Monthly Archives: December 2012

Your Questions About Google Calendar

December 27, 2012
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Charles asks…

Google Calendar?

How do i delete my google account? i don’t want it to send me an email everyday with my schedule anymore. I can’t figure out how to cancel it.

admin answers:

You can just stop using it.

To change your default notification settings, follow these steps:

0. Log in to Google Calendar
1. Click on “Settings” at the top of any Google Calendar page.
2. Select the “Notifications” tab.
3. In the “Event reminders” section, modify the settings to meet your needs.
4. Click on “Save.”

To learn more about “Notifications,” please visit
http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/topic.py?topic=8567

Thomas asks…

How do I get Google Calendar to flow through Outlook if I have Windows 7?

Google Calendar does not sync with Windows 7… but I need to access my Google Calendar and E-mail through Outlook. Please let me know how I can get Google E-mail and Calendar to flow through my Outlook in the Windows 7 OS. Thanks!

admin answers:

Here is Google’s sync utility for Outlook: http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=89955

According to the specs ( http://www.google.com/support/calendar/bin/answer.py?answer=98565 ), it only works with XP and Vista; HOWEVER, anything that works with Vista will almost certainly work with Windows 7. They have the same “kernel.”

Robert asks…

How can I upload my Ipod’s calendar to my Google calendar?

Unlike what Google wants me to do. I do not enter my calendar‘s events on my google account first, but, on my ipod’s calendar first. When syncing it only dumps Google‘s calendar into my ipod but takes nothing from it. Any ideas or am I just messing up somehow?

admin answers:

1) to get the system you’re using working, it sound like you need to closely look at the synch settings of both programs. One or the other is not playing. Check them out.

2) Or find a program that works on both the web and the iPod.

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Your Questions About For Those Who Wait Lyrics

December 27, 2012
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Thomas asks…

whats your opinion on these lyrics?

note i did not write them

Spend all our lives
On what we believe in
Struggle day by day
But never retrieving
Taking our chances
And follow the footsteps
Ancestors will take us to this fight
At the time it was blistering snowing

Never really know about
Where we were going
Time is coming now
To cross over
Here and now until
The curtain lowers

Slaying all the evil down below
Onwards we ride now
To what we know
Strong enough to stay
And carry on forever
Brace your soul
To fight whenever

Never know how far we traveled
We will have our stand
Across the deepest oceans
Gold is in our hands
Good things will come
For those who wait we can’t deny
Still the battle raging and the fire burns inside

(Chorus)
Take you with me; we will fly across the sea
To the land of the sun where our journeys begun
All fear is gone, we sail until the dawn
Deepest fears will burn inside your mind
For the souls lost in endless time

Searching never ending
For the chaos ascending
You forgot the spirits
All times pretending
Passing shades of darkness
In the world around you
Finally insanity
In death has found you.

On the edge of life
Trying to pull you under
Deep inside the storm
There’s a raging thunder
Sacrifice your innocence
For persecution
As we now prepare
For the revolution

Slaying all the evil down below
Onwards we ride now
To what we know
Strong enough to stay
And carry on forever
Brace your soul
To fight whenever

In a time of fire we’re searching
Blind inside the mind
Run away to hell’s damnation
One day we will find
Suddenly the skies are falling
Too late for us all
Crashing down on all creation
As the towers fall

Stand before the walls of freedom
Rise above the wall
Ride towards the battle ragging victory behold
Blackened steel of death tonight
Our legions now descend
Far beyond the gates of glory
Time to rise again

admin answers:

They’re very good and interesting.
Like it came from the heart!

James asks…

Please look to make my day :D , I need advice on “part” of the lyrics to a duet with my mate :) ??? ?

