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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Obsessed with ASD, curious about my similarities

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 8:39 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 435


Joe90 wrote:
I don't think it's ASD, but that's just my opinion. You could be PDD-NOS, or maybe you have some other disorder like ADHD or something.

Much of what used to be called PDD-NOS is now part of what is now called ASD.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Report about successes for getting rid of ASD problems

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 8:36 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 1,899


I have a very different kind of problem with eye contact. I have extreme difficulty multitasking between the conversation itself and paying any attention at all to any visual stimuli. I can make brief eye contact at the very beginning of a conversation, but then, once the conversation gets going, I...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do we get NTs to take sensory sensitivity seriously?

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 4:10 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 681


Three times now, I've either reached out or been asked directly about my needs. Three times, people have acted as if they're listening then promised the opposite. Three times, I've felt afraid to be 'picky'. The thing is, my sensory needs mean I am in physical pain when they are not met. Once was a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Invisible Struggles

 Post subject: Re: Invisible Struggles
Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 3:10 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 170


It is tough working hard to keep it all together when the struggles of autism can be so subtle. The reading of social cues, the awareness of popular culture, and the ability to actually stay engaged for a whole movie or book. Most people take this for granted. It sucks lacking these abilities that ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: One thing I've noticed re autism assessments

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 11:37 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 529


I was given a preliminary interview first, then an IQ test, then a brief version of the Thematic Aperception Test, then the MMPI, then a couple of tests of my ability to recognize facial expressions (in photographs) and tone of voice (in recordings), then the ADOS, and then the Vineland. I was also ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: "Just be friendly."

 Post subject: Re: "Just be friendly."
Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 11:12 am 

Replies: 489
Views: 8,630


I believe in traditional family values up to a point. I guess it depends on what one means by that. I’ve never cheated on anybody. I believe in relationships based on equality. I don’t believe in clearly defined gender roles, and I’m not that keen on the idea of marriage. A committed, monogamous re...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Building the autistic community?

Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 10:44 am 

Replies: 97
Views: 21,640


Here , in the thread "Just be friendly." : It's kinda hard to have "good family values" apart from a larger sense of community that your family fits into. Church or another religious body can fill that role for religious people. Nonreligious people need something else to fill th...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: "Just be friendly."

 Post subject: Re: "Just be friendly."
Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 10:25 am 

Replies: 489
Views: 8,630


Yeah I agree with what's being said about family values...I'm sure people do follow these. But girls who have good family values end up dating guys in their church. It's kinda hard to have "good family values" apart from a larger sense of community that your family fits into. Church or an...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: "Just be friendly."

 Post subject: Re: "Just be friendly."
Posted: 20 Jun 2019, 12:59 am 

Replies: 489
Views: 8,630


My point is not that everybody must have a great job, great body, great income, etc, to get a relationship. The point is that people with all the flaws I listed above in conjunction with each other are likely going to struggle finding a partner. You have to have qualities that are attractive enough...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: *trainig for first responders & ER staffs - please help*

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 8:43 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 881


So I can work my butt off trying to change things in this society to help us but without the support of the Autistic community, I will not be able to accomplish anything. That's true for a lot of issues that affect autistic people. Our main problem is that the autistic community itself is very, ver...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: *trainig for first responders & ER staffs - please help*

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 8:26 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 881


The fact that both threads that I have started on this subject have had a combined view count of 342 and no one except you, Isabella and Kraftie have responded tells me that nobody cares about this project. I am sure nobody will care about it in the other section either. Please do not draw that con...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: *trainig for first responders & ER staffs - please help*

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 5:36 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 881


I am slightly concerned that I have started two threads so far to give us an opportunity to create training programs for first responders and medical staffs and to be able to teach them what we want them to learn as far as interacting with us, and there have been over a hundred views combined and o...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: *trainig for first responders & ER staffs - please help*

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 5:10 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 881


Another concern: The vast majority of the autistic people shown in these videos appear to be from upper middle class white families. It would be good to show more blacks and people of other ethnic minorities, and also some more poor and working-class whites. Otherwise there's a danger that the cops ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: *trainig for first responders & ER staffs - please help*

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 5:02 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 881


Comments on the videos I've watched so far: Some of them are not clear enough that autism manifests very differently in different people. For example, one of them talks about autistic children being drawn to water as if that's a universal characteristic of all autistic children, not qualifying that ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: *trainig for first responders & ER staffs - please help*

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 52
Views: 881


If any of you know of more, please post the links as well. Thank you Some more that I ran into on YouTube just now: Autism - First Responder Access & Functional Needs Training Series ReadySanDiego Published on Sep 14, 201 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jK6z3jatwz8 Autism Awareness for Police O...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How different were you as a child?

Posted: 19 Jun 2019, 11:44 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 1,608


At school, throughout my childhood, the other kids always regarded me as a freak and an outcast, for reasons I never understood. At home, there were some kids in the neighborhood who played with me, attracted by the swing set in my family's back yard. These kids were all 2 to 4 years younger than me...
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