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This might be long but hopefully I will get some responses. I am new here and I am a girl if that makes a difference.
I have always felt different. I'll start with how I act. I do really repetitive movements like stretching my fingers and tapping and moving my hands slightly and moving my foot up and down without really realizing it. This especially happens when I have social anxiety.
my facial expressions have been described as being that i stare at others without realizing, i look mad and blank all day, and my voice is sometimes monotone but sometimes gets sing-songy. I can't really realize the volume of my speaking. i am very sensitive to almost everything: like i can't have bright lights on past 8pm, i need to be listening to music almost all day so i dont hear the variety of sounds in my surroundings, i am sensitive to heat, cold, and especially pain.
my mind plays my thoughts in pictures i never really think words so it seems like my mind is always blank. so when i...
Two days ago we had to have our pet rabbit Tilly Rose put to sleep.She was 9 years old.I am not usually a crier but I am feeling devastated.She was the first pet I had ever looked after.I never really cared about having a pet and truthfully when my friends lost their pets did not feel much empathy.( for which I now feel guilty about). Tilly was seriously cute and full of fun and a great comfort, part of my daily scheduled life.
I suppose my reason for posting this,is to ask whether what seems to me to be an extreme reaction to Tilly's death is normal.My husband wants to get a dog in the future and I am anxious as I feel I will not want to get close to it.
I have long held the belief that people don't change. They can change their habits or their appearance, or they can make an improvement in their temperament and/or attitude. But ultimately, people don't change from who and what they really are at their core. Admittedly, I'm a pessimist.
After being out of college and living with my parents for 5 1/2 years, I am finally moving out. My brother and I got approved for an apartment and we are moving out in a few weeks. Part of me thinks this could be a new beginning for me. I can be the man I want to be, stand on own two feet, and make my aspirations a reality. But a major part me knows this is wishful thinking and a pipe dream. I don't expect anything to happen overnight or some big epiphany, but maybe I would have a different perspective on life, or some new self-consciousness.
I had the same positive feeling when I left for college. As a fat, introverted, shy and weird mama's boy, I truly thought that I was actually this closeted...
When I was a child I loved swinging and spinning on a tire swing. Still do!
After some research on a Sensory Diet I decided the mini-trampoline was my best bet for apartment living in a climate with a lot of snow and cold weather. I'll be on the first floor so it shouldn't bother the neighbors.
Since I can't have a swing at this point...
Any thoughts? Anyone use one to keep their sensory issues in check? Health things?
It's supposed to be great for my immune system, too.
We're both Aspies.
Due to unacceptable behavior on his part :
* Annoying me about 'us' getting together as a couple. Constantly saying 'You don't know what's going to happen in the future'
* Sending me nude pictures of people and asking me my opinion.
* Not giving me space and or constantly messaging me
* Demanding that we be 'So open' with one another 'No secrets' should exist between us.
* If anything happens to me like within my day - he blames it on me. 'Well maybe it's just you?' Everything is 'just me', to him.
* Amongst other ridiculous behaviors that he considers to be 'within his nature and his right.
I told him "Listen, I dont want to talk to you anymore. Leave me alone!"
He hasn't though. As an aspie myself should I be even more specific about what I meant? A large part of me is angry that I have asked him something and he takes that as "I should bother her more". We are both sarcastic people but I have learned to hide my anger and sarcasm. Since male aspies can be...
Do you feel the need to excel to be taken as average? For example I am good (apparently) at math so people take that as being average even though statistically on grades I'm consider above average however to my peers I'm only okay at it because I have autism.
PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU COMMENT. This thread is in no way designed to create fractures in this community between those who are diagnosed by professionals and those who are self-diagnosed. Word your comments carefully and respect other people's opinions. I realise that getting a bunch of people who have difficulty in being tactful at times might be hard but please, do your best. Moderators, you don't need me to tell you that if this thread becomes nasty to lock it.
I feel this is an important topic to discuss that deserves it's own thread. With the rise of awareness of autism and Asperger's, especially this theory that symptoms of autism looks differently in women than men, people are not seeing doctors about possibly having some sort of Autism Spectrum Condition and instead end up self diagnosing for various reasons.
What are your views on self diagnosing? Do you think that more can be done by professionals to recognise and provide more accessibility for people who suspect they...
I just wanted to see what everyone's feeling and reactions would be to this story being run today would be. I'll paste a brief overview here, and include the link to the BBC page underneath.
"Proposals to reduce the number of children being diagnosed with autism are being considered by NHS commissioners in south-west London.
The idea of restricting an autism diagnosis to only the most severe cases was discussed earlier this month.
The local alliance of five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) says nothing has been decided yet.
But the National Autistic Society says it is "deeply concerned" about the plans."
Autism diagnoses 'could be reduced under NHS plan' - BBC News
This would help me figure something out. I have gotten these jarring moments where my brain gets stuck on two thoughts, I can't talk much because of it and I get severely nauseated. These occur on long days where I've been doing a lot, one example being my brother's wedding last month. I think my brain tried to process the day during REM sleep and I can't cope with it and I just sort of lock up I have to rush to the bathroom and prepare to have to vomit. I'm not too sure if this is a shutdown or not because I've never heard of anyone describe it like this.
I asked this a long time ago. I should bring this up again with my new doctor.
We're moving. And... we're not
Knowing I have Aspergers Syndrome turned out to be absolutely vital to understanding a serious writer's block. I have been working on a book about understanding cats for ten years now. First, no publishers or agents were interested because I'm not a vet or a celebrity. (Gee, had I known back when, I could have been BOTH.) So I started a blog, which became pretty popular, and I learned a lot more from interacting with my readers. I wrote bunches of stuff I wanted to put in the book, which I could now publish as an eBook, by myself. The road ahead was clear and level.
But I was stuck, over and over. Turns out, it was because I did not have what Virginia Woolf famously called A Room of One's Own.
Mr WereBear (NT artist and musician) and I live in a 1.5 bedroom attic apartment, on the third floor of a grand old home. It has a lot of plusses which have kept us here through our entire relationship; great location on a lake, walking distance of...
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