I wrote this song for my friend and I to sing about how we faked our friendship and it should have been fixed; if it was it would have never have ended up this way! It is missing a chorus- we are going to write that tommorrow together! Here goes

We have done so much wrong
To each other that we can say in this song
So it hurts when we come together
Faking’ our laughter
Tremblin’ our smiles
I hope, darling, that that is only for a while

we are pieces on the chess board
Battling with our sharpest sword
And we get ‘knock downs’
But we can slay our frowns
Too easily, that it takes us a while to make it to our feet
And then we meet

And we stand here now 
In a faking friendship, how?
We wern’t commited enough
And we have made this so tough
But we will fix it some day
“I swear,” we both say
We will talk this through
And I have even tried to stamp it down with my own shoe

And we had a joke
But right now I can choke
On that ‘friendship’ that we fake
But one day when I wake
I will see 
What this all means to me
Now that I’ve thought it through
All That I really want is you

A lepard can’t change its mark
And I can’t change my ways, right now, to make me less dark
Good things come to those who wait
But we have waited too long, so it shows it is fate
That I’ll take you by your hand
And our faking friendship can land

Ohh our faking friendship can land
Our faking friendship can land
Our friendship will land someday

so, yeah, guys tell me what you think?!?!? Any improvements to be made? Thanks in advance :)
Tyleena xox <3

admin answers:

It’s pretty good! Good use of metaphors also. :) I really like how every two lines rhyme because I know how difficult rhyming can sometimes be. One question though, what genre is this song going to be? Depending on the genre, I may be able to give more advice. But keep up the good work! :)

Robert asks…

“Baby I will wait for you..” Who sings this song?

It goes..

I know its a lie what your keeping inside, are you that afraid of me,
Baby I will wait for you if its the last thing I do

Nd thats all I know, if you can help thanks alot.

(I need the lyrics, the title, and the artist)

admin answers:

Elliott Yamin, “Wait for You”

[Verse 1]
I never felt nothing in the world like this before
Now I’m missing you
& I’m wishing that you would come back through my door
Why did you have to go? You could have let me know
So now I’m all alone,
Girl you could have stayed
but you wouldnt give me a chance
With you not around it’s a little bit more then i can stand
And all my tears they keep running down my face
Why did you turn away?

[Bridge]
So why does your pride make you run and hide?
Are you that afraid of me?
But I know it’s a lie what you keep inside
This is not how you wanted to be

[Chorus]
So baby I will wait for you
Cause I don”t know what else i can do
Don’t tell me I ran out of time
If it takes the rest of my life

Baby I will wait for you
If you think I’m fine it just aint true
I really need you in my life
No matter what i have to do I’ll wait for you

[Verse 2]
It’s been a long time since you called me
(How could you forget about me)
You got me feeling crazy (crazy)
How can you walk away,
Everything stays the same
I just can’t do it baby
What will it take to make you come back
Girl I told you what it is & it just ain’t like that
Why can’t you look at me, your still in love with me
Don’t leave me crying.

[Bridge]
Baby why can’t we just start over again
Get it back to the way it was
If you give me a chance I can love you right
But your telling me it wont be enough

[Chorus]
So baby I will wait for you
Cause I don”t know what else i can do
Don’t tell me I ran out of time
If it takes the rest of my life

Baby I will wait for you
If you think I’m fine it just aint true
I really need you in my life
No matter what i have to do I’ll wait for you

[Bridge]
So why does you pride make you run & hide
Are you that afriad of me?
But I know it’s a lie what your keeping inside
Thats not how you wanted to be

Baby I will wait for you
Baby I will wait for you
If it’s the last thing i do

[Chorus]
Baby I will wait for you
Cause I don’t know what else i can do
Don’t tell me I ran out of time
If it takes the rest of my life

Baby I will wait for you
you think I’m fine it just aint true
I really need you in my life
No matter what i have to do I’ll wait for you

I’ll Be Waiting.

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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language Is Known As

December 26, 2012
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William asks…

How do you sign the unknown sign you don’t know how to spell?

When communicating with deaf and hearing-impaired via sign language, I know the manual alphabet is used to sign a word you don’t know the sign for, but how do you sign a word you don’t know how to spell for the unknown sign? I hope you know what I’m saying.

admin answers:

Try to spell it? Draw a picture? Ask someone who can hear how to spell it?

Daniel asks…

Are learning to play the guitar and sign language difficult?

I want to learn how to play the guitar and I don’t know if it will be REALLY difficult. Same with sign language. I know about 10 words so far. I am going to start learning at least 5 words a day, to avoid cramming. I want an acoustic guitar, but want to learn before I actually buy one. Is that even possible?! Plus, I can’t afford a guitar yet.

admin answers:

I have a hearing-impaired student ( high school) that requires an interpreter. The other students ask her how to say things to talk to the deaf student.

