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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: TV and steretypes

 Post subject: Re: TV and steretypes
Posted: 20 Oct 2021, 6:22 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 279

One reason for not telling people you have Aspergers or ASD is that the terms are usually understood in the context of TV characters. There was a guy on Boston Legal that would scurry down the office hallway with his hands on his thighs. For a long time, I thought this was supposed to represent Aspe...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Parent privileges?parental respect

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 6:41 am 

Replies: 41
Views: 1,257

I am not sure I understand your situation, but it sounds like you are somewhat frustrated. Raising children is often more difficult and less rewarding than is implied by TV and greeting cards. Asperger children are even more of a challenge. The narrow focus of attention seldom broadens until after a...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Anyone with advise on helping kids with motor dyspraxia cook

Posted: 18 Oct 2021, 6:40 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 248

At that age, you might ask him to stick with one dish (perhaps scrambled eggs) and as he becomes familiar with it and develops confidence, he can then move on to another dish. Attempting to learn general kitchen principles and then apply them might be better suited for adult education, but might not...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My deepest apologies

 Post subject: Re: My deepest apologies
Posted: 16 Oct 2021, 11:32 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 262

I think most can accommodate someone who is trying to get a handle on life especially when medication changes are involved. It sounds like you are a Christian who has also had some fluctuation in the faith department as well. I do not know your specifics, but sometimes people inherit a faith traditi...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Need Some Advice

 Post subject: Re: Need Some Advice
Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 5:21 am 

Replies: 66
Views: 1,932

How do I do that? To take a casual or work relationship deeper, you may wish to think of a visual map of here. There will probably be many blank areas about which you have no information. In casual conversation, you can ask questions to fill in the missing information. You can ask about pets she ha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and PTSD: Similarities and Differences

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 5:12 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 287

In a general sense I can see some overlap. The neurological variants that produce the sometimes detached view of the world can leave someone with Aspergers feeling like they are living life on manual control while they see NTs living like they are on automatic pilot. People who have experienced abus...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: The response I am gonna give whenever I am asked....

Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 7:12 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,078

I didn't get married until I was 43. For me, the problem was being able to see that of the gals that would have been interested in me, I knew I would not be able to live with most of them. I always thought it was better to live alone than with a mistake. I am thankful I took my time and found someon...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 'Robotic' vs Data?

 Post subject: Re: 'Robotic' vs Data?
Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 6:56 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 261

Given that the neurological variants that present as Aspergers may result in neurological processing that may require greater intentional assessments, a response delay could be expected that would be more similar to Spock than Data. People often equate response delays as being "robot-like"...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Really need insight. Should I get a diagnosis?

Posted: 08 Oct 2021, 6:40 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 252

Getting a diagnosis seems to give some people a degree of certainty and with that some emotional comfort. In Canada, it may even qualify you for some government services. However, for many a diagnosis is just the opinion of someone who does not know you as well as you know yourself. If you consider ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Something about angels and autism

Posted: 03 Oct 2021, 7:47 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 555

Angels might see us as we do pigs, wallowing in their own mire. As a kid I thought I was left by aliens to make observations and at some future time I would be picked up and debriefed. They would ask, "Well..." and I would answer "Well..what?" If they wanted to know something the...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Herbal remedy to help with anxiety (and insomnia)

Posted: 29 Sep 2021, 7:33 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 279

My wife takes GABA for insomnia. However as anxiety is often a major expression of Aspergers in children, you might want to also consider helping your child to experiment with various exercises that can contribute to a sense of control that can reduce anxiety. For example, a bedtime routine of liste...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Failure to launch

 Post subject: Re: Failure to launch
Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 11:15 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 595

While many will recommend a diagnosis, I suggest that it may not be all that helpful. You have already gathered from experience the helpfulness one can expect from the medical industrial complex. It sounds like from your post that you are not of the opinion that your son is disabled or incapable of ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The world is, and always has been, full of injustices.

Posted: 24 Sep 2021, 7:07 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 228

I noticed you live in Italy. Many years ago my wife and I arrived in Rome by train. During the trip I read in a guide book about Rome that there were gypsy thieves who would operate with a woman with a child. The woman would be holding a cardboard sign and while she distracted you the child would pi...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: I've always wanted perfect Christian theology, but...

Posted: 19 Sep 2021, 10:29 am 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,067

I realize this is an old thread, but I thought I would make a few comments that relate to some of the questions raised. First I think the place for Christian inquiry has been greatly undervalued. I suspect that the denominational (everything has already been defined) and the organizational (you will...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are aspies nice people?

 Post subject: Re: Are aspies nice people?
Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 9:00 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,169

Sometimes I’m so nice it breaks my heart… The origin of the word nice is "without thought". Presumably those with little thought represented those with little threat. Today if you always agree with others and express no contrary thought, you will probably be considered "nice". It...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Hi, I’m new here.

 Post subject: Re: Hi, I’m new here.
Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 7:23 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 474

Welcome, You may wish to look at this small free pdf booklet "Aspergers - An Intentional Life" Some of the Tony Attwood videos on Youtube are also helpful. Feel free to search the archives or ask whatever questions you h...
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