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  1. J

    Shakespeare & Autism

    Hello, I'm new here. I have a niece on the spectrum so am excited to be part of this community. I'm also part of a brand-new nonprofit arts organization that's putting on a one-night event about how a group of people are using sensory games featuring text from Shakespeare to break down...
  2. Joshua the Writer

    I Hate it When People Phrase Orders Like Questions

    A thing that really bothers me is when somebody phrases an order/command like a question. For example: My dad: "would you take the trash out for me?" Me: "no thank you" Dad: "why not?" Me: "because I don't want to" My dad: "but I told you to" Me: *Autistic confusion* I swear. Both of my...
  3. Sabrina

    The Invention of Lying

    Hi! I watched a movie that I think all aspies should see. It's called The Invention of Lying. It takes place in a fantasy world where everybody tells the truth, and suddenly a guy realizes that he can lie, and that it is very powerful! I am 47-yrs-old, but only up until I was 40 I realized...
  4. sisselcakes

    NT Question - New BF may have ASD traits?

    Hi Everyone, I came on this site because everyone has always given great feedback. I am making an inquiry for a friend of mine. There's a lot I don't know. She's just getting to know him herself. I've dated someone with suspected Asperger's, so feel pretty confident in much of my knowledge...
  5. J

    New to Site

    Hi, I'm the parent of a 25 year old son that has never been officially diagnosed as high functioning ASD but who shows all the signs of having it. I've know he was quiet, misunderstood social cues and got overwhelmed by things since he was a baby, but no Dr. or teachers called it out because...
  6. texkag

    Should I try Counselling - not what you think!

    This is the question - should I try counselling training? UP until a couple of years ago I was volunteering as a support worker for people who were victims of crime and felt that I had good interpersonal skills, at least in the structured confines of a support interview. Since I stopped...
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