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This is a discussion on Autism Awareness within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; At the request of @ Ningsta Kitty , I finally have some time to post some struggles/joys of my Aspie ...

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    INFJ - The Protectors

    At the request of @Ningsta Kitty , I finally have some time to post some struggles/joys of my Aspie daughter.

    She once told me that she felt like our guinea pig or some other small prey animal: jumpy, easily startled, and always on the lookout for danger.

    Her biggest challenge is anxiety. She takes the smallest dose of Prozac which regulates her serotonin levels enough to prevent meltdowns, physical violence, and sleepless nights. This prescription is a miracle for us.

    She once told me that looking into a person's eyes makes her feel like she is drowning into their soul. She looks into people's eyes all the the time now but says it still feels the same.

    She doesn't sleep well in large rooms or rooms with high ceilings.

    She is a very picky eater. She loves simple carbs and sugar.

    She makes an effort at hygiene but sometimes still does not brush her teeth very well.

    After her late diagnosis (age 13), she made the decision to "normalize." The learning that she undertook in this effort has made her a perceptive student of human behavior. It's incredible - the motivations and patterns of others that she picks up on (you'd think she was an INFJ)!

    if you want more, let me know.
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  2. #42
    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by Beappreciated View Post
    She once told me that looking into a person's eyes makes her feel like she is drowning into their soul.
    She sounds beautiful. AND like an INFJ. She probably looks up to her mother very much. <3

    Thank you beappreciated. *Hugs*

    I might have more questions soon. I was talking with another person here about a Q&A thread.
    Though my schedule is so inconsistent, I'm nervous :/

    Maybe at some point this weekend.

  3. #43
    INFJ - The Protectors

    My daughter *proud*

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  4. #44
    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by Beappreciated View Post
    My daughter *proud*
    She's absolutely gorgeous beappreciated!! I mean that, she's beautiful :)
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    i'd like to hear more please.

  6. #46
    INFJ - The Protectors

    Quote Originally Posted by drmiller100 View Post
    i'd like to hear more please.
    From me? Hope so, cause here goes...

    My Aspie daughter slept with me most nights until middle school due to anxieties. Also, I used to sit in the bathroom while she showered to "keep her company." She said she was afraid to shower alone. Eventually, she ended up mustering the courage to stop these habits. She hated depending on me.

    When she was a toddler her favorite thing to do was collect things (owls, Little People, stuffed cats) and line them up. I have tons of pictures of her things lined up....

    Hunger was, and still is, her number one meltdown trigger.

    She used to melt down every morning before school. One day she threatened me with a hot curling iron during a meltdown. The fix to this daily torture? TV. She says that the TV keeps her mind occupied so that it doesn't dream up things to be afraid about. She told me that she HATES it when she melts down.

    Up until 2 years ago, we played cards and board games every night. She said it soothed her anxiety by occupying her mind. I kinda miss that, actually.

    She would tell me stories after school about things she said to other people and I would cringe. One time, at school, she imitated a sitcom that she liked when speaking to another student and I had to tell her, "Sweetie, that's OK for TV but not in real life."

    She got bullied and sometimes didn't always know it. One time her classmates convinced her to lick the floor.

    She's super smart, scored a 1590 on the SAT. She asked questions about the implications of time travel at age 8. She made jokes so early in life that I didn't think they were jokes cause you'd have to be pretty darn smart to be joking like that. I finally caught on....

    As a mom, of course, I can always go on.... :)
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    ISFJ - The Nurturers

    Twin study finds epigenetic imprint of autism traits

    This relates to DNA methylation, which relates to an individual's epigenome and gene variants which influence that (MTHFR genes, A1298C and C677T etc.). The great thing about this is that environment causes the changes in methylation.

    That means that reducing toxic load on the body, finding a healthy outlet for stress, getting restful sleep, eating nutrient dense raw foods high in natural food source folate (and not eating any foods the person's body doesn't tolerate well, which is different for each person based, again, on genetics), breathing clean air, getting sunshine and some exercise, taking any supplements necessary to cover any gaps in nutrition -and- supplements to compensate for inefficient enzyme production due to gene variants = a person can compensate for these epigenetic changes and revert them! Recovery in several aspects of cognition, emotion, and social interaction is realistic and possible.

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    I know with much of the demographic being in the US it won't actually be April 2nd but it's just clocked past midnight so it's a good heads up I suppose. I'm just wanting to bump this thread for this same day a year on from when NK originally made this thread, I'm sure if you've read even a little bit of the OP you can see and perhaps feel how important this is to her and be aware of the significance of Autism in recent years.

    I think it would be reasonable for people who are curious to perhaps ask questions about autism perhaps even inquire with NK about her personal experiences if she so chooses and take a moment to try and look into Autism in a more real world view instead of a list of symptoms and a diagnosis from the DSM-V.

    I'll leave this post with my favourite videos relating to Autism.
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    INFJ - The Protectors

    On my phone in a waiting room so can't say much other than Thank you xoxo
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