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I think it's just me but sometimes people who make loud noises doing everything drives me absolutely up the wall. I'm quiet and my entire family is quiet. Being around loud talkers makes my ears hurt after a while. I can remember yelling at the kids getting too loud in the car (they weren't quiet when they were arguing and stuff) that my ears hurt and they'd quiet down some. I didn't know about the autism and it wasn't like an ear ache, but when things got too loud it's just felt painful somehow.
But what bothers me the most is when a person is SO vocal at everything they do. Anyone remember how Lucy would do her whaaaaa crying? I realize it was for theatrics, but I had a sister in law that actually would cry like that and I couldn't tolerate it. She'd call crying and I'd just have to hand the phone to my husband because I just could not listen to it. He was vocal in everything, too and it drove me crazy. I didn't realize that there were actually people that cried like...
Every once in a while I can pull a rabbit out of my hat. I got approved to attend Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) training. It is a two part Information Technology training program which will take about 6 months to complete. The program starts in April of next year and is being funded by the US Department of Labor. It includes a paid internship so I won't be destitute. All in all a win on what has shaped up to be challenging week.
I'm really really sick of having to take taxis everywhere all the time. I hate how long they take to arrive, how badly they drive, and how they can't find their way out of a paper bag. The bus is even worse, which is why I switched to going by cab in the first place. The bus stops are too far apart, the bus schedules are also insanely far apart, the driver doesn't wait for you to sit down before starting up again and I'm lucky I don't lose my balance and fall down. And take two or three people down with me if the bus is so crowded I'm forced to stand, anyway. I'm so sick of it. Why can't I learn to drive like other people my age have known to do since they were in their teens? I have a bad fear and dislike of cars in general, they always seem to come right at me when I walk anywhere. I hate that they have to be such a necessary evil. I hate how dangerous they are, the pollution they cause, and the way they just seem to turn people into idiots whenever they get behind the wheel. But...
I was just looking for info that connects the idea of highly sensitive persons (HSPs) to autism and Asperger's. I found this article and was really annoyed at what seems to be a great deal of misinformation.
I am new to this myself, but I've learned a lot n the past 1.5 weeks.
Here are some of the things she states (this might be Elaine Aron, who literally wrote the book on HSPs, or it seems to be related to her in some way).
She says that there is no connection whatsoever between HSPs and autism/Asperger's. Yet being highly sensitive seems to be one of the main symptoms.
She says there is no way to diagnose this, so you should just read up on it and make up your mind. I won't tell that to the neuropsych testing facility I'm visiting on Monday!
Here is the article. I wouldn't mind hearing from those who have more knowledge than I. I have taken quizzes for HSPs and found I qualified as an HSP long before I realized that I am likely on the spectrum.
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Hi Everyone. I am looking to try my hand at writing as I am looking for a hobby that won't cost me a mint and in the best case scenario, maybe I would earn a small amount of money. Has anyone here done any self-publishing? If so, could you offer advice for getting started?
EDIT: Also advice would be welcome on formatting for an e-book. I was thinking of using PDF simply because I have open source tools for creating PDF docs.
I’m really interested for (artistic purposes) in what people with Autism eat. For my project, I am asking for photos of a meal you are eating from birds eye view, so it would be looking down onto your plates and bowls. It would be great if the background was white, so the food really stood out. Maybe leave a description of what the meal is. If you enjoy doing this, I’d be very grateful for numerous meals - dessert, breakfast , snacks etc.
Sorry for the strange request but all those who would like to be involved are welcome. Your identities would obviously remain anonymous even more so, since, we all have usernames anyway.
Thank you guys!!
All pictures are welcome, candid/ staged all are great
As an Aspie how can I be the best girlfriend I can be?
My boyfriend is a NT, and I want to make sure I can be the best girlfriend for him that I can be. I'm not going to be perfect and I'm going to make mistakes, but I want this relationship to go as well as I feel it will.
Does anyone have any advice for an Aspie-NT relationship to be successful?
I find that it's easy to become so distracted by the many challenging forces that we may need to encounter daytoday, that we may need to remind ourselves what we would enjoy doing when we get the chance!
Consciously thinking about what you would like to do allows you to plan for it and increases your opportunity to do those things!
I would love to hear some hobbies that bring you all joy!
I love watching LOTR/Hobbit, reading Tolkien, playing Pokémon GO, walking in nature, animals and taking pictures
While searching for something related to nutrition, I stumbled across something about autism and diet. You know how it is; you end up going down a rabbit trail and then forget what you were looking for in the first place.
Anyway, I came across the following that I found interesting:
5 Foods That Can Make Autism Worse | Amen Clinics
Much of what is recorded in the article has merit, as one cannot deny that our food is chock-full of questionable things. Based on the article, it makes me wonder if Autism is something one is born with that is quickly exacerbated by certain foods; if it’s triggered or caused by certain foods; or if this is just more voodoo science.
What do you think?
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