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We all know Mila Kunis, The girl who played Jackie on That 70's Show. She is Russian and learned English by watching American sitcoms! I was wondering, do you have any television programs that you could recommend for learning to appropriately communicate with NT's?
I think I just found the perfect noise-blocking device! My mother got me these Bluetooth ear buds, and they work better because they go in my ears! I'm able to play "Battlefield" by Blind Guardian and block out the painful noises at last! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I can finally sit at the computer and roleplay on Feral Heart in the living room without being tortured by the noises of cooking, laundry machines, pots and pans, etc.! That is, as long I keep the music going with youtube music.. Either way, I have found my relief! Thanks you, God! Thanks you, mother! That was a Christmas present in my book!
So, not content to simply wait around for a job to find me, I went to find a job. I let the SSA I'm getting started and hopefully I can try and see what my job at Donatos Pizza is like. Unfortunately, my track record for the longest I kept a job is not so hot. My security job lasted two days and my independent driver job payed little with the time I put into it. I'm going into this blind, not knowing what to expect, and hoping that they accept me with open arms. When I told the assistant manager that I had Aspergers, they didn't know what it was, but assured me that this is a "safe place", so that's comforting. On top of that, it pays 8.25 an hour with tip and milage, so I'm blessed to find something that will add up.
I need to get rid of these First Day Jitters before January 1st, when I start. I need advice. What should I do if I feel overwhelmed? What exercises can I used to help me feel better? What were your first meltdowns on the job and how did you handle it? Any...
I am a 30 year old Aspie male who wishes he could have a girlfriend but I struggle so much to the point I can't even get a coffee date.
I live in an area where relationships are very common and it makes me depressed that I am lonely while so many others around me have a special partner. It doesn't help that I struggle with socialization in general and most people wherever I go already have company so I can't even make new social connections. I used to have dreams of getting married and maybe having children but romance has passed me by in my life and I've had depression for 12 years now.
I am scared that I will be posting the same topic when I am 40. Is there hope for me or has time run out?
My son 8 has Asperger's. I'm looking for some advice on how to get him to clean his room on his own. As of right now he is only able to clean it with me sitting on the bed and pointing to each item and directing him where to put it. Otherwise he will just sit and look at it, probably trying to figure out how to do it. I understand he is probably overwhelmed, but I'm open to any tips or tricks to getting him to doing it solo.
I'll try not to ramble too much here, plus I have to leave for the day shortly anyway...
I have long contemplated why I seem to be so much of a luddite with technology and social media, at the ripe "old age" of 46, plus my tendency to be a loner...
Came across this group of local fellow photographers, doing stuff I would dislike, what they are doing on this Instagram video is not my thing at all!
YYC INSTAMEETS on Instagram: “Another video from last night as @mikey__travels from @lightworkers_union teaches us how to ‘cat walk’ on the bridge. To my lovely friends…”
I guess my biggest question... Is it not my thing because I'm 46? Or is it not my thing because I'm a loner Aspie? Because I do enjoy photo walks when it's one or two other people, but I'm not a big fan of larger group walks for photography
Plus this social media notion of being an "influencer", especially on Instagram, I have no hope of ever being an "influencer", but do I care? I enjoy my photography but on...
Anyway, back at the end of October, I had an interview for a seasonal job at the big Royal Mail sorting Office near Meadowhall, everything was fine until they wouldn't accept every possible document Dad could get his hands on for ID, they insisted on either a photo driving license or an in-date British Passport, neither of which I have.
Anyway having recently passed the latest grading at my Martial Arts class, I have no license back which has all my personal details and photo, could I use that for ID document?
There are always certain things that I wished were never real like various diseases or other struggles we may go through in school, work, and at home. The main one I wonder is what would life be like if Autism never existed and none of the sysmptoms were even there?
I and many of you always struggle with the fact that we have trouble in certain social situations, have depression, anxiety and whatever else it may be. I at times feel like I’m trapped in a hole I could not get out of and feel this sense of feeling like I don’t belong in society to the point my life felt like it sucked all the time . I just imagine a perfect world where disabilities just do not exist feeling like you blend in with the rest of the crowd. We can be able to interact and do all the things NTs do as well as feeling less stress by our abnormal behavior from the average person. I feel like there is a parallel world out there where I do not have this condition.
Honestly though as much as I like the idea of...
This is weird. Has nothing to do with friendships. I have male and female friends and acquaintances that I enjoy being around, so it's not that at all.
I know that all my life I have not liked female singers in general. It's more of an aversion. I don't know why. It's no different than my aversion to celery - well, not as bad as celery. I will recognize they have talent and I can tolerate it, but I just don't care to listen to female singers. If it's just me, I'll switch to a different song. Maybe it's just the higher pitch - although I'm the same with Johnny Cash and Tom Jones.
When I'm working jigsaw puzzles, I don't like the puzzles with people in the picture. @Sherlock77 I loved your photographs and the people in your photos told a story, but while looking at them I realized I preferred the photos with people at a distance more and I found myself, in some photos, trying to look past the people. More so when the subject is female. I like the old cowboys with...
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