• How do you ANSER a question here?

    Best answer: Click on the tab "be the first one to answer" and follow normal conversation style.
    Peace.
    Best answer: Click on the tab "be the first one to answer" and follow normal conversation style.
    Peace.
    7 answers · 7 days ago
  • What the hell is wrong with schools?

    So I asked my little brother what he learned at school and he said that there were guest speakers in there class talking about autism. This may not sound bad, but the ******** they were saying about autism shocked me. The guest speakers said autism is when you have special super powers like extremely good eyesight... show more
    So I asked my little brother what he learned at school and he said that there were guest speakers in there class talking about autism. This may not sound bad, but the ******** they were saying about autism shocked me. The guest speakers said autism is when you have special super powers like extremely good eyesight or hearing. Then he told me that several children in his class wanted autism. I know they want children to be more aware of differences in other children and to be more accepting, but why are they telling all these lies?
    6 answers · 1 week ago
  • Could a person with Down Syndrome be the President?

    Best answer: There is nothing in the constitution that provents those with medical ailments--neither mental nor physical--from holding political office if they are of age
    Best answer: There is nothing in the constitution that provents those with medical ailments--neither mental nor physical--from holding political office if they are of age
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is there a point in doing an autism test?

    Best answer: It's up to you whether you want to get diagnosed or not but there are some things to consider: 1. If you don't get officially diagnosed, you can still do self-improvement through books on this subject or with the help of some type of therapy such as occupational therapy. It really depends on your... show more
    Best answer: It's up to you whether you want to get diagnosed or not but there are some things to consider:

    1. If you don't get officially diagnosed, you can still do self-improvement through books on this subject or with the help of some type of therapy such as occupational therapy. It really depends on your symptoms. Some things can change while some cannot but you can always adjust your living circumstances. I think it helps if you meet people who have the same condition. Everybody has their own unique set of characteristics and issues on the spectrum so everybody's case is so different with the autism experience.

    2. if you decide to go for the testing, you will at least know the root cause because it's likely you'd take a personality test as well. You want to make sure you know what your problem is. I felt so lost in my 20's because everybody said I simply had a severe anxiety disorder even though I felt something was wrong. What I'm trying to get at is make sure you don't get misdiagnosed either by yourself or by a professional.

    I am a woman in my early 30's and just got officially diagnosed with Aspergers. I am writing this down to help you and I hope you won't have to suffer as much as I did because of not knowing what the problem was. Not knowing that you have autism can be more of an issue than the fact that you have autism. If you know you have autism, some things do get easier because you can put them in perspective (why things happened the way they did and what you can do to overcome issues in the future). Focus on what you can do, not on what you cannot do.

    I completely understand how this may cause problems at work because it was causing issues nowhere else but at work for me. Not knowing is horrible and definitely causes anxiety. For example, I have auditory processing issues at my noisy workplace. I plan on changing my profession. You can kind of tell what type of jobs you can do and cannot do by observing yourself in situations. In general, many autistic people have issues multitasking and working with many people can be hard as well. Those factors matter at work. The problem is that other people don't know what you have. They don't see the inner struggle so don't get discouraged and don't take it too personally because the question "why" is often raised by others out of curiosity as to why someone would be different, not due to their ill will.

    Autism is not something to be afraid of. You can live a happy life with this condition. Not being aware of it results in not understanding why people give certain negative feedback. In my case, I endured many years of bullying in school. Knowing the answer to "why?" has already helped me so much. You can learn a lot, there's hope to improve. The point of being diagnosed is to point you in the right direction if you are experiencing major problems. Depending on your specific symptoms, you might want to try some form of treatment option. People who have chosen an occupation not matching with this condition's characteristics have a hard time, for sure. Been there, done that. You can do it. You are young and you can overcome many aspects of it, too. Build up your self-esteem, have healthy confidence. That's the key.
    6 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How does a very small amount of people who have an disability make it to uni?

    I read online that less than 1/4 people with autism ever make it that far.
    I read online that less than 1/4 people with autism ever make it that far.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Point of autism test?

    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Should I work for the State of Illinois or become a special ed teacher?

    I have a learning disability myself and I love working with children. I have difficulty with math though and feel like maybe the State might be easier for me to get on at.
    I have a learning disability myself and I love working with children. I have difficulty with math though and feel like maybe the State might be easier for me to get on at.
    5 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How do vegans and vegetarians feel about the new research that shows, clearly, that many types of cancer feed on sugar and high carbs?

    Best answer: 100% fake

    There is no peer reviewed and proven studies, its all faked for propaganda
    Best answer: 100% fake

    There is no peer reviewed and proven studies, its all faked for propaganda
    11 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • How do you if you're slightly autistic or you have asperger's syndrome?

    Best answer: Only difference between Autistic and Asperger(Not used in US DSM) is Asperger has no intellectual impairment.
    Best answer: Only difference between Autistic and Asperger(Not used in US DSM) is Asperger has no intellectual impairment.
    7 answers · 4 weeks ago
  • I was in special education(but don t know why)?

