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Featured List things that all autistics should do/have

Discussion in 'General Autism Discussion' started by Full Steam, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Full Steam

    Full Steam Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Spotify/google play music playlist called SameTunes - add individual tracks as they become your "samemusic", and play on repeat all day and forever. Weed out tunes as they start making you sick.

    Google Keep or Evernote used as an extension of your memory. Put everything in here that needs to be remembered as it crosses your mind.

    Buy clothes of one certain style for a certain occasion, to stop getting confused about what to wear. Don't waste decision powers over trivialities like clothes.


    More, more, more!!!
     
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  2. the_tortoise

    the_tortoise Well-Known Member

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    Understanding (does that count as a thing?)

    I can't think of anything else that I think would benefit all autistics. I am too literal-minded. (Well, aside from love and acceptance.)
     
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  3. Beguiling Orbit

    Beguiling Orbit Neurotribe Champion V.I.P Member

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    Eat a healthy, balanced diet and get plenty of exercise.
     
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    kay Well-Known Member

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    I can't say all, but quite a few if not most:
    weighted blanket
    comfy rocking chair
    a good calendar
    the right lighting
    a quiet neighborhood
    comfortable pants/skirts with good pockets
    comfortable ear protection
    non scratchy socks
    a good hat
    someone else to make necessary phone calls
    a remote with a functioning mute button
    well directed stubbornness
    the ability to leave a situation
    a pantry of comfort foods that are at least sorta healthy
    a to-do list
    friends that don't pick on you
     
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  5. Full Steam

    Full Steam Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I can't wear skirts.

    The feeling of wind through hairy legs is quite overloading for me.
     
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    Google keep AND evernote and to-do AND...

    One or the other are you crazy?
     
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    Beguiling Orbit Neurotribe Champion V.I.P Member

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  8. Full Steam

    Full Steam Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Then I need a list to remind me where I put my lists.

    Then I have to follow an internet trail of breadcrumbs across the internet.
     
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    Fridgemagnetman I only have one V.I.P Member

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    Welcome to my world.

    Google inbox is also brillaitn for reminders ,repeating reminders and putting things off.
     
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    Sleep lots of sleep
     
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  11. Warmheart

    Warmheart Something nerdy this way comes Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    What has worked for me:
    Strengths-based view of autism!
    Streamline life so that only outings which are necessary & not too taxing are on the agenda.
    Select inner circle wisely and with great care.
    Sensory activity regularly! (Swing set, Trampoline, swimming)
    Clean eating.
    Hydration.
    Maintain an Autie sanctuary.
    Home must be in nature.
    In employment & romance—mention and explain diagnosis! Better to get appropriate supports and accommodations than to have these areas be marathons of failure due to invisible wheelchair situation.
    Visual schedules rock! I’ve got one for all my daily activities eating, dressing, drinking, washing, feed the dog, walk the dog, etc. download from Google visual schedules.
    Weighted blanket!

    Oh yeah, and lots of hot tea with raw honey! :)
     
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    celestialregale Rejoice always.

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    Some kind of trick to practice to use as a undercover stim aka skill. Don't know if it'd be possible for everyone though.
     
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    Warmheart Something nerdy this way comes Staff Member V.I.P Member

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    Biggest help: autism support staff. I didn’t know how much I needed this help until I got it. Big help for in-community support, going to medical appointment, reminders for important things, and running errands with help.
     
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    Aspionage skills.

    (I wish I'd made that one up, but I didn't :D)
     
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    Katleya A bit of an acquired taste V.I.P Member

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    Things that all autistics should have? Acceptance in society.
    Things that they should all do? Give a piece of their mind to those who have a problem with our differences.

    As for practical things, I have to say that I once got a phablet instead of a phone, and it doesn't matter how much people have been making fun of the size of my old Galaxy Note (those same people craving a larger iPhone every time one comes out, so logical), it is an extension of my brain. My life would be a lot more messy without it, because it's specifically designed as a production-enhancing phone rather than just a cool, fun phone.
    For smaller investments, I recommend a pair of good, comfortable earplugs.

    Lastly, for companionship, I can't imagine my life without a pet. I would rescue all the wandering cats if I could (and some dogs, I guess). It was especially important growing up, it helped me tremendously on so many levels.

    I have a pantsuit dedicated to funerals, but I haven't been able to locate it in the last 2 years, so I guess I should try and ban everybody near me from dying until I find it again. And then I'll conveniently forget to look for it, there, I found the key to immortality!

    I believe these would be best called "cookies", to make it topical, don't you think?

    Gosh, I read this line thinking the exact same "I wish I'd come up with that". Who is it from?
     
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    @Katleya I saw it on Tumblr;
    something like;
    "I like to pretend I'm a spy in the world of NTs"

    Aspionage
     
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    Full Steam Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    Buy good headphones and in-ear phones and take them EVERYWHERE.
     
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    That is a GREAT one.
     
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    This one may not be popular, but nice, comfortable clothing that flatters you and is appropriate for whatever the occasion may be - also the accessories to go with the outfit. I find clothing is an easy and controllable form of non-verbal communication for me, and I have noticed a huge difference in how people approach/perceive/treat me, not that it irons out all problems at all, but it is a vast improvement. Also a flattering haircut and makeup when appropriate. It took decades for me to get this stuff down, and I'm still no fashion plate, but I've found you really don't have to be - just do choose well enough to look neat and pulled together.

    There are many other things that others have already listed :)
     
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    music, music, music.
    Nature, animals and gardens.
    Soft clothes and comfy shoes.
    Aromatherapy.
    And the hard to find companion that understands you and has like interests.
     
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