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Does anyone have this issue like I do? It cause huge issues with me. I will see either my neighbor that lives next door in some strange place other than next door so I do not recognize them for about 30 seconds. I will see one of my daughter's teachers at a store. It will take me a while to know who they are even though they said hi. I will see a co worker at the mall, it will take me a while to get in my head who they are. I will stare for a while and say nothing and finally it will come to me who they are . All the while they are wondering why I am staring at them but saying nothing when I perfectly know them. I cannot believe how much this happens to me.
I am working at this company. There is a lot of work. I will never take a vacation unless all in our department have all taken vacation and we are not busy. I do this because I do not have what most have, family to spend time with and different states to fly to to see family. I try to be accommodating to job. I have asked off twice, each time I do this I am called back by my boss to tell me there is a lot of work to do so I come back early from vacation.
I have told my boss I have a lot of time accrued and when we are starting to be slow please do not go around the office trying to find work for me to do like filing please let me take advantage of my vacation time and take some time off.
Many, many times she will give me some task that I absolutely hate like please put these 2700 files in numerical order. I am a loan processor at a mortgage company for many years. I do not want to do what I did when I was 17 especially when I have so much time off accrued.
I cannot believe she...
This will no doubt sound unusual, but I'm curious if this is an Aspie thing or if my brain is playing tricks on me. As long as I can remember, I have always smelled things that are not there. It's usually something like heavy cigarette smoke, perfume, or some type of paint. I live alone in a house and don't smoke, nor do I use perfume. If I had painted something I would expect to smell that, but I've not painted anything around the house in a couple years.
There is one possibility; it makes me wonder if I'm smelling cigarette smoke from my neighbors. The same would go for the perfume, paint, etc. Many Aspies are known to have very sensitive hearing, feeling, etc., so could this also apply to smell where we could detect certain odors even though they're emanating from a source that could be several hundred feet away?
So, does anyone experience this or has my caboose gone around the bend?
Actor and autistic Mickey Rowe puts the tension of apparent dichotomies to work in daily interaction and in art.
You may ask yourself, what is an autistic doing working at language-based theatre companies? I often ask myself that question. But I believe that in theatre, my “weakness” is one of my strengths.
If you see me walking down the street, I most likely have headphones on. I nearly always wear a blue t-shirt—v-neck so nothing touches my neck. And I don’t wear...
(The Project has started so i closed the Voting.)
The website will only contain content made by autistic people.
It will also contain (as a side feature) products and the stories of the products created by autistic people, because we have many special interests.
If you are on the spectrum and want to use your special interests to help to build up this page, it'd be most appreciated. Here are some things I need:
An Autism Storys LOGO.
icons (you can look at some web pages to see which icons are used).
default profile avatars (after creating a account, you have to choose or upload an avatar, so I need avatars. Be creative!).
Fonts (I will need fonts. One thing I can’t do is create fonts, so I need someone who can make them or I will have to use free fonts from the internet).
Design (I already have an idea how the website will look like, but I want to give you the chance to design something yourself).
Textures (a flat paper texture for the...
There's a new muppet on Sesame Street: Julia. She's a "preschool girl with autism who does things a little differently when playing with her friends, the lovable Elmo, Abby Cadabby and Grover," the Sesame Workshop told ABC News.
Julia is the face of a broad set of autism-awareness tools the Sesame Workshop has rolled out. In development for three years, the new program is dubbed "Sesame Street and Autism: See Amazing in All Children." It includes a dedicated website with autism resources...
As some might have noticed; Harrison isn't part of staff anymore. Life gets in the way sometimes; and sometimes... just sometimes, staffers really need a break from it all, because it can be a a bit overwhelming to deal with certain individuals. It's nothing exclusive to this forum, it happens everywhere. And considering staff does this job, essentially, for free, people might have to step back. There's no obligation for anyone to remain with staff until he (or she) gets laid off.
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