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Let's say you have to do some errands.
You have to go shopping and go to a bank.
You have already written your shopping list.
You need to go to at least 2 or 3 stores to get everything you need from your shopping list (depending on which stores you go to, which items you are getting at which store to stay within your budget -- since things have different prices at different stores).
You have to take the bus to get around.
None of the stores or the bank are within walking distance of each other or for some reason you can't walk between them (injury, limited mobility, shopping purchases will be too heavy, it is raining lava, zombies, whatever).
Buses run approximately every half hour and the schedules are different for each bus -- they don't all meet up with each other so there is wait time if you have to transfer from one bus to another. For at least one leg of your journey you will have to take two buses.
How long do you think it would take you to plan such schedule, on...
Yesterday, after day two of security guard training I got to my car and had a private meltdown. This happened because I was thinking about how far I've sunken into underemployment. I justput my sunglasses on and cried. The past four years have been unkind to me. I really want to work in technology but it's just not possible right now because I've been out of work so long and my certifications are all expired. I have no money to update them.
I guess I can credit myself to maintaining control of my emotions for as long as I was able. The thoughts in my head are that underemployment is demoralizing. I want to think that any employment is good. I just need to correct my thinking. Any employment is good no matter what it is. Why doi feel like I must keep pushing myself harder and harder? This thinking is self-desttuctive. There is no reason to push harder. Le sigh! The old phrase, "Easy does it!!!!"
I need a little help i work in a school setting and do have learning disabilities. okay but i have a problem i have a little obsession for a another student. i only say hi and fist bump i am 23 and don't know how old he is. so i do have visuals clues i did make with boardmaker. only say hi fist bump. what should i do? i know this is pretty strange
what is the best visual or social story on obsession with a person that is way too younger for someone? i can't find one online.
Ever since I started colledge I feel like Ive become more and more like a child .
I dont know if it's or being scared or the the string of bad things that has been happening to me and my family or the fear and shock and overwhelmingness of realizing reality. I'm a junior now . The bad things are I was followed home the first time I went to the grocery store by myself . My granparents have alzhimers and had to move out of there house to a house two minutes away from mine. my uncle was diagnosed with brain cancer. My grandpa died then my uncle died. Also I am looking for some recomendations on American female autistic Youtubers to watch . Thanks!
I'm just curious. I know it's common for us to not feel the need to dress like everyone else and wear make up and have our appearance fit in with current trends and fashion. And I was just wondering if the same applies to possessions. If you could, would you want to be rich and live in a mansion, drive an expensive car, have servants, etc, etc?
I never did. I don't know if it's because of the autism or because I've learned how unimportant material things are. I lost everything I owned down to the clothes on my back 4 times in my adult life so I know how quickly you can lose everything and how easily things can be replaced. I've lived in really nice homes and I've lived in a camper and on a truck. None of that ever mattered to me. But even when I was younger I never had a desire to be rich.
I never understood 'keeping up with the Jones'. The neighbor buys a new car, you have to buy a new car. Neighbor buys a boat, you gotta have a boat.
I don't think people really...
Please select from the following choices related to your most frequent level (if any) of depression in the past 2 years. I am trying to determine the prevalence of depression in autistic's. Most autistic's I know suffer from serious bouts of depression. I was wondering if there were some autistic's who did not suffer from depression.
(this is cross-posted from another forum I frequent, I respect this forum and want to get it's opinion too)
Over the past year since my diagnosis at the age of 31 (not through him, but a previous guy my parents had me see) I've been able to make it a lot of strides in understanding myself. I had been struggling through disaster after disaster in life, likely traumatized by not knowing what was wrong with me and why all sounds seemed to echo through my body. It drove me nuts and I'm so grateful to finally understand it all.
Now however my parents have found this family therapist type who I have never met and now refuse to meet. It seems they like how much he has convinced them that this all my fault, i've been treated with more and more disrespect since he's signed on. I tried telling him that I don't blame my parents, but we have to accept the neglect that happened in the past in order to move. Lately the tactic has been to praise me, then immediately get away with something (eg:...
I’m clicking my fingers and counting a lot because I’m stressed out. I don’t like it. I must look like a loon. And muttering to myself. I’m very stressed out. When I’m at home alone I’m worse, I rock and tap my knees and all of the above. It’s getting harder to hide in public. I’m not sure what I’m supposed to do about it. I don’t want to look like a crazy person.
My name is Amanda, and I'm a neuroscience undergrad at NSU. I was wondering if anyone would be willing to take part in a research study I created. All I need is for a questionnaire to be filled out. You only have to answer some puzzles and a few questions about your interests. I do not ask for any personal information. I'm researching the psychological strengths of autism as it relates to solving logic puzzles. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at [email protected]. I think my study will interest a lot of you because its run by an aspie with an interest in the actual strengths of autism as opposed to its difficulties. Plus logic puzzles are freaking fun
Let me know if you have any questions!! Here is the link to the survey:
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