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Blogs

  1. Being yourself - How to act around other people

    How to be yourself and why it's good advice. Learn the difference between adapting versus masking and how to act in social situations.
  2. Knowing Yourself - How to improve your self-esteem

    Do you find social interaction stressful? Do you get upset easily? Are you sensitive to criticism? These are all signs of an unhealthy self-esteem. Learn how to improve it by changing the way you think about yourself. A healthy self-esteem is essential for positive social interactions, making friends, and long-term relationships. Be the best person you can be by learning how to improve your self-esteem.
  3. My Disabled/Low Income Resource List For 2020

    An ongoing list of pandemic relevant resources for disabled and low-income that will help us all (I hope!).
  4. Why social interactions are stressful

    Learn what scientific research shows causes stress and unwanted emotions in social situations and how to overcome it.
  5. Chapter Two: Celeste

    On the North Eastern side of Azai, in the city known as Prosperita, gracing the coast line lays The University of Ustav. Professor Harold Yama sat in the café right outside the university sipping his favorite refreshment, Night Flower Tea. Night Flower Tea is good for the Heart or so his doctors told him, but Yama also believed it was also good for his soul, which his doctors were indifferent towards. He had finished his last lecture for the week, yet was not convinced his pupils fully...
  6. This Zen Lark

    So, how on earth did I get into this Zen lark? It's a fairly typical story, I should imagine. I discovered the wonderful power of mindful meditation to manage the stress, pain and uncertainty of this strange condition that we're all on this site discussing. I'm sure most of you will have discovered your own techniques for dealing with ASD-related anxiety issues. Well, mindfulness is kind of a big deal in the West as a so-called third wave intervention, often complementing CBT-style...
  7. A Bit Past Alpha Centuri

    Chapter one: A Bit past Alpha Centauri From the view from our planet, a bit past Alpha Centauri and a little to the left, is another yellow sun solar system with six planets, four planetoids, and a handful of asteroids. Two of these planets in particular are of interest however, for they both support human like life of varying intelligence. One planet known as Univah is closer to the sun is 75 percent desert, 10 percent grasslands, 15 percent swamp, home to the galaxy's best golf course,...
  8. Making things not so scary

    Whenever I was faced with exploring new territory such as: meeting new people, going to a new part of town, learning to drive, etc. I felt like just avoiding these new experiences altogether, but I knew I couldn't if I wanted my life to go somewhere. Since these were new things in my life I couldn't relate it to anything already in my life, which is usually what I would do to make them less intimidating, so I figured that I would have to implement that familiarity into what I was doing. I...
  9. Making things not so scary

    Whenever I was faced with exploring new territory such as: meeting new people, going to a new part of town, learning to drive, etc. I felt like just avoiding these new experiences altogether, but I knew I couldn't if I wanted my life to go somewhere. Since these were new things in my life I couldn't relate it to anything already in my life, which is usually what I would do to make them less intimidating, so I figured that I would have to implement that familiarity into what I was doing. I...
  10. Hippy Bathday To You...

    There is no such thing as a coincidence. Happy Birthday is an almost perfect anagram for "Hippy Bath Day". Today is my once yearly bath. But since I'm a hippie and as such, care about the environment, I will save water by bathing in patchouli oil, and save precious water to bathe in until next year
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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....
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