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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seeking fresh perspectives from new WP members.

Posted: 22 Oct 2021, 6:41 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 785

I think what I am understanding from your post above is that you are looking for a way to find help finding help... a mentor, support group, advocacy group who can act as guides and info sources to consult when seeking support on any life issue. I have read this as a repeated request from other auti...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Yogurt

 Post subject: Re: Yogurt
Posted: 21 Oct 2021, 5:45 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 46

I think it is! everybody probably has different opinions on this. My spouse, for example will not even taste any yogurts, he just hates it. Something fun to try is mixing smooth baby food fruits with yogurt. smoooooth texture all through it! I especially like baby peaches with yogurt. :)

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Greeting and Salutations earthlings

Posted: 21 Oct 2021, 5:42 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 183

Welcome Theron, from freezing MIchigan at the 45th parallel.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Seeking fresh perspectives from new WP members.

Posted: 21 Oct 2021, 5:40 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 785

I am autistic and I also have 2 autistic adult children, one of whom is reliant on me for advocacy and support to a large degree. I was my autistic mother's caretaker for 8 years at the end of her life, managing her money, helping her get care, taking her to the dr, shopping, etc etc etc. Many membe...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do sensory issues get more difficult with time?

Posted: 21 Oct 2021, 5:25 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 220

I am not sure if I am less sensitive as much as I have learned new ways to do things, learned what situations to avoid, learned how to make certain experiences less distressing, etc. I do not have the same sensory issues as I have had in the past. things have changed and most of those frustrating an...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Public Comment Sought On Nation’s Autism Plan

Posted: 20 Oct 2021, 4:43 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 131

I had to look this up to see this is USA related. Here is a link to the agency info. once again timely and relevant posts... I had no idea of this agency or that this was going on. Thank you

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Just want to chat with other aspies

Posted: 20 Oct 2021, 4:36 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 504


 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: A new person's introduction

Posted: 20 Oct 2021, 4:35 am 

Replies: 9
Views: 259


 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: New here

 Post subject: Re: New here
Posted: 20 Oct 2021, 4:33 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 139

welcome to the group! I got diagnosis at 3 days before my 68th birthday. One of the best things about being diagnosed is that we find we are not alone, but that others understand and have had similar experiences. You have a home here.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone hear of sluggish cognitive tempo?

Posted: 20 Oct 2021, 4:31 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 536

I would fit this description, but another description fits better Sensory processing struggles/disorder. Because I have extremely poor visual and audio processing all of those descriptions were used for me at school. Until I was allowed to read my lessons in the upper grades, I failed miserably at a...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sex, age of diagnosis correlate with autism comorbidities

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 5:08 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 521

nobody knew about autism when I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety, I was treated unsuccessfully for years before being diagnosed as autistic. As I learned about my autism I got insights into all sorts of things from my painful past and began to understand how autism had played a role in all ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How would you “grade” your social skills?

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 4:56 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 669

it depends on the social "thing" I am attempting. performance varies, fluctuates, sometimes I am brilliant (my perspective at least) and other times I am a cowering, bumbling, cringing , heap of insecurities and sick to my stomach, have a blinding headache, tremble inside and can't speak. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Adult diagnosis disadavantages

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 7:26 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 716

interestiing conversation. Diagnosis disadvantages? The cost and the problem of finding professionals who understand autism as it is understood today. Most doctors have not kept up with new autism science and only know what was in the (already outdated) books the read in university. Unless the docto...

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

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 4:56 am 

Replies: 19
Views: 650

Diagnosis was like my second birth (at age 68). I was able to use the feedback provided from the testing to help my self understanding about what I do well and what is hardest for me. Using that info I have been able to make accommodations/ adjustments in the way I do many things, and it has made my...

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

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 4:51 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 462

studying family history might give some clues. In doing geneaology years ago I discovered a pattern in one family line, many had club foot, and women before the age of 30 and men after the age of 50 had comitted suicide in every generation as far back as I could go in that line. (1790s). We have had...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello.

 Post subject: Re: Hello.
Posted: 13 Oct 2021, 4:51 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 256

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