There’s no evidence that some beneficiaries of Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance are especially prone to violence.
Rafael defense contractor lauds achievement as proof of remote-controlled boats’ potential for naval security
Sometimes I feel as if I am constantly in a battle with myself. Fighting against irrational thoughts in my mind, and unpleasant sensations in my body.
Constant nagging in my mind – “You might have left the door unlocked.” When I know very well the door should be locked. “You forgot to water the dog.” Despite leaving them with a full bowl.
Social anxiety tells me I’m not good enough and I have to remind myself that I only feel that way when hanging around the wrong people or large groups.
It’s like my adrenal gland is extra jumpy. I feel the surge of chemicals flowing through my body, making my heart and mind race. It used to cause panic attacks, but now it happens so often that I’ve learned to recognize the feeling and breathe through it. The sensation is unpleasant and can also lead to sensory overload or…
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Haven’t autistic people suffered from the “Theory of Mind” hypothesis long enough?
Oh, I am so enjoying this… Boldemphasis is mine.
Recent work suggests that we are better at interpreting the movements of others who move like us, and that individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) move in a quantifiably different way from typical individuals. Therefore, “social impairments” exhibited by individuals with ASD may, at least in part, represent a failure by typical individuals to infer the correct mental states from the movements of those with ASD. To examine this possibility, individuals with ASD and typical adults manually directed 2 triangles to generate animations depicting mental state interactions. Kinematic analysis of the generated animations demonstrated that the participants with ASD moved atypically, specifically with increased jerk compared to the typical participants. In confirmation of our primary hypothesis, typical individuals were better able to identify the mental state portrayed…
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Oh… this is a good one – you can read it all here:
What is With the “No Theory of Mind” Thing?!
Intro and Background:
Amazingly, 100% of the ASD professionals that I have worked with over the course of the past 16 months have either based their entire bodies of work on autistic theory of mind (ToM)deficits or have used the term quite frequently to refer to things that have nothing to do with ToM. In fact, many times it has been used in reference to me as an autistic adult to explain why the ASD professional and I had a misunderstanding, without any further attempt to understand my perspective. The whole thing is simply “dismissed” (as am I and my views) with a flippant comment that I am lacking ToM. This boggles my mind and also concerns me, as it is so far from the truth.
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(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF CNN NEWS)
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) Gunmen disguised as medical personnel stormed a military hospital near the US Embassy in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 30 people in a six-hour siege before Afghan security forces killed the attackers, authorities said.
Explosions, then gunfire
I am finished with pesky obligations of the day, and can now settle into a warm, comfortable, guilt-free, technologically-challenged blog-writing frenzy. I feel butter-melting warm and fuzzy inside, and my feet palpate solid landscapes.
The perfect time to delve into a meaty subject.
A life of being Aspergian/autistic has meant that I have navigated the world as if through fog without instruments, frequently misstepping into countless invisible canyons. Realizing that I’m on the Asperger’s/autism spectrum has cleared the fog, but the canyons remain obscured, and I continue to step into them.
The commonly-held belief is that every human being possesses the same preinstalled set of social “graces” (a term that is itself debatable), and those who lack the social graces are either written off as voluntarily antisocial jerks, deemed incompetent, labeled as “less intelligent”, or taken pity upon as the assumed result of bad parenting.
This group of conventionally perceived…
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Premierul Sorin Grindeanu a anunțat miercuri că a avut o întâlnire cu președintele Klaus Iohannis, precizând că are un punct de vedere comun cu șeful statului în ceea ce privește poziția României referitoare la Uniunea Europeană.
“Am avut o discuție cu domnul președinte Iohannis. Avem un punct de vedere comun pe care l-am și spus, l-a spus și președintele, l-am întărit și această discuție a avut loc. (…) M-am întâlnit cu domnul președinte și avem un punct de vedere, așa cum spuneam și am declarat public, comun”, a spus Grindeanu, după ședința de Guvern.
Liderul PSD, Liviu Dragnea, a declarat marţi seara, la Antena 3, că, în momentul de faţă, se reaşază polii de putere în Uniunea Europeană, iar preşedintele Klaus Iohannis nu trebuie lăsat singur în această chestiune. Dragnea a susţinut că şeful statului ar trebui să se întâlnească, înaintea reuniunii Consiliului European, cu premierul Sorin Grindeanu pentru a…
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I’m on the left
Here’s what I wish my healthcare providers would know – at a bare minimum:
First, I respect you. I absolutely do. Thing is, I’m terrible at reading faces, to begin with. And I don’t really “get” the whole professional interaction thing. I don’t know how to behave with you in ways that indicate my respect and regard. I’m factual. I’m objective. I deal in data. And if you talk to me in terms of what I consider phantasmagorical medical mythology, you will quickly know how little I think of your opinion. But that doesn’t mean I think any less of you. Big distinction. But then, in the 15 minutes I have with you, there’s no time to explain.
If I’m seeing you, I’m probably stressed. I’ve probably been stressed for a while, because I put off seeing you as long as possible, out of dread for what…
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