1. Welcome to Autism Forums, a friendly forum to discuss Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, High Functioning Autism and related conditions.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Private Member only forums for more serious discussions that you may wish to not have guests or search engines access to.
    • Your very own blog. Write about anything you like on your own individual blog.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon! Please also check us out @ https://www.twitter.com/aspiescentral

Day to Day Life

  1. Fruit Cake.

    (All measurement are in British Imperial) • 8oz Self-raising Flour • 1oz Ground Almonds • 1.5tsp Mixed Spice • 1tsp Ground Ginger • 1tsp Ground Cinnamon • 1tsp Ground Cloves > Sift into large mixing bowl • 6oz Dark Muscovado Sugar > mix in. • 6oz Butter > crumble in with fingers until texture is consistent. • 3 Eggs > Beat in. • 10oz Mixed Dried Fruit • 4oz Glacé Cherries • 2oz Crystallised Ginger > Mix in. > Pour into a 10” baking tin that has been greased and lined with baking paper. >...
  2. Books and sources for overcoming secondary problems

    A list of books to help with secondary problems (depression, anxiety, trauma, neglect, abuse).
  3. Alexithymia (trouble identifying and describing emotions)

    This guide explains alexithymia, what causes it, the harmful effects of it, and how to better understand your feelings so you can be yourself and be in control of how you feel.
  4. Sensitivity to criticism - How to overcome it

    This guide explains why some people are sensitive to criticism or get upset easily when they are criticized. It then shows you how to reduce your sensitivity to criticism so you don't get upset when you are criticized. Based on scientific research proven to be effective.
  5. Replacing Unhelpful Beliefs with More Accurate and Helpful Beliefs

    This blog entry contains a list of unhelpful, negative, and inaccurate beliefs followed by more helpful, positive, and accurate beliefs that can be used to feel better about yourself and make it easier to get along with other people.
  6. Learning what it takes to socialize

    One great result that came from getting my anxiety under control is that now I'm willing to approach new experiences. From each of these experiences I'm able to learn and do better each time afterwards, which is how I'm getting better at job interviews. The frustrating part about this is actually getting the interviews. I can only get better the more I go to, but employers don't make it easy. I can't tell you how many times I've been told "we're not actually hiring right now" or "we just...
  7. IDK

    I really don't know what to do anymore. I need a job but it has to have some very specific requirements which my parents continually remind me of. And until I get a job I am going to have to deal with living in a corner of their basement. Any mistake I make causes my mother to go crazy with lots of screaming and yelling in a way that's not really criminally abusive but still not fun to deal with. She will then text complaints and recently pictures of whatever offended her to my dad and then...
  8. Eye contact

    A few tips to make eye contact easier.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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!).
  12. Why social interactions are stressful

    Learn what scientific research shows causes stress and unwanted emotions in social situations and how to overcome it.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
Loading...