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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism evaluation

 Post subject: Re: Autism evaluation
Posted: 16 Aug 2022, 2:21 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 332

the waiting before the test and again after the test were the hardest parts for me. actual test results and reports were very helpful for self understanding and understanding a lot of the "whys" of the past. I got diagnosis at age 68

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Has anyone here ever been rather obsessed w/ shark attacks?

Posted: 30 Jul 2022, 3:00 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 481

my spouse never misses shark programs on TV and loves everything about them, not just the attack part. Just like dinosaurs, I think there is a bit of fascination for most people, or at least the little kid part of all of us.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it common for aspies to not like the way they look?

Posted: 30 Jul 2022, 2:58 pm 

Replies: 30
Views: 1,074

I think its probably common among all people, not just ND folks. Society and the media and marketing all try to make us feel insecure about our looks, our health, our lovability, our ability to do almost anything. Its all about money. There are probably only a few percentage wise (fewer than there a...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Entertain yourself? Entertained by others?

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 5:01 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 173

I like many solitary activities and choose internet activities when I want social interaction. (forums such as this "are" my social life!). I like reading, hiking, rock and fossil hunting, working with animals, learning about many things through research on the internet, reading studies, b...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello - Dad of 6 yr old son with ASD (lvl 3)

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 4:58 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 194

welcome! I raised 2 autistic kids without ever knowing about my own autism or theirs, so long ago. We all survived and are doing well. Glad you are with us.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: concentric thinking

 Post subject: Re: Concentric thinking
Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 4:55 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 3,833

Concentric, eccentric topic I like your graphic. It looks like a target, as in a dart board. If you want to be creative, and problem solve, you could imagine your thoughts on that dart board (I am a visual thinker) and think of the main thought as the centre one. This is the thought you wish to con...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Was it better to be unaware of your own autism?

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 4:43 am 

Replies: 47
Views: 996

I have no doubt that knowing about my autism even at my late age has meant a world of difference to me. I no longer have self hatred because I continually fail at social things and am last to understand the gist of any conversation in "real time". I no longer blame myself because I simply ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Getting the urge to flee

Posted: 18 Jul 2022, 4:32 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 207

Elopement! I began leaving stressful situations when I was a youngster, age 12 or 13, 14 somewhere around there. I had long been trained never to get angry or display anger, so the "fight" in fight or flight was not an option and sometimes the distress was simply unbearable. As an adult I ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: 3 years and 1 month later

Posted: 15 Jul 2022, 6:03 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 365

congratulations. It doesn't seem reasonable that we should have to fight for diagnosis and to wait so long. Diagnosis can be life changing. My you find great new self understanding and new ways of doing things now you know, that change everything for the better. Diagnosis was one of the best things ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: 50 years old with HFA

 Post subject: Re: 50 years old with HFA
Posted: 15 Jul 2022, 6:00 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 378

wow what a story of survival! welcome, I learned of my autism when I was in my mid 60s, life has changed for the better since I know have the key to understanding so much of my past. I did have to get therapy to help me learn healthy communication and that probably saved my life and my sanity. Glad ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: I'm back!

 Post subject: Re: I'm back!
Posted: 15 Jul 2022, 5:56 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 248

welcome back!

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Totally off Topic, Geese having a bath

Posted: 15 Jul 2022, 5:44 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 252

This is great! I kept ducks and geese for years and I think they made me smile every day. One simply can not watch ducks and be depressed. Great therapy for anybody. I miss my birds now I have to live in town. thanks for reminding me of a great memory. I agree, its great to find things like that whi...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: People who ask you "and?" when you are talking...

Posted: 04 Jul 2022, 2:14 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 611

for me, in my experience that is how I interpret it. I give too much information most of the time, I have had to learn how to edit my thoughts, shared insights, info, etc to make it as short and to the point as possible.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone seen an autism card in the wild?

Posted: 04 Jul 2022, 2:05 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,091

There is a downloadable wallet card on this page, I do carry one. I also have personal cards that I had made, one side says AUTISM the other has my email and my blog/website addresses. One is an emergency ID , the other is to make contact with others for other purposes.

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: Meet the company trying precision medicine for autism

Posted: 04 Jul 2022, 8:14 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 309

thanks for posting this.

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello, 38M, married with 4 kids, 3 are nonverbal ASD

Posted: 04 Jul 2022, 8:06 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 413

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