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It is well known that we excel at finding patterns in things. Whether it's algebraic structure, musical patterns or programming we tend to naturally pick them up easily There is also a great chunk of us who find ordering or categorising things to be incredibly satisfying.
Not much springs to mind in the things I have done. However I can think of two things, one is cable management with electronics. Like this one below. I could look at images of these for hours.
In case you didn't realise this is not my own work. But I did recently sorted out all the numerous cables on my room for various machines like my PC, stereo system, my N64 and PlayStations with long black elastic sleeves. It looks a lot better now.
The other one was doing lacing styles on my shoes. Here's one I did, I also commented with this on another thread. Unique styles are very appealing to me. A neat style is the best. The style below is called Lattice lacing. I also like the Straight Bar style and have them on my...
Life is so interesting. I wasn’t a typical little girl. The kind who sits around dreaming of her wedding day. The kind of girl who had every detail for her big day completely picked out. In fact, I was the kind of girl who knew I wanted to have a partner, but never put much weight into marriage. As I grew older, and my friends started getting married I saw the reason why so many choose that path. The need for companionship is so overwhelming at times for some people. I was finding myself being one of those people who was longing for a deeper connection, a life partner, but not having the ability to obtain it. It is very telling to me now that I know about my autism. I know that I personally couldn’t have had a traditionally successful marriage or partnership when I was younger because I didn’t understand myself, or my place in the world. I didn’t know that I wasn’t broken and unfixable. I didn’t know that I could be my authentic self, and that someone would be able to...
Can this be true? Is this just bad science? If this is true, the mortality rate is higher than schizophrenia.
Premature autism deaths are 'hidden crisis' says charity
Hi. Well, it's another holiday alone. You would think I would get used to it, eh? I think the trauma of trying in the NT world makes this so hard, all those people who have hurt me having such a nice day.
Not a SINGLE acquaintance or "friend" even sent me a card or even so much as twiddled their fingers over a keyboard to send an email. And yes, I HAVE done that many times. Two years ago, it was about 25 cards I sent out and also emails. I got two rersponses. So last year, I did none because I got the picture. I wondered if anyone would remember me. No one.
So this year? F*ck it. I am not feeling sorry for myself. I just wish to GOD I HAD NEVER TRIED because now it hurts more than ever.
So you all of you who know how I am feeling and are also alone: MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HANUKKAH, KOOL KWANZAA, SUPER SATURNALIA, and hugs to you though I cannot give them
Thank you guys for being here and being supportive. Now I am going to self soothe with some colouring books.
I know there are NTs who visit this site and I would please ask any NT not to vote in this survey. I have a theory on handedness in individuals with ASD/Aspergers. So left and right handedness are pretty self explanatory. Ambidextrous means you are equally comfortable using either hand in all tasks. Mix handedness is something I can describe in the context of myself. I write, throw almost everything, use a fork, lift things up, etc. with my left hand. There are a couple of things I use my right hand for; playing an instrument, throwing a Frisbee. In those tasks my left hand feels as foreign to me as my right does in most tasks. The only thing I would be ambidextrous in is playing tennis; although I strongly favor my left. So I'm mostly left handed but a little right handed. If you fall into this group choose mixed handedness, (for me mixed handedness, dominant left).
A definition of cross handedness/mixed handedness from wikipedia:
"Cross-dominance, also known as mixed-handedness,...
For me: about 3 day's ago, I decided to have a go with my bread machine and, yep, make some bread, so I go online to search for a recipe that has no sugar in it and went through a site and proceeded to have choices and so, did the choices and was put right though to tons of recipes and scrolled down, not really liking what I read and then came to one that I did like and looked at the ingredients and thought: that sounds interesting. Bread made with mainly eggs, milk and honey and followed the instructions and voila the next day, had a decent loaf of bread; a bit flat on top, because I had removed the kneeders too soon. Loved it so much. Looked like a brick ( as hubby kindly referred to it, for its shape) but as soft as anything and really tasty. So, coming to the end of it and decide to have another go and, nearly moaned out loud when I saw what I thought I had saved, I had not: the ingredients. I have tried searching the very website that I got it from and cannot find it and in...
If I was in a room with 50 people.and say i made friends with one of them it would be someone who would not be the kinder friend you would want. Someone who just uses you no respect someone that makes no effort unless they needed something dose not help if you was the one who need basically a friend who doesn't really offer friendships. But takes your friendship for granted.
Not that I have friends but if I do get one I can't they don't last
So I was thinking is this because of what I learn in childhood. Or a autistic thing as it takes a bit longer to work out people intentions or do not see what others would see
This happens to me a lot. I look like something is wrong with me because of the way I dress and never look up ,etc. As I mentioned, people sometimes DO try to get in, to be nice. It is natural for humans to want to help.
Well, they almost always start with one syllable words and behaviours they would do if they were talking to someone who is not able to speak or is really challenged to the point of not being able to form words or even write.
So they will ask me what I am reading to get a sense. This is classic. And I say, "Oh, It's a new treatise on physics by so and so...." or whatever it is. I only read academic non fiction so it's generally heavy stuff.
Suddenly I can see their faces sink into shame. I am serious! It's SHAME!! I have analyzed this and imagined if I went up up to someone I thought was maybe "special" but did not realize they were smart.
If I had been reading "Clifford goes to the Vet" they would think of me as their new pet. Once when I was in total mute...
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