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  1. To everything there is a season....

    What a weird feeling. Tomorrow I'm turning forty. Hopefully I'm nearing the end of my cancer journey. Meanwhile I've had two friends die of cancer while I've been in treatment for it. The most recent I just found out about this evening. So I'm happy to be alive, but I'm sad they died, and I wonder, why them and not me? Fighting for life as people's hands slip from mine into eternity. It's so painful, and makes me see life and death differently. More thankful for each heartbeat, desiring...
  2. Some Bad News

    Just lost my great-grandmother (Dad's side) about an hour ago. As far as we know it was not Covid related but she was about 80 to 90 years old and had some health problems. Her son (My grandfather) had a a heart attack a few years ago and it seems to be a genetics thing. We don't really have a good relationship with my moms parents so they are really the only extended family we have. Now its pretty much just my grandparents and an uncle somewhere in Texas I have not seen since I was little...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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....
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. Mast Cell Activation Syndrome and Autism

    This blog entry describes how mast cell disorders may contribute to ASD.
  9. 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...
  10. Autism phenotype, maladaptive thinking patterns, and early intervention

    Learn about the BAP, how depression and anxiety in toddlers may contribute to autism, and how early intervention may harm autistic children if psychological causes of abnormal behavior are ignored.
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
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