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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: ADHD, What are your Hyperactive tendencies?

Posted: 17 Dec 2016, 8:10 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 667

I feel like my body keeps running but my body is glued down when I try to stay still for too long. Like something is crawling on my skin.


Moving around inappropriately.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People with Asperger's who have multiple friends

Posted: 17 Dec 2016, 7:56 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 2,138

Years ago, when I was an undiagnosed grade schooler, I decided I could either remain the quiet, mumbling, withdrawn type or I could go for broke. I went for broke. I'm well into my 30s now, and even today people think I'm a loudmouthed attention seeker and a weirdo, but sometimes I'll meet someone ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: I Need a Hand...Explain Forcing Verbal

Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 3:49 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 994

I don't think I've ever been nonverbal but when I was a kid and I went into meltdown, people would always say "We can't live you alone, we must stay with you until you calm down". Being around other people was the thing that was makingme upset. If they left me alone I would have calmed do...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Overstimulation and Sleeping Too Much

Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 3:34 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,142

I have periods where being overstimulated (especially if it's lead to anxiety) makes it hard for me to sleep, but on the whole I sleep 'excessively'. I've had to adjust my expectations around sleep because I just don't function on less than 9 hours. To maintain my wellbeing, I try to get 9 hours and...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: ADHD (hyperactvitiy) and Intellectual Development

Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 3:10 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 684

Although I absolutely agree that kids shouldn't be forced not to stim before they learn, I don't believe that concentrating on activities one enjoys counts as having got around ADHD. ADHD is very well known for attention for enjoyed activities but not for other activities. This is because, it's incr...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: not showing his work on Algebra tests

Posted: 14 Dec 2016, 2:51 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,065

My brother could never get his head around showing working. Eventually he fell down to 'average'. As far as I could tell, writing things down seemed slow and he honesty did't quite know how he got the answer.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What is immature for a 4-year-old?

Posted: 12 Dec 2016, 5:26 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 1,316

Kids develop so much between 0 and 7, but especially in those early years that a child only has to be a little behind for it to be striking. As someone who works with under 6s, I can tell you that for the most part it is very noticible who the youngest children in the year are, because developmental...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: Other parents

 Post subject: Re: Other parents
Posted: 07 Dec 2016, 4:08 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 1,298

Another thing that hasn't been mentioned is that your son being popular may not equal the other children viewing him as a friend. I work with a similarly aged child and who is often quite popular, in the way that young children like to 'look after' younger children/babies but this doesn't mean that ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Female Aspies= Borderline personality disorder??

Posted: 04 Dec 2016, 10:29 am 

Replies: 150
Views: 26,760

The essential features of a personality disorder are impairments in personality (self and interpersonal) functioning and the presence of pathological personality traits. To diagnose borderline personality disorder, the following criteria must be met: A. Significant impairments in personality functi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How come most movements focus on autism pride?

Posted: 01 Dec 2016, 12:01 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 534

I agree that I see it as a disorder. I'm also part of the Deaf community and think that people attempting to compare the two simply don't understand Deaf culture and pride. The thing is, Deaf pride is about how sign language removes the barrier (plus some adjustments with alarms). If the world was s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can Aspies hear better.

 Post subject: Re: Can Aspies hear better.
Posted: 29 Nov 2016, 10:55 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 1,021

I think it's more to do with the processing of sensory information - NTs tune the sounds out so they don't hear them. There are of course, exceptional hearing people - both NT and ND - but I don't think autistics are predisposed to better hearing (for example, using a pure tone test) although their ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Meds...

 Post subject: Re: Meds...
Posted: 26 Nov 2016, 5:47 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 459

Were they all started in the last 4-6 weeks? Seems odd to start so many at once. Anyway, I've taken Quetiapine (100mg p/d) for a few years now. Some constipation, can't sleep if I forget to take it, makes it difficult to wake up but otherwise no side effects (confirmed by blood tests and ECG). Initi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How can I get rid of my community aids?

Posted: 25 Nov 2016, 7:51 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,299

I would be wary of chucking away support that your parents probably fought tooth and nail for. I had TAs in school, not all are good but sometimes when you think you're making a good decision, it turns out that actually the people 'in charge' had a more rounded view point that you haven't quite got ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: books to recommend to your regular doctor

Posted: 25 Nov 2016, 7:45 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 408

Wouldn't bother, really. If your doctor wants to look up ASD, they'll find sources for MDs themselves. Unless they've specifically asked you to bring something, it's just rude - except if its some guidelines for how to help you, along the lines of 'sometimes I need to write things down' or the like.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Female Aspies= Borderline personality disorder??

Posted: 25 Nov 2016, 7:31 pm 

Replies: 150
Views: 26,760

I was assessed using the SCID-II across all the PDs but had none, but especially not BPD. I don't believe that actual BPD and ASD look alike at all, having been put in a PD therapy group for lack of other services and it not working out.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are there any upsides to getting diagnosed?

Posted: 21 Nov 2016, 4:33 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,619

To me, there didn't seem much point in having a diagnosis if it wasn't going on my record - after all, I might need it at some point and am all for central records. In any case, my hearing loss and mental health issues mean that I had more files on me that most amass across a lifetime before I turne...
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