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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain scan diagnosing

 Post subject: Re: Brain scan diagnosing
Posted: 16 Sep 2021, 10:15 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 494


carlos55 wrote:
I understand that using the term “ brain damage” may seem harsh however using “difference” is disingenuous to those who are severely impaired.

Looks like there's no term for it that will meet with everybody's approval then.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Popularity

 Post subject: Re: Popularity
Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 1:31 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 856


I can understand that somebody with a lot of followers could rightly be called an elite. That's how a lot of the world looks at it. Many of them even admire it. I don't admire it much, but I don't try to ignore the fact that some folks appear more popular than I am. I see nothing odd about firemonke...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Brain scan diagnosing

 Post subject: Re: Brain scan diagnosing
Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 1:23 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 494


I wish they'd just call it brain differences rather than brain damage. I know some functions and capabilities are impaired in ASD, but it's not the whole story. I hope they're also doing these brain scans on traits where we have the advantage over NTs, as well as the disadvantageous traits. Sometime...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Repetitive Behaviors

 Post subject: Re: Repetitive Behaviors
Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 1:10 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 346


Repetitive behaviours have been divided into 2 classes: 1. Repetitive "stimming" movements such as hand-flapping 2. Routines, rituals, intense interests and a preference for things to be the same. I suppose all those things do involve repetition of some kind. They're by no means unique to ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone ever said, "Your facial expression isn't right"?

Posted: 14 Sep 2021, 1:40 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 356


Only one I can remember was my diagnostician who put something in my report about my expressions not being quite normal - apparently I was looking as if I was about to smile but then didn't smile. Doesn't seem autism-related to me, and I'm not sure I do that normally.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: In the simplest terms, what does autism mean to you?

Posted: 11 Sep 2021, 2:44 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 473


Autism stands me on the edge of "normal" society and renders me a deeper and more diligent thinker, largely unimpressed by conventional standards of behaviour unless I personally see the point. Autism means self and autonomy. Of course that's only the core of the thing. It also means senso...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Avatar picture for forum.

Posted: 05 Sep 2021, 9:46 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 309


Hmm......according to Edit Profile (in my account): Maximum upload file size: 2048KB. Allowed Files: jpg jpeg png gif Maybe the file size and the number of pixels people have suggested amount to the same thing? I agree any picture editor should be able to downsample a picture to the required size. E...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: the art of planning

 Post subject: Re: the art of planning
Posted: 05 Sep 2021, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 273


Actually I've often wondered how meetings for production purposes can possibly work, as they so often seem to involve making decisions based on information that's only just been supplied. Surely that's not enough time to consider carefully what action to take? Yet most organisations tend to use that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: the art of planning

 Post subject: Re: the art of planning
Posted: 05 Sep 2021, 12:08 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 273


Yes a rigid thinker will find it hard to avoid a sense of frustration when attending anything but the most structured meeting, and a lot of these counselling things are very unstructured. I've also known the frustration of wanting to discuss a topic in detail when everybody else seems to want to dri...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "active but odd"?

Posted: 04 Sep 2021, 1:49 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,179


OT: My BFF and I talk about something similar. We're kind of on or off. So you're "on" right now. For us, for grocery shopping: * ON - we could spend hours walking around the store and looking at labels, comparing prices (and repeat at other stores later in a week or so when our energy is...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "active but odd"?

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 10:29 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,179


Yes, the cognitive dissonance was quite disturbing to me. I definitely cringed both times I hit "Start..." it might as well as been a slap in the face. I hear ya. For some reason I was able to approximate answers the first time, the second time I started to think about it more, which alwa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Exactly what are social skills?

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 8:51 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,108


Obviously this is true of humans as well, they require a different approach and often that approach has to incorporate what people in the culture are normalized to accept. Yes, though (I'm glad to say) there is some degree of divergence from the cultural norm in many real individuals of any particu...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Exactly what are social skills?

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 4:11 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,108


I feel like it's, mostly, the ability to make another person or animal comfortable. Though there is frequently an element of social Darwinism and the ability to be canny/"clever"----which I find irritating. Yep, I do believe that "social skills" involve the ability to make, say,...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "active but odd"?

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 4:01 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,179


.......after I'd done the test, instead of giving me the results it just gave me a page to fill in my email address etc. I entered a fake address and it took me to results. I had the most difficulty with the extroverted question (extraverted, but not... sometimes) and how explosive I am (at home, n...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "active but odd"?

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 8:37 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,179


https://www.onlineassessmenttool.com/which-lorna-wing-type-are-you/assessment-19139?logout=1 Hmm.......after I'd done the test, instead of giving me the results it just gave me a page to fill in my email address etc. I don't think it was a deliberate honey trap, as it had "start test" but...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you "active but odd"?

Posted: 01 Sep 2021, 2:05 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,179


I suppose I am. If it weren't for some kind of social intelligence and an interest in co-operation I'd probably do little else with people but talk about whatever I personally find interesting. In fact I used to behave almost exactly like that. I guess my music shows me a lot about my social tendenc...
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