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  1. Some novels I have read with character portrayels of Autism/Aspergers, not always as a main character. Starred are my Favourites. Eleanor Oliphont Is completely Fine - Gail Honeyman Attachments - Rainbow Rowell *Radio Silence - Alice Orseman The Kiss Quotient - Helen Hoang *All Systems Red (and whole Murderbot series - Its about a human-like robot but is very relatable from an Austism perspective) - Martha Wells Lady Midnight (and whole Dark Artifices series) - Cassandra Clare The Rosie Project - Graeme Simsion The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky The curious incident of the Dog in the Nightime - Mark Haddon *The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Steig Larsson I also think: Truly Devious - Maureen Johnson Mary Poppins - P.L Travers (very different from the films) Please share any you have read
  2. An Autism/Aspergers alert card for you to carry around. The idea is that if you get a bit overwhelmed or you aren't able to get your point across etc, when you're out and about in public, you can hand this card over and it will just go some way to explain why you're flapping and struggling to breathe! It's also very useful from a safety and security point of view for places like airports/train stations and big cities, and to show to police etc.

    As you can see, it's got the WillowHope colour scheme etc, so it's not dull. I tried to make it a bit more 'funky' etc. than the usual ones.

    The card is the size and thickness of a credit/debit card, made entirely from plastic, with a gloss finish, so will be durable and easy to store in your purse/wallet or even in an ID card lanyard.

    Text reads:

    Front:

    "I have an Autistic Spectrum Disorder

    Please read the back of this card...

    ...thank you, I really appreciate it!"

    Back:

    "Please take the time to understand that...

    I might struggle to tell you what I need because I can become easily overwhelmed in a social or public environment.

    It might seem like I am acting strange but the movements I make are probably just part of me trying to cope and stay calm.

    I don't like to be touched, most of all unexpectedly, so whilst it might be your reaction to help calm me down, it will likely make things worse.

    I am a unique human being and deserve the respect you show everyone else.

    Also...don’t take advantage of me. I’m not stupid, I’m just anxious."

    1.50 GBP

  3. Hello everyone, The books I was collecting articles for are now out in print, the top 2 listed. http://www.jkp.com/author/authors/view/id/dean-worton-5660 Bittersweet on the Autism Spectrum Love, Partnership or Singleton on the Autism Spectrum I would also like to attract contributors for these books. Being a Parent on the Autism Spectrum Being LGBT on the Autism Spectrum Details here deanworton.wordpress.com If interested, PM me or follow the instructions found on the website. Members of Asperclick are among the contributors of the published books. Please note: everyone gets a free copy, and the royalties are paid out when theres a reasonable amount to give each contributor. Thanks Dean
  4. I was diagnosed with Asperger's earlier this year. I have read Tony Atwood's "The Complete Guide to Asperger's Syndrome" and would like to read more such books discussing the present understanding of Asperger's Syndrome (or Autism Spectrum disorder in general). Please let me know (share links) about similar scientifically oriented books or articles which you believe are worth reading. PS: I am not interested in reading biographies or autobiographies about aspies at this moment.
  5. I watch a significant amount of TV, watch a large amount of movies, read some books and enjoy video games. They all have interested me because of the words and phrases they pass forward; some have even influenced me to change some aspects of my life, some are just fun and creatively appreciated wordings even random craziness. Out of all the words and phrases you can think of from popular TV shows, what would be your best or most influential? Mine: "To rise above monsters, we must abandon our humanity." - Armin Arlert (Attack on Titan/進撃の巨人) "When I was a young man, I had liberty, but I did not see it. I had time, but I did not know it. And I had love, but I did not feel it. Many decades would pass before I understood the meaning of all three. And now, the twilight of my life, this understanding has passed into contentment. Love, liberty, and time: once so disposable, are the fuels that drive me forward. And love, most especially, mio caro. For you, our children, our brothers and sisters. And for the vast and wonderful world that gave us life, and keeps us guessing. Endless affection, mia Sofia." - Ezio Auditore (Assassins Creed Embers). "Always." - Severus Snape (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2). "Those painful memories are what help us make it to tomorrow and become stronger." - Erza Scarlet (Fairy Tail). Please Feel free to add more onto this topic and expand it. I'm sure you all have brilliant quotes to share.
  6. InsomniaDreams

    Reading

    I think I'm a good reader but I'm not a fast reader. Traditionally I like non fiction better than fiction and I'm looking to change that. I've never understood the hype around fast reading. You know people who say they read 15 books a month or a book a day or something. If something is fiction I spend quite a bit of time after each page imagining what I've just read and re reading things to solidify my imaginations. I'm reading 100 years of solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez atm. What are you reading?
  7. InsomniaDreams

    I've never read or seen Harry Potter

    Don't ban meeeeeeeeee! Lol Seriously I've never read or seen any Harry Potter. Am I alone?
  8. Gin

    Hello, I'm Gin

    Hello everyone, I'm Gin. I'm a female, I'm 22 and I am from Europe. I like moving countries, and I suck at upkeeping friendships with outside people. However, with anyone on the internet, I like not having to worry about that. It's always going to be the same, whether I'm chatting in Moscow or Lausanne. I'm an overly paranoid person sometimes, and I can be very opinionated, with black and white morals. However, the majority of times I'm a very nice and shy person. I love writing. I like to write science fiction and fantasy stories. I also enjoy reading them. Especially the works of Milton, Anthony Burgess, Clive Cussler and Charles Stross. I also have a strong interest in maps, planes and history. My favourite plane is the DC-10. I like to spend hours looking up and collecting interesting information on the net, and am filled with random information that no one else seems to care for. I tend to feel somewhat overwhelmed and lost in the outside world. I'm very gullible, so people have taken advantage of that. I thought I had a best friend, but he did some things, and I probably cannot look at him the same way again. I really just want to meet friends online again. We tend to have more in common anyway. I love talking to people and want to meet you guys, so please message me.
  9. pianissimo

    Favourite word

    What is your favourite word and why? Mine is widdershins, which is an old English word for anti-clockwise. I love the way it looks, the way it sounds. It is such a weird and silly looking/sounding word and so utterly brilliant. I love the English language, I love words- when I was eleven I used to take the giant Collins dictionary to school, I liked reading the dictionary.
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