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I used to feel very little, and after years of dragging myself through life a fake NT I considered myself cold inside.
Then I deliberately dropped my fake NT masks, and started dealing with the world as me in the raw.
No walls, no defences, no masks, just me take it or leave it.
One unexpected thing happened and I started feeling again, in technicolour. I now see myself as a hyper-empath, in that I pick on the atmosphere in a room as I walk into it, and I get deep feeling about people and their motives almost instantly.
I also feel what other people feel in real time. I cried when gay marriage was voted for this week, and I feel what people in films feel quite strongly.
Anyone else like this?
I read this headline just now and wondered why Walmart would share a rocket. It caused me distress for a moment because I wondered why they would get into the arms business. Were they selling rockets? If so, to whom? Then I realized it was being used as a verb. Does this ever happen to you?
(Not written by me)
R. Kelly bullies autistic fan into singing 'I Believe I Can Fly' and then accuses him of 'smoking percocet' to get high
The rapper admits he was 'tipsy' and didn't realise the fan was autistic
R. Kelly has been caught on camera making fun of an autistic fan outside a club in LA.
In a clip obtained by TMZ, the 50-year-old rapper bullied the man into singing one of his songs and then accused him of being high on percocet - a painkiller.
Lenny Felix was out in Hollywood when he spotted the singer and the 27 year old was completely star struck.
R. Kelly encouraged the fan to sing: "I Believe I Can Fly."
The singer then stepped in and singing into the camera, he openly mocked the man.
"I believe that your high," he sang.
"I believe that your touching the sky, smoking on that Percocet, where you goin' tell me whats next."
R. Kelly has since removed the video of Lenny from his social media.
But his family told TMZ that their son's reaction to the clip was: "I...
I was trying to find out how many aspies there are worldwide. The number 37.2 million keeps popping up in my Google search, based on a 2015 study. That sounds high to me. Autism Speaks estimates the total worldwide population of people with ASD to be in the "tens of millions" (Which is it? 20M? 50M? 90M?). Since aspies are an x percentage of that number, then it does not necessarily jibe with the number in the study, unless aspies constitute a very high percentage of the overall spectrum numbers. If 37.2 million is accurate, then even a number of 90 million for ASD would put the aspie percentage within that larger population at 41.3%. Again, sounds a bit high to me. (I can be persuaded otherwise. )
Does anyone have accurate information about the worldwide aspie population? Please, let's not resort to WAGs (although SWAGs would be acceptable). And, please, please, please, let's try to be collaborative, not antagonistic.
I never really understood that getting an "F" or a "D" was a bad thing until I was in high school. I was homeschooled for high school and went to a credit recovery program. So the traditional high school experience I never had but I did eventually understand that an "A" was good and an "F" was bad by eighth or ninth grade.
But before then, I never understood why other kids were so upset or ecstatic over a letter on their paper. They could write whatever letter they wanted on it when they got home. I needed something tangible to let me know I had done what was expected of me. I don't remember much of my early childhood, but I do remember some lady from my preschool coming over to the house to "work with me". I wonder if she used some ABA-esque techniques with me.
My mom did try behavior charts and the like when I was younger but eventually stopped using them and says she stopped because all it does is train kids to seek a reward for everything instead of internal satisfaction. I...
I saw doctor and she says I must start making myself go to places where there are people. She says a little at first and build to more time. I am supposed to do it every day.
Everything I do is to avoid being around people. This is the most opposite. I think this will be terribly difficult but I think my doctor is right and I agreed. She says things that bother me now will bother me less or not at all after enough exposure to them because my mind will adapt. I may not be quoting her correctly but that is I think, what she means.
My wife ha an 19 yr old son with autism. He has been on several different meds and seems to be getting better anger wise but now has become more needy. I am fairly new in his life and have had many rage filled issues with him but I am not his biological father so my say is limited. My wife uses his autism for just about everything. I believe he can be taught to clean his room, which is always a complete dump but he complains and denies its his mess. Oh and another thing is she buys him just about whatever he wants and I don't feel that is right. My concerns or complaints are always met with denial and blow backs from her. She won't join any support groups which also concerns me. Before I get to my wits end when does the autism become an excuse?
Okay, so my social skills have improved greatly since I started working front end at a grocery store. And I've become quite fond of this one girl that I find myself working with quite often. Although, I'm quite sure she is on the spectrum from the way she does act. Can't explain how exactly, but I'm only worried that she may not understand or even be able to feel the same way I might. I do really like talking, and working with her even though there's little time to interact socially. So far we don't get the exact same breaks at work.
I've added her on Facebook, and want to talk some more but I'm unsure how to move things forward with her. We are both out of school currently, only thing we both currently do is working at the same store, doing similar tasks.
I feel this picture realtes to the current world a lot and how I feel. I notice day in day out that everything we say and do has to be dumbed down to suit the current dumb people of society. I notice as an aspie that if I point out something intelligent to them they get all upset and feel criticized and offended. Yet what I said was what I learnt during my years of growing up
It is like people using a calculator for basic maths like 1+1 and when you do it in your head fast in front of them they get all offended.
I fail to understand why the current world is getting dumbed down. There is nothing wrong the old tried and tested way or the hands on and hard work approach.
Anyone else notice this or is it just me? Why don't people like it when I see things differently?
23473090_1575702715806846_2243985030131740077_n by StuMan posted Nov 14, 2017 at 7:50 PM
Spotify/google play music playlist called SameTunes - add individual tracks as they become your "samemusic", and play on repeat all day and forever. Weed out tunes as they start making you sick.
Google Keep or Evernote used as an extension of your memory. Put everything in here that needs to be remembered as it crosses your mind.
Buy clothes of one certain style for a certain occasion, to stop getting confused about what to wear. Don't waste decision powers over trivialities like clothes.
More, more, more!!!
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