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All kids do dangerous things because they don't understand danger, but this is the kind of thing I have to watch for 24/7. If that wood pile was not stable it would have certainly seriously injured him or even killed him. He doesn't listen to "NO" he just covers his ears and does whatever he's obsessing over, no matter the danger. Twice in the past 2 weeks he ripped his hand out of mine and ran into the road one time and in a busy parking lot the other. With my knee still recovering, there was no way I could catch him and all I could do was literally pray that he didn't get hit. Raising a child with severe autism is not for the impatient or the faint of heart.
I’m looking for sites like this one. It’s my belief that there aren’t enough places for autistic people to connect. It’s not that this place isn’t good enough - it’s that I just can’t believe how few places like this there are. Where are they all? I believe autistic people need a stronger sense of community and culture. Please share if there are any sites especially new ones where autistic people are connecting. Reddit? Chatrooms? Obviously there is wrong planet. I’m looking for more.
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The whole thing of Aspergers/AS being described as " difficulty with social codes " seems to cover so much about me and appears to help explain why I've been so alone so much of my life.
I just had such difficulty with it, combined with the circumstances of my life meaning I didn't quite connect with people, and me furthermore, I guess, tending to " send off the wrong vibrations " even when I tried to back normal, and turning people off - and so being so alone ' I didn't even notice it that much, I was so used to it.
Do people on this forum have a card like this or equivalent? the one shown can be got from a manager of a 'one stop shop' in Scotland for a service user
I came on this site because everyone has always given great feedback. I am making an inquiry for a friend of mine. There's a lot I don't know. She's just getting to know him herself.
I've dated someone with suspected Asperger's, so feel pretty confident in much of my knowledge. When we started out, there were lots of hurt feelings (mine) and misunderstandings.
So, my friend just started dating a man. She's feeling perplexed about some of his behavior. I recognize some of it as similar to what happened b/w my boyfriend and me in the early stages of our relationship.
It's tough for us NT's to decipher the intent of someone's behavior when they don't respond the way we expect.
I'll give you a few examples and hopefully you can provide some insight/opinion on it.
My friend finds that her boyfriend is frequently "joking", but 1) she often doesn't feel his jokes are humorous and 2) she feels hurt by things he says to her. #2 could be construed as emotional abuse and...
Yesterday I picked up a book on Play Books with the title of this post. 10 days ago when I took the fledgling bird to the vet I made a post on this site. Someone replied saying I was highly sensitive and it lead to a lot of introspection.
For a long time I've been focusing my attention on overcoming anxiety, depression and more recently; investigating the spectrum and ADHD - both of which I'm currently on waiting lists for assessments. I've always been looking for root causes - to try and gain an understanding why I think and react like I do.
After that comment, I started researching emotional hypersensitivity and it lead me to a site with books and a questionnaire by a psychologist who had researched this field - having been emotionally hypersensitive herself. The self-assessment is free and quick to complete
Are You Highly Sensitive? – The Highly Sensitive Person
Apparently this is a condition from birth and quite common - occurring in around 1 in 5 people to varying degrees....
I am not diagnosed but scored 168 on RAADS when assessed by the autism assessor.
My mum's information also suggested autism, she even took me to the GP at 9months because of poor eye contact etc.
Anyway, I wonder if any of you share this problem, and does anyone know the reason for it.
I often think of what to say in response to insults long after the moment has gone, a work colleague even commented on it.
I would just be in silence after someone snapped at me or insulted me, yet later that day, week, month, think of the perfect response.
Why the delay?
What causes it?
I had uploaded this YouTube video onto my channel back on 29th June 2020.
I never knew what the word or term "QUIRK" really meant or what this suppose to have meant that "People who are autistic are quirky".
I wanted to make this video not to only understand what QUIRK really means, I also wanted to explain this in my own words and define what makes me a quirky person. I had suggested that my quirks are influenced by sensory challenges and my sensory interest.
The sensory challenges are the clothes I wear, I only like hoodies, trackpants and regular t-shirts. On the other hand I have my sensory interest in visuals and sounds, the sensory visual interests is the animations I use in the video while the sensory sound interest is the music that I mix for my videos.
What are your autistic quirks?
What makes you feel unique?
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