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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Does it sound like I'll be okay? What should I do?

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 4:25 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 217

Ideally you could find a part-time job that fits your skills and energy profile (minimize or eliminate freak outs). Definitely use your resources, as you are doing, and continue to find more as needed. As I started adulting, life was really hard for me and I was suicidal also. I had a cousin (who al...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Should you get retested for autism?

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 4:16 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 400

It seems Autism is an umbrella for so much. I would bet that I could qualify as mildly to severely ADHD, OCD, CAPD (auditory), RSD (rejection), etc. if we looked at all of them. If I had my way (and money) I would do so, for fun. As you may know or have experienced, IQ "drops" with poor co...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Personal: Lack of diagnosis in girls

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 3:36 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 451

^^ Thank you. The hurdle is internal in part: when and how to take the next step. There are two universities I could check; thanks for the tip. My daughter (as did I and my mother and grandmother) presents as the well-behaved, outstanding student described in the NASEN link I included previously. Sh...

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Women only: What age did you discover you were autistic?

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 3:09 pm 

Replies: 50
Views: 2,547

^^ You pulled yourself up by your bootstraps!! ! :wink:

I'm glad life is improving for you! I'm approaching 50 and it's still difficult at times (two young children, work, ASD), but it is so much better than my 20s/30s. Phew.


 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Personal: Lack of diagnosis in girls

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 9:59 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 451

Why do you need support ? Does she have friends? Not get involved in conflicts? Is she learning? Asking for help? Does she talk? Can’t you go speak to a gp? Just cause you have it doesn’t mean she does? My dad has brown eyes and I have blue.. you have it and are fine so ... is she failing school an...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult diagnosis disadavantages

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 6:27 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 599

^^ Hear, hear!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Diagnosed about two hours ago

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 6:23 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 381

Congratulations!! !! ! (seriously) Welcome.

 Forum: Women's Discussion   Topic: Diagnosed in the mid-90s?

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 6:18 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 390

^^ Similar (ideation in my case). In the 90s I was in so much pain (anxiety?) and simply wanted relief. At 6 I hoped to meet elves, at 10 I hoped aliens would take me away. By 20 I was self-harming (unofficial reports say 75% to 90% of "high functioning" women do). When my favorite cousin ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you want to know what gene(s) caused your autism?

Posted: 13 Oct 2021, 10:17 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 422

I find this interesting: My family is mix and match R us. My mom is ASD w/ avoidance, my dad is NT w/ anxiety * I am ASD w/ anxiety. Woo-hoo the best of both worlds! Hahahahaha. * my sister is NT w/ avoidance I am ASD w/ anxiety, my husband is NT w/ avoidance * our daughter is ASD w/ avoidance * our...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and PTSD: Similarities and Differences

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 11:18 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 190

In my case the ASD came first then the trauma from that. Albeit when my ASD-like mom burnt out, I was neglected. Some examples of ASD first: as a teenager I ran into a spider web full in the face and had a meltdown. Rather than my family supporting me I was ridiculed and outcast. As a young adult I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and Cluster B families

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 10:57 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 341

Here's a theory: Sensitive people are more susceptible to disorders and the environment is the trigger. I would bet if my ASD-like grandmother had not been abused she wouldn't have had a psychotic break or if my ASD-like mother had not been abused she wouldn't have manifested Narcissism. I had enou...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I feel like I have AS, even though I had speech delay.

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 10:48 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 160

Personally what used to be "high-functioning" Autism and Asperger's are the same in my manifestation of ASD. I predominantly appear to be what was known as Asperger's, but under significant duress I very much appear as classic Autism. Likewise, I expect someone with "classic" Aut...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How many of you have an interest or knowledge of hypnosis or

Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 9:42 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 209

My mom did therapeutic hypnosis and highly recommends it. I am too afraid to do it. I am not concerned about losing control so much as I am concerned about feeling too much (which would we dysregulation, so control related, so phooey). However, I do EMDR which is hypnosis "lite". Why does ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Rotating special interests

Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 9:18 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 395

Two weeks ago I was all about a sale, the week before that all about genealogy, the week before that all about maximizing a vacation, the week before that... I definitely move between highly focused interests. I'm uncomfortable when I am "between" focused subjects. I don't idle well. So fo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Trouble sometimes at grocery store

Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 9:13 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 264

CinderashAutomaton wrote:
Poor physical or mental health tends to both aggravate my sensory issues and decrease my tolerance.

That. Exactly that.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Not all autistic people have a large head?

Posted: 11 Oct 2021, 9:11 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 386

...None of these studies noted a marked incidence of macroencephaly in girls (let it be known that many studies do not include girls). Microcephaly was also seen in some individuals, but this was a much rarer occurrence. My family is a family of mostly ASD women. My grandmother, my mother, myself a...
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