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There's a disturbing trend in the AS community that I've noticed; that these "safe spaces" are becoming more widely accepted.
I find this deeply disturbing for a number of different reasons. In one of these spaces where you are supposedly "safe," anything you say can be taken with offence. Those that are offended then find it perfectly acceptable, to then stop the person causing that offence from speaking and expressing themselves. They immediately assign a pathology, and then, with such self righteous indignation, proceed to fabricate such bald and disgusting false accusations about the person making them "unsafe," to which the "offender" is then promptly censored, silenced and deplatformed.
I should know, because it happened to me -- I even made a video about it.
My "crime"? Explaining why a merging of woo and quackery with AS advocacy is harmful. And then refuting the generalisation of "AS people having thyroid."
I believe that such a thing tramples on our rights of free...
Hi Guys. I don't know if this is a double post, if so please post me the Link.
But i really need your help. I am in my 20's and just dropped out of Uni after studying for 1 and 1/2 years. The subject just didn't fit and the social conditions had an influence too i guess.
Soo, maybe there are some aspies out there which are employed for more than 5 or 10years in their job and content with it.
Please answer me which jobs worked for you and which didn't. Since I'm from Europe apprenticeships matter as well as study subjects Thanks a lot!
I'm new here and looking for a little advice. I started dating a man four months ago. He very quickly told me he was unemotional, yet I didn't really see that. In the beginning he would call me then say he's calling me too much. He very quickly said things like what if I fall in love with you and I could fall in love with you. He's very affectionate with cuddles but doesn't really kiss. He is very literal and has some odd habits. He buys things in excess. He currently has 14toothbrushes. He said he likes them and he might not be able to get them so stocks up. He does this with other things.
One night we were watching tv and he just got up and went to bed. He didn't say anything. I carried on watching tv and around twenty minutes later he said aren't you coming to bed?
He doesn't seem to have a filter and says inappropriate things which are embarrassing but he doesn't seem phased by it.
My confusion at the minute is, he calls me everyday a few times and texts a lot....
I want to raise the question of ‘passing’, knowing that it has been dealt with in various ways,
but nevertheless, I want to raise it for a specific reason. Today people with hidden disabilities are said to pass when they present in a way that conceals any signs of their disability. Passing is often demanded by society, and sometimes becomes second nature as we learn various little tricks so as to be accepted.
I am from the ‘lost generation’ of Aspies who never knew that Asperger's existed, or what it encompassed. Thus, if one actually had this ‘disability’ (I believe this is a misnomer) then there was no recognition thereof. So, even though I realised that I was dramatically different in many ways, and could not change, I simply had to fit in and make sure that I made my life as ‘normal’ as possible. The demand was also to find a career and make a success of it.
It is difficult to decide on what ‘normal’ is in a world that is decidedly messed up, with very few people who...
This is something I have always feared but have never admitted to anyone (ever) the fear that the Asperger's diagnosis could subject me to control by the "system". I used to fear being thrown into an institution or group home and having my every right taken away from me subjecting me to me controlled by a caregiver and the Mental Health system. This may be a stupid fear but i have read stories of this happening to people or their children on the spectrum.
This has been lurking in the back of my mind since I was 16 and my file was "reopened" back in '06 once again slapping me with the asd diagnosis (before it was undecided during childhood and I was left alone). Between the ages of 16-18 I had the system hovering over me with a lot of workers assigned, mandated appointments and they even sent a woman to follow me around at school for "support". It was a nightmare.
We are looking for people with Autism to complete about 15-20 minutes worth of questionnaires for our research into self identity in people with Autism. We were just wondering if anyone who uses this forum would be interested in completing these questionnaires?
Here is the link to the study: https://bathreg.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/identity-in-autism-an-exploration-of-content-and-impact
Here's the official info:
Identity in Autism – an exploration of content and impact.
You are invited to take part in a research project. The project aims to find out what people with Autism think about their identity as a person with Autism.
Who is conducting this research?
The project is being conducted by psychology researchers at the University of Bath. It is supervised by two qualified clinical psychologists.
Who can take part?
People aged 16 or older with Autism. We are defining the word Autism to...
Hey everyone so after trying and trying I finally have a couple of job prospects lined up. The first is a roadside assistance dispatcher. I'm really good over the phone, and they were very nice during my interview. I shadowed another dispatcher and listened as she took calls, and it didn't seem too difficult. I'm really good over the phone and a strong communicator, sometimes I have some trouble with auditory processing, but this job wouldn't involve face to face contact with the general public, only over the phone, so that helps decrease my anxiety somewhat. The job itself is physically easy, sitting in a cubicle all day. Vocational Rehab helped me get the interview there, through a contact they had, so I also feel like if I ran into any issues with needing more time to learn the job, they might have my back. It will be full time and pay around 10 dollars per hour. I'm supposed to start in two weeks. So that's option 1.
Option 2 is a fulfillment associate at Amazon. There's two...
Has anyone considered the reality of being a wounded healer? Life and people wound us incessantly. If we conceal our wounds out of fear and hurt, even shame, then our inner darkness can neither be illuminated or become a light for others. We end up clinging to our bad feelings and beat ourselves with our lack of acceptance and hurt when what we should do is let go. When we dare to live as those who acknowledge the reality of hurt and brokenness and the reasons for it, vulnerable in the endless search for 'healing' and share this with others, then we become wounded healers. The wounded healer implies that grace and healing are communicated through the vulnerability of those who have been fractured and heartbroken by life. The fact is that in true love's service (yes, true love), only wounded healers can serve and benefit. Being tight, aggressive, angry, withdrawn only keeps one in a small world of self.
Let me give you a picture of one man who is a magnificently chiselled athlete,...
As everybody pretty much knows, I am obsessed with trains. When I attended the huge Autism Expo in Indianapolis early this month, a gentleman that I know from the local G scale model train shop had set up a loop of track and was running a train and advertising for the shop. That gave me 2 ideas. First off the shop needed to have trains there for sale, there were others with toys ideal for autistic children there. And that I wanted to build on my idea for a train decorated up specificaly for autism. At the that shop I found an old Kalamazoo brand set that fit the bill perfectly. The old time style locomotive is quite colorful as can be seen below. Along with the locomotive and green tender car, I got 2 passenger cars that I will redecorate for the Autism Express, there were also 3 gondola style cars with seats in them for figures to sit on. Kind of like you might see on a train at an amusement park. Most importantly was the train was affordable, large scale trains can be...
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