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So these days if l talk to a guy, in his mind, he assumes l am making a play for him. Like social distancing is creating mini-diva men who have decided they maybe drowning but they are choosing to go down with me.
There is one person that l need in my job however, if he isnt there, l just do his job and get the task done. So l chat with him about business and whatever but it doesn't mean l am coming on to you. Why do so many men read casual conversation as a #she must be trying to pick me up# moment. Then l asked a client how he was feeling, and l felt he mistook it that l was trying to pick him up. What gives? l was married 18 years, l don't wander around going - omg- l need to be with a guy. l get so lost in men's logic that of course l had to let loose here.
The guy l asked how he was doing had been stumbling to the door and sat outside with his leg up. I have worked in an assisted living home and l realize things can happen fast. I saw a client fall down and break rib,...
I have a question for the community. Whenever I am eating anything that has a meat entree, and either rice, pasta, or vegetables with it, when I get closer to the end of the meal, I divide up the meat into 4 different pieces and try to divide the noodles, etc. into portions with each piece. These end up being my last 4 bites of the meal. I'm attaching a picture for clarity.
My question is does anyone else do this? I'm thinking it may be due to some OCD or something similar. I've done this my entire life and have been asked about it by my family, but I don't have a reason.
Day after day the causes of psychiatric diseases become less illusive as discoveries and theories and found. However some people notice possible neurological causes and start to question whether certain psychiatric conditions or all of them are actually neurological in nature. This type of debate tends to surround ASD especially. Wikipedia seems to list ASD as both for some reason.
Do you think this separation of psychiatry and neurology is meaningful or arbitrary? Do you think Autism and other mental illnesses are actually neurological brain diseases?
I've been victim to my own rage. I've been bullied and abused my whole life by the police and the justice system, as well as other people who make it their mission to mistreat me. This was all in the past when I was younger. Nowadays, I will occasionally receive a visit from the police because I get into an argument with my family over the past. What's wrong with me? A month or so, I will be fine. A day later, I will get into a rage. I will talk to myself, mumbling to myself cursing myself or other people in my turbulent past. Sometimes, I fall into a rage where my skin starts to course with so much heat and anger that I just lose it. I constantly think about the past, and I get angry. Sometimes, I lose it after months or weeks. I'm afraid that the next time I lose it, the police will come to my apartment and try to tackle me to the ground and taser me or shoot me to death.
What's wrong with me? How do I let go of the past or lose the anger? Help me. Do any of you experience...
I found this poster. Buying someone homeless food and drinks however is good.
Okay, so here's a thing that happened just now.
I'm sitting here for awhile, right, doing stuff. And after a time, I very abruptly realize: my eyes feel quite strange. Kinda fried. And I've got a cough going. And so on. This confuses me for only a moment before I realize the culprit: the portable heater sitting to my left has been left on for WAY too long.
The basement is often too cold, you see. Even when summer is boiling hot. Heck if I know why. So I use that heater to counter that. The heater is very strong. And on top of that, the air in the basement is very DRY. The heater of course dries it out even more. So, when the heater is left on too long and I've been sitting in it's blast radius long enough, well.... it's pretty much the same result every time.
But somehow, I dont NOTICE that I'm experiencing this stupid problem until it's getting quite unpleasant. The sensations (and the cough) are there. But it's like it's not being processed. Now fortunately,...
I open this thread because Im interested in knowing if you happend to experience some hard time because you get used to work or do something with a particular kind of brand of object.
I personally like or only write with a particular brand of pens, cheap pens but so far the best I have ever used. Bic pens like the one on the picture
I can't used other kind of pens, other may be too "pointy" or bad ink, idk, but when I ran out of those and I cant find them in a library, I start to feel anxious.
Like 1.5years ago I ran out of pens, and I didn't find them near my home, I look for thm in several major brand stores and nothing, I was getting stressed until I found them in a small library, then I bought 2 boxes, 12pens each.
Those 2 boxes lasted me until this week, I still have 2 pens left, but since the lockdown/pandemic I can't easily go out and look for them, I even checked Amazon and was thinking of buying them there, I live in Costa Rica, imagine having to buy so cheap pens from...
I was interested when people who are ASD 2 and others were discussing functionality, especially when people were contrasting their challenges IRL as opposed to their verbal skills online, and people were discussing many challenges to how they can practically function as opposed to apparent verbal and thinking abilities. @Ella Spell posted a visual test result showing a skewed picture of attributes, which seemed relevant.
I self diagnose as ASD 1, and I have a skewed experience whereby verbal and thinking processes, whilst having some challenges, such as slow processing, seem more functional than some areas that require physical coordination or other elements of functionality than verbal. Struggling to express this, hence the thread, as I wonder what others would say about how this works for them? I know there's plenty on here very handy and physically skilled so it's clearly not not necessarily about a thinking / doing split, exactly, and I can get good at 'doing' things,...
I keep seeing and hearing about cases of ASD 1 and sometimes ASD 3 online but I have never known of any ASD 2 cases except for this one user on the forums who I forgot the name of mentioning that he was diagnosed with it in his intro post.
What is living with ASD 2 like? What distinguishes ASD 2 with the other levels of Autism? I'd be interested if someone here could tell me what Autism Spectrum Disorder 2: Electric Boogaloo is like.
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