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I nearly had a meltdown in Walmart. I was stuck there for HOURS because of an oil change! People were staring, and it was the worst torture ever! The kids, the loud screeching and banging of the tools, I can't stand it! At first my phone was playing music to keep the noises from torturing me, but the phone died! I just wanna go deaf! I thought I'd never get out of there! I don't care if I'll never be able to hear even what I like again, I just can't keep living through torture! I can't drive without being tortured by the motor, I can't go to class without being tortured by the noises there, and I can't even relax at home without the roaring engines outside torturing me! I have no ear defenders that everyone says work, and it might be impossible for me to get them. Therapy might not help. Earplugs didn't help. THERE'S NO ENDING THE PAIN EXCEPT FOR DEATH!
I am writing out of pure desperation to gain some kind of understanding of my situation. I think about it constantly and fear I may drive myself insane trying to get an answer.
I met my boyfriend a few months ago, we had an undeniable connection from the moment we started speaking. It felt comfortable and like I was in a dream. He was so caring and honest and we would talk all day, facetiming at least 4 times a day. We both travel for work but had agreed that we would spend our monthly time off together whenever possible. He flew to wherever I was and vice versa. He had explained that he was married previously and had 2 young boys. I had never dated anyone with children but this man made me feel so comfortable about it. His marriage ended a year prior due to infidelity on his wives side. He also explained that he was diagnosed with Aspergers many years ago but he was able to function normally just crowds and certain noises,textures are difficult for him and sometimes needs alone...
I've been thinking and wondering if I should get an alert bracelet for autism? I know I seem normal in public, but because I'm have very sensitive hearing, I'm worried that I might end up going into a meltdown in public one day, and people will be staring or calling the police on me. At least, if I get pulled over or something happens, I'll have a bracelet to let them know. But I'm not sure. I mean, is reccomended for even a mild to moderate autistic like me to get a medical alert bracelet? What do you think? Should I get one? Do I need one?
i have a problem sometimes where I’m working on I know well but as I’m working on a particular thing my mind goes blank.
For example, I was in lab for one of my marine biology classes earlier and we had to identify as many organisms as we can that we collected on the beach on brought back to lab on campus. We had to identify the scientific name and what phylum, class, order etc they were in. I’m going through what’s called a dichotomous key where say statement one say this organism has these features and if it describes your organism go to the next statement and keep going until you are able to identify what the organism is actually called. As I was doing that I suddenly had no clue what I was doing, even though it was actually simple but menatally it was the other way around making it more difficult for no reason. I’m going through the key and in the middle of it I loose track and thought to where I’m actually starting all over a few times and kind of stuggling until I finally...
hello, I’m new and today I was fired.
It began last Saturday. It was an event for children, and I have done many before with good results. I’ve also enjoyed them. Last Saturday was horrible and I am feeling very upset, angry and confused— despite it being explained to me what went wrong.
The event was split for six hours for different age and ability ranges. Unfortunately, my colleague and I had to deal with a child that was not suited for the event. The child was feral. He vandalized property to the extent of severely damaging several pieces of equipment and also attacking one of the other kids viciously with equipment. His mother was called several times to handle her child but she didn’t take the necessary steps that I guess you’d expect a reasonable person to do. After refusing to participate, further damages and overall awkwardness that prevented other kids to participate and enjoy the event, my colleague had had enough, so I volunteered to take over. It did not work. I...
I like when my NT daughter in law and I compare notes. I realize it doesn't fit everyone, but it does help understand some of the differences in how we think. We were talking the other day about small talk and I was (on my mind because of conversation here) lost when it come to what to say to people IRL. She was saying it was hard for her to grasp the difficulty in that. I think what it is, is that she's a product of her environment. She lives in her environment more and these things do just come naturally. I live more inside my head. While I've always been instructed how to act and how to be, it doesn't match my insides. It never has. I once asked a friend how she can so easily get the dr to put her on Xanax or whatever she wants, I can't seem to convince them that I need anything. She said it was because I appear calm on the outside. She's right. On the outside I'm as calm as a cucumber while my insides are a 100 mph train wreck. I've always said my insides don't...
So nervous. Mind on overdrive.
Frightened that the verdict next month will show I am below normal intelligence. All stemming from authorities telling me as a child that I am backward and too stupid.
I swear I would never take an IQ test and find I have no choice.
Worried that they will leave out vital clues to me having aspergers.
I don't intend for this to be just be a long, sad story where everyone feels bad for me. That's what it is, but that's not the point. I know it's really long.. this is something I've been thinking about for years, and my brain is all out of thoughts. I've talked to therapists and a couple friends about it, but they're all just sympathetic about it. I want something a little more analytical.
7 years ago, I saw someone down the aisle of seats, leaning his head on someone. Somehow, just from that, I immediately became obsessed with him.. I couldn't stop thinking about him to the point where I couldn't function, so I decided I'd tell him just to get it over with.
He did this thing where he'd say he liked me and we'd hang out then he'd say he's Christian and we can't be together because it's wrong. I'd totally freak out and be suicidally depressed, he'd changed his mind, we'd date, he'd change his mind and say we can't, on and on, sometimes saying it during or immediately after sex....
Recently, a man I know got upset with me. He was constantly trying to touch me, specially in the waist area and face. I honestly don't like that. I kept on moving away and he didn't seem to get it. He aproached again and I just yelled at him asking him why he was always trying to touch me. As soon as I yelled, he froze and almost immediately walked away saying: ok, I get it.
We recently talked but he seems to be uncomfortable. I have thought maybe it is better if I stop talking to him (as always happens ).
I don't go to parties to avoid something that is very frequent: body contact without permission. I remember I would ask people to avoid atempting to hug me or bury their faces on my neck. Now I never set foot in those places. I even remember one of them reacting in the worst way and everyone looking at us (he was drunk) and my brother warning him to stay away. It's been more than a year and If I get invited to that specific place, I decline.
But, I have been...
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