She became an interpreter because she had a deaf friend and HAD to learn to communicate. So I guess it’s not hard if you are motivated.

I also have observed the deaf student going to websites and watching videos that use sign language-I don’t know the websites.

Guitar can be easy AND hard. It depends on the type of mastery of the guitar you are interested in.

Strumming chords–NOT HARD.
Picking out melodies is a little harder.

I like to go to Youtube and watch people teach how to play, and watch those that play really good. Pretty inspirational.

James asks…

How can one think without knowing a language?

When you think, you hear words in your head (sometimes). Does not knowing a language impair thought processes?
Very good answer so far, which explains that language is not needed for lower-level thoughts, but what about higher-level thoughts?

admin answers:

Excellent question. The answer is yes and no.

Remember that many millennia ago, there was a long period of time in which humans did not speak any form of language as we know it. Yet, it is easy to see that mental messages of physical needs – hunger, thirst, libido, etc. – are readily conceivable, as these drives did not co-develop with languages; they persisted ever since the rise of humans. Therefore, I argue that language is not an a priori requirement to thought.

However, as civilizations progressed, especially during the last couple of millenia or so, humans came to device elaborate epistemological structures. At the base of modern knowledge are abstract concepts: placebo, quantum, genre, and human rights, to cite a few. At this date and age, what is required of educated citizens are a level of processing that depends heavily on the use of language in guiding thought processes. So, in this sense, yes; without language, you could hardly contemplate on the relationship between language and thought (or this answer, for that matter).

That is to say, while representations of thoughts “Man, I’m starvin’ ” and abstract concepts (Humans and elephants have the relationship of hunter and prey) require some linguistic faculty, one does not need language to think. (I feel hungry whether I am deaf, mute, or mentally challenged; I hunt and I know how to, but I do not ever need to put that it words in order to do so).

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Your Questions About For Those In Peril On The Sea

December 25, 2012
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Michael asks…

please can someone help me with these questions?

In one lifeboat, Mrs. _________________provided leadership by organizing the rowing.

Widener
Strauss
Brown
none
17. How many lifeboats returned to the spot where the Titanic sank to pick up survivors?

�������� one
two
three
none
18. The captain of the rescue ship was Captain Arthur H. ____________.

Lord
Smith
Lowe
Rostron
19. What became of J. Bruce Ismay, managing director of the White Star Line, after the Titanic went down?

�������� He moved to New York City and became a successful businessman.
He retired from White Star Line within a year of the disaster and became a recluse.
He was fired from his job at White Star Line and started his own shipping business.
None of the above are appropriate responses.
20. Even though we’ll never know for sure, what was the final song, according to Walter Lord, the band played as the ship sank?

“Nearer, My God, To Thee”
“Autumn”
For those in Peril on the Sea
“Go Ye Now In Peace”
Mark “a” if the statement is true; mark “b” if the statement is false.

21. The rescue ship did not see many icebergs as it raced to the Titanic.

�������� true
false
22. The captain of the Californian never headed toward the Titanic.

�������� true
false
23. Several lifeboats sank overnight.

true
false
24. The Titanic survivors were very quiet once they were aboard the rescue ship.

�������� true
false
25. The next day, the survivors were transferred to the Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic.

�������� true
false
26. Wireless Officer Harold Bride was one of the casualties.

true
false
27. Millionaires Thayer and Guggenheim did not survive the sinking of the Titanic.

�������� true
false
28. The passengers of the rescue ship knew something was amiss when they felt the considerable change in air temperature.

true
false
29. Officer Lightoller died of exposure in Boat B.

true
false
30. Arthur H. Rostron was known as the “Electric Spark.”

true
false
31. The Carpathia was 70 miles away from the location of the Titanic’s sinking.

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false
32. To ensure the Carpathia would not experience the same fate as the Titanic, Rostron had his wireless operator work a constant 24 hours.

�������� true
false
33. Many of the Carpathia’s First Class passengers gave up their rooms for survivors.

