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 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Loving lampposts

 Post subject: bump, DVD
Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 12:36 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 2,181


As the movie as recently announced that DVD sales and shipping were starting soon, just thought I'd repost my question that if anybody sees it let me/us know what you thought.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Cant even talk about my AS with family

Posted: 14 Oct 2010, 1:10 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 963


My parents have been ok with it, but there was a sibling I couldn't talk to for a while. He was fairly convinced that Asperger syndrome was a direct inability to tell right from wrong and was primarily manifested by making uninvited sexual advances on others. Claims to have known someone who knew so...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Anyone else afraid of being "found out"?

Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 3:13 am 

Replies: 53
Views: 10,416


but truthfully, if they are really your close friends, you should be confident enough to be honest with them. At least you'll know if they are real friends or not. If someone is going to judge you for it, they aren't fit to be in your life as a friend. Fair enough points so far as they go. For me p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: "Too close" to tell a secret?

 Post subject: Both ways
Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 2:30 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,092


I've kind of got it in both directions. I'm often willing to talk about AS and related subjects with complete strangers online, but others who I know in real life I almost get so scared trying to talk about it I go shaky. On the other hand, I will rarely talk about religion with anyone but family an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Ritalin - your experience?

Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 2:25 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,449


I tried both ritalin and adderal. Had a very similar experience with each. Worked great to start out with, increased in tolerance over time till I was on the maximum dose, eventually developed motor tics in response and had to stop taking them. So now I do without...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Zoloft?

Posted: 13 Oct 2010, 2:20 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 4,124


It gave me mood swings, but that is no guarantee it will happen or won't happen to you.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Exclusive: First Autistic Presidential Appointee Speaks Out

 Post subject: Thanks
Posted: 08 Oct 2010, 2:27 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 3,648


Thanks for the post to the article. That was really good.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult AS identity crisis?

 Post subject: Adjustment
Posted: 06 Oct 2010, 1:39 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 2,533


When I first learned about AS, I think I went crazy for the first little bit with the elation and then dark introspection period following. I purchased Liane Willey's Pretending to be Normal book and for about two weeks I was pretty much useless because all I could do was think about or read that bo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tony Attwood's 4 Stages of Diagnosis Acceptance?

 Post subject: Can't find
Posted: 25 Jun 2010, 2:12 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 9,272


Doing a amazon.com look inside search for "stages of acceptance" nothing came up related to this. So it's not from the complete guide to AS book he wrote, or if it is its on one of the blocked pages on amazon.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Loving lampposts

 Post subject: Loving lampposts
Posted: 14 May 2010, 1:18 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 2,181


I saw that the documentary loving lamp posts just officially is hitting the film festival circuit. If anybody sees it I'd be glad to know their opinion. Looked pretty interesting.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: should a child diagnosed with Asperger be told?

Posted: 13 Apr 2010, 1:22 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 4,858


My tendency is to say tell them. If they don't want to tell everyone in the world they don't have to. If they never find out until much later, they won't know how to advocate for their own needs. They'll miss out on a ton of self understanding that will help them start working on their weaknesses. T...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Freaks, Geeks and Aspergers - suicide?

 Post subject: Attempted
Posted: 15 Jan 2010, 11:53 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 4,306


I once attended a conference at which Tony Attwood spoke several years ago and he mentioned something about said author attempting suicide, but did not say that he had succeeded. Of course that is pretty old information, so anything could have happened in the meantime. But yeah, I would assume more ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have I ruined our relationship? :(

 Post subject: hmmmm
Posted: 08 Dec 2009, 12:07 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,284


This reminds me of when my mother in law walked in on my wife and I while we were enjoying ourselves. Stupid doors don't have locks on them, so its the kind of thing that happens while they are getting used to the fact that my wife and I, umm, enjoy spending time together early in the morning and la...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Telling others about AS - right or wrong?

 Post subject: two cents
Posted: 18 Nov 2009, 12:46 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 2,003


My opinion is tell people who need to know because you need something from them in regards to it. Beyond that, be very careful, sticking to people you trust very implicitly. Feeling out the discussion by discussing autism issues as not related to yourself can be helpful. In my own case I might bring...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Emotions and face reading

 Post subject: Emotions and face reading
Posted: 21 Oct 2009, 1:37 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 878


I was browsing on Amazon and I noticed "Mind Reading: The Interactive Guide to Emotions, Version 1.3 with Game Zone, Learning Center, and Library" had dropped in price from when I originally looked at it. I was intrigued enough to go to the publishers website and see what they had to say for it. I w...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone get fatigued by relationships?

 Post subject: Fatigue
Posted: 05 Aug 2009, 12:45 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 3,139


I very rarely get fatigued around my wife, however with practically any other social situation too much can be an overload. I remember when my wife and I were dating and I told her I wasn't sure I wanted to go out because I was in overload and she understood it was a really big jump in the relations...
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