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  1. Ame568

    I need some help with my nephew

    So, after years of research I decided to finally call myself autistic and we believe my nephew is too, I see some of myself in him. Well he's almost 3 years old and mostly non-verbal, he can say "na", "la", "da/dada" and "no" but it comes out when he's upset. Anyway he's also a screamer, he...
  2. HDLSeanWiley

    Resources for parents to deal with children's meltdowns that don't involve restraint

    When you're witnessing your child having a meltdown, it can be very tough to deal with, but restraints are not something you should use as a go-to method unless for very extreme circumstances, and even then several restraint methods are not okay. These are the go-to sources you should consider...
  3. jleeb05

    Is it Just Me...(lesser known/discussed ASD traits)

    Hi all, This is my first time posting. I'm a little less than three weeks away from beginning my ASD assessment. As a kid, it was assumed by me, my therapist, and my family that I had Asperger's but I was never officially assessed or diagnosed. While there are many reasons for this assumption...
  4. Pinkie B

    Is this a meltdown?

    Every now and then I wake up in the morning and I'm heavy and everything is difficult. Sometimes it happens after I worked really hard the day before, and sometimes I can't, for the life of me, pinpoint any reason whatsoever. This morning I woke up after a good 8.5 hrs of sleep. It was pretty...
  5. GrownupGirl

    If I wasn't aspie could I learn to drive? I hate taxis.

    I'm really really sick of having to take taxis everywhere all the time. I hate how long they take to arrive, how badly they drive, and how they can't find their way out of a paper bag. The bus is even worse, which is why I switched to going by cab in the first place. The bus stops are too far...
  6. sisselcakes

    Aspie overload - how to help

    How do you like your friends and family to treat you when you're on overload? My bf had gotten fired from many jobs in IT due to interpersonal issues- usually would end up telling someone off or having his version of a meltdown due to frustration with "illogical" people. Actually he might have...
  7. R

    How can I hold myself together for the babies?

    I have been obsessed with babies for a few months. I long to hold and care for the babies, so I thought working with them would ease these infuriating urges, but I don't feel any differently about babies, unfortunately. I get emotional and sometimes teary thinking about babies or seeing...
  8. LucyPurrs

    New Wristwatch type gadget predicts meltdowns for those on the spectrum

    see this article: http://nosmag.org/new-wearable-detects-meltdowns-before-they-happen-insar-mit-rosalind-picard/ Pretty interesting and FDA approved.
  9. VioletHaze_03

    Dangerous meltdown strategies/harmful stim?

    I couldn't find any threads about this, so I thought I'd start one. When you guys are having a meltdown, do you have any stims that could be considered dangerous or harmful? My family is now shocked with my tendencies to hit my head against walls or my own fist when I am too overwhelmed to...
  10. dragoncat16

    Meltdowns at work due to stress

    I am wondering if it is a common experience to have a meltdown at work due to the stress of having co-workers treat one badly, and how it happens. I'll relate my experiences and then others can respond. What triggered my "meltdowns" was being put in impossible situations. I was given an unfair...
  11. gingertimelady

    My guy is wonderful, but his meltdowns can be terrible

    I've been dating my Aspie boyfriend for over 2 years now, and we've lived together for one and a half years. I don't have ASD, but likely have inattentive ADHD. However, I have yet to get a diagnosis, so at this point it's just a strong speculation. My BF was diagnosed with Asperger's when he...
  12. Finding the sweet spots in life.

    Finding the sweet spots in life.

    I enjoy writing about life and it's bizarre twists and turns. Strive to help others who deal with challenges and battles that many simply don't understand. Sharing my story to help educate others on the spectrum and off. Experiences in life, both good and bad, help shape us into who we are, or...
  13. Mike Stouffer

    The Lens

    I've been uncomfortable around others my entire life. Have used the camera as a barrier between others and myself. Earplugs that are blue putty like, and off camera I go. Because of something being uncomfortable doesn't mean one has to stop enjoying the life around us. It's when we deal with the...
  14. SalanaEiyungAisis

    How to deal with a anxiety attack?

    I just had the worst anxiety meltdown in the world. I forgot an important appointment and even though the psy of cegep said it was alright, I sob like a little girl and, because I had forgotten my supplies in a closing libary, I banged loudly on its door to get my things. Then, I went into the...
  15. M

    Autism friendly checkouts

    If I lived in Philly, although these are for children, it's an excellent idea. Paul Kourtis is the store director of the brand new ShopRite on Edgmont Avenue in Brookhaven, which opened less than three weeks ago. When Kourtis got wind of Jackowski’s petition, he didn’t quite get it at...
  16. L

    I'm new and a bit lost

    Hi all, I'm the partner of a man with Asperger's, and joined this site wondering if there is a spot for NT discussion regarding close relatives/partners with AS. My situation is probably a typical one, with perhaps some small differences. My AS partner is very loving, very caring. When we...
  17. trvp3zoid

    Share Your Coping Techniques...

    Not sure if this will help any of you, but I just wanted to share it and find out some of your coping mechanisms so that they may possibly aid me as well. Since I was a little kid I have been folding my arms across my chest and laying against the back of the couch facing toward it, it feels...
  18. sisselcakes

    Accused of being negative

    Good evening. I was wondering if people can relate to this. Do you either find yourself being more negative or are you accused of being more negative when you're in a stressful situation? The reason I ask is because I notice since my daughter went off to college and I'm practically...
  19. WereBear

    Brainwaves app

    I had a kind of public meltdown; in that I had some huge wave of hypoglycemia/cortisol overload and we detoured into a Chinese buffet restaurant because everywhere else was packed and I had some fruit but still felt like I was going to faint so we canceled the work-related errand and dragged me...
  20. M

    Meltdown chorea

    Meltdown chorea is what I am calling it where one makes involuntary movements during meltdowns that are less regular and more jerky and less regular than stimming at other times. I do something like this when frustrated, hitting things, even finger and wrist biting. Does anyone here get this...
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