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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Struggling with Impermanence

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 6:38 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 248

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...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Tips for functioning in a job

Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 6:25 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 356

In a retail environment you should remember to smile. Be complimentary. Do not talk too much. You have to balance your interaction with customers, coworkers, and your boss. In a way, it can be a little bit like theater.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: My Life As An Eggshell

 Post subject: Re: My Life As An Eggshell
Posted: 02 Sep 2021, 6:22 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 339

They may not even know that you feel anxiety or that you feel they are pushing you. If you let them know that they are causing you the anxiety you hope to avoid, they might be willing to negotiate. If they seem to consider the strides you are presently making insufficient, you might negotiate a sing...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is this progress?

 Post subject: Re: Is this progress?
Posted: 30 Aug 2021, 6:15 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 371

Being on a conversational sideline can also serve a purpose. I have been in more business meetings than I care to remember. Occasionally I would observe two people who thought that they had come to an agreement when neither one actually understood the difference in what they thought. I found that as...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I was tricked into doing sex acts to the boys at school

Posted: 30 Aug 2021, 6:02 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 1,151

Pimps usually hang around bus stations to "welcome" young runaway girls to a city. By pretending to be a friend or show romantic interest, they deceive a girl into being willing to do what they want (which is to sell their services). Sometimes addictive drugs are also used to further insur...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: 13yo DS problem

 Post subject: Re: 13yo DS problem
Posted: 29 Aug 2021, 7:04 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 561

Your thoughts about a doctor sound right on target. There are many possible problems that should be investigated first. If you can first see a Urologist, it might be best to skip seeing a family doctor that would probably just refer to a Urologist anyway. The plumbing tract to discharge waste liquid...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social Problems

 Post subject: Re: Social Problems
Posted: 28 Aug 2021, 6:04 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 404

There was a time when idiosyncrasies were more acceptable. However, when society reins higher in people's live than family, individual differences are less tolerable. The word "idiot" has its origins in Greece. It was originally used to describe someone who neglected his civic (social) res...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I miss having someone to talk to

Posted: 27 Aug 2021, 1:37 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 366

There are a number of online forums for all sorts of various interests. You might be able to strike up an friendship with others who have similar interests.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meltdowns vs. Anxiety Attacks...

Posted: 25 Aug 2021, 6:58 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 633

For me a meltdown is more often associated with the frustration of attempting to accomplish a series of tasks when I drop something or otherwise have a plan unexpectedly interrupted. The unexpected suddenness of the interruption contributes to the meltdown. In my mind is an image of a series of dams...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: SPD

 Post subject: Re: SPD
Posted: 22 Aug 2021, 7:05 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 405

I am not familiar with the term "SPD". However, I had a daughter that was pretty destructive with books, furniture, tools, etc. She has gotten somewhat better in her 20s. I suspect that such rough use provides a sort of tactile feedback that is seen as a sort of definitive control that is ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Affairs...

 Post subject: Re: Affairs...
Posted: 22 Aug 2021, 6:56 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 909

There are several reasons for being disinclined towards causal or recreational fornication. 1. If you are married, there are few things you can do to hurt your spouse more than this. 2. You might find the acquisition of a harmful health condition. 3. Males see things in a shorter term. Females are l...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Surprised by my intelligence = bad sign?

Posted: 18 Aug 2021, 7:45 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,309

I assume you are using the word 'surprised' to apply to the reaction of others. When I was 30 I took the test for Mensa and was surprised myself. I thought with the score I got, I should have been a lot smarter. I found at Mensa gatherings that most of the people were single and in their late 20s or...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Why do we get treated like robots?

Posted: 18 Aug 2021, 6:53 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 961

You could make them feel guilty by opening up, "Yes, you are right. I feel that I have to delay a reply to what someone asks or says with deliberate consideration. This makes my responses sound wooden or even "robotic". I apologize if this is disconcerting or unfamiliar for you. I sus...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How hard could it be?

 Post subject: Re: How hard could it be?
Posted: 13 Aug 2021, 6:10 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 627

Should a person that shouts "FIRE" in a crowded theater be held responsible for his words?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Insight Wanted - Sensory Overload

Posted: 11 Aug 2021, 5:53 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 580

If your neurology positions you at a point of higher anxiety, stress, and sensory sensitivity, you might wish to experiment with things like SAMe or GABA to quiet things down. I would suggest doing a lot of research and experiment with smaller dosages first.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Looking for Hi-IQ Christians

Posted: 09 Aug 2021, 6:59 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 777

The request to define a Christian is an interesting challenge. In the end, it is a self assessment to various criteria that different branches establish for themselves. One aspect of the difficulty of this task can be seen in the following joke; Walking across a bridge one day, one man saw another m...
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