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Asperger's & Autism Forum
Have I made a thread about this before? Either that or I've seen a similar one. Whatever, I didn't write out six paragraphs on my tablet for nothing and it's 3:30am (EST) so I'm kinda lacking the willpower to check.
I am a loner, I won't lie, and I'm sure plenty of people here can relate. Every once in a while, I long to have friends that I can hang out with, text/call/email, etc. but at the end of the day, I'm a loner through and through. Sometimes, I might wish I had more friends or someone to hang out with from time to time... only to quickly realize that I'd miss my freedom too much.
It seems my brain just can't make up its mind; I prefer being alone, the only social interaction I have being online, but it's like my brain keeps telling me it's wrong to be that way... okay, that made a lot more sense in my head.
Anyway, back to the topic proper. I'm a loner through and through, as I've previously stated, and I have been for as long as I can remember. Sometimes, I enjoy it:...
I am 27 and I have always been different and perceived the world in a way that was not neurotypical. I have been reading a lot lately about High Functioning Autism and Aspergers and it seems like every page I find myself going "oh that's me" or "wow so that's why I do that" and so on. I truly believe that I am on the spectrum but I have a lot of anxiety about being diagnosis... for one it involves face to face talking with a stranger. I am pretty good with talking about topics but I...
How and when did you know what you were going to do?
Was it a family tradition? Grandparents, parents being Doctors, scientists and so on?
Was it a diagnosis helping you to understand your particular strengths and where you excel?
Was it born from a special interest?
Is there anyone on site that knew; through school, what they were going to do?
I can now, having done Martial Arts but I didn't used to be able to. I'm right handed, so when I was doing Karate up to about 6 years ago, I was always best in left leg stances doing right hand punches/right leg kicks.
I suppose in a way you could say I'm ambidextrous, because I can kind of use both hands, as I'm doing right now typing this.
So how about you guys? Are you left or right handed? And can you tell either way?
I’ve read and talked with others about sleep and being on the spectrum. In fact, I have some friends whose daughter has Autism and is nonverbal. They said that she would stay awake all night and maybe sleep sporadically during the day. She is in her late teens now and seems to have developed a pattern for sleeping, which is part of her routine.
I am curious about others on this broad spectrum if you have/had difficulty sleeping. Was it as a child, as an adult, or an ongoing issue that has carried over from childhood to adulthood?
As for me, I have never slept through an entire night. I recall as a child waking up in the middle of the night several times and laying in the dim room watching the old GE oscillating fan go back and forth. That was before central air conditioning was in every home.
As an adult I still have difficulty. When I was in boot camp, even with the rigorous exhausting training, I would not sleep through the night. As a man rapidly approaching the...
This article was co-written by Adeline Lacroix, who works with Fabienne Cazalis and was recently diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. A second year master’s student in psychology, she is working on a scientific literature review about the characteristics of high-functioning autistic women.
Let’s call her Sophie. The description we’ll give could be that of any woman who is on the autistic spectrum without knowing it. Because they’re intelligent and used to compensating for communication impediments they may not be consciously aware of, these women slip through the cracks of our still-too-inefficient diagnostic procedures.
Studies reveal one woman for every nine men is diagnosed with so-called “high-functioning” autism, that is, autism without intellectual disability. If we compare this to the one woman for every four men diagnosed with the more readily identified “low-functioning” autism, we can easily imagine many autistic women are left undiagnosed.
Today, Sophie, who lives in...
The subject of whether or not those on the spectrum should receive special treatment or privilege has been discussed and debated in other threads and even in the media. I thought it would be interesting to open a dialogue for those on the spectrum to see where others stand on the subject, as it is one that has an impact on all of us despite our age, sex, where we live, etc.
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