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 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: my son is about to be rejected from college -- long

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 8:03 am 

Replies: 34
Views: 2,150


We didn't get the rejection letter in the mail yet but they did reply to my request to know what issues he has that they can't support. Here is their reply: these are the criteria he is not meeting at this time: Academically motivated - eagerness to continue learning in a college classroom setting ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone given you constructive criticism?

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 7:29 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 901


I've gotten constructive criticism in writing groups for my writing (although some people in writing groups gave me criticism intended to be constructive but not actually useful because they misunderstood what I was going for, especially when I was writing different genres than the rest of my group)...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Son Just Diagnosed with Mild to Moderate ASD

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 7:08 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 762


I doubt the pure Lovaas method, Discrete Trial Training, is used today. Actually paediatric psychologists still recommend it. Unfortunately. I do not recommend ABA in any amount. The closest I'd come is recommending an eclectic strategy that draws some ideas from ABA, but tempered by non-ABA strate...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: New Zealand denies entry to autistic daughter of immigrants

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 6:33 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 609


Note to self: Don't immigrate to Australia. These laws target parents looking to find medicare/NDIS insurance support for a chronically disabled child. They don't apply to a person with autism if they are capable of employment and looking after themselves. Maybe Joe90 meant that she wouldn't want t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ASD focus now

 Post subject: Re: ASD focus now
Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 6:27 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 297


The focus should always be on what the patient identifies as their biggest concern. For me, that's never been my autism - my PTSD has always been more bothersome to me, because it actually makes me unhappy, whereas autism makes my life harder but doesn't overall affect my happiness. Even my meltdown...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does anyone here have autistic siblings as well?

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 6:20 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,153


My brother is NT, but my dad is autistic.

I would like to question the assumption that if your second child is autistic that would be a bad thing, though.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What type of neurodevelopental disorder is this?

Posted: 30 Apr 2022, 6:18 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 579


What type of neurodevelopental disorder is this? I have some milder symptoms of Intellectual Disability, but am intelligent. Depends what symptoms you mean. Delays in some areas but not others are characteristic of many different conditions, depending on which areas a person is delayed in. For exam...

 Forum: LGBT Discussion   Topic: I dislike the new pride flag design and here's why

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 6:09 am 

Replies: 31
Views: 3,448


Why can't we just have multiple flags instead of cramming everything into one flag?

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Rent or Buy a house (assuming you can afford both)?

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 6:02 am 

Replies: 48
Views: 3,505


1. Renting typically costs less than owning an equivalent home. In the short term. In the long term, it costs way more. If you plan on living in the same place for a decade or more, it's way cheaper to buy a home. Even with paying people to come in and fix your things for you, homeownership is way ...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Always having to have chew food

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:59 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 581


Sounds like a stim. If you'd rather chew something that isn't food or your clothes, you can buy chewable jewelry designed specifically for autistic people.

https://www.munchables.ca/

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Is there a way to stay in shape if I don't...

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:57 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 1,130


Oh well I tried martial arts to get me in shape to motivate me but I found I don't break near as much of a sweat doing that as actual exercise at the gym. Martial arts does break a sweat for sure, but just not near as much. The machines at the gym seem to work me out harder than anything else I can...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Body mass calculator for weightlifter?

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:54 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 721


How would you determine what percentage of weight is muscle vs fat? Muscle mass won't weigh the same, or even proportionally the same, for every weightlifter.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: What if I have cancer?

 Post subject: Re: What if I have cancer?
Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:52 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 762


Joe90 wrote:
I'm cursed with sh***y ASD, which is s**t enough, but cancer is one of the few things that is worse than ASD and I don't want it.


There are tons of things out there that are worse than ASD. ASD is actually pretty minor. PTSD, depression, eating disorders, all of those are much worse than ASD.

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Still thin even though I lift

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:49 am 

Replies: 44
Views: 3,617


I feel like it'd be better to judge healthy weight by a body condition score, like veterinarians do. Basically, what does your silhouette look like, and how does it compare on a 6-point scale from emaciated to morbidly obese? I don't know why we don't do the same in human medicine - it would be more...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: difficulty getting son to school on time

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:44 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 584


Thank you Ettina for your comment about the demand avoidance. I'm wondering what does it feel like to be demand-avoidant, and why does it occur? I try to imagine it but am not sure if I really understand it. I heard Tony Atwood say that is related to high anxiety. I'm not sure if that means that an...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: difficulty getting son to school on time

Posted: 23 Apr 2022, 5:37 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 584


For most of human history people of all ages have been motivated by both a carrot and a stick. in modern times many have postulated that a "stick" is not necessary. I think you are discovering that this thesis is not completely supportable. External discipline has the objective of helping...
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