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Featured Autistic Convention today

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Aspychata, Dec 1, 2019 at 4:34 PM.

  1. Aspychata

    Aspychata My Art Work

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    So you are in charge of planning a huge get-together of 10000 Spectrum Flyers.

    What do you think are requirements: lighting, bathrooms, security, outdoors or indoors? What kind of entertainment? Should we pass out headphones for hearing challenged peeps?

    Let me throw this out, there are food venues so l think there should be a choice for individualized compartments so food doesn't touch each other for our sensitive friends. Should there be a bar?

    What do you think?
     
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    Im out
     
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    i’m lying on half of my memory foam topper listening to the cat purr
     
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    The doctor who diagnosed me with autism asked if I’d be interested in forming a book club for autistic women. I said, “A book club for autistic women? What would that be like? A room full of empty chairs?” Ha! I’d say the same about your convention perhaps!

    But there should definitely be a bar there. Liquid confidence and all that, otherwise we’d all rush for the emergency exits within 15 minutes. There would be a stampede. People would die.
     
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    Should be something that caters to multiple interests.
     
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  7. Aspychata

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    Just wondering if we would feel more empowered. But they could have those isolation tanks as a backup plan.

    If they brought in great acts, photo booths for Frostee, l might be interested. The question is, how many NT's would try to crash it?
     
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    What's a "Spectrum Flyer?" Are these all autistic pilots? :eek:
     
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    It's like we being on the spectrum belong to a VIP club, so l decided to make up a cute label, so l thought spectrum flyer was kinda cool. Sometimes the labels are too negative and restraining. There is more thought behind that label, but that's the short reason why.
     
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  10. Kalinychta

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    We could start a little rewards program called Spectrum Flyer Miles.
     
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    For every stim action over 5 mins, earn one mile on domestic flights.
     
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    Last time I was on a plane in 2018, managed to pick up the H1N2 flu virus. Did see many things before my spouse and I became sick. The rest is the blur of pneumonia, losing forty pounds and doctors and nurses, dragging myself around for three months, and eating only oatmeal or soup. I won't be traveling by plane any time soon, if ever again.

    Sorry to put the kibosh on your idea Aspchatya, it would be fun but not for me for awhile.
     
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    Oh, I thought it was about flyers. You know, the little paper pieces with letters and all that? From capital letters because, uh, limited edition? And I was like 'well, we need a good printer for that'.

    Duh.
     
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    Oh cool! We're playing "Password". OK, my turn.

    Autistic Convention: - Central Intelligence Agency ?

    Oxymorons, right? :p
     
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  15. Aspychata

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    Sometimes l feel fullblown autistic other times l feel just a bit aspie, so l think l fly around on the spectrum a bit. So l feel like a frequent flyer, so spectrum flyers.

    Haven't really read anything like that so l don't know if we can morph to different levels or if l am just more comfortable in my weirdness and tolerate it more.
     
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    I was having that experience for a while myself but if figured out that its related to what kind of sleep cycle I've had or how much caffeine I've injected into myself
     
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    but to give my take on the topic at hand it would be good with lots of fiery metal and tabletop roleplaying games.
     
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    Are you still in San Francisco? You could found a society called The SFers of SF, short for The Spectrum Fliers of San Francisco.
     
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    :eek: I’d be ok if this was a convention of 5 people, otherwise find me the nearest corner to hide!
     
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    I'd go, but crowds and noise make me want to run. As far as the spectrum flyers thing, too bad we can't have our own airline, Spectrum Airways.