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Does anyone struggle to enjoy playing games?
I have tried playing many different games; computer games, boardgames, card games, snooker/pool, etc but I have never enjoyed them. From time to time I will take part to please others and so that I'm not segregating myself from them but I don't get any enjoyment out of it.
I have Aspergers and so obviously making friends is very hard and change is difficult. When there is a big change such as a move to a different state or school or whatever this phrase is said. It's like frustrating cause other people think you can make friends just as easily as others and that they don't understand it took literally all through grade school, middle school and high school to get friends that actually would hang out with me. Hope this makes sense and Was wondering any other aspies out there relate to this?
Eccentricity is variously defined as:
Deviating from the recognized or customary characteristics of groups or individuals.
A person who has an unusual, peculiar, or odd personality, set of beliefs, or behavior pattern.
Eccentricity is unusual behavior on the part of an individual. This behavior would typically be perceived as unusual or unnecessary, without being demonstrably maladaptive. Eccentricity is contrasted with normal (conformative) behavior, the nearly universal means by which individuals in society solve given problems and pursue certain priorities in everyday life. People who consistently display benignly eccentric behavior are labeled as "eccentrics." (Note: at the end of this definition was a reference to people with autism.)
So here we have the root of perceptions about individuals who do not act like everyone else. I've know many people who displayed eccentric behaviour, and none that I know of were autistic. Elderly Great-Aunts who saved and made wreaths...
10 'Rude' Things Autistic People Do (And What They Really Mean)
Have a read. What do you think? Patronising in any way? Or refreshingly understanding of our behaviours?
My son totally dislikes brushing his teeth. I've done everything I can to help him with this task. He avoids it at all costs, he becomes a karate master, using his strong and nimble arms to escape from my grip. It is a nightmare. Sometimes, I just to skip it to avoid injury.
Other times, I get extra resourceful. I put toothpaste on a cotton bud because he is hyper sensitive with the bristles. Or I use a clean towel, or my finger. Yes, it is gross but I'm at my wit's end.
It is a good thing that we put him away from sweets, otherwise he might have tooth decay with his poor oral hygiene.
What can be another substitute for a toothbrush?
When was the last time you noticed you developed a new stim? Everything I do has been that way as long as I can remember, but in the past few months since being sober I've noticed I'm doing a new stim during stressful times such as in crowded places.
I looked up online and saw similar examples of hand stims. I just found it odd that I'd find a new stim at 34 years old. But, I do find it very calming and notice its become almost instinctive in times of stress. But only around people. At home, I continue to do my usual stim of sitting and swaying, which occurs all day tbh. As I'm usually sat in front of the computer all day.
How about you? Have your stims been around as far back as you can remember? Have you ever developed any later in life?
I've made a brief video example.
Oh give it a rest, please! There's all kinds of research evidence appearing on this now, and it supports the experience that a lot of us have that our processes in interacting and processing interactions are different from what is usual. It's a common and central identified aspect of autism.
I have studied the science of autism for years. There is zero scientific evidence that autistic brains are wired differently.
If it were easily curable for most people, that would not be the case. The qualified people who have worked on this and all the qualified therapist's would have cured a massive amount of their clients, after all, you reckon it only takes some CBT videos and less than a years therapy. But hey, the whole scientific community around autism can't seem to agree with you on this...
Other people not being cured by CBT is irrelevant. It just means they weren't able to identify and change the beliefs that caused their symptoms. Given how stubborn older people with autism can...
Is this packaging offensive? Seems to me it shows a stereotypical French person:-
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