    All throughout my education( elementary-high school) I had to take special education classes and I never knew why.But as I got older(24 now) I realize how much I need a education to better myself.I recently dropped out of a community college because I had a hard time paying attention in class.When reading I would... show more
    All throughout my education( elementary-high school) I had to take special education classes and I never knew why.But as I got older(24 now) I realize how much I need a education to better myself.I recently dropped out of a community college because I had a hard time paying attention in class.When reading I would start thinking about other things,it was just a disaster.I always knew that I had trouble focus,but I really have to do something about this because its holding me back in life.Even with math I m on a 6th grade level because of my focusing problem.I still have paper proof that I took special education classes in high school.What can I do to get help for this situation.I wanted to join the military,but with my problem its probably best to go another route.I work around a lot of nurses and they all tell me to get into nursing,but I m to embarrassed to tell them I have a problem. Please give me some kind of advice on this situation.Thanks!
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Is a school legally allowed to take points off for absences?

    I live in Tennessee. I missed six days due to anxiety ( i had a recent trauma happen and I've been struggling ), and was unable to bring a doctor's note because like, i can't go to the doctor EVERYTIME i have an anxiety spell. Upon my return, a teacher told me that they take off three points for every... show more
    I live in Tennessee. I missed six days due to anxiety ( i had a recent trauma happen and I've been struggling ), and was unable to bring a doctor's note because like, i can't go to the doctor EVERYTIME i have an anxiety spell. Upon my return, a teacher told me that they take off three points for every unexcused absence off my GRADE. Can a school legally do such a thing??
    13 answers · 1 month ago
  • Teacher call telling me board of education needs to talk to me?

    My daughter s teacher called today saying board of education needs to talk with me but the teacher has no reason why. I do know she has a lot of trouble learning in school with her learning disability and dyslexia but this has never happened before with them wanting to speak to me. What other reasons could this be
    My daughter s teacher called today saying board of education needs to talk with me but the teacher has no reason why. I do know she has a lot of trouble learning in school with her learning disability and dyslexia but this has never happened before with them wanting to speak to me. What other reasons could this be
    6 answers · 1 month ago
  • Why do I have so many mental disabilities?

    In the fourth grade, 15 years ago, I was sent off to be tested for dyslexia. My mom told me I had dyslexia and ADD and dyscalculia. Then I went again as a teenager, for different results. I found I have symtoms of a minor case of autism. It explained my lack of sympathy and inability to socialise with my... show more
    In the fourth grade, 15 years ago, I was sent off to be tested for dyslexia. My mom told me I had dyslexia and ADD and dyscalculia. Then I went again as a teenager, for different results. I found I have symtoms of a minor case of autism. It explained my lack of sympathy and inability to socialise with my schoolmates. As an adult, it is ruining my entire life and I feel like I don't deserve friends, or love or any pleasant company. People don't like me. My family just tells me to try harder and it never works for me. I'm awkward, and I don't understand when I hurt someone else's feelings. It could be worse, but just a few minutes of relief would be nice. I'm sorry for taking your time, thank you for reading.
    4 answers · 1 month ago
  • What would you do with this child?

    Best answer: I too am autistic and as a child was a few years behind socially, and they considered holding me back to be with kids who's level I was more at. I certainly got along better with kids younger than me when I was younger but in the end everybody bullied me and my self esteem was extremely low ever since I was... show more
    Best answer: I too am autistic and as a child was a few years behind socially, and they considered holding me back to be with kids who's level I was more at. I certainly got along better with kids younger than me when I was younger but in the end everybody bullied me and my self esteem was extremely low ever since I was about 8 years old and I suffered from depression from ages 9-16. From ages 8-16 I was in 5 different schools, and in the end we tried a special needs school. This was truly the best option for me. I was with both kids who were the same as me, and kids who were more "special" than me who I could help. This school was where I met my very first ever friends and where I thrived the most educationally. I was happier and more comfortable with kids who I could relate to and with teachers who were trained to teach special needs kids. Bullies and teachers who didn't fully understand autism were my biggest problem as a kid and I ended up with no friends and horrible schoolwork until I was in the special school. My only regret is I didn't try special school sooner. I only got two years there and I felt like I'd wasted the first 11 or 12 years of schooling. Me and this little girl are probably very different but perhaps a special needs school would be best for her too.
    6 answers · 2 months ago
  • My autism daughter won't stop asking questions?

    Best answer: You should really call her my daughter with autism, not "my autism daughter" I don't know I think those of us who are parents with special need are just left to cope with these things. JMITW seems to have some good ideas. Remember asking questions is a sign of some intelligence even though it might... show more
    Best answer: You should really call her my daughter with autism, not "my autism daughter" I don't know I think those of us who are parents with special need are just left to cope with these things. JMITW seems to have some good ideas. Remember asking questions is a sign of some intelligence even though it might not feel that way. If she's asking the SAME questions over and over this might be a kind of OCD thing and you might want to see your GP about that and tell him it might be an OCD thing if it is and then you can get meds for that. Perople with autism have delayed development so it may be that she is now trying to catch up with her development and wants to find out all about life. I feel a little sad for her with this question of yours because she's all excited about life and wanting to learn but you are just annoyed with it.

    My 11 year old has only just started asking all these questions and I know it is a stage in his development that should have happened at 4 or 5 but it's a good thing it's happening now and he is coming along.


    When I mentioned OCD that is ONLY relevant if she's asking the SAME question over and over like WHY IS TE SKY BLUE? Over and over. If she's only asking different questions to gain knowledge then it sounds like she's just going through a late development stage that is really good for her and helping her intellect. You are tired because you are an older parent now but think if she was doing this at 5 when you were younger you would be proud and glad she was developing her mind.
    11 answers · 2 months ago