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 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello World... er I mean Planet.

Posted: 17 Jul 2024, 3:27 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 82


congratulations on your recent diagnosis. For me diagnosis helped me make sense of my past and answered a load of "why" questions I had from my past right up until the time of diagnosis (for me age 68). finally the world begins to make sense when we see how autism worked in everything all ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Howdy, new here

 Post subject: Re: Howdy, new here
Posted: 17 Jul 2024, 2:51 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 97


welcome, you are among those who will understand. glad you found us

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Bad general anaesthetic experience anyone.

Posted: 17 Jul 2024, 2:49 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 143


the kinds of drugs they use and the medical and scientific knowledge professionals have gained since you were a child are tremendous. there are many options today for GA and "coming out" is much less difficult and dangerous once the procedure is over. Of course talk to your dr if you are c...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Confused: ex says I'm abusive and wants me to "reflect"

Posted: 15 Jul 2024, 5:17 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 217


sounds like ex did not have boundaries and expected a heck of a lot. Healthy relationships are not ones where we feel hounded, driven to constantly having to appease, and can't evade constant accusations, attacks and demands. Learning how to set personal boundaries as part of survival techniques is ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: (Re)Introduction

 Post subject: Re: (Re)Introduction
Posted: 15 Jul 2024, 4:57 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 177


glad you came back. welcome ! !!

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: New here.. mom of undiagnosed 12 year old

Posted: 14 Jul 2024, 6:58 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 357


welcome! Advice from here would be to go ahead and get diagnosis with complete neurological testing as well as psychiatric, it will help give you access to better understanding of his neurological and the particular struggles he might face. You are still in charge of decisions made after diagnosis, ...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Introductions.

 Post subject: Re: Introductions.
Posted: 14 Jul 2024, 6:48 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 148


welcome, glad you found us!

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: *Insert Unique Introduction*

Posted: 14 Jul 2024, 6:47 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 301


welcome from somebody who grew up in the Chicago area. Glad you found us

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello, I'm new here!

 Post subject: Re: Hello, I'm new here!
Posted: 14 Jul 2024, 6:43 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 162


welcome, glad you found us

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Always scared

 Post subject: Re: Always scared
Posted: 14 Jul 2024, 6:42 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 390


I tell people I have lived my life in fear. Until my autism diagnosis I simply did not have understanding of the neurological struggles and trauma in my life up til that point and how they affected me day to day. Learning more about my autism, my own autistic neurology and being able to finally unde...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Should we have established careers by late 20s/early 30s?

Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 7:08 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 364


no, many people never have "careers", many people today move from job to job several times as they grow in skills or their interests change. It is more usual to change jobs every 3 or 4 years these days. Even if you have niche skills or a trade, you are likely to move on to a different job...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is she angry?

 Post subject: Re: Is she angry?
Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 7:03 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 289


nope, she was just being polite, telling you that they already had other plans. All good, just they are doing something else.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Any of you not able to friends?

Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 7:01 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 191


I don't have local friends but I do have friends I made online by joining an interest group. After interacting on line for a while, some of us have met to do interest related things together a few times a year. I got along with some members, but not all. Now I can meet up with a few people off and o...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Noise sensory issue solutions?

Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 6:58 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 171


depends on the situation. At home I use a "white noise" machine and I often run a window fan, even in the winter (but not at the window) to block out neighbor sorts of noises. Other times I use ear plugs. I have a headset with ear buds that I can put on and play my favorite music. I can't ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: New term: cushioning

 Post subject: Re: New term: cushioning
Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 6:53 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 425


I am very familiar with the behavior but I had no idea there was a term for it.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Why are some older single people portrayed as "weird"?

Posted: 10 Jul 2024, 6:52 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 354


I think some of it has to do with "social conditioning". For years older single people have been the focus of ridicule. Look at the card game "old maid" and terms like "spinster" which have origins from long ago, making fun of "unlovable, unmarriageable" sorts...
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