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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dealing w/ people who argue about suspected ASD

Posted: 24 May 2021, 10:25 am 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,408


As an aspie, are you not suppose to get into these kind of situations all of the time? Saying the wrong things etc...? I think I know what happened in that situation between you and your friend. I've been on both sides of this. Having an autistic kid (not aspie) is more than a full time job. You ne...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Validation! Yay!

 Post subject: Re: Validation! Yay!
Posted: 24 May 2021, 10:20 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 250


MrsPeel wrote:
That was uncalled for, Starkid.
When someone is celebrating receiving some much-needed validation, why must you call them out over the wording of their post?


Thank you for your kindness!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Validation! Yay!

 Post subject: Re: Validation! Yay!
Posted: 24 May 2021, 10:18 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 250


It's very nice! I sent my mother a couple YouTube videos about females with autism and she said "I don't see it." :o :? :( Sometimes a person is so invested in the person they THINK you are that they are completely unable to see the person that you ARE. My parents are the same way about a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dealing w/ people who argue about suspected ASD

Posted: 22 May 2021, 11:01 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,408


One of the first people I talked to about it was a mother (friend of mine) with an autistic son. She didn't see it (at the time I was only looking it to it for my son) and seemed offended that I even suggested it. Like I was trying to be cool or something. I was so hurt and offended that it ruined t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Validation! Yay!

 Post subject: Re: Validation! Yay!
Posted: 22 May 2021, 10:56 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 250


It's very nice! I sent my mother a couple YouTube videos about females with autism and she said "I don't see it." :o :? :(

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Validation! Yay!

 Post subject: Validation! Yay!
Posted: 21 May 2021, 11:00 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 250


I am sure this is a big deal for us all. I had THE. Biggest. validation of my life last night. I went to dinner with a group of friends that were extremely close several years ago. We hung out weekly while our kids played. Something happened with some of the kids that stopped our meeting. Not too lo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Ways to practice facial expressions

Posted: 11 May 2021, 10:40 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 204


Hi! I've been noticing that my facila expressions are rather flat. I'm wondering if there's any good way to practice and learn to make my face match my mood. I kinda think I've lost friends because they naturally distance themselves thinking I don't really care. :( I've been taking more selfies and ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Klutzy & Uncoordinated

 Post subject: Re: Klutzy & Uncoordinated
Posted: 10 May 2021, 5:54 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 305


the Dr who gave me my diagnosis said that it is very common for autistic people to have trouble with "proprioception". This is a sense which helps us understand where our bodies and body parts are in time and space. I have always said I had trouble with depth perception and balance.. I sa...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dealing w/ people who argue about suspected ASD

Posted: 10 May 2021, 5:48 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,408


There are so many good responses! You've all given me a lot to think about. I guess one of my biggest reasons for wanting a diagnosis (second to proving to myself that I'm not crazy) is to show my daughter and a few other family members that THIS is why I (*insert any one of my autistic traits*). My...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello! getting a diagnosis

Posted: 17 Feb 2021, 12:44 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,519


Since you're profile mentions that you are in Colorado, you might want to contact the Autism Society of Colorado for help in finding psychotherapists qualified to do autism evaluations for both your son and yourself. Very few psychotherapy professionals are qualified to do this. Worse, many psychot...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello! getting a diagnosis

Posted: 05 Feb 2021, 5:00 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,519


...I was "looked at" (my mom's words) for autism when I was a kid, in the late 70's and they decided at the time that I didn't qualify.... Ah! One of the things I've learned (relatively recently) is that the definition of "Autism" has been changing. From what you've been saying ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello! getting a diagnosis

Posted: 05 Feb 2021, 1:28 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,519


First of all I was reading the original post bc i was going to greet a newcomer as myself, but ofc I realized i was some years to late to the gate. But i did read on as I myself has a son with ADHD and aspie diagnosis for 10 years (I got mine a few days ago). What mostly triggered me to respond is ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello! getting a diagnosis

Posted: 02 Feb 2021, 1:59 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,519


I was quite happy with knowing the fact that I had some quirks that could imply autism until there was a lets say conflict at work. Then I started to get the feeling that people thought I was just making it up to get away with bad behaviour. So I had the assesment and sure enough got diagnosed. My ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Dealing w/ people who argue about suspected ASD

Posted: 29 Jan 2021, 11:56 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 1,408


I try to use such incidents as teaching moments, if the person seems to be saying that from ignorance. Some people will tell you "you are not autistic" to "console" you, or to comfort you, because they are not really understanding the usefulness of diagnosis, and not understandi...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello! getting a diagnosis

Posted: 29 Jan 2021, 11:33 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 1,519


CockneyRebel wrote:
Welcome to WP! :D

Thank you! :D

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Klutzy & Uncoordinated

 Post subject: Klutzy & Uncoordinated
Posted: 23 Jan 2021, 10:00 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 305


Is anyone else super klutzy, like tripping over their own feet, falling up the stairs, and things like that, misjudging distances, unable to touch your pointer fingers to each other without paying close attention to them, missing the chair just slightly when not focused on where you're sitting? I al...
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