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false
34. According to Colonel Gracie, the band played “Nearer, My God, To Thee” while the ship sank.

true
false
35. Harold Bride, the Titanic’s wireless operator, remembers the band stopping when the ship began to list to the starboard side.

�������� true
false
36. The entire time the ship was sinking, the band played religious songs in order to help passengers feel at peace during such a frightening time.

true
false
37. The band stopped playing while the ship sank.

true
false
38. Two of the eight musicians survived; consequently, they were able to give detailed accounts about what they played and how long they played.

true
false
39. The Goodwins were immigrants that could not speak English.

true
false
40. According to White Star shipping, Third Class passengers were reluctant to leave the ship and they didn’t want to part with their luggage, hence the high loss of steerage passengers.

true
false
41. Mr. Goodwin was moving to New York due to an employment opportunity.

true
false
42. The Goodwins had originally booked passage on the Titanic.

�������� true
false
43. According to your reading, Third Class passengers were never mistreated nor discriminated against.

true
false
44. Conventions are the rules of language.

true
false
45. Spelling, punctuation, grammar, usage, paragraphing, and capitalization are all considered conventions.

true
false
46. A paper with paragraphs that sometimes run together or begin in the wrong places would receive a “3″ according to the Six-Trait Analytical Writing Assessment Model.

true
false
47. A paper that reads like a first draft would receive a “5.”

true
false
48. A paper that would require light editing to polish the text for publication would receive a “1.”

true
false

admin answers:

OMG are you serious? Read the flippin story.

Richard asks…

There’s something deeply disturbing about the Bible?

Why did God waste millennia on the OT? Why didn’t He just start out with the OT and NT like we have today? Why did He have to allow so many to go to Hell while the name of Jesus Christ wasn’t heard for 6,000 years? What was the point of tormenting all those people when God was just going to change His mind around 30AD? Oh, yeah, salvation is possible today and hallelujah for that. What about Abraham’s next-door neighbor? What about the whole town Abraham lived in? I’m sure there were plenty who cried out to God. Did they all get destroyed? What a simple thing the NT is, where we can simply call on the name of Jesus Christ when we bide in Him. It kind of takes all the legwork out of what it takes for salvation. If all that’s required for salvation is calling on the name of Christ, keeping His commandments — that is, the two mentioned in the NT, the New Covenant sealed by the blood of Jesus — and abiding in Him, why did God make it so difficult for the people of the OT? What made Him change His mind?

I know the point of having the OT. The OT is to remind us of sin and what we’ve been saved from. We also should abide in the Living Word of God because doing so will help us to not teach people falsely.

Purpose of the law:

Romans 3:19-20: 19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in his sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.

Galatians 2:16: Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

Romans 14:5-7: 5 One man esteemeth one day above another: another esteemeth every day alike. Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind.
6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.
7 For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.

2 Corinthians 11:24-33 and 12:7-10: 24 Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.
25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;
27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
28 Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.
29 Who is weak, and I am not weak? who is offended, and I burn not?
30 If I must needs glory, I will glory of the things which concern mine infirmities.
31 The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which is blessed for evermore, knoweth that I lie not.
32 In Damascus the governor under Aretas the king kept the city of the Damascenes with a garrison, desirous to apprehend me:
33 And through a window in a basket was I let down by the wall, and escaped his hands.

12:7 And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Joshua 1:8: This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

admin answers:

Psa 77:3 When I remember God, then I am disturbed; When I sigh, then my spirit grows faint. Selah.

Study the difference between faith in the WRITTEN Torah “Law” of our Creator given through His servent Moses against the works of the ORAL Tradition / Torah of the Pharisees, then you will understand what Paul is writing about.

Peter warns that Paul’s letters will be misunderstood:

2 Pet 3:15 and regard the patience of our Lord to be salvation; just as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given him, wrote to you,
2 Pet 3:16 as also in all his letters, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which the untaught and unstable distort, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures, to their own destruction.

Mark asks…

Prosperity Gospel – a False Gospel?

I’ve heard quite a few teachers teaching a prosperity Gospel. Basically the premise starts with Deut 28 – the passage on Blessings and Curses – and other passages “the Blessings of the Lord maketh Rich”

There’s many passages where obedience brings blessings – health, wealth, children, relationships and where disobedience brings a curse – sickness, poverty, etc.

But the problem here is that this isn’t always the case all the time. The Book of Job talks extensively about a man who was obedient to God and suffered sickness, financial losses, loss of reputation, etc and spoke with God personally in the midst of his trials.

For example – it is true that disobedience can bring upon sickness, but it is not always true that just because a person is sick that they disobeyed.

For example – the Apostle Paul states in 2 Corinthians 11:23-26

23Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

24Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one.

25Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;

26In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren;

according to Paul’s list of woes a prosperity Gospel preacher may draw conclusion that Paul was disobedient to God because he suffered in many ways. It also states that he had trouble with his eyes

15Where is then the blessedness ye spake of? for I bear you record, that, if it had been possible, ye would have plucked out your own eyes, and have given them to me

It stated in Acts that the Apostle Paul was Blinded – and then received his sight when Ananias laid hands upon him. But what isn’t really known is if he had trouble with his sight after that. Many people say that he did.
The Apostle Paul talks of being in need in many passages. And this is the man who wrote most of the New Testament.

So, according to the Proponents of the Prosperity Gospel – the Apostle Paul was not doing something right as it is apparent that he suffered extensively. And Jesus said that Paul would suffer greatly for His name.

And aren’t there plenty of other passages that conflict the prosperity message?

Basically what I’m saying is that just because something is true – DOES NOT MEAN that the opposite is false.

Just because the Blessings of the Lord Maketh Rich does not necessarily mean that everyone who is rich is righteous – as there are unrighteous people who are extremely rich – and it does not mean that a poor person is unrighteous.

So this question is primarily for people who support the Prosperity Gospel

can you see the logic in my reasoning?

There’s also Scriptures about people preaching to those who have “Itching ears” – i.e. telling people what they want to hear -

admin answers:

In support of your case,

and if you take portions of scripture out and
refuse to compare scripture with scripture
1 cor 2 : 13
then you take
Hebrews 9 and see that the old testaments laws do not work now, as the old laws are not able to save us
but we are under grace

then and only then will you see that to be like Jesus we
WILL SUFFER joyfully like Job and Paul the Apostle,
we are talking about the souls of humans
this is war
prosperity is for gumby false religious teachers who
lead the flock away from God into
many hurtful and foolish lusts which drown men in sorrows

1 Timothy 6

Prosperity teachers rrrrrrrrriiiiiippppp
off the poor
and unlearned
innocent and ignorant folks

God is not to happy about that false teaching of prosperity

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Your Questions About An Impaired Use Of Language

December 24, 2012
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Carol asks…

Application: Summer Drama Workshop for the Visually Impaired?

Application: Summer Drama Workshop for the Visually Impaired

Question 1:

Organisation Name: Millennium Youth Theatre

Organisation Address: 38, Gwyllyn Road, Neath, SA17 4AA

Main contact name: David Unwin

Telephone number: 01639 665577

Best time to contact: any time

Question 2:

Do you have any specific communication needs (tick boxes)

Textphone:

Sign language:

Other languages: Welsh

Other (give details):

Question 3:

Are you a non-profit organisation?

Yes

Have you received lottery funding previously? If so, when

Yes, 1998

Question 4: Details of project:

To fund a series of drama workshops for the visually impaired at the Millennium Youth theatre in Neath during the summer holidays.

Project Title: Summer Drama Workshop for the visually impaired.

Where is Project Based?

Neath

Question 5:

Briefly describe what the project will do and what you will spend the grant:

The theatre is proposing to use lottery funding to set up a series of drama workshops to take place over the summer holidays for the next three years. At the end of each summer workshop there will be a performance . The children will learn about drama and acting as well as the technical aspects of the theatre such as lighting, sound and direction.

Question 6:

Please tell us why you believe that your project is relevant to the Welsh heritage fund:

The project encourages visually impaired young children aged 8 to 12 to become involved in the culture and theatre of Wales and ensures that the performing arts are accessible to everyone. All levels of ability are catered for on the courses.

Approximate cost of project: £8,000

How much would you need? £6,000

Amount contributed from sponsors: £2,000

Total from own resources: £400

How long will the project last: Four hundred children are set to benefit in total over the next three years.

admin answers:

This not really a question, it’s your application form online and that’s very risky to do and probably not safe. Why would you think to do such a thing?

Linda asks…

What can one study with impaired vision/eyes closed? (Help for Brother)?

Hello peeps,

my eldest brother (19) has a progressive muscular disorder affecting his vision which is currently preventing him from reading, writing, using computers, and other such strenuous activities. He very much wishes to use his time productively for the purposes of studying or gaining new abilities in lieu of going to university – which for the foreseeable future is unlikely to happen – yet neither of us are quite sure what precisely he can do under such circumstances.

So…bearing in mind he has already long since begun studying Spanish as a second language, what else might be worth his dedicating time to? Any idea would be much appreciated!

I ought to point out that whilst his vision is compromised, so to speak, he isn’t blind.

P.S. Links to any websites offering an extensive range of audiobooks would also be much appreciated! Thank you.

admin answers:

There are state and local agencies to help the blind that you may call at Social Services to bet the specific local help that is available for your brother.

There are also seven organizations where help can be obtained for helping the blind normalize their functioning and education.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
The following are national organizations that offer services or information to blind and visually impaired people in the United States. They include government agencies, private social service agencies and many other organizations of and for blind and visually impaired people.

ADAPT: American Disabled for Attendant Programs Today.

American Council of the Blind: jobs bank, “Braille Forum” online, RealAudio and .wav files of ACB speeches, reports and meetings, as well as links to other online resources for the blind; one of their affiliates is the Council of Citizens with Low Vision.

American Foundation for the Blind.

BenefitsCheckUp is a service of the National Council on the Aging “that identifies federal and state assistance programs for older Americans” by means of a simple on-line form.

Blinded Veterans Association.

Disabled Peoples’ International: “The purpose of DPI is to promote the Human Rights of People with Disabilities through full participation, equalization of opportunity and development. DPI is a grassroot, cross-disability network with member organizations in over 110 countries, over half of which are in the developing world.”

There are more organizations for helping the blind at the following web site:
NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, The Blind Readers’ Page–Main Menu, @http://blindreaders.info/natlorgs.html Good luck.

Chris asks…

Do I have ASD or any degree of it?

Hi,

To first tell you guys who I am: I am an incredibly socially awkward 18-year-old guy with no friends, and with many autistic traits.

My autistic traits are as following:
1. Somewhat impaired intelligence, or so it seems. I have trouble thinking straight and keep track of my thoughts, because I tend to jump from one thought to another, a lot.
2. Been told that I have an “exceptional” verbal language. This could also be the main reason to why I don’t have any friends at all. Why I say this is because I tend to use a semi-formal language with people my age, or even younger. The words that come out of my mouth, yeah, sometimes they don’t fit in the context but when they do, they might be inappropriate for the audience. Seeing as they usually do not understand the words.
3. I have very specific interests. My interests are basically either doing math, sit infront of the computer monitor all day long or, spend a lot of money on shopping quality clothes (Hugo Boss, etc.)
4. Repetitive behavior. I listen to a song probably around 1000+ or so, before finding the song dull. Usually, people cannot stand listening to a song and instead, shift between different ones.
5. I talk to myself quite often, actually, perhaps due to the fact that I don’t anybody else to talk with and because, I find it fun.
6. Sensory issues. When something is too loud for my ears, I either protect my hearing by covering them up, or I just leave the place. I also do not enjoy when someone, randomly, touches me. It feels odd and very uncomfortable.
7. Act spontaneously and impulsively. The saying “Think before acting”, is how you can describe me. I offend/insult people without often knowing why.
8. Trouble managing anger. You irritate me and I become aggrivated and start having these meltdowns. Afterwards, I usually do not remember what happened and why I got so mad.
9. Chew my nails and cannot stop. Done this for about 8 years now and even though my parents have consistently asked me to stop, I don’t.
10. When I desire something(want something), I don’t care and just start manipulating people in order to get it. I have a natural sense of moral but in these cases, it feels as if I turn cold and ignore the fact that what I am doing is wrong.

That’s probably about it.

Thanks.

admin answers:

Talk to a professional, see if there’s a possibility of diagnosis.

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