I’m gonna start posting again. Sorry for vanishing. I pulled an Ernest Hemingway and moved to the Florida keys.
Has anybody seen the movie Rumblefish? It’s by the same guy who wrote The Outsiders. One of the main characters shows AS traits. It’s on netflix instant I recommend it! Tell me what you think. Also a trigger warning (alcoholism, police brutality, violence, drug use)
Anonymous: I was diagnosed with Asperger's in fifth grade, but when my mother found out, she started yelling at the doctor. She pulled me out of the program I was in there, called him lazy, and I've never been to another one. Since then, I've noticed that I do exhibit a few characteristics of AS, and I can really empathize with a lot of the posts on here. Can you give me any advice on living with someone who doesn't think that you really have a disorder?...
The best thing to do is educate those around you. If they don’t want to hear it there’s no sense in pushing it and potentially causing an argument. I think over time it’s easier to accept. Maybe suggesting movies that feature realistic situations that feature characters with autism is a good idea.
Anonymous: I remember one time my sister sat on me and used a nail file on me and I was screaming bloody murder, and she still wouldn't get off of me. I hate hate hate the feel of nail files. I had a huge meltdown and went to my room to stim.
That is the most terrible thing I’ve ever heard. Ugh. I would’ve died. Siblings are the worst.
I haven’t posted in forever. Life is been pretty hectic and I no longer have my own computer to use regularly. I’m working on it though.
Anonymous: What brought it on? I think it was that we were discussing feelings that day or future plans or something like that. We were sitting in a circle in chairs, about 20 teenagers, and for some reason it made me very, very stressed out.
It may have been several components then. Typically panic attacks are brought on by situations that are directly related to something traumatic for me. But, I can completely understand how that social situation would be difficult to handle. I know it would be difficult for me as well. Did you make it out okay?
Anonymous: This one time, while I was at a teen group, I was sitting in my chair and I felt the urge to cry silently. I went into the bathroom and stimmed a little, but that just made me want to cry more. I ended up outside, on the ground, in a fetal position, sobbing and taking in deep breaths, as if I would never breathe again. Is that a panic attack? I've stimmed my whole life, but I've never had something like that happen to me before. I was under stress that day to socialize with people I don't know.
It sounds like it. What brought it on?