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 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Can you easily follow a movie's plot?

Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 5:07 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 7,271


Is anyone else like this? Do you have to consciously make yourself pay attention to what people are saying in movies? I have a tough time with that. Mostly I just can't focus on the plot, I find my mind just starts thnking about something else. Sometmes it's the film details but usually it's my own...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Outrageous article Christopher Gillberg wrote in 1997

Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 10:59 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 5,227


but also at things that aren't accepted in society Did he ever specify exactly what those "unacceptable" interests are, or does he just make up his slander as he goes along? I'd say he's on shaky ground legally and intellectually. He's just called us a bunch of perverts. Anybody got his email addre...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: should i even try to be more social?

Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 6:13 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 4,251


There's no substitute for actual human contact. I agree 100%. I don't mean to say that all aspies should restrict themselves to the world of "virtual socialising." Depends where you're at - if you feel ready for human contact, go for it. Or do a mixture. One guy on a music collaboration forum took ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Could I have aspergers?

Posted: 19 Sep 2008, 4:04 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,190


One is not either AS or NOT AS - one is just somewhere on the scale. I agree - even in clinical chemistry, where patient blood samples are objectively tested for evidence of various ailments, the result can't tell you if somebody has a particular disorder or not - it can only tell you the PROBABILI...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do Aspies have NT episodes?

Posted: 18 Sep 2008, 6:12 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 3,121


From what I have read about AS, you are mostly "NT". Not according to my online test results. My NT score on the Rdos test was only 77 out of 200, and the only areas for which I scored normal NT or above were "perception" and "hunting," whatever that means. But all the questions were about the here...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Could I have aspergers?

Posted: 18 Sep 2008, 3:50 pm 

Replies: 18
Views: 2,190


I sure know how it feels to think you've got AS but not to be sure - that's exactly where I'm at right now. I agree it's worth trying an online test or two as a first step. I found the Rdos test (see sinsboldly's post for URL) was user-friendly. There's a lot of questions (about 200), so it's more l...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: should i even try to be more social?

Posted: 18 Sep 2008, 11:05 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 4,251


I am sure others will come up with other reasons. They can't interrupt you. They can't form a clique. They can't talk over you. They might ignore you but it doesn't have the same sting as it would if they were really there. Conversely, you can ignore them without looking very rude. You don't have t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do Aspies have NT episodes?

Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 5:02 pm 

Replies: 22
Views: 3,121


Wow! Thanks for all these posts and the interest you've shown :D I'll read them more thoroughly over the next day or two. For now, it's already fascinating to see that some of you have been able to "be NT" for lengths of time. Even during the happiest times I remember, I also had that cravng for spa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do Aspies have NT episodes?

 Post subject: Do Aspies have NT episodes?
Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 10:26 am 

Replies: 22
Views: 3,121


According to online tests, I'm "very likely" to be an Aspie, but there have been times in my life when I've seemed to display such good social skills that I can't see how I did so well if I'm really Aspie. I never even suspected AS in those days, though I did feel I must be an introvert, and it beca...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: should i even try to be more social?

Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 9:03 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 4,251


The other thing that occurred to me is that you might find non-realtime communication (like this board) could help you to acquire and hone your social skills. Here, I get the time to read back what I'm about to post, I can check whether it's appropriate - and then when I'm happy with it, I hit the s...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Please help!

Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 7:02 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 1,541


It's a shame the school is allowing her to have such a lousy time. I'd talk to them about it, see if they can do more while you wait for the test. It sounds to me as if they might not be doing all they could to alleviate the situation. I guess it's not unusual for teenagers to get angry and refuse t...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: should i even try to be more social?

Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 5:46 am 

Replies: 38
Views: 4,251


I shouldn't be giving too much advice, as it could turn out that I'm not an Aspie, though the signs look pretty conclusive. I used to agonise about my social failure at parties, getting laid etc., but eventually stumbled on some hippies and anarchists in an inner-city area who were so much less comp...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Talk about yourself for a bit

Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 3:34 am 

Replies: 1,452
Views: 494,031


Sorry about the brevity of the previous post - couldn't get anything longer to work, till I realised - that gizmo that blocks URLs from newbies was the culprit. Anyway, here's an explanation of what I'm doing here: At the ripe old age of 55, I did an online test (Rdos) a couple of weeks ago, and it ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Talk about yourself for a bit

Posted: 17 Sep 2008, 3:29 am 

Replies: 1,452
Views: 494,031


Hi,

I'm Arthur.
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