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Asperger's & Autism Forum
I have aspergers syndrome, high functioning variety, and well, I want to join the Marines, and I want to know from others, is this an unusual want from someone with Aspergers? Do you know the Military's policy on this? Will I be automaticly rejected? I'm not like, stupid you know, you should know this, I just have a problem interacting with people, but, I can follow instructions, and I am working on my body, I've been loosing weight by riding my bike, I guess what I want to know is, is this a possible dream? Will I actually be able to do this?
My daughter is 11 and she has been diagnosed with aspergers since she was 7. The last 8 months she has been afraid of eyes watching her or looking at her. She will turn dolls around and scratch out eyes in drawings in her workbooks. She tells me that she fells like everyone is watching her. I have her seeing a counselor and she wont open up to her or any other one I have taken her to. At my daughters first appointment she became upset and the counselor and the counselor was looking at her and my daughter screamed at her " stop looking at me" and then began to cry and wanted to leave. She is almost always pretty mellow and this is not like her at all. I am wondering if I need to be worried or talk to her doctor or is this something normal?
Tonight I had a first date with a man who disclosed to me on the date that he has Autism. I asked him if it was Asperger's syndrome and he said he didn't know. He is functional, drives and lives alone so Asperger's seemed like a likely fit. He misses social cues and social rules (like if you need to talk during a movie you use a hushed voice) but he isn't withdrawn or introverted. He talked a lot and fast, telling me that he also has ADHD.
I like him and want to go out with him again. I am trying to figure out how best to keep things comfortable and not awkward. Any ideas?
I understand that a few of us are either unemployed, or under-employed and under-paid in whatever jobs we may do, especially menial jobs, despite our skills.
Feel free to share with us your experiences, as well as your thoughts on being underemployed/unemployed.
St. Petersburg, Fla. - A fifth-grade student with autism is being called a hero, after he stepped in to help a diabetic teacher's aide whose blood sugar levels were dangerously low.
On the morning of February 21st, 11-year-old Michael Dupuis was with Audrey McCaulsky, a teacher's aide at New Heights Elementary School in St. Petersburg. When the two sat down for breakfast in the cafeteria, Michael noticed that something was very wrong with Audrey.
"She was sweating and getting...
No matter how well things go in my life, I always feel a sense of sadness due to the fact that... Well, it's like there's a glass casing around me separating me from the real world.
It almost feels like I'm permanently trapped in a bubble. I can laugh and joke with people, and socialise, but I always feel completely cut off from everyone, even my family and the one I love.
I wish I could feel more connected to my emotions. It seems as if everyone else experiences their emotions stronger than I do. That other people are happier, more empathetic.
I want to be able to feel happy and warm, instead of what is not happiness but simple "not being upset" and this cold feeling of not being attached to anything or anybody.
The truth is, I'm an alien. I'll never be able to feel the same way others do. Infact other aspies seem to feel alot more than I do. I have alot of love in my heart, but whenever I try to express it, it's like it comes up against this glass prison in which it cannot...
I am a 21 year old male who has aspergers. I take a lot of medications and they seem to work and then stop working for me completely in about 3-4 weeks. So I am trying medical marijuana since i live in ca and have been through a lot these past 2 years, and i have to say it really helps. I had two appointments with my counselor this week and she even noticed a difference. She said "the apserger's traits seem to disappear almost completely," which gives me much hope and i have to also say that it is working also as an anti-depressant, i am replacing one of my anti-depressants with this and i feel as though it works better! It just helps me enjoy life substantially better. I am re-taking interest in Golf, that i used to love and play everyday, now i only play once a week but i feel like getting out more now.
I wanted to post this because of how well i feel the medical marijuana is working and helping me deal with my symptoms. And my symptoms have been getting the best of me for the...
In a past relationship I was accused of being lazy. I think about that a lot because, well, it annoyed the hell out of me.
At the time, I had 3 jobs and never watched TV because I was busy reading/researching for those jobs. I rarely went to bed before 2am for the same reasons.
However, I can see where the other person was coming from. I could be found napping on the Sofa in the middle of the afternoon, because I'd only had 3 hours sleep the night before. And I could be so wrapped up in what I was reading that I might not have noticed the bins were overflowing.
Can anyone relate to this? Do you feel Aspergers has made you lazy, or the opposite?
Maybe it's not laziness as much as selfishness?
Or perhaps I'm just a jerk!
This is something I am completely clueless about. Not only is it difficult to recognise when flirting is happening, but what constitutes flirting in the first place? What do people do when they flirt? How does one classify a social action as "flirting"? Is it flirtacious to pet a man's hair if one is a female? How does one know if others are misinterperiting one's own actions as flirtacious, and how does one know if oneself is indeed flirting? Any help, please?
what are the names of these sites? Online Dating sites geared towards those with Asperger Syndrome, Autism, etc.? The only Online Dating sites i've really tried for the past 4 years, because that is when I started using Online Dating, were Plentyoffish and OkCupid, but you don't have to pay in order to use those sites, so the Online Dating sites i've used have been very limited since the overwhelming vast majority of online dating sites they charge you for them, is it the same for those Aspie/Autism Online Dating sites?
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