I'm all for things that make life better for an autistic person,
and that these have to fought for in a less than perfect world.
That's where advocates can do good.
However there's also what I would call a 'thought police' element centring round use of language, and how things should be approached, that is sometimes more about dominant people wanting to control the agenda than something that is useful in itself. For me it can come over as quite anxiety provoking ,intimidating and puritanical.
I just watched a video on sociopathy and it referred to non
sociopaths as "Nurotypical's"
Never heard this before,really never outside of non-autism really.
I could see it used as non-ADD or non-schizophrenic maybe but non-sociopath?
I know that issues with this are common for people with ASD. I am
wondering how many people here have those problems, and how much
they affect their daily life?
I have major issues with switching between activities, even if it's minor things that I enjoy doing, like going from scrolling on a forum to playing with one of my pets. It's probably one of my worst executive dysfunctions and affects my productivity a lot.
Whenever I go to change what I'm doing it's like there's an intense feeling of reluctance and annoyance. It takes me a lot to get "settled" into what I'm doing, and I hate disrupting that and having to start it over. I honestly could be content with doing the same activity all day as long as I enjoyed it. lol
I'm planning to create a list of books for a forthcoming page on my website. I would like to list books in all of the following categories (and perhaps others as well):
1) Books by autistic people.
2) Books by therapists.
3) Books about the history of the autism community and/or the history of the idea of autism and relevant sicience.
For categories #1 and #2 above, I am primarily interested in books intended to be helpful to adults on the autism spectrum, and perhaps also a few books for spouses/partners thereof. (I am less interested in boo …
I'm very much a 'political animal' , butÂ Â the 'political' aspects of ASDÂ can make me feel quite stressed and uncomfortable.
I think it's because of the zealotry of some,not all, of those who self promote themselves as 'voices to be listened to' within the autistic community . There's a harshness there that makes me feel uneasy.Â
There's also an attitude of 'What suits me and what I want should be the blueprint for all'.Â It's the same withÂ mental health groups and service users on those .
I suspect most of you have been told something like this. It seems people assume that being intellectually or verbally intelligent automatically comes with a certain degree of competence in what I see as unrelated areas, like emotional intelligence for instance.
It doesn't work that way for me though, and I can act like a complete idiot sometimes in areas that people assume even a child can handle. What annoys me the most is how when faced with such discrepancies, most assume you're being lazy, difficult or disingenuousÂ right off the bat. It's rather rare for people to give you the benefit of a doubt and try to explain and teach you instead.
Not all NTs are quite as well rounded either, I've met plenty of highly intelligent people with low emotional intelligence or terrible life skills that weren't on the spectrum; maybe it's more pron…