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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you a Genius?

 Post subject: Re: Are you a Genius?
Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 7:15 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 644

This is an interesting subject. My IQ has been tested with results in the 140 to 170 range. There is some variability as to how these scores relate to a percentile ranking. In addition, I suspect that attempting to wrangle a fractional percentage resolution for such a difficult subject to measure ma...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Elementary School Advice Please

Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 6:59 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,105

Since it sounds like you are just trying to buy time, you night see what you can provide him to survive the boredom of school. If he is not allowed to draw, you might consider giving him things for stimming. If you gave him a key chain with different objects he might explore tactile stimulation in h...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Feeling Confused and Hurt

Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 6:44 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 431

Tools like Tinder connect people at a superficial level. Your condition that evening required her to function at a level of understanding that went deeper than the superficial. It seems that her expectations were not met and she has decided to move on to greener pastures. It might be that culling ou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Woke up Crying

 Post subject: Re: Woke up Crying
Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 6:32 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 401

Crying like anger is a response to emotional intensity. It makes sense that dreams would capture some of this condition. Some think that dreams are the visual representation of the process of sifting through daily experiences and concerns when short term memory is converted to long term memory. Emot...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When to share, and when to hide?

Posted: 15 Sep 2021, 6:26 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 312

Since most people are not familiar with Aspergers or ASD, they will make assumptions that may not be that helpful and can even become obstacles. It might be better not to even use the terms but rather describe your condition in terms of idiosyncrasy. If you say "Sorry, about my reflex, but i am...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Just a thought...

 Post subject: Re: Just a thought...
Posted: 14 Sep 2021, 6:59 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 534

Stimming may start as an anxiety management tool. However, some stimming may become pleasure stimulating and begin to take on addictive qualities. Drugs may reduce anxiety or create a fog that dampens pleasure. However, if a particular stim is socially unacceptable or contributes to an addictive pro...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Newly Diagnosed, friends don't believe me

Posted: 14 Sep 2021, 6:52 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 945

Most people have little or no understanding of Aspergers or ASD. As a result, when they hear of a diagnosis, they assume it means some sort of disability. This can be more difficult for them to understand if one has maintained a good facade. For this reason many choose not to share this information ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can I Refuse to Help My Father?

Posted: 12 Sep 2021, 8:03 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 260

I assume that you original post had more information. However, just going from the question in the title I would say that the option to be unhelpful is always at hand. In family situations there can be a price exacted. For example a father might ask for help with something but be insulting, ungratef...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Atheist Republic sucks

 Post subject: Re: Atheist Republic sucks
Posted: 11 Sep 2021, 1:36 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 1,821

Some forums function by uniting their members with an exclusivity that can be hostile to outsiders. This may be why the ratio of lurkers to posters may run about 100:1.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What todo when there is not enough information to decide?

Posted: 07 Sep 2021, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 330

1. Get more information.
2. Delay.
3. Approximate.
4. Experiment.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you do during a meltdown…

Posted: 07 Sep 2021, 6:59 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 484

1. Keep it private, if you can, walk away and let loose where you cannot be observed. If you have to explain it to someone, you can say that anger, frustration, and disappointment are all reactions to a conflict between expectations and reality. This is amplified if the conflict arises suddenly. The...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Frustrated Difficulty in Conveying Opinions

Posted: 05 Sep 2021, 9:32 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 364

Communication has various elements. One is articulation, another is the capability of the audience. You can run afoul if you give a great explanation to an audience with a short attention span. The speaker has the responsibility to gauge the audience and make whatever adaptations are necessary to in...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Hypersexuality in teenage daughter

Posted: 03 Sep 2021, 7:05 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 429

There is a saying "A man desires a woman, but a woman desires the desire of a man." Some young girls discover the attention they can draw by dressing, conversing, or presenting themselves as potentially available. This attention can stimulate pleasurable sensations and may be sought simply...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did/do you practice facial expressions in the mirror?

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 1:14 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 262

I was sent to a Leaders Preparation Course in the Army over 50 years ago. At the entrance to the barracks was a full length mirror where you were supposed to salute yourself before entering the barracks and say, "Request permission to enter Sir". This was supposed to help people see themse...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Did/do you practice facial expressions in the mirror?

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 6:39 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 262

I assume that such practice could be useful in masking.

I find looking in a mirror as uncomfortable as eye contact.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Struggling with Impermanence

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 6:38 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 247

We live in a universe filled with constant change. In the larger scope of things this means we are all going to die. Most deal with this larger issue by not thinking about it. Those that do often find comfort in a religious faith. Most people concern themselves with the problems associated with dail...
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