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Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Fantasia, Mar 14, 2019 at 4:44 PM.

  1. Tom

    Tom Well-Known Member

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    As far as it being related to autism, I have never heard of it being associated before or on a list of its symptoms, etc.

    The main person I know who has no concept whatsoever of time (my wife) isn't on the spectrum, so it can occur with anyone.

    I'm an Aspie and have no problem with time, and can estimate how much has passed or how much something will take very accurately. I also have good spatial awareness.

    Formulas however of any kind and some math are my bane, so switching back and forth between time systems or even daylight savings, etc, is ridiculously difficult for me.
     
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  2. oregano

    oregano Jefferson Republic, future resident

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    I am a ham radio/shortwave radio geek, so I am very familiar with what is called "UTC" or "Coordinated Universal Time" in the electronics hobbyist and international ship sailing communities. Frequently in online discussions hams will simply call it "z" for Zulu because it's easier to type. Right now I use a clock my parents bought for me when they went to Spain on vacation in 2006 for Zulu time. Europeans have traditionally used 24 hour time notation instead of the am/pm notation used in North America. But yeah, I definitely have dyscalculia.
     
  3. Joshua Aaron

    Joshua Aaron Just a Professional Weirdo w/Autism and ADHD

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    I've never understood math, either, and I don't really have the attention span for it. I am a 16-year-old with Autism and ADHD, what would you expect?
     
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  4. tducey

    tducey Well-Known Member

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    I have no issue with telling time. Speaking of clocks I have to get a new 1 next week as 1 of mine is now broke.
     
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  5. Clueless in Canada

    Clueless in Canada Well-Known Member

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    Analog clocks make sense to me and I learned early how to tell time. I had a special clock for that with multiples of five in tiny font around the clock face. I was baffled by digital initially and still struggle with the 24 hour clock. I don't really know if my sense of time is any good or not. Either I have the benefit of a clock in front of me or time doesn't matter.
     
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    tlc Well-Known Member

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    Same with gauges on a car. I like analog gauges rather than digital. I think in pictures and it's much quicker to work with the needle position than comprehend the number.
     
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    I only learned to tell time at the end of middle school. Any math questions about clocks I would just fail, I just couldn't understand the logic behind it.
     
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  8. Bronzelincolns

    Bronzelincolns Active Member

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    math is hard, that's why those who are good at it make the big bucks.
     
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  9. Raisedbywolves

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    My nt child was bad at reading clocks, so I made them wear a wristwatch every where they go to get used to reading the time.
     
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