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I got involved with the extremely wrong crowd today and I need some advice. I was innocently talking to a guy I went to high school with and it turns out he has a rap sheet 12 miles long and hangs out with major felons and they know my license plate #, what car I drive and they know other people I grew up with on Facebook so they can find out where I live. The guy was really acting sketchy and I am afraid for my life because I think he's gonna ask me to do stuff for him now that he knows how to find me. I don't want to talk to or go near this maniac again, but I'm afraid this guy might get pissed that I'm dodging him. He left two shirts in my car and I am petrified of going around the dude again to give him his shirts back. I feel like I may get killed truthfully. I feel like I was lucky to get away from him tonight. He tried to get me to go to a secluded place with him! What do I do?!
I don't feel like I'm overreacting at all...These people are scary hardcore criminals. What do I...
So my boyfriend and I just discovered that he has apergers.. I'm 19 and he's 22.
It all makes sense, cause he's always been kind of different and been a bit hard to figure out.
We met each other last January and started dating in April.. He was my first and I must admit that I'm not a very sexual active person, my drive is pretty low where as his sexual drive is all up in the sky, so we've always had a problem with that. Everything seemed amazing at first, but at the start of June everything kind of started to turn the other way, he became more distant and cold towards me.. btw I'm a really emotional person. He became more and more distant towards me and our friends and became a bit addicted to drugs. Since he was being an asshole towards me, I started to loose more and more interest in having sexual intercourse with him, which frustrated him even more.. I even started thinking that he cheated on me.
Later on, we started doing "couple therapy" with drugs and everything started to...
This question obviously only applies to members who are on the autistic spectrum.
Many people on the autistic spectrum like myself must wonder what it would be like to be NT, how would it actually feel? Well what if a full so called "cure" suddenly became available? In fact it could almost be like a Matrix scenario. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed as you are now. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland and you wake up a true NT. Okay, it might not be this simple, but perhaps one day in the future autistic people will have the option to receive a treatment that makes them a true NT in every respect, a few experts claim to be close to achieving this now, although I'm very sceptical and it may not be a full transformation.
Remember that even though being NT might have it's advantages, you could also lose some of your intelligence. You might not be as good at or as interested in a particular special interest any more, but what if this is an...
Once again there has been a tragic mass shooting at a school and speculation raised that the perpetrator might be on the spectrum. While the world looks at this unspeakable event and decries gun ownership, I can’t help but wonder about the moral aspect of it.
Was the shooter just plain evil without a sense of right from wrong? If so, and if he is on the spectrum, then does that mean those on the spectrum have a skewed understanding of right and wrong? This has nothing to do with one’s religious or secular views, but rather the simple basic instincts that people seem to be born with: “Killing other humans is wrong.”
This subject could go down many paths. For instance, many on the spectrum enjoy video games. Would that have something to do with the shooter’s mindset or lack of conscience if he is truly on the spectrum? Did his other mental health issues have something to do with it?
What do you think?
The first time I met with my new psychiatrist, she responded positively to my questions about ASD diagnosis and support. She said she would look into finding resources for me. When I asked about ASD evaluation and support during our second appointment, she dismissed me. She said there was no way I could be on the spectrum because if I were, I would have been diagnosed as a child, there was no way I could have "gotten this far" if I were actually on the spectrum. I said that what I had been reading indicated otherwise, and she cited her degrees and profession and said, "I can't account for what you find on Google."
As always, I didn't know what to say. I don't know what she meant by "gotten this far" - my age? Or the fact that I managed to get a few degrees in school? She seems to think people with ASD are easily spotted and always diagnosed during childhood, and perhaps unable to have any success in life, like earn a degree? How can the stereotypical Aspie be working in...
Well, as things go, my diagnostic is ptsd and therapst believes that social phobia is just a part of the jigsaw puzzle. Did not bring up aspergers.
Two options opened to me. Therapy sessions or medicine? Now, really therapy should be the option, but I cannot deal with the influx of negative emotions that come with it. I had to excuse myself and try and pull myself together. Yes, I know I could have stayed. But being the only female with two guys; I just could not deal with it.
I had hoped to just concentrate on the social phobia, but the therapist does not speak English ( his right, of course) and so, hubby was doing all the talking ( much appreciation there) as today, I could barely understand the therapist! Unfortunately, as soon as my husband mentioned peodophila, the therapst seemed to have a light bulb moment appear - ahhh she has ptsd obviously and I do not dispute that, because my friend suggested as much and when I looked it up, I did see that I tick most of the...
I've noticed that I often feel like I'm on the periphery.
Not quite a part of it, wanting to be but somehow not quite.
I suspect it's down to never quite feeling a part of NT groups or communities, and you just get conditioned to feel that way.
If you don't feel a part, is it linked to the age you were diagnosed?
I've read awhile ago that looking young for your age is a trait of autism. I know this probably doesn't apply to all autistic people, but for a good amount of the auties/aspies I've met, (as well as for myself), there does seem to be at least a hint of truth to it.
I've also heard multiple theories for why this would be the case, but the one that interested me the most was that we have evolved to age slower than our NT peers because it helped us survive longer in the past. However, I've never found any scientific proof backing this claim up. So, has anyone else heard this claim, and if you have, do you know if there's any truth to it?
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