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xxmoonxraverxx 12-02-2016 09:32 PM

Autism Spectrum Disorders Thread
We needed an autism board. Here is one. I'm having a great day, no sensory overload, and my stimtastic necklace and tangle jrs came in the mail!! I'm on a road trip which makes me anxious but I'm listening to my favorite sensory music and not looking out the windows, with my arm out the window, which is how I stim in the car. Also chewing my necklace and playing on my iPad. How are all my fellow aspies/autistics doing today??

Steel Maiden 13-02-2016 12:41 AM

I have classic autism. I am struggling badly.

xxmoonxraverxx 14-02-2016 12:39 PM

I read your post, have you found any help here? Maybe I could find online resources for you, I'm quite good at that.

Steel Maiden 14-02-2016 03:07 PM


Originally Posted by xxmoonxraverxx (Post 4008745)
I read your post, have you found any help here? Maybe I could find online resources for you, I'm quite good at that.

I do find help here. I sometimes worry I'm being annoying though.

Online resources would be good.

I am supposed to get a support worker from the NAS at home (I have a full time one at uni) but they're being slow. My old support worker left.

xxmoonxraverxx 14-02-2016 03:51 PM

Ok I'm on a road trip back home now but when I get home I'll get out my laptop or get on my iPad and see what I can find for you. And me. I have a lot of meltdowns too.

xxmoonxraverxx 14-02-2016 04:44 PM

I am the resource list queen

Meltdowns in autistics
meltdowns in adults
anatomy of a meltdown
explosive behavior in people w aspergers

Steel Maiden 16-02-2016 12:55 AM

I think these articles are great. Thank you.

I try to see my autism in a slightly positive light...I am an autistic savant.

xxmoonxraverxx 16-02-2016 02:55 AM

I do too, I recognize mostly the highs and deal with the lows as they come along. My meltdowns can get pretty bad too, but it depends on the situation. Maybe I should look more into coping skills and such.

xxmoonxraverxx 16-02-2016 02:59 PM

***this could possibly help prevent meltdowns and shut downs***

1) looking up pictures of puppies, sunsets, or kawaii things
2) online window shopping (going to amazon and putting things on my wishlist without buying any of it)
3) drawing/doodling/coloring (although the coloring can get frustrating if i go out of the lines or if it takes too long)
4) writing with colorful pens
5) watching a familiar movie or tv show
6) watching a candle burn
7) looking at the stars
(all songs listed here can be found on youtube, i downloaded them from here)
1) demi lovato - neon lights (acoustic)
2) demi lovato - catch me
3) coldplay - the scientist (acoustic)
4) black veil brides - carolyn
5) (any cover by jasmine thompson, she has a beautiful voice)
6) kate voegele - hallelujah
7) regina spektor - samson
8) regina spektor - laughing with
9) regina spektor - eet
10) (anything by the vitamin string quartet, dallas string quartet, or 2cellos)
11) yael naim - toxic (cover)
12) halsey - new americana
1) spinner ring
2) tangle jr
3) snuggle a blanket
4) play with bubble wrap
5) pet a dog
6) cuddle a stuffed animal
1) chew necklace
2) lolipops/hard candy
3) smoke a cigarette *NOT RECOMMENDED!!*
4) eat a healthy snack
5) chewing gum
6) again, tangle jrs are good for this, but not for chewing, just for sucking or simply having something in your mouth.

Steel Maiden 17-02-2016 09:22 PM

I spin, flap my hands and I rarely stop moving as my stims. However I also have challenging and self injurious behaviour, especially when stressed.

xxmoonxraverxx 19-02-2016 03:09 AM

Struggling badly today.

hurtnpain 19-02-2016 04:00 AM

Hope your ok x

Steel Maiden 21-02-2016 04:13 PM

What's the cause of your struggling?

DestroyMe 21-02-2016 05:38 PM

I'm doing ok today aside from not wanting to go outside [I have things I need to do] as that's a tad overwhelming today

hurtnpain 22-02-2016 02:17 AM

Take each day a day at a time if its not important things maybe do them the next day x

xxmoonxraverxx 22-02-2016 02:02 PM

I wanted to cut but I didn't end up doing it and I just went to bed instead.

hurtnpain 22-02-2016 03:06 PM

Thats a big positive . How are you feeling now x

xxmoonxraverxx 23-02-2016 09:12 PM

I feel a lot better, I know I would feel worse if I had cut, but I slept instead and now I'm feeling better

xxmoonxraverxx 24-02-2016 10:17 PM

I cut yesterday and one of my friends noticed it today.

Steel Maiden 25-02-2016 06:49 AM

I hope your friend was understanding.

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