreshing change. The defense will try and say he provoked it. Lets hope they fail.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Have you ever considered running for office?

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 4:49 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 957

From your post, it sounds like running for office wouldn't be suited for you. That doesn't rule out politics (you could work behind the scenes in a government office). Being an elected official, you are in the public eye 24/7. Everything you say or do will be put under a microscope, and your oppone...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: I'm a professor

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 4:24 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,012

Tailoring your message to specific audiences is a good skill to have. It can be the same message but worded differently as you have done. I hope your course survives because it is needed now more then at anytime. Same conformity emphases is happening at the elementary and high school level with the ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: I don't know what to do

 Post subject: Re: I don't know what to do
Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 4:01 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 712

Tahitiii wrote:
ASPartOfMe wrote:
Being an Aspie-Autistic is like running in a marathon where everybody else is running in the opposite direction.
I love that line.
(Sorry for the off-topic comment.)

Glad you liked it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: In general, how do Aspies turn out as adults?

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 5:25 am 

Replies: 54
Views: 5,334

I could not answer the question because it has varied so greatly at different stages of my life. I have been near "normal" both to the outside and inside, sad and lonely, functioning but unhappy, not functional and unhappy Nowadays based on what society judges I am dysfunctional in a lot of ways liv...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 90% aspies have normal intelligence despite what they think

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 4:48 am 

Replies: 113
Views: 5,207

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