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  1. How I managed my anxiety

    Since I didn't already know how to go about being in public and carrying out tasks successfully, I asked my counselor for help and she always gave me the right advice. If I had any issues with my classes or registration she would tell me exactly what to do and what I should do incase things didn't go right. With her help I started completing important objectives and that's when I began building confidence in myself. Before that I would always anticipate things going wrong, and not knowing...
  2. 1 month check in.

    I’m making progress. The clean clothes from the closet have been moved to the dresser. I cleaned out my old iPad photos & videos, even creating a shutterstock account. Then I filled the iPad up again. Maybe I should clean the iPad out monthly? Next, I’m thinking of cleaning out & organizing my desk. It badly wants it, even if I am feeling daunted. Feelings aren’t facts. See you in 1 month...
  3. When I first recognized I had a problem.

    I was new in college (back in 2015) when I noticed that I had a difficult time acclimating to things. I was always busy on campus dealing with registration and classes, and I was at that campus by myself. Everyday I couldn't wait till I was back home where it was safe. I was afraid of doing things on my own for fear of failing at those things and ruining my chance at college. I had never been allowed to think and act freely before, and now that I could decide for myself I had no idea how....
  4. Nothing is Better Than a Honey Pot Ant

    The anonymity of this website will stay. The anonymity of this website will continue to be retained. The anonymity of the website will never go away. x5 This topic need no words. Words will never do the glorious (how dare I try to make a descriptor.) honey pot ants justice. Ahhhh!!!!!! AAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!! They look like little tree ornaments, no way better. This is so perverse. I think I understand college kids now. I think I understand my peer group now. omg so THICC as one may remark...
  5. Executive Functioning and Setting Goals

    First of all, I wanna start this telling YOU that if you have been struggling all quarantine to complete one single task or you feel you're lazy and you haven't achieved anything in a month: That's okay, and you are not alone. We're all having a bad time, 'cause this is a PANDEMIC, not a vacation. So, go easy on yourself. I believe in you. This changed the way I see myself and my life I - as many of you - have been struggling really hard with executive functioning all my life. I've been...
  6. What causes autism and how to "recover" from it

    Autism risk factors There are a few known risk factors for autism such as: Fragile X, a genetic disorder, results in autism around 40% of the time. Congenital rubella syndrome, caused by the rubella virus, results in autism 7% of the time. Mast cell disorders such as mastocytosis results in autism 10% of the time. MCAS may be the biggest risk factor affecting 50% of autistic people While mast cell disorders are rare (affecting only 1 in 4000), there is a newly discovered condition called...
  7. Art/ creativity

    Hello all, as a child my family showed little interest in art, dance/theatre and music. I can't recall the radio or records (hey i'm old!) being a focus within my family unit, no dancing, pictures on the wall, trips that were culturally based or encouragement for myself or siblings in these areas. As a 'grown up' (still working on that') i always enjoyed exploring and wearing clothes from different decades the 1950's onward holding most of my interest. When i was in my late 30's a man i...
  8. How autism is classified

    Levels of autism symptoms Originally, only those who were severely withdrawn and living in their own world were considered autistic. Now, milder forms of autism are recognized as well as a broad autism phenotype where people have autistic traits but aren't autistic. To simplify things, I'll classify the levels as follows: ASD0 - Broad autism phenotype (BAP) - autistic traits, slow processing speed, problems with nonverbal communication, interpret things literally, rigid, overly...
  9. To introduce myself and my traits to new people

    Hi i'm Joseph Asimeng, by the way i ... -watch a little bit of anime(rarely), -i play a little bit of games (rarely), -i don't read mangas or comics, -i hate smoking(cuz it can kill you, even from those ads, regardless of exaggeration), -i hate tattoos(cuz it can hurt you when you get it in my opinion), -i don't have pets(and i never will because i don't want them (dogs) to bark at me, trying to hurt me in any type of way- i'm kinda scared of them but i wouldn't say too much), -i...
  10. Unitasking

    First of all, thank you autismforums.com for existing and for allowing me the ability to delete my other blogs. Not that there was anything wrong with my other blogs, but I want to focus on one thing right now, which is decluttering my meager space. I have one bureau, one cabinet, most of a desk, & part of a closet for my belongings. I want to check in on this goal monthly to assess my progress or lack thereof. First step: I wrote a master list of 6 categories to declutter. Second step: I...
  11. Celebrities

    Have you stood in the check out lines at the supermarkets lately and noticed the number of headlines that are highlighting famous people that are claiming to be on the spectrum? Have you noticed in articles about people on the spectrum how the author uses examples of the high achieving celebrities? Dan Akroyd sound familiar? How about Steve Jobs? For the NT reading these articles, they are getting the impression that people with Asperger's specifically, must be geniuses. Hmm, but what...
  12. Addressing a gap

    I recently switched careers from insurance (8 years) to becoming a hair stylist. Growing up people always turned to me for this, and I knew this is something I should persue because of my naturally artistic and giving nature. is the one of the top things that i could always do for free and not in it for the money. The face to face social communication part is really challenging and I'm finding a lot of blogs online from the asd community about the horrors of getting a haircut and services...
  13. In the new wave nineteen-eighties, it might have well been the pioneer days for me.

    Although I was born in 1980, I had a very rural childhood. The propane man would come every 3 months and if we ran out before then, we couldn't cook at all. If I climbed on top of the propane tank and pretended it was a horse, I would get the beating of my life from any adult present. Same went if I pounded it with my hands to hear the cool liquidy echo. We pumped all our own water into a giant tank. We had to continually pump during droughts, because if the well ran dry, we would be out of...
  14. I'll go to the university this year. July 3rd 2020 entrance exam.

    Age: almost 24. Education: dropped-out college student. Medicine taking: Newcalm, Apa-bily, Dormicum. Self-awareness: at least 4/10. I'm very kind, gentle, non-toxic. Relationships: not so bad, not so good. Bearable. Eating: fixed. Daily routine: still fixing. Goal: learn excel>c>c++>c#>python>java>javascript. Order given by my friend. Please suggest if got better order. Thanks. Major Goal: Computer science major. Therapist/psychiatrist: got both. Willing to be alive: 12/10.(more than...
  15. Mwah ha ha.....

    Mwah ha ha, the Shadow Knows....(a name generator) Created by treebranch1 Title: Mwah ha ha, the Shadow Knows...(a name generator) Descriptor: For the individual who is involved in or characteristic of mystery, intrigue, or espionage, a combination which when literally translated, the first name means 'cloak' and the surname means 'dagger.' Button: nomen Results: 109,512 Format: first name (cloak word) + last name (dagger word) + generational suffix Was in the works for a couple...
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