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Oh dear, the anxiety is rearing its ugly head. As soon as I got the letter and saw the date was next week, immediately, I went into panic zone and thought: noooo, too soon; have to cancel; can't cope. It is all going to go disasterously wrong etc etc. And, YET, I want this
I was bemoaning that the one given before, was for October of this year.
Contradictions, contradictions galore!
Is there any particular sort of connection between asperger's and reading speed?
Tell me how you do on this reading speed test.
Me personally, I can breeze through 3 or 4 sentences at what I would guess to be around 700 wpm. But I always end up getting "stuck" on a word or phrase and it ruins my momentum big time. I have to stop and think it through and it takes a fairly long time to get started again. I suspect (and hope) this means I could have a lot of potential for improvement.
Any thoughts or test results would be appreciated.
Sometimes I inexplicably fail to notice/realize things that others see as obvious. My subsequent action or inaction is then seen as rude or inconsiderate.
Example: I have a job on a muddy construction site right now. When I go home to my apartment, I climb a flight of brown wooden stairs to reach my floor, which has just one other apartment across from mine. Don't ask me how, but somehow for over a month I failed to notice that I was leaving noticeable brown lumps of dirt on each stair probably every time the work grounds were wet/damp.
This problem would occur to most people, I suspect, without having to even see the dirt. For me, not only did it not occur to me, but I was so aloof that I didn't even notice the dirt. And she even began leaving a broom outside of her door!
The whole other aspect of this is that when people want to know why you didn't notice or realize something...you don't really have a good explanation. If you say you just didn't notice, they hardly believe...
Well me and my girlfriend want to have kids but she is so scared because there is a big chance it will inherits autism.
She is a bit anxious it can have severe autism. My doctor told me there is a chance for inherit autism but it can only be asperger because i have asperger. And she tolds me there is also a big chance it will have no autism.
Well it's difficult for me because my girlfriend is so anxious about it. Sorry for asking this question here.
On the 14th of February, it's Valentine's Day! Do you believe in it? Do you send your partner Valentine cards or gifts? Do you even have a Valentine?
I'm a bit cynical about the whole thing really, IMO Valantine's Day was created by card shops to sell schmaltzy cards between Christmas and Easter.
Although my ex from school did "Pop the question" to me on Valentine's Day 1991, we were too young to get hitched though, we were both 14 (nearly 15) at the time, legal age to get wed in UK is 16.
TW for forced eye contact, coercive/nonconsensual therapy, forced compliance, invasion of personal space, ableism
When I was about 12 years old, I was sent to "speech therapy" - which turned out to be more of a subtly coercive and profoundly irritating "social skills" class where the therapist would try to force me to develop genuine interest in what struck me as the most mundane and trivial of topics....the weather and chewing gum (yes you read that last one right) for a couple of examples.
Anyway, one of the first things the therapist wanted to train me to do was make consistent eye contact, since this was something I didn't already do because of emerging social anxiety. She extolled the supposed virtue of consistent, unbroken eye contact so much that I began to think that maybe if I could only force myself to be good at making eye contact, she'd discharge me from her practice (either that or I'd get discharged a lot faster) and I'd no longer have to waste my time...
When I was at school I was often criticised for holding a pen or pencil differently to everyone else. Instead of holding it in a more traditional way the pen or pencil would be held against a clenched fist by my thumb and I've never seen this method demonstrated by anyone else, not even throughout child development. Many teachers would keeping telling me it was wrong, but I would argue that it was working perfectly well for myself and I could never write comfortably or accurately when I attempted to hold it in any other way. I now type a lot more than I use handwriting, but I have never changed even as an adult and I wonder whether this is a common trait for people on the autistic spectrum.
Officially the most common and traditional way to hold a pen or pencil is called the Dynamic Tripod Grasp (sometimes just called the Tripod Grasp, Tripod Grip or Tripod Hold), please watch the video below for more details:
The Adaptive Tripod Grasp (AKA. the Adaptive Tripod Grip) is also...
yup, this again and sorry. the speed at which my symptoms are accelerating has led me to consider possibilities beyond just aspie traits. this should please any wado ubters out there.
did I think myself into a hole where i'm all there is to eat? or do I maybe have a brain tumor?
ever thought you were losing your mind, and then come back from it? if so, how did you?
Talking with a friend over coffee on the weekend, I think I realized something...
Some may know that I've been "dating" a lady for almost 10 months now, and so far all we do is do stuff together, as much as once a week, nothing wrong with that I guess...
Now to the topic of touch, I have struggled with touching anyone my whole life, whether men or women, I see guys who so easily interact with other women, both in conversation but especially in touch, with touch I mean even non-sexual touching, just fooling around as friend to friend...
With my "girlfriend" over all these months I struggle with touch, the notion of when to start holding hands among other things or snuggling on a couch/sofa, I've thought about but haven't gotten there yet, and I know touch is a way to get better intimacy... The one standard touch thing is a hug whenever I drop her off after an outing, and even hugging doesn't come naturally to me...
My struggle, how to touch anyone (appropriately of course),...
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