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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensory issues

 Post subject: Re: Sensory issues
Posted: 05 Aug 2021, 8:36 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,187

Darkness is supposed to trigger an increase in melatonin and GABA (neurotransmitter inhibitors). Prayer or meditation in a dark room, may give enough time for these chemicals to build in the brain. However, Aspergers may be the result of a neurological variation that results in a neurological config...

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

Posted: 04 Aug 2021, 1:52 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 774

I would like to make connections with other Christians who also may have difficulty in church environments. I have not found much value in the sermon / lecture format of most churches and see a questioning / discussion approach better suited to growth. As Christianity seems to be a diminishing pract...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Advice on telling kids about their autism

Posted: 02 Aug 2021, 5:42 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 3,392

I am not sure a label would be that helpful. Rather a parent can identify any quality their child has for instructional or even corrective purposes. For example, a child that has explosive anger issues will have to learn more how to control them regardless of if they are melt-downs or not. A child t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Systems…

 Post subject: Re: Systems…
Posted: 20 Jul 2021, 7:33 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 381

People have designed mechanical systems and electrical systems. However, when one designs human systems (collectivism), one exposes intrinsic human flaws. These are often attempted to control with force which gives collectives such a bad reputation.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dealing with info dump..???! !

Posted: 19 Jul 2021, 6:27 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 359

I tend to dump a lot of information at once. I only slowly realized that while I would appreciate such an efficient transmission of information, many others do not. It can be difficult to take a lot of information in, particularly if there is emotional content to it. The person who has the informati...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Conformity

 Post subject: Re: Conformity
Posted: 17 Jul 2021, 1:18 pm 

Replies: 127
Views: 14,925

Are Aspies less likely to conform than NTs? What does everyone else think? We may be less likely to conform as a means to achieve acceptance. However, as the years pass and society becomes more "trigger happy". One learns to check reflexive comments so as to avoid drawing fire. This can a...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Teaching "social skills" at home

Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 9:42 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 671

"Social skills" at school are often a type of peer social dependency. Home schooled kids are often much better at social skills across various age groups. You might consider if he would be interested in; Civil Air Patrol Ham radio 4H/FFA Rodeo Any of numerous volunteer work League bowling ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Best careers for Aspies

 Post subject: Re: Best careers for Aspies
Posted: 16 Jul 2021, 9:36 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 744

If you are an extrovert (which some aspies are), sales might be a fit.

If you are an introvert, IT, Medicine, mechanic, or any work that is more one your own.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: The hurtful things people say...

Posted: 15 Jul 2021, 1:56 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 982

Sometime in communication with someone we have a relationship with, we can get caught off guard. However, it can sometimes be useful to inquire further to clarify. In the situation you cite with your husband, you might have asked if he thinks you are as unrestrained as you once were and if he sees n...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Anxiety issues over "small" things

Posted: 15 Jul 2021, 1:42 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 1,021

There are things you can change and things you cannot. For sleep sound issues. I leave a fan running all night. This works wonders to drawn out other sounds. In order to develop the skills to overcome some annoyances, you can use a repetitive situation as an opportunity to experiment with different ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: How many ppl on the spectrum get married? are you Christians

Posted: 15 Jul 2021, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,280

I didn't get married until I was 43. I am a Christian. I think that my development was delayed and marriage at a younger age would not have been wise for me.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Critical Race Theory pt A. What is it? Why teach it?

Posted: 15 Jul 2021, 1:26 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,197

Critical Race Theory is only one of any one of a number of "theories" that derive from the Critical Theory construct developed by the Frankfurt Institute in Germany in the 1920s. The Frankfurt Institute was established to make Marxist objectives more achievable. It was becoming obvious tha...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New here

 Post subject: Re: New here
Posted: 14 Jul 2021, 6:44 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 707

One thing that may help is to provide a consequence for bad behavior. For example, if you have him sit on a chair for 10 minutes (which can seem a long time to him) for breaking something. You can also ask him if he knows why he is sitting on the chair. This verbal inquiry can reinforce the impressi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Criticism on "talking too close" behaviour?

Posted: 12 Jul 2021, 6:39 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 487

Forty years ago I had an employee complain to me about a guy from another department that would stand too close when he talked to her. I asked the guy to stop by my office and I asked him if he had ever heard of the subject of personal body space. He had not. It is always difficult to bring up a sub...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I’m not autistic I have Aspergers

Posted: 11 Jul 2021, 6:53 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,381

Harry, I am not sure the people sitting around the table have as their primary motive wanting to be useful. There may be elements of ego and a desire to control others that factor in. However, one cannot rule out the financial aspect. A broader category that sounds more threatening would certainly b...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Moderately Severe Chronic Insomnia

Posted: 07 Jul 2021, 5:47 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 371

Some people find the supplement GABA helpful.
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