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I know many of us who are on the Autism Spectrum have sensory issues. In my case the most severe is my hearing though all of my senses are affected.
So I'm wondering which noises, fabrics, smells, tastes, views are you able to handle OK and which ones you just can't deal with?
Since noise affect me the most by a big margin I will only list the ones for noise.
These noises cause sensory overloads that cause me to shake, cry, pace the floor vigorously. There has been a few times where I hit my hit with my fist and kick things.
1. Basketball bouncing
3. Loud music, especially the bass because I can feel it as well which cause pain sometimes.
4. Train wheels moving over the track sections.
5. Train whistles
6. Loud motorcycles, especially when they are being revved up for 2 hours at a time.
7. Really loud riding mowers.
8. Ringing telephones
9. Other intermitted sounds.
IN MY OWN HOUSE
10. Popping of electronics that are cooling down.
11. Some kinds of fans and...
Has anyone seen or know of any studies on Artificial Asperger’s? That is to say, can someone grow up from birth until they leave their environment in such a dysfunctional home that their way of thinking, including difficulties with stimuli and/or sensory overload, can emulate Asperger’s even to the point of fooling clinical exams?
If you do not believe that Artificial Asperger’s could occur, could one have mild Asperger’s, but have it become exacerbated over the years by living in a dysfunctional environment?
There are much smarter people on here than me, so I’m looking forward to some lively discussion on this.
Hi I'm SUM1.
Upon initally joining this forum, and especially after making certain topics about things I thought would get almost entirely same-sided replies, I've come to notice that autism really is more diverse than I thought it was.
I have a diagnosis of Asperger's and it was me who went out to get it because I was so sure I had it after reading the symptoms. On a side note I also have diagnosed social phobia.
However there are several questions which still bother me to this day, and I really would like to find answers on them:
• Why is autism separated on such an extreme that while some Aspies have incredible intelligence and high IQs, some autistics have incredibly low IQs and low intelligence or learning difficulties like dyslexia? Why is there almost no in between as well?
• It was my assumption that autistic people's logical and black and white reasoning would lead them do deduce that there is no divine being due to all the laws of physics it would break, but my Do You...
Does anyone have this issue like I do? It cause huge issues with me. I will see either my neighbor that lives next door in some strange place other than next door so I do not recognize them for about 30 seconds. I will see one of my daughter's teachers at a store. It will take me a while to know who they are even though they said hi. I will see a co worker at the mall, it will take me a while to get in my head who they are. I will stare for a while and say nothing and finally it will come to me who they are . All the while they are wondering why I am staring at them but saying nothing when I perfectly know them. I cannot believe how much this happens to me.
I am working at this company. There is a lot of work. I will never take a vacation unless all in our department have all taken vacation and we are not busy. I do this because I do not have what most have, family to spend time with and different states to fly to to see family. I try to be accommodating to job. I have asked off twice, each time I do this I am called back by my boss to tell me there is a lot of work to do so I come back early from vacation.
I have told my boss I have a lot of time accrued and when we are starting to be slow please do not go around the office trying to find work for me to do like filing please let me take advantage of my vacation time and take some time off.
Many, many times she will give me some task that I absolutely hate like please put these 2700 files in numerical order. I am a loan processor at a mortgage company for many years. I do not want to do what I did when I was 17 especially when I have so much time off accrued.
I cannot believe she...
This will no doubt sound unusual, but I'm curious if this is an Aspie thing or if my brain is playing tricks on me. As long as I can remember, I have always smelled things that are not there. It's usually something like heavy cigarette smoke, perfume, or some type of paint. I live alone in a house and don't smoke, nor do I use perfume. If I had painted something I would expect to smell that, but I've not painted anything around the house in a couple years.
There is one possibility; it makes me wonder if I'm smelling cigarette smoke from my neighbors. The same would go for the perfume, paint, etc. Many Aspies are known to have very sensitive hearing, feeling, etc., so could this also apply to smell where we could detect certain odors even though they're emanating from a source that could be several hundred feet away?
So, does anyone experience this or has my caboose gone around the bend?
Actor and autistic Mickey Rowe puts the tension of apparent dichotomies to work in daily interaction and in art.
You may ask yourself, what is an autistic doing working at language-based theatre companies? I often ask myself that question. But I believe that in theatre, my “weakness” is one of my strengths.
If you see me walking down the street, I most likely have headphones on. I nearly always wear a blue t-shirt—v-neck so nothing touches my neck. And I don’t wear...
(The Project has started so i closed the Voting.)
The website will only contain content made by autistic people.
It will also contain (as a side feature) products and the stories of the products created by autistic people, because we have many special interests.
If you are on the spectrum and want to use your special interests to help to build up this page, it'd be most appreciated. Here are some things I need:
An Autism Storys LOGO.
icons (you can look at some web pages to see which icons are used).
default profile avatars (after creating a account, you have to choose or upload an avatar, so I need avatars. Be creative!).
Fonts (I will need fonts. One thing I can’t do is create fonts, so I need someone who can make them or I will have to use free fonts from the internet).
Design (I already have an idea how the website will look like, but I want to give you the chance to design something yourself).
Textures (a flat paper texture for the...
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