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She contacted me on Facebook on Wednesday, I thought it was completely innocent and accepted the message.
Anyway we got chatting on Google Hangouts eventually, and she told me she lives in Houston, Texas and wants a serious relationship! I told her I'm a disabled 42 year old guy from Sheffield, England, currently out of work.
Then she said she wanted to come to England and meet me! I was like yeah at whose expense? Ain't no why I'm paying air fare from Texas even if I could afford it and I can't!
This has been going on all day today ss well, I've been busy doing personal stuff and she's been contacting me on Hangouts, I asked Dad what to do, and he said to rudely tell her to get lost! So I did, I told her to get lost too! She still came back to me and declared her love to me, a total stranger!
So I deleted the conversation, I need to ask my Brother how to block her.
Hello everyone. I just have a question referring to having an internal narrative. I was wondering, is it something everyone has? If so how does yours work?
I have a constant internal narrative, I've had it since I can remember. Sometimes its helpful if its going on about something I should remember etc. Mostly though, it's very distracting. It bounces from old memories in loops that sometimes I cannot seem to escape. I've been living in one for the past 5 years that I would really like to shake, and I do for brief periods, but it always comes back. Bonus: it seems to also make focusing on any one thing for long nearly impossible, and communicating efficiently a real chore. I can carry on a conversation for maybe 5 minutes, then my mind and the narrative takes over and then I'm nearly speechless. I've been able to mask this by scripting at work, but it makes my job much more difficult than it is for the average person. (I think).
On top of all the sensory issues I have, the internal...
Hello everyone. It's nice to join a forum for anyone who has Autism and who can offer support. I wonder if you could offer any advice on this situation?. It would be much appreciated. I have been friends with this guy for about two months. We both have Asperger's Syndrome. We have a lot in common. I have feelings for him at the moment, but I am not sure how to tell him. When we have been together, he has smiled and winked at me a few times ( one of the times that he did that, he asked if I was ok), and when we were watching some bands last week, we were stood on one side of the room, then later, I was stood in another part of the room and he came and stood next to me for the rest of the night. We were watching some bands again last night. I had a bit of an overload as he was dancing with his female friend ( not in a romantic way), and I went and stood somewhere else. Later, he sent me a text asking if I was still in the building. I told him where I was, and that there was something...
Had a chat with a bloke from Aspire Sheffield this afternoon while I was waiting for Dad to pick me up from my Digital Arts course, he said they do work placements for disabled people and training towards jobs, but I have to be referred from a support company, so I gave him the details of Choice Support UK who support me with day to day activities and texted the details and phone number to Laura, the team leader.
Sounds like this could be a good opportunity if it comes to anything.
I want to show how malevolent and evil humanity can be toward innocent Aspies. I have several examples from my own life. Keep in mind these are mostly freaks from Craigslist. Please post your own nightmare experiences.
1. When I first left home I was young and broke and had to rent cheap rooms off of craigslist. The first room I rented was in a crappy double wide trailer in the middle of nowhere. I rented it because It was all that I could afford. The landlord was a freak and he later nonchalantly told me he was a sex offender. I looked it up and confirmed it. One night I realized, to my horror that there was a small hole in my door where you could see in my room! It was very disturbing. One time he was mad because a stray dog was digging up his yard. He brought the dog inside the house and what happened next was unbelievable. The dog growled at him when he tried to lure it into the bathroom until animal control got there. The guy got mad and grabbed a 15 pound cast iron frying...
Hey, my mom thinks essential oils aren't a waste of money when it comes to keeping me calm and helping me sleep. I usually end up falling asleep 2 hours, 30 minutes after I get in bed. However, withe the oils... Nothing is really changed, if at all. I really just want to actually take something that would be more effective in helping me sleep, such as, you know, prescription drugs, but she says that she has heard stories of people "doing crazy stuff because they took it."
I believe she is being irrational, and all of those stories are just rare cases, or made up entirely just to give MLM companies more money. I don't need any natural crap. I need something that is, you know, ACTUALLY SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO HELP PEOPLE FALL ASLEEP!
Ironically, here is what actually helps me sleep: Shoving all my covers except for my weighted blanket to close to the edge of my bed, forming a pile with them, cover myself with only the weighted blanket, putting one of the pillows onto the side of...
I've always believed that the way society is and treats people who are less priviledged emotionally, socially or even mentally, such people should be able to have the benefit of a specially designed education system just for them, which does happen in many areas of the world but not in all, and even where it happens, it doesn't always have the consistency and the qualifications it should have for these people to finish their education successfully.
So beginning from the kindergarten stage and slowly going forward until the university/college stage, how do you imagine the ideal education system for people of the spectrum as well as people with severe social anxiety, depression, OCD and any other condition that usually teams up with autism or is comorbid to it? I have a plethora of ideas and I'm trying to organise them. Share your thoughts starting from kindergarten and up until the uni/college years.
P.S. The education system I refer to is about both the general quality of the...
I am 19 years old, and only recently became interested in looking nice, and wearing clothes that fit me well. I went through a phase like this when I was maybe 13 or 14, and then I forgot about it and went on wearing jeans and t shirts, because it is comfortable. I feel almost scared to wear nice clothes, because I don't want my brother to make fun of me, and I don't want to be vain. I know that this is silly, but that is how I feel.
Also, my sense of fashion is overalls and a t-shirt. Maybe jewelry if I am feeling fancy, but no makeup. Maybe I feel self concious when wearing jewelry and nice clothes because it is kind of silly. After all, jewelry serves no important purpose, except to look nice. I guess I think that clothes should be functional and comfortable, and modest. Does anyone else think this way? I want to wear nice clothes, but I don't want to draw attention to myself, because I hate talking to people.
I think most people on the spectrum would agree that fitting in has been one of our major stress factors in life. For me it was, for a long time. I didn't really know why I 'had' to fit in, but I felt that I did and I always strived for it...sometimes I was successful and able to mask my difficulties...but that usually meant that I had to act in a ridiculously...'foreign' to me way, far away from who I really was when I felt comfortable or when being in my safe zone. But during the past few years, even before my discovery of my autism, I've realized that I'm just..tired. Tired of trying, of pretending, of being constantly on the edge..tired of not being me. Whatever that is. I've also come to terms with the fact that I never really wanted to fit in, nor do I want to now.
I don't want to change what I'm made of (spectrum and 'asexuality' wise), or to immitate the norm anymore. I'm fine with having Aspergers. I'm happy with it. I'm also happy being sex repulsed. Despite society's...
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