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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: why are doctors so reluctant to diagnose people with ASD

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 8:25 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 5,383

Is your diagnosis a verbal diagnosis in passing or an actual recorded on paper diagnosis? (This could have had an effect on the hospital's response). Also, the reason I believe they are hesitant to diagnose it is because a large majority of "Aspies" are just loners who people don't like, rather tha...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone heard the term 'Refridgerator Mother' before?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 7:36 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 4,111

I have been diagnosed with Reactive Attachment Disorder, try looking it up, I have heard confirmation from various sources of my theory that a neglected child does not develop the parts of the brain relating to social skills resulting in similar symptoms to genetically derived Aspergers, two differ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What are your favorite big cities in the U.S.?

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 5:52 pm 

Replies: 55
Views: 4,671

New York because it is New York

Chicaaaaago because it is has all the culture of New York and it's own unique style I find endearing. And it has Wrigley Field.

San Francisco is just so beautiful

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Explaining Neurodiversity

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 5:11 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 1,824

Maybe the Wikipedia article will help

A WIRED article

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Have your traits "backslid" as you've gotten older

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 4:42 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 2,687

Burnout,yes indeed. Our generation now in middle age did not know about the spectrum. It was sink or swim. So we tried to "fit in". We knew we were different, wrong, and had to work 2, 3, 4, 5 times as harder then everybody else to get what they got. Some of us failed and are not around anymore. Som...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Boycott Autism Speaks

Posted: 14 Jan 2014, 2:32 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 11,823

Having a characters Autistic traits be an object be an object of laughter every week on a highly rated network television show is not my idea of positive. While audience may or may not know these traits are autistic or if they call it another name they are laughing at autism. On the procedural s the...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to avoid bitterness

 Post subject: Re: How to avoid bitterness
Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 9:49 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 7,716

All the people who preach the hard knocks school of life (life owes you nothing, get up and make a difference, stop whining about your life, etc. etc.) all have a point: complaining and being bitter really and truly do not help make things better. does one successfully adopt a positive a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: NON-Diagnosis

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 9:29 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 6,770

My girlfriend diagnosed me at first. She was gentle, supportive, and suggested it might explain so much of my life that I didn't get. She was right, but I balked at first, dragged my heals, didn't want to revisit the traumas of my past having spent the first 17 years of my life labeled a "retard." ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Boycott Autism Speaks

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 9:11 pm 

Replies: 280
Views: 11,823

In the general world of politics negative advertising to pull heartstrings is the norm. While it is effective we are not a better country for it, to put it mildly. With charity fundraising in general and with charity fundraising related to diseases, disabilities etc only with cancer have I seen any...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Contradictory Traits

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 8:16 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,210

I hate being in big crowds, parties with a lot of people, but I actually like the crowded streets of New York City. Everybody is into their own thing and not me. I really do get "lost in the crowd" and find it very easy to go into my own world in that situation. Executive Function we discussed in an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: After 2 years I still CANT accept aspergers and be happy

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 8:06 pm 

Replies: 63
Views: 5,064

Your true self probably says rather no friends than bad friends! No, it doesn't. I really want friends. I have a friend who isn't a bad friend but can be overpowering and stressful to be around for too long, but I still rather put up with her than to have no-one. I'm like an NT - if I'm alone too l...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Big Brother Wants Mental Health Files

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 5:53 pm 

Replies: 36
Views: 1,618

I think the majority of us know that AS did not make the guy a murderer. What we do not know is why he did it, which in my opinion is a much more interesting question. Personally I don't believe in shadow organizations or whatever. I read the police report and analyzed the data from an objective st...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Songs about Masturbation

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 5:29 am 

Replies: 45
Views: 424

"Why does it only seem to hit me in the middle of the night" :lol:

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Bump when horny

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 5:11 am 

Replies: 3,366
Views: 33,899

Just read the "I want to have lesbian sex, but I'm a guy" thread.

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Should Aspie artists and musicians be open?

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 4:11 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 1,200

I will be happy if more do come out but it is up to them what they keep private.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Applied Behavioral Analysis: License needed in New York

Posted: 13 Jan 2014, 3:44 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 607

New York State becomes the 9th American state to to require a license. ... order